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Current News & Events / Will a bond proposal ever be accepted by all?
« on: October 09, 2017, 08:12:23 AM »
I realize that folks do not want their tax money spent irresponsibly on unneeded frills for the community.  However, I believe it is time once again for Fairfax to make an investment in our school that will serve many for years to come.  The facility is our community building and it needs to be used as such.  With the proposed upgrades and additions it will bring us into the 21st century and provide a facility that one can be proud to work in and to be more comfortable in attending functions The topic has been vetted and those who wish to know the details have had mutiple opportunities to do so.  To kick the vote down the road does nothing but raise the cost of the proposal.  I am voting yes and I hope the majority of the community does also. John Mitchell

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Current News & Events / Calcutta for the Fire Dept
« on: October 24, 2016, 03:29:53 PM »
Sue and I attended the Fire Dept Calcutta Saturday evening and what a good crowd.  My compliments to the organizers, it was a good time (even though we did not win), good food and good company.   Great job taking care of our town and getting a crowd out to support you.  thank you  John Mitchell

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Current News & Events / Full Obituary For Ken Norcross
« on: July 22, 2015, 05:41:50 AM »


Kenneth E. Norcross
(October 10, 1940 - July 18, 2015 )

Ken passed away Saturday, July 18,2015, at Franklin County Rehab Center after a very long and difficult struggle with Alzheimers. He was in the arms of his high school sweetheart and wife of 53 years Gloria Jacques, and other family and friends. He was born Thursday, October 10, 1940 in Saint Albans, VT, Son of Otis Norcross and Lillian (Peters) Norcross.

Ken was a graduate of BFA in St. Albans, and served his country in the US Navy. May 19, 1962, he married Gloria Jacques.  Ken joined the Fairfax Troop 53 Scouting Program and served for many years. "Mr. Ken" mentored many young boys in the troop and we are sure those young boys have fond memories of him.

Ken and Gloria traveled a lot with our very dear friends and traveling buddies, Jim and Fern Mercure. Thanks for the memories and now he is in the Co-Pilot's Seat. His biggest accomplishment in life was his 3 boys. He always got an extra sparkle in his eyes when he talked about his 3 Marines. Tom and Trudi McEnany will always have a special place in his heart. Ken was self-employed most of his working career, retiring in 2008 due to illness.

A special thanks to the staff at Franklin County Rehab Center, for all the TLC shown to Ken and Gloria over the past 2 years.  You all have a special bright star in heaven and he is smiling down upon you.

Ken is survived by his wife Gloria Norcross, his 3 sons, Stephen Norcross and his wife Alda of Essex, VT, Jeffrey Norcross and his wife Lois of Shickshinny, PA, and Scott Norcross and his wife Debbie of Stafford, VA, 6 grandchildren, Anna, Jordan, Alicycia, Daniel, Jessica and Kurtis, 2 great-grandchildren, Akacia and Adalyn, 1 sister, Mildred Shepard, a brother William Norcross and his wife Althea, and several neices, nephews and family members. He was predeceased by his parents Otis and Lillian Norcross, a brother Lawrence Norcross,
and his sisters, Rita Goodenough, Leona Young, Marion Myers and Eugenia Hubbard.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Holy Angels Church Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM with Monsignor Reid Mayo celebrating. Interment will follow in the Norcross family lot in St. Luke's Cemetery in Fairfax. The family will receive condolences on
from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, Friday in the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., St. Albans. Online condolences may be sent to his family at the funeral home website: www.bradyandlevesque.com.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, VT 05495, or the Franklin County Rehab Center, 110 Fairfax Road, St. Albans, VT 05478.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.

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Current News & Events / parade,etc.
« on: July 05, 2015, 06:53:42 AM »
Congrats to Colin and Mary Kay for a great job of organizing yesterday's events.  Great turnout and fun was had by all.  GOOD JOB..

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Current News & Events / temperature
« on: February 24, 2015, 07:58:14 AM »
"Are you kidding me"??, was my comment to myself at 6 a.m. this morning with a reading of -32 degrees here in the village.  Not good.  But the sun is shining!!

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Political Issues/Comments / Barbara Murphy
« on: October 11, 2014, 08:48:30 AM »
I would like to give my support to Barbara Murphy by endorsing her campaign to represent Fairfax in Montpelier for the ensuing session.  I have known Barbara and her family for 30 years and have admired her ability to deal with situations in every facet of life.  She is one who does not shrink from the face of adversity and will always express her opinion succinctly and clearly.  She has served Fairfax well over the years by being involved with the school board, town boards, church boards and she serves the larger community by her involvement with Franklin County Home Health.  BARBARA IS A LEADER!

Barbara's demeanor, political intention and articulate manner are what are needed in the State House in my opinion at this time.  We need to have a voice that will express our desire for no new taxes, reasonable logic in our approach to health care, restructuring education finance and governance, and in general a person that will cast her vote with knowledge of the subject and representation of our community.  Barbara is that person and I strongly urge folks to vote for her on November 4.  Moderation is needed to put the brakes on our state government's direction.  So please VOTE FOR BARBARA.     State Representative  John Mitchell

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Current News & Events / Gingue's open house
« on: August 25, 2014, 01:04:49 PM »
Yesterday the Gingue's hosted an open house event on their farm with tours and a corn roast.  What a really nice event for the community to enjoy and what great hosts they are.  Thank you for a great event and informative tours that serve to bring our farming community together.  John Mitchell

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Political Issues/Comments / Legislative Meeting
« on: February 17, 2014, 08:58:13 AM »
I am hosting a legislative meeting of the Franklin County Delegation on Saturday 2/22 @ 9 a.m. at the Fire Station.  The meetings usually last about 1.5 hours or so and there will be time for questions.  All are welcome.   John Mitchell

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Current News & Events / Great homecoming Day
« on: October 13, 2013, 04:11:40 PM »
What a great day for Homecoming yesterday!!  Many games and most victorious I think. Probably a bit too warm for soccer and football players, but great for the fans.   Many thanks to Karen McNall who organized the dedication of the flag pole for Doug Stewart.  That girl is every where doing every thing related to football.  I do not think the program would be what it is without her ambition to make it work.   

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Current News & Events / thank you
« on: November 06, 2012, 09:48:32 PM »
I want to thank all those who supported me for office.  I know we all have a difference of opinions on various issues and that is what makes our system work.  I want you to know that my door is always open and my mind is still flexible.  Please know i really appreciate all who voted today..  thanks so much John M

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Current News & Events / Huge numbers of trick or treaters
« on: November 01, 2012, 09:06:28 AM »
Here in the village last night we had about 350+ of those looking for treats.  With parents accompanying them we must have had upwards of 750 people thru the streets.  Peter King was out patrolling and it seemed that traffic was considerate.  Sue and I went to the "haunted house" in the Baptist building and it was terrific.  If you did not go then you really missed a great production by those involved.  What a great thing to do for the community.  Thank You...  John Mitchell

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General Discussion / Town Meeting Day Proposal
« on: April 15, 2010, 03:09:22 PM »
I have considered proposing to change Town Meeting Day from Saturday to Tuesday and would like input from others.  Attendance on Saturdays has been terrible to say the least.  Your thoughts?

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