Blue-green algae is seen in Missisquoi Bay last summer in this Messenger file photo.

St. Albans Bay under alert for toxic algae

ST. ALBANS — The Dept. of Health has issued a high alert for blue-green algae in St. Albans Bay, where water quality is already being described as “disgusting” by a watershed official. The alert is the result of visual observation … Read more

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Police: Fatigued driver flips car

NORTH FAIRFAX — A woman allegedly fell asleep at the wheel on Route 104 early this morning, flipping the vehicle and sending the driver to the hospital. Sara Maginn, 47, of Burlington, was traveling northbound on Route 104 around 4:20 … Read more

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Kids rule Franklin County Field Days!

Julia Allen, 4, of West Burke, keeps a pair of oxen named Chub and Jerry in line inside the Lyndon Corey Pulling Barn. Combined, the oxen weigh 5,700 pounds.

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Hearing isn’t everything

ST. ALBANS — She may not be able to hear, but Mechelle Palmer wants the world to know: She can do whatever she sets her mind to. Palmer, a 39-year-old St. Albans resident, is deaf. She was born that way … Read more

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Kim Begnoche and Nate Messier pose with their daughters Delilah (left) and Sophia (right) and their two dogs Blitz (left) and Mya (right) during a visit to the Franklin Elementary School playground Thursday.

Going to the dogs

HIGHGATE — Perceptions of large dogs, their behavior and the degree to which they may pose a threat to others lay at the heart of a dog issue involving two Franklin County towns and neighbors now divided. Kristin Begnoche and … Read more

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Tonyiel Begnoche, 27, sits with 8-month-old son, Kayde, and his father, Ryan Trombley, 31 at the “Supper at the Spa” fundraiser in St. Albans last night. Kayde was born with chronic kidney disease, and the fundraiser was to help the couple pay for some the expenses associated with their son’s condition.

A kidney for Kayde

ST. ALBANS — A child has immense capacity to change someone’s life. And that’s just what Kayde, an eight-month-old boy, has done for parents Tonyiel Begnoche, 27, and Ryan Trombley, 31, of St. Albans. Kayde was born with chronic kidney … Read more

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A wheelchair sits outside apartment 4 at 203 South Main Street Wednesday afternoon where a man was trapped by fire early Wednesday morning. Although he was rescued from the scene by St. Albans Police officers, he later died of his injuries.

City man, 72, dies of burn injuries

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ST. ALBANS CITY — A man critically injured in an apartment building fire early Wednesday morning died yesterday as other tenants gathered their things and looked to move forward. Thomas Page, 72, passed away at Fletcher Allen Health Center in … Read more

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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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