Sexual assault charges filed against Spears

Sexual assault charges filed against Spears

HIGHGATE — A Highgate paraeducator charged with sending sexually explicit messages to a 10-year-old boy now faces additional charges for alleged sexually assaulting the same child. Josie Spears, 33, is now charged with aggravated sexual assault on a victim less … Read more

Distillers: Made in Vermont label not always accurate

Distillers: Made in Vermont label not always accurate

FAIRFIELD — David and Lisa Howe, the owners of Elm Brook Farm, produce maple based distilled spirits, conducting the entire operation, from collecting the sap to aging and bottling the alcohol, on their farm in Fairfield. The challenge they face, … Read more

43 years of maple

43 years of maple

HIGHGATE — For more than half of her life, Cecile Laroche has volunteered at the Vermont Maple Festival. Cecile, 81, of Highgate will retire this year with 43 years worth of experiences under her belt, from compiling together a cookbook of … Read more

Wind opponents seek deadline extensions

Wind opponents seek deadline extensions

SWANTON — Community members are fighting for maximum participation in the Public Service Board’s review of Swanton Wind, as that review process becomes potentially more complex and certainly longer. The board issued its ruling on who can participate under which … Read more

Sun comes up on Annie

Sun comes up on Annie

ST. ALBANS CITY — St. Albans City School is staging Annie this weekend. Friday night’s performance is at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s at 2 p.m.   Photos courtesy of Mitch Craib. For more photos, see Friday’s Messenger or subscribe to … Read more

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HIGHGATE — A Highgate paraeducator charged with sending sexually explicit messages to a 10-year-old boy now faces additional charges for alleged sexually assaulting the same child. Josie Spears, 33, is now charged with aggravated sexual assault on a victim less … Read more

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HIGHGATE — For more than half of her life, Cecile Laroche has volunteered at the Vermont Maple Festival. Cecile, 81, of Highgate will retire this year with 43 years worth of experiences under her belt, from compiling together a cookbook of … Read more

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Donald Peter Anderson

GEORGIA — Donald Peter Anderson of Georgia, Vermont and Olympia, Wash. passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. Donald was born in St. Albans to Erwin & Charlotte on Jan. 31, 1944. He is predeceased by his brother, … Read more

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Arlene B. Herron

ENOSBURG FALLS — Arlene B. Herron, age 92, passed away Tuesday morning, April 25, 2017 at the St. Albans Health and Rehab Facility. She was born in Enosburgh the daughter of the late Carmey and Doris (Young) Derry. Arlene was … Read more

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Augusta Ann Brace

SWANTON — Augusta Ann Brace, age 61, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Rutland Regional Medical Center after a long illness. She was born in Troy, N.Y. on Dec. 5, 1955 to the late Leonard Minnafield and Jean … Read more

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