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I can hear Laura singing as she walks down the hall. Her office is diagonally across from mine. Occasionally, I can hear her on the phone. Her voice is calm. The person on the other end of the line has all her attention. When her door is closed, because of a private conversation, I see her g…

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ST. ALBANS — This year’s Running of the Bells resulted in $3,500 for Operation Happiness. The annual holiday walk, held in early December, brought hundreds of local residents, most in costume, to downtown St. Albans for a one-mile walk/run.

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ST. ALBANS — Comet coach Luke Cioffi was named Vermont Girls Ice Hockey Coach Of The Year 2018-19 by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

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ST. ALBANS – According to a new report from the state of Vermont, 2019 saw the greatest amount of phosphorus runoff blocked from entering the Lake Champlain watershed since the state passed its Clean Water Act four years ago.

Adding cannabidiol (CBD) oil to food has become a popular trend. Foods, such as chocolate and honey, that are infused with CBD oil are widely available.

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HIGHGATE — The reception one gets walking into O. C. McCuin & Sons, on Vermont Route 78, is as warm as the stoves lined up near the entrance.

ST. ALBANS — Born and raised in Georgia, the St. Albans Messenger’s sales director Ben Driver loves helping businesses in the county he still calls home.

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ALBURGH — We pass thousands of people on any given day, without any awareness of what kind of life they lead. In the case of Alburgh’s Nancy Fuller, the answer is almost unimaginable.

Picture, if you will, a small, square projector screen only slightly larger than your average television. Imagine this being used to present to a room full of several hundred people. A small, blurry image projected on a faded screen is no way to show a film.

Through the years, the St. Albans Library has offered many activities for children to improve their education and keep them entertained. This photo, titled “Book Week Story Hour, November 18, 1944,” shows a well-attended gathering of children eager to listen to a story or two.

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SWANTON —The Thunderbirds hosted the Lake Region Rangers on Friday evening, earning a 56-51 point lead in a game that was ‘anybody’s game’ until the last three minutes.

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MONTPELIER – Vermont will be joining another 12 states, the City of New York and the District of Columbia in challenging new restrictions on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Vermont Attorney General T. J. Donovan announced Thursday.

Route 7 was closed for several hours last night while first responders worked to get a tractor trailer upright after it turned over. There were no injuries.

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ST. ALBANS – The BFA St. Albans Business Department held its annual National Business Honor Society Induction Ceremonies this past Sunday. Congratulations to the newest members: Maddy Giroux, Ben Archambualt and Jacob Benware.

ST. ALBANS — A short-notice hearing resulted in the possibility of home detention for Rodney Lesperance, the man who allegedly attempting to murder his roommate in November.

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MONTPELIER – Immigrant farmworker advocacy group Migrant Justice announced Wednesday it had settled with the Vermont Dept. of Motor Vehicles over a discrimination suit charging the DMV with sharing driver’s privilege card applications with immigration authorities.

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RANDOLPH CTR – Vermont Tech congratulates the following students for achieving Dean’s List Honors for the fall semester of 2019. These are degree students carrying 12 or more letter-graded credit hours who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

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United Way of Northwest Vermont’s mobile-friendly Volunteer Connection connects you to hundreds of local volunteer needs. Search by age, date, county, interests or causes that are important to you. Stay connected to community needs. Go to https://unitedwaynwvt.galaxydigital.com/.

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ST. ALBANS – The 17th annual MountainTop Film Festival in Waitsfield will, for the first time, feature a selection of documentary films from Vermont youth. Festival organizers have selected five short films created through the What’s the Story? program, a free course open to all Vermont seco…

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FRANKLIN COUNTY – Girls on the Run is an inclusive physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The ten-week program teaches critical life skills, encourages personal development and fosters team…

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ST. ALBANS – An agreement between St. Albans City and St. Albans Town to build a municipal pool at the Hard’ack Recreation Area has expanded to include joint ownership of Hard’ack should voters approve the pool’s construction on Town Meeting Day.

