Richford, VTSt. Albans Messenger

GALLERY: Richford High School Class of 2021 graduates celebrate next step

RICHFORD — The streets were alive with maroon and gold Friday evening as the Richford High School Class of 2021 celebrated graduation. With an escort from the Richford Fire Department and Franklin County Sheriff's Department, Richford seniors paraded down Main Street from the elementary school, looping through town before arriving at the high school for graduation ceremonies. The 16-member class completed its high school career with an indoor ceremony at the high school gymnasium, where family and friends — by invitation only due to the COVID-19 pandemic — celebrated the seniors taking that next step into higher education or the workforce.
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St. Albans Messenger

Here are road projects you need to know about next week

This weekly report is a list of planned construction activities that will have traffic impacts on state highways throughout Vermont. Bakersfield – Drainage improvement activities continue on VT 108, along with road widening in preparation for milling and reclaim. Plan on areas with one lane of alternating traffic. Burlington –...
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Cold Hollow Sculpture Park opens for the season

ENOSBURG, Vt. (WCAX) - Tucked away by the village of Enosburg Falls sits a park experience unlike any other. “It’s not just art, and it’s not just land. It’s truly the marriage of the two,” says park co-founder Sarah Stromeyer. Cold Hollow Sculpture Park sits on around 40 acres of...
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North Country Career Center student receives Land Stewards Award

JAY — Since 2005, the Vermont Land Trust has recognized outstanding high school juniors and seniors who are dedicated to agriculture and forestry. This year, Dustin Beloin, of Jay, received one of nine Land Stewards Awards presented by the land trust, along with a check for $300. Beloin was nominated...
Caledonian Record-News

Changes Mean No Room At The Inns For Some Homeless People

A number of homeless people who have spent much of the pandemic sheltered in motels will find no rooms at the inns come July 1. Changes to the state’s motel voucher program will mean homeless people will need to meet certain qualifications to access housing in motels. Qualifying criteria had been waived throughout much of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with virus numbers going down and vaccinations going up, the health emergency is over. Couple that with the fact that many lodging establishments want to once again use their rooms for tourists, and some of the state’s homeless population need to relocate.

Abby Provost selected as scholarship awardee

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital’s Scholarship Review Committee recently selected longtime nurse, Abby Provost, to receive a $2,000 continuing education scholarship from the Sheryl M. (Washburn) and Buddy L. Carter Nursing Scholarship. Fund. Provostbegan her nursing career after graduating from Norwich University. Her first nursing job was on the cardiothoracic...

Quebec lawmakers say Coventry landfill threatens drinking water

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Quebec lawmakers say some of their residents are possibly getting contaminated drinking water and they want the state of Vermont to do something about it. The National Assembly of Quebec voted unanimously to permanently ban the discharge of liquid that filters through waste into Lake Memphremagog....
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Northeast Kingdom woman reaches plea deal in 2016 fatal stabbing

NEWPORT, Vt. (WCAX) - Prosecutors have reached a plea deal with a Northeast Kingdom woman accused of a fatal stabbing. Jennifer Simard, 49, who faced murder charges connected to the 2016 stabbing death of Kevin Smith, has agreed to plead guilty to manslaughter. Police say Simard called the police following...
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St. J Band Opens 191st Season

Following Covid-19 directives from the State of Vermont, the St. Johnsbury Band tuned up for its first full rehearsal since early 2020 on May 10. Fully vaccinated players gathered in the band’s Court House rehearsal space and began preparations for Memorial Day and the upcoming summer outdoor concert series. Last...
Lyndonville, VTCaledonian Record-News

Charles Donald Deos Obituary

It is with heavy hearts, we share the passing of Charles Donald Adrian Deos, 94, of Lyndon Center on June 9, 2021. Born on May 2, 1927, to Rose (Brown) Deos and Dewey Deos Jr., Charles was predeceased by both of his parents, two brothers Francis Deos and Dewey Deos, sister Joan (Deos) Cote and his wife of 70 years V. Doreene (Peck) Deos.
Enosburg Falls,

'Come Here And Be': Enosburg Falls Outdoor Sculpture Park Welcomes Visitors Back

Colossal steel structures appear to defy gravity while colorful, painted metal sheets are bent into graceful forms. More than 60 of these unusual and large-scale pieces, by Vermont artist David Stromeyer, make up the Cold Hollow Sculpture Park in Enosburg Falls. It's a free, open-air gallery set in quiet, grassy meadows, and it's having its post-pandemic reopening on Saturday.
Caledonian Record-News

Simpson, Small Ball Power Lyndon To Division II Softball Crown

CASTLETON — Lyndon won the Division II state softball championship on Saturday with thunder and lightning. The thunder was in pitcher Kelleigh Simpson’s arm as she struck out 12 in the 9-3 victory over Enosburg. When it looked as though the thunder might not be enough, the Vikings flashed the...
Greensboro, VTTimes-Argus

‘Relative Colors’: Father and daughter’s art converse

Sandy-haired man in light-blue T-shirt leans from red metal scaffolding as he cleans the outside of a window, arm up at an angle. We see his face in profile as he focuses on his toil and in his reflection. The blue of his shirt, rubber gloves and microfiber cloth contrast with the brick wall and orange reflected sky.

Teen faces charges for Lyndonville shooting

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (WCAX) - A teen faces charges after firing a gun multiple times during a fight early Tuesday morning in Lyndonville. Police were called just before 1 a.m. to Charles Street after reports of yelling and gunshots. They say Cody Shatney, 18, of St. Johnsbury got into a fight with four other people and fired a gun. No one was injured.