Sam Smith Bruce Cheeseman

Cheeseman new town chair

ST. ALBANS — The town selectboard met Monday night for the first time since Town Meeting Day and the election of two new members: Brendan Deso and Al Voegele. To kick off the meeting, Voegele nominated former vice chair Bruce … Read more

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Charlie Price photographed at his home in St. Albans.

A lifetime of art

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ST. ALBANS — Charlie Price’s big break came in a yard sale. Price, 75, was moving from the home he had shared with his sister, who had recently passed away. “I was selling off everything I could, because there are … Read more

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Paul Martin Irish pub

Dublin’ down on Kingman

ST. ALBANS — The 4,000 square foot restaurant, bar and live music venue on the corner of Kingman and Federal Street is under new ownership: a 24-year-old realtor from Franklin. Paul Martin, who entered the world of real estate immediately … Read more

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Elizabeth Root Swanton Lumber

A business becomes a family

    SWANTON — Retired from Swanton Lumber for a few months now, Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Root, 86, still comes in most days to open the mail and chat with employees at the hardware store. On Monday, Root swiveled in her … Read more

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Buried by Stella

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ST. ALBANS — Stella has left more than two feet of snow feet in her wake, with more to come. Despite the storm, which closed state offices and courthouses Tuesday, along with schools and numerous businesses, Enosburg Falls went ahead … Read more

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Montgomery fire

Fire destroys Montgomery home

MONTGOMERY — A home on South Main Street here was destroyed by fire on Monday morning. Firefighters were called to the scene shortly before 9, according to Montgomery Fire Chief Billy Baker, Sr. “By the time we got there the … Read more

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Qunicy Hotel Enosburg Falls

New life for old hotel

ENOSBURG FALLS — The Quincy Hotel, built in the 1870s on Depot Street, will be restored to its former glory by a woman from Athens, Georgia whose family connections to Franklin County and passion for restoring historic buildings run deep. … Read more

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Highgate Town Meeting

Highgate holds marathon meeting

HIGHGATE — Highgate Town Meeting adjourned close to 6 p.m. Tuesday night, wrapping up quickly once a town resident tried to make a motion to direct the selectboard to fire the town administrator. During the final article of the day … Read more

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Franklin County Vermont Town Meeting Day Results

Town Meeting Results LIVE!

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Watch today’s Town Meeting Day Results live at 8pm with the St. Albans Messenger and Northwest Access TV! Featuring Editor Michelle Monroe and reporter’s Elaine Ezerins and Tom Benton.

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Dr. Arash Ghalehgolabbehbahani, left, and Dr. Margaret Skinner work in the UVM Entomology lab in Burlington.

Saffron: Vermont’s next cash crop?

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BURLINGTON — The future of small, diversified farms in Vermont and New England may depend on a University of Vermont entomologist, an Iranian postdoctoral student and a retired Franklin County welder and farmer with leased land in Franklin County. Together, … Read more

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