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Maple Leafs Unified

Ashley LaBelle, Mercury Writer

One in 68. One in 700. In the United States, one in 68 children are born with autism, meaning that the average American will meet 1,176 people with autism in his or her lifetime.   One in nearly 700 children born in ...  Read More »

October 11, 2016 • 0 comments

International Travel

Ambyr Wagner, Mercury Writer

Where do you live? Think long and hard about it. What is there to do in your neighborhood or house that you haven’t done already? Not much, right? Now take a moment and imagine a different surrounding; snow, s...  Read More »

October 11, 2016 • 0 comments

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A “Shot” At Taking Down Cancer

Meagan Gaetano, Mercury Writer

Parents do just about everything they can to protect their children's health. Parents should be aware of a strong weapon to help prevent several types of cancer in kids when they get older, it’s called the HPV Vaccine. ...  Read More »

October 11, 2016 • 0 comments

Share your heart; Share the world!

Alek Wolfe, Writer

Everybody has a poem to tell and write (although it may be a dying art form).   Students from Vergennes, Montpelier, BFA, and students from Lake Champlain Waldorf school are no different. On the afternoon of Sept...  Read More »

September 23, 2016 • 0 comments

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The Mercury's First Subscriber

The BFA Mercury continues to add several subscribers on a daily basis, but we would like to take the time and say thank you to our first subscriber. The Mercury would like to say thank you to Pat McCormick for being our first official subscriber as of Feb. 2, 2016. The Mercury looks forward to continuously producing quality stories to all of our subscribers and beyond.


Concussion Discussion

James Konrad, Mercury Writer

High school sports are often times the focal point of the community in many ways. This is especially so for the city of St. Albans. The way the community almost seems to revolve around BFA’s sport...  Read More »

October 11, 2016 • 0 comments

Collaboration With Cuba?

Robbie Maher, Editor & Marketing Director

After years of extraordinary tension between the United States and Cuba, time appears to have finally initiated the healing process between the nations. As in recent years, the US has evidently gravitated...  Read More »

May 11, 2016 • 1 comment

Battered Belief

May 3, 2016

Pats Deflated Again

April 26, 2016

Rams Acquire First Pick In NFL Draft

April 14, 2016

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