Eric Benjamin, a St. Albans native, took his love of music from humble beginnings in a local school band to the role of conductor of symphony orchestras. He is seen here in front of the Tuscarawas Philharmonic in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

A life in music …

ALLIANCE, Ohio — Eric Benjamin’s first-ever taste of classical music turned into an insatiable appetite. Growing up in St. Albans, he knew right from the start that music would be his career choice. He also knew that music is a … Read more

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New recycling recommendations leave questions

ST. ALBANS — With recyclables to be banned from landfills in 2015 and organic waste to be banned in 2020 under Act 148, Vermont officials must now determine how to create effective and efficient collection systems for those materials. Earlier … Read more

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ARLENE M. KING

RICHFORD – Arlene M. King, age 81, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 with her family at her side. She was born Nov. 14, 1932 in Franklin, the daughter of the late George and Locada (Bouno) … Read more

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REUBEN A. GLIDDEN

FRANKLIN — Reuben A. Glidden, 86, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington with his family by his side. Reuben was born on April 12, 1927, in Franklin, the son of John and … Read more

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JERRY L. BUTLER

RICHFORD / ALBION, Ind. — Jerry L. Butler passed away Saturday Nov. 23, at his home in Richford after a long, painful illness. Jerry was born on Nov. 20, 1940 in Albion, Ind. He graduated from Albion High School in … Read more

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ST. ALBANS TOWN: Board resolute on police

ST. ALBANS — The town selectboard members Monday reiterated their positions regarding the police services contract, an issue that is up for an advisory vote in two weeks. Selectboard member Steve Coon began the discussion saying information coming out of … Read more

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GILBERTE BERNADETTE JETTE

ST. ALBANS/SWANTON — Gilberte Bernadette Jette, age 80 years, died late Friday evening, Nov. 22, 2013, at her Messenger Street residence with loving family at her side. Born in Farnham, Quebec in Canada on Nov. 9, 1933, she was the … Read more

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RICHARD ALAN LEAHY

SWANTON/HIGHGATE — Richard Alan Leahy, age 77 years, a longtime resident of the Swanton and Highgate areas, died early Thursday morning, Nov. 21, 2013, at his residence in Highgate Center. Born in St. Albans on Aug. 18, 1936, he was … Read more

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DENISE RACHEL DUMONT

HIGHGATE — Denise Rachel Dumont, 57, passed away peacefully at Redstone Villa in St.Albans. She was the loving daughter of Francois and Jeanne D’Arc Demers. She was born in Plessesville, Quebec, Canada on March 22, 1956. She moved to Lawrence, … Read more

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