Sam and Betty

Swanton a swan town, again

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The newest incarnation of ‘Betty and Sam,’ Swanton’s iconic swans, were dropped off at their summer home in the village park this evening. Dozens of onlookers gathered to greet the newcomers.

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Light cost for bridge repairs

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ENOSBURG FALLS — A surprisingly low bid for renovations to the Bridge of Flowers and Light will allow additional upgrades to the bridge. The Enosburg Village Board of Trustees learned at its June 12 regular meeting that the one bid … Read more

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Austin Britch chickens

Chickens go home to roost

SWANTON — The Great Pot Pie Project has provided nutritious, comfort food in the form of chicken pot pies to local soup kitchens and food shelves for two years, and the third year promises to be even more successful. Saturday, … Read more

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Darren Raymond, Sheldon students

Preparing kids for emergencies

  SHELDON — When it comes to personal safety, Sheldon Elementary School wants its students aware and prepared for all safety hazards at school and at home. Students from kindergarten through second grade rushed one classroom at a time into … Read more

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St. Michael’s Playhouse Tickets Giveaway!

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As a thank you to the Franklin County community for the support of our paper, the St. Albans Messenger is giving away three (3) 2-pack of tickets to the Million Dollar Quartet, showing at St. Michael’s Playhouse this month. Enter … Read more

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Joshua Hemingway Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish builds a wish

  HIGHGATE — Joshua Hemingway of Highgate, 8, was granted his wish of a trip to Legoland in Florida by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses, on Wednesday afternoon. Family members gathered … Read more

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Swanton oral health

Swanton integrates community members into classroom

SWANTON — This year Swanton School students got to take part in something special called Extension Thursday, or #XtensionThursday. Throughout the school year, community partners came into the school to provide added learning experiences to the students’ day. Every Thursday … Read more

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5th annual block party draws 400

ST. ALBANS CITY — Approximately 400 people turned out for the fifth annual block party in Ward 3 of St. Albans City. This year the party moved from its original location at Turning Point to the lawn in front of … Read more

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Eric Bushey, Verne Colburn

Return to the stage

ST. ALBANS — Verne Colburn will be dusting off his conductor’s wand to lead “The Stars and Stripes Forever” march at the conclusion of the Bellows Free Academy (BFA), St. Albans band concert on June 7, joined by close to … Read more

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