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ST. ALBANS CITY — The St. Albans Cooperative Creamery can now build slightly larger silos, after the city council approved the final reading of a building height amendment Monday night.

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The following are incidents from the St. Albans Police Dept.’s weekly activity log. These incidents are previously unreported in the Messenger.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY – United Way of Northwest Vermont has hired Kristin Kany and Liz Jarvis as Working Bridges Resource Coordinators and promoted Connie Beal to Working Bridges Initiative Director and Sarah Allerton to Senior Resource Coordinator.

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MONTPELIER – A new grant program launched Wednesday is earmarking $80,000 in state funds for regional organizations looking to draw new visitors, residents and business to their respective corners of Vermont.

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SWANTON – The common area in the Missisquoi Valley Union (MVU) High School will sound a little more like a science lab Thursday as more than 100 students gather for this year’s MVU STEM Fair.

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BURLINGTON – The Spirit of Ethan Allen III, a popular Lake Champlain cruise based out of Burlington, is receiving a sizable emissions grant for reducing its impact to the environment, the Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced earlier this week.

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ST. ALBANS — The office of Attorney General T. J. Donovan confirmed Tuesday it was reopening an investigation into a November 2017 incident involving then-St. Albans Police Dept. (SAPD) Cpl. Joel Daugreilh.

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ST. ALBANS – The Northwest Healthy Roots Collaborative is holding the 6th, annual In Good Taste. This tasty event returns to St. Albans City Hall in the heart of downtown on Friday, Jan. 24.

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Karly Paquette of Richford graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Castleton University following the successful completion of the fall semester in December 2019.

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ST. ALBANS – According to a new report detailing successes and ongoing challenges in caring for Vermont’s youth, the state is has seen the use of mental health services for early childhood rise while access to child care continues to be a struggle.

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ST. ALBANS CITY — The city council’s regular meeting Monday also included the first statutorily required public hearing on a proposed local option tax — though none of the public attended this first hearing.

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MONTPELIER — Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman officially announced that he is running for governor on Monday.

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ST. ALBANS – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) is warning locals that calls from a sheriff’s deputy advising them about a warrant for their arrest is a scam.

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FAIRFAX – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) has had a full nest of late, with FCSO sharing that yet another bird rescued by the sheriff’s office had made a full recovery.

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ST. ALBANS – On Friday, January 3, Killian Elwood became the first baby born at Northwestern Medical Center in the new year, and the first baby of the new decade. Parents Samantha and Justin Elwood were happy to meet their new bundle of joy who arrived at 4:42 a.m., weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounc…

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The National Weather Service has issued a warning about possible flooding along Route 78 in Swanton and Alburgh this morning or afternoon.

Approximately 40 years ago, Victor Burbo (who lived in the Milton area at the time) stopped at the local dump to dispose of some rubbish when he spotted an antique desk. Thinking he might be able to use it for something, he decided to gather up all the parts – as it was broken into multiple …

Fifty years ago there was comfort and charm associated with attending little neighborhood schools throughout the City of St. Albans. Children could easily walk to and from their schools and they knew every one of their schoolmates and teachers well. Former neighborhood students look back fon…

ST. ALBANS – The almost yearlong lack of a renewed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), federal legislation funding domestic and sexual violence programs across the U.S., could, according to a local advocacy group, have side effects that trickle down to Franklin County.

The idea that foods that are considered healthy for us (i.e., foods that are fresh) are generally more expensive than foods considered unhealthy (i.e., foods that are processed and preserved) is not uncommon.

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FAIRFAX – A new study is suggesting researchers tracking phosphorus in Vermont’s watersheds should give more attention to ice – and it comes courtesy of two high school students at Bellows Free Academy – Fairfax.

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ST. ALBANS CITY — While city officials calculate concrete operation figures regarding the proposed Hard’ack community pool, an engineering firm’s report on the condition of the current community pool paints a dire picture.