Missisquoi Valley Union Summer Academy student Tristan Kelleher, 13, can’t believe his eyes as he and his rocketry classmates watch the first rocket be launched last Wednesday.

Sky’s the limit

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SWANTON — The sky’s the limit for students attending the Missisquoi Valley Union Summer Academy. Good thing, too, as students in last week’s session were shooting their homemade rockets high into the dark, storm cloud-filled heavens. Followed by excited eyes, … Read more

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Fire crews mop up the remnants of an Edwards Street apartment house fire on Friday that left seven tenants homeless. At right, Harold Cross, St. Albans Town fire chief, speaks with a Vermont Gas worker.

Edward St. fire forces seven from their home

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ST. ALBANS CITY — Just under 50 firefighters from St. Albans Town and City Fire Departments responded to a fire at 12 Edwards St. over the weekend. According to City Fire Chief Gary Taylor, the call came in at 6:30 … Read more

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Cupcakes for firefighters

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Chuck Thompson, left, of the Orwell Town Fire Department helps other members of the Vermont State Firefighters’ Association (VSFA) frost 250 cupcakes last night in preparation for their 125th Annual Conference and convention this weekend. Activities for the public will … Read more

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Farm offices’ move fought

ST. ALBANS — The federal General Services Agency (GSA) is meeting opposition as it intends to relocate the USDA Service Center for Franklin and Grand Isle counties from Fisher Pond Road to downtown St. Albans City. The USDA and Vermont’s … Read more

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Nolan Howrigan and Garrett Hughes, both 6 and from Fairfield, put down their load after getting off the Burton Island ferry in Kill Kare Park on Tuesday.

Best place in the world

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BURTON ISLAND — It may only be a 10-minute ferry ride from the point of St. Albans, but once you enter the tree-lined paths, shimmering shores and stocked store on Burton Island State Park, the rest of the world and … Read more

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Pixley Tyler Hill of the Tyler Place resort in Highgate testifies Friday at a hearing on agricultural practices in the Missisqoui Bay watershed. Hill, the recent recipient of an EPA award for her efforts to improve water quality in Lake Champlain, supported a petition to require improved field practices on agricultural land identified as a significant contributor of pollution to the bay.

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Editor’s Note: This is the last of a two part series that began in the weekend edition. ST. ALBANS — Pixley Tyler Hill, a founding member of the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain (FNLC), on Friday broke with other leaders … Read more

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Anthony Iarrapino of CLF testifies Friday at a public hearing on a petition he authored asking the Agency of Agriculture to require additional pollution control efforts on fields identified as critical sources of phosphorous in Missisquoi Bay. The hearing was held at the St. Albans Historical Museum.

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Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a two-part report ST. ALBANS — Water quality advocates and farmers lined up to testify Friday as Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross considers a petition asking the state to require best management … Read more

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