Samuel Mayang sits on the porch of his Swanton apartment building Friday. Samuel, one of the Sudanese “Lost Boys,” is looking for a way to visit his home country again.

Sudan to Swanton

Samuel Mayang sees the world, yearns for home SWANTON — On the second story of a Victorian house on Grand Avenue there is a one bedroom apartment. It is bright white and sparsely furnished with a pine table, a couch, and a … Read more

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Vermont State Police marine troopers dock in St. Albans Bay Thursday briefly in between patrols related to two escaped convicts who broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in N.Y. last weekend.

PRISON BREAK: Area on alert for 2 killers

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Police remain vigilant ST. ALBANS — As the week-long search for two convicted killers continues in northern New York, local law enforcement authorities are remaining vigilant. Vermont State Police, St. Albans Police Department and the U.S. Border Patrol Swanton Sector (see accompanying … Read more

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Fugitive hunt expands to Vt.

Inmate’s comment fuels diligence here ST. ALBANS — The St. Albans Police Dept. (SAPD) is stepping up patrols in St. Albans Bay in response to the escape of two convicted murderers from a correctional facility in northern New York State. “We’ve … Read more

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From left to right, retired Navy Sr. Chief and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) service officer Jim Lavoie, 75, retired Marine Corps member, Army Sgt. and Vietnam Veterans of America chaplain Fred McMahon, Sr., 62, and retired Air Force SNSgt Homer Wetherby, 65, are three of the 10 Vietnam veterans in a new honor guard intended to provide military honors at local funerals and services.

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New honor guard possible with Rotary Club’s support ST. ALBANS — No matter what happened in the beginning or the middle, every Franklin County veteran can now be properly honored at the end of their life. Three Vietnam War veterans – … Read more

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Bomb squad at local Walmart

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Authorities focus on pressure cooker ST. ALBANS TOWN — As of press time this morning, authorities had maneuvered a bomb disposal robot into the Walmart store located here on Route 7–North. That occurred at about 10:45 a.m. as law enforcement … Read more

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Gov.’s legacy clear locally

Shumlin’s impact wide-ranging one ST. ALBANS — Gov. Peter Shumlin, who announced Monday that he will not seek a fourth term, has championed initiatives that have touched on multiple aspects of life in Franklin County. The impact has been wide ranging, … Read more

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John McCartney of the National Parks Service (left) and Shana Stewart-Deeds (right) present John Little (center) with the Frank Church Wild and Scenic Award from the River Management Society for his work in securing a Wild and Scenic designation for the Trout and Upper Missisquoi rivers.

Wild & Scenic reality after decade of work

Commemoration a time to celebrate SHELDON — Around 50 people gathered at The Abbey in Sheldon on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the designation of the Trout River and the Upper Missisquoi as Wild and Scenic Rivers. There was also a surprise … Read more

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Rebecca Howrigan, 31, with her one-year-old son, Ryland, on her back, looks at a clipboard after feeding an hours-old calf at the Manning Farm in St. Albans recently.

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Three generations share their lives, work on dairy farm Editor’s Note: The Vermont Dairy Festival is in full swing in Enosburg Falls this weekend. This article runs in conjunction with that event as an example of the many area families involved in … Read more

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Landen, left, age 4, and his mom join other exercisers in taking a welcome stretch this morning after doing three circuits of Taylor Park, pausing at each corner to lunge, squat, roll their arms, or do some jumping jacks.

Early riser exercisers

RiseVT begins new day ST. ALBANS — About 20 people from aged 4 to 90 braved chilly early morning temperatures and came to Taylor Park this morning to get in some start-of-the-day exercise. The 6:30 a.m. exercise session was the … Read more

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The trailer on Sen. Norm McAllister’s Franklin property where Diane Lefebvre’s son was living when she was allegedly solicited for sex by McAllister in May.

McAllister accuser dies at 58

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Police rule out foul play; impact on case unknown ENOSBURG FALLS — The woman who initially brought sex-for-rent allegations against Republican state Sen. Norm McAllister died over the weekend, Vermont State Police report. “Diane Lefebrve, who is the initial complainant in … Read more

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