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Congratulations to the following Cold Hollow Career Center students that were recognized for their amazing work during the first marking period.

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ST. ALBANS TOWN – The St. Albans Town selectboard has given tentative approval to another solar project on Lower Newton Road, agreeing to endorse a project as a preferred site pending the approval of the regional planning commission.

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ENOSBURG FALLS — Saturday night was dark and chilly, with temperatures just above 10 degrees — but those here who braved it got a warm show.

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ST. ALBANS – It is still uncertain how a proposed rule change finalized by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Wednesday may impact the administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Vermont, according to advocates.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY — Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, the year-round camp for kids from Vermont and New York who have, or have had cancer kicks off their annual radio fund-raising drive this Monday morning, Dec. 9 at 5 a.m.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY – Meals on Wheels needs your help. Age Well is currently in need of volunteers in Georgia, St Albans, Swanton, Enosburgh, Richford and Montgomery. Time commitment is based on your availability, deliver once a week or once a month — whatever works best for your schedule (weekd…

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ST. ALBANS — A crash Saturday on Interstate 89 didn’t injure the driver of the sole involved vehicle, 33-year-old Timothy Johnson, of St. Albans.

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On one hand the holiday season is often filled with excitement, joy, and an excited type of spirit. On the other hand they can be filled with stressors ranging from finances, familial expectations, and the ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ mentality.

Tommie Lussier, a former employee of JC Penney for 28 years, submitted these photos of JC Penney to the Messenger. The original store on North Main Street in St. Albans was built in 1928. That store was closed in the early ’70s and the photo below shows the ribbon cutting in 1975 for a new s…

Karen Fortin, co-owner of Swanton-based Carman Brook Farm, recently told the Messenger that her Maple Pumpkin/Squash Bread recipe has been very popular over the years. She makes the recipe available on her blog for anyone to try, so we did.

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ST. ALBANS CITY – Months away from Prohibition’s centennial, a “speakeasy” has come to St. Albans.

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ST. ALBANS — Bonnie Evans spreads cheer all year long. Often to those who need it most, patients in palliative care nearing the end of their lives, breast cancer patients and veterans.

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This year, the holiday fundraising run-walk moved from the sidelines, down Kingman Street, right up to the main stretch of the city.

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ST. ALBANS CITY — The St. Albans Police Dept.’s Street Crimes Unit arrested a Milton man Thursday who allegedly drove under the influence of drugs and had crystal meth in his vehicle.

SHELDON – Imagine trying to live a productive life in Vermont without reliable transportation – specifically, a car. It would be a struggle to say the least, but for one Sheldon mother the struggle is now over.

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SWANTON TOWN — The Swanton Public Library board chipped the library’s proposed budget from a 50 percent increase to a 22 percent increase between the town selectboard’s Nov. 19 meeting and its meeting this past Tuesday night.

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ST. ALBANS — The decorations may invoke a winter wonderland but the annual Festival of the Trees Gala is the hottest ticket in town.

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FAIRFAX – Voters in the Town of Fairfax have again defeated a bond proposal for deferred maintenance projects and expansions at Bellows Free Academy, according to unofficial results shared by school administrators Thursday night.

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BAKERSFIELD – The Bakersfield community launched a new tradition on Saturday night. The First Annual Community Tree Lighting on November 30 brought nearly 200 community members out to brave the cold and celebrate the beginning of the winter holiday season. Co-coordinated by Bakersfield resid…

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Carter John Loiselle, a boy born on Nov. 29 at Northwestern Medical Center to Renee (Paquette) Loiselle and Cody James Loiselle of Swanton.

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ST. ALBANS – Holly Ray Sherrer, a 2016 graduate of Bellows Free Academy and current Bennington College senior, is one of eighteen students from Bennington College to have been selected to participate in the 2020 Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation Fellowships, a program run in partnership with…

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Last year, a group of students at St. Albans City School got together and thought about how they could do something special within their school while simultaneously having a positive impact on their community. They formed the Kindness Krew, a group whose goal is to help spread kindness aroun…

BURLINGTON – The University of Vermont Medical Center is closing operating rooms at its Fanny Allen campus for the month of December, and shifting surgeries to its main hospital campus at 111 Colchester Avenue, while hospital staff work with state officials and an outside consultant to inves…

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SWANTON — BB guns might seem tame compared to firearms, but persons toting these compressed air shooters recently caused a lot of damage in this community.

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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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MONTPELIER – Gov. Phil Scott announced Wednesday the availability of another round of grant money for communities looking at outdoor recreation as a part of their wider economic development plans.

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ST. ALBANS — A Swanton woman was stopped on Interstate 89 on Tuesday at approximately 8:30 p.m. for speeding.

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ST. ALBANS TOWN – A joint proposal from St. Albans Town and St. Albans City to build a new municipal pool at the base of the Hard’ack Recreation Area received a mixed response during the town selectboard’s Monday meeting.

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ST. ALBANS CITY — The city development review board is considering an application to establish a warming shelter on Lake Street.

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MONTPELIER – The Vermont Dept. of Financial Regulation (DFR) announced Tuesday it had reached a $1.8 million settlement with Companion Life Insurance Company for the insurance company’s sale of “unapproved and inadequate” student health insurance to students at Vermont universities.

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ST. ALBANS — As a result of intensive traffic enforcement over the Thanksgiving weekend, the St. Albans Police Dept. (SAPD) charged six people with driving under the influence.

FLETCHER — Fletcher Elementary is one of 20 schools nationwide to receive the 2019 Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant from Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals. The grant provides $2,500 cash to support the arts and $1,000 worth of Crayola art supplies.

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SWANTON VILLAGE — The Swanton Village Police Dept. and U.S. Border Patrol officers responded to a Blake Street residence around 3:50 a.m. on Monday after a reported home invasion.

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ST. ALBANS – Several proposed changes to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would disproportionately affect Vermont’s food assistant program, according to a nationwide study released last month.

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SWANTON — To say the Swanton Public Library’s “art nook” is a success might be an understatement. The Swanton Arts Council has booked the nook through to the middle of summer 2020.

SOUTH BURLINGTON – A late November traffic stop conducted by the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department (CCSD) resulted in the detainment of a migrant farmworker living in Franklin County by federal agents, according to a Burlington-based migrant advocacy group.

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ST. ALBANS — A home on Bellevue Carriage Road was destroyed by fire Monday morning.

In November, Martha’s Community Kitchen named Felicia Quintin its 2019 Volunteer of the Year. Quintin has been volunteering at the kitchen for two and half years. In announcing the honor on Facebook, staff from the kitchen wrote: “Her smile and kind heart reaches out to all who enter our doors.”

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It’s been hard to ignore. Nearly every day is a radio, TV, newspaper, or online news story about this evolving E-Cigarette or Vaping Associated Lung Injury (EVALI for short) outbreak. Locally, the Franklin Grand Isle Tobacco Prevention Coalition (FGI TPC) has been tracking developments using…

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It’s been hard to ignore. Nearly every day is a radio, TV, newspaper, or online news story about this evolving E-Cigarette or Vaping Associated Lung Injury (EVALI for short) outbreak. Locally, the Franklin Grand Isle Tobacco Prevention Coalition (FGI TPC) has been tracking developments using…