Robert Katims Norm McAllister

McAllister defense pleads for trial delay

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ST. ALBANS — Norm McAllister’s defense attorney, Robert Katims, asked a Franklin County Superior Court judge for more time before the start of McAllister’s July trial. The jury draw commencing the trial has been scheduled for July 11 since the … Read more

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Ted Mable

A life of purpose

ST. ALBANS — The community he has served for 20 years gathered Friday to celebrate the legacy of Ted Mable, who is retiring at the end of this month from his job leading Northwestern Counseling and Support Services (NCSS). Mable … Read more

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Coleen Kohaut

Proposed Medicaid cuts slice deep

ST. ALBANS — In Franklin County alone, 10,240 Medicaid enrollees would lose benefits and coverage under the proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill, according to The Century Foundation. This amounts to one in five county residents, using 2015 U.S. … Read more

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Sam and Betty to return

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SWANTON — The Swanton Chamber of Commerce is putting the swans back in Swanton. After months of negotiations and outreach, “Betty and Sam” return to their pond in the village park tonight 6 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged … Read more

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Sean O'Dell

Fairfield to get new principal

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield Center School has a new principal. The Maple Run Unified School District (MRUSD) board voted Wednesday to convert the contract of the current principal, Jill Ballou, to an administrative contract. Taking Ballou’s place for the next school … Read more

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NWTC students

Careers come easy for trades grads

ST. ALBANS — The 2017 graduates from the Building Trades program at Northwest Technical Center are having no problems finding work in the industry. In fact, one of the program instructors has had to turn away businesses interested in hiring … Read more

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Farmworkers’ arrest brings protest to ICE

ST. ALBANS — Migrant Justice was here Monday protesting the arrest of two Franklin County farmworkers arrested and detained by U.S. Border Patrol Saturday night. Protestors outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office asked for their immediate release. “It’s … Read more

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Machia Road bridge open

HIGHGATE — Highgate Road Commissioner and selectboard member Joshua LaRocque warned drivers to abide by the 10,000-pound weight limit posted on the Machia Road bridge at their meeting Thursday night, otherwise the board would not hesitate to close the bridge … Read more

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Lake Federal intersection

Intersection work up next

ST. ALBANS CITY — This summer St. Albans City will take another step in the improvement of the Federal Street corridor. Work will begin Monday on the intersection of Lake, Federal and Catherine streets. The $2.7 million project will better … Read more

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Jody Edelson Elaine Carpenter

‘Kids need you’

ST. ALBANS — With close to 300 children in the custody of Department for Children and Families (DCF), guardians ad litem are needed more than ever in Franklin County, according to Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAVT). Guardians ad litem (GALs) … Read more

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