I love people and enjoy hearing and telling their stories. Writing has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember, and I’m glad to be able to do it often. Hiking, waterfall hunting and spending time with my family and my dogs are a few of my favorite things.

ST. AMOUR BRINGS MORE THAN LUCK TO THE IRISH

By: Ruthie Laroche For the County Courier Matt St. Amour wowed many crowds in his hometown of Swanton during his high school years. He broke MVU school basketball records, and he even became a member of the elite 2,000 point shooters during his senior year. After high school, he then went on to Middlebury College and enjoyed another stretch of record-breaking years. Now he’s on the other side of the ocean bringing his excellent skill set to the Irish people. St. Amour made his way to Irelan

HOCKEY ROOTS RUN DEEP, 50 YEARS LATER

By Ruthie Laroche For the County Courier Hockey arenas around the state may be emptying their ice and preparing for the offseason, but in the town of St. Albans, love of the game never sleeps. Considered the ‘hockey town’ of Franklin County, St. Albans has deep roots in the sport. In a time when the foundation for most youth sports is well established, it may be easy to forget the long hours and steady hands that sculpted the programs kids and parents enjoy today. “Don Choiniere of Highgat
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