ENOSBURGH/RICHFORD STALL FORCED MERGER TALKS

Superintendent of Schools for Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union, Lynn Cota, sits in the front row while moderator Patrick Hayes, right, explains the rules for the meeting.

By Gregory J. Lamoureux
County Courier

RICHFORD: About three dozen voters from two communities gathered this evening to discuss the details of a merger, forced upon the Enosburg and Richford school districts by the Vermont Board of Education. That quickly turned into another forum, a hurdle to the forced merger.

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COURT HEARS ARGUMENTS ON DELAYING ACT 46’S FORCED MERGERS

Attorneys prepare for oral arguments in a case that could block the implementation of forced mergers related to Act 46. Gregory J. Lamoureux, County Courier

ST. ALBANS: Judge Robert Mello took oral arguments this afternoon from attorneys in a case that seeks to put an injunction in on Act 46’s forced mergers, and also seeks to declare the law unconstitutional.

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McALLISTER’S ATTORNEY: ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’

Judge Michael Kupersmith, left, listens to Senator Norm McAllister, right, as he is cross examined by Assistant State’s Attorney John Lavoie, center, in Franklin County Superior Court on Friday, February 8, 2019. Gregory J. Lamoureux, County Courier

ST. ALBANS: Arguing to persuade Judge Michael Kupersmith to drop the criminal charges against former State Senator Norm McAllister, defense attorney Bob Katims said on Friday afternoon “Judge, what we’re saying is enough is enough.”

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OFFICIALS WARN OF COLD BLAST AFTER JAY PEAK SKIER IS RESCUED

Officials from the Vermont State Police are warning the public of the safety issues that persist when the temperatures drop below zero.

Adam Silverman, the spokesperson for the Vermont State Police, said the public should take precautions when enjoying Mother Nature this weekend.

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YELLOWJACKETS DOWN HORNETS

In a mid-season Division 2 showdown, the Yellowjackets slowly pulled away from the Hornets Thursday evening to a final score of 63-45.

Ian Jennings knocked in a game-high 27 points, including 18 from beyond the arc to propel Milton over Enosburg, while Ethan Williams picked up 21 points for the Hornets.

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Harold E. (Jake) Jacobs

ST. ALBANS: Mr. Harold E. (Jake) Jacobs, age 89, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Franklin County Rehab Center.  He was born in Burlington, December 1, 1929, son of the late Harold E. and Ethal (Morgan) Jacobs. He went to the Burlington and Colchester High Schools, and worked in farming right after graduating.  He was in the U.S. Navy Reserves for four years and then served two years in active duty during the Korean War. After the Navy, Jake got into carpentry, mechanics and truck driving. He married Ruth Wilkins December 4, 1954.  They purchased his family farm and that’s where they lived for 61 years. During their retirement years, Ruth and Jake enjoyed going to Wells Beach, Maine twice a year. Mrs. Jacobs predeceased him December 21, 2016.

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Tina L. (Domina) Abare


TICONDEROGA, NY/FRANKLIN: Tina L. (Domina) Abare, 41, of Ticonderoga, died early Thursday morning, November 29, 2018, following an unexpected heart attack.

Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts on February 21, 1977, she was the daughter of Mr. Lee and Theresa (Renaud) Domina. 

Tina married Trent J. Abare, of Ticonderoga, on August 7, 2004.

Tina was a loving soul who was very dedicated to her family and friends. She was happiest when everyone got together during the summer, and in supporting her kids in various school activities and sports programs. She loved nothing more than loving her family with all she had. 

She also was very skilled at running the administrative side of ‘Trent Abare Logging and Trucking’ for the past 15 years. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three children, Morgan Dean, Riley Abare, Trent Jr. “Buddy” Abare, and her son-in-law Jordan Woods, all of New York.

Tina is also survived by her parents, Lee and Theresa Domina of Franklin; her brother, Steven Domina; her sister, Sherry Domina both also from Franklin; and her nieces and nephews, Sasha Domina, Brandon and Ethan Longe, and Holly Domina. She is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Relatives and friends may call Thursday, December 6, 2018, from 1-2pm at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga, NY.

A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 2pm at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home on Thursday, December 6th with the Rev. Lenny Woods scheduled to officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated in support of Riley’s and Trent’s educational fund. Checks and money orders can be made out to The benefit of Riley and Trent Abare, c/o Morgan Dean, and mailed to Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, 1178 NYS Rte. 9N, Ticonderoga, NY 12883.

To offer online condolences, please visit www.wilcoxandreganfuneralhome.com

Ernestine C. Trombly

St. Albans: Mrs. Ernestine C. Trombly, age 92, passed away Friday morning, January 13, 2017, at the Holiday House with her family by her side.  She was born December 26, 1924 in Essex Jct., daughter of the late Aldie J. and Celia B. (Dague) Couture.  She married Michael E. Trombly June 12, 1943. Ernestine was an avid seamstress.  She enjoyed skating, square dancing, was very artistic and enjoyed crafts such as cross stitch and painting. She was happiest when surrounded by her family.   She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #1 and the VFW Auxiliary Unit #758.
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