Taylor Swanton Citizen of the Year

Food shelf manager Citizen of the Year

SWANTON — The Swanton Chamber of Commerce presented its Citizen of the Year award to Marge Taylor during dinner at Jeff’s Maine Seafood in St. Albans Friday evening. Nearly 30 chamber, community and family members gathered to celebrate Taylor. The … Read more

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Scott Rheaume Swanton festival

Swanton revives summer festival

SWANTON — Swanton residents shared possibilities, hopes and concerns for the resurrection of the Swanton Summer Festival at a community forum on Wednesday night. The summer festival began in 1959 and ended in 2003. The 25th festival, in 1984, drew … Read more

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Ethan Gratton

Bail hearing held for Georgia shooter

ST. ALBANS CITY — Ethan Gratton is charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder for a shooting in Georgia on Jan. 2. Attorneys spent more than five hours in Franklin County Superior Court Wednesday making cases for why Gratton … Read more

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Cimaglio Goguen opiate clinic

Drug treatment hub delayed

ST. ALBANS — An opiate treatment clinic scheduled to open this month has been delayed until March. Deputy Health Commissioner Barbara Cimaglio said the delay was simply the result of first finding an appropriate location and then waiting for it … Read more

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Wayne Tarr photography

‘Movement is a revelation’

ST. ALBANS — Photography captures a slice of time. St. Albans-based photographer Wayne Tarr uses abilities honed over 40 years to capture an instant of movement. Tarr said as the photographer, it’s fun to pull out moments of movement for … Read more

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Ed Rosemarie White

Addiction’s trail of tears

ST. ALBANS — “This is uh —“ Ed White Sr. stopped, his voice breaking with tears. Ed walked from behind his desk and stood at the window of his office, looking at the rows of used cars. “This has been … Read more

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Local vets ride bikes, help others

SWANTON — Local veterans have combined a love of riding motorcycles with a desire to help other veterans. Since 2008, veterans in Franklin, Chittenden and Grand Isle have been members of Chapter 26-2 of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CMVA), … Read more

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Sally Collopy, industrial wind

Public makes noise on wind regulations

  MONTPELIER — The Public Service Board (PSB) held its second workshop to gather information regarding industrial wind sound limits in Montpelier on Jan. 9. This time, members of the public dominated the proceeding. The Vermont legislature has tasked the … Read more

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McAllister jury selection

McAllister makes plea deal

ST. ALBANS CITY — Former Franklin County Senator Norm McAllister changed his plea the night before his trial was scheduled to begin. He accepted a plea agreement reducing his felony sexual assault charge to a misdemeanor lewd and lascivious conduct … Read more

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Prosecution, defense gear up for McAllister trial

ST. ALBANS CITY — State prosecutors and former Franklin County Senator Norm McAllister’s defense attorneys met in the Franklin County Superior Court Monday morning to resolve any extenuating issues prior to the trial. There were none. But Deputy State’s Attorney … Read more

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