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PAUL H. MAHONEY

SWANTON — Paul H. Mahoney went heavenward from his home with his sister and caregiver nearby, on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  Paul was born March 28, 1934 in Richmond, Vt.; the beloved son of Mark and Mary (Ross) Mahoney.  When … Read more

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While this farm was not the most greatly affected by sewage runoff from St. Albans City in the early 1900s, but it was located in an area that easily could have witnessed a reduction in quality of life had a plan been carried out to widen Stevens Brook and allow effluent to flow to St. Albans Bay. The Point Farm was located near the intersection of Route 36 and Hathaway Point road where the brook enters the bay. The farm is most likely one of two named in 1913 Messenger reports as having marsh land that might “purify” human waste from the city. It was owned by the Smith family, which contributed much to business and industrial development locally. None of the 11 buildings, including the manor home, remain today.

The sewers of 1913

An age without hope of ending pollution locally ST. ALBANS — Imagine a stinking ribbon of sewage meandering through back yards and human waste flooding Main Street during heavy rains. What if the best solution offered was to pipe the community’s excrement … Read more

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GEORGE O. STEBBINS JR.

SHELDON — The Memorial Service and Celebration of Life for George O. Stebbins, Jr. was held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Sheldon United Methodist Church. The Rev. Kerry Cameron led the celebration of life. Kathleen Gorton, a daughter … Read more

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Manure overflows from a manure pit wall at a Highgate dairy farm. As part of a settlement, the owners, Mark Gagne, Jean Gagne, Claude Fortin and Alain Fortin, agreed to take corrective action and pay a $15,750 fine.

MANURE SPILL: State fines Highgate farm

Regulators back up threats with action HIGHGATE — The owners and operators of a farm in Highgate have been fined $15,750 by the state after manure from their pit overflowed into Saxe Brook, a tributary of the Missisquoi River. Claude and … Read more

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Former Vt. governor Madeleine Kunin speaks at the Voices Against Violence rally in Taylor Park Wednesday afternoon.

Secret, quiet, daily stories

Local rally aims to raise awareness, bring change ST. ALBANS — How do you change a culture? More specifically, how do you change a culture that supports and perpetuates sexual and domestic violence? Those are the questions speakers at Wednesday’s Rally … Read more

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CATHERINE KENNEDY McCARTHY

BRIGHTON, MASS/ST. ALBANS — Catherine Kennedy McCarthy, 95, of Brighton, Mass., passed away at her home on May 2, 2015. She was born in St. Albans to Charles and Mary (Donovan) Kennedy on Dec. 7, 1919 and was the oldest … Read more

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WENDELL E. ‘BARNEY’ TILLOTSON

FRANKLIN – Wendell E. “Barney” Tillotson, age 91, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 at his home in the Franklin Homestead. He was born June 12, 1923 in Sheldon the son of the late, Harry and Sylvia (Taylor) Tillotson. Barney … Read more

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ROBERT EARL BUSHEY

SHELDON  — Robert Earl Bushey, age 71, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born on Sept. 23, 1943 in Cambridge, Vt., the son … Read more

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NELSON ARTHUR SHEPARD

BURLINGTON — Nelson Arthur Shepard passed away at UVM Medical Center on Wednesday May 20, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Nelson was born March 9, 1946 in Springfield, Vt., to Paul B. and Mildred (Lane) Shepard. He graduated from … Read more

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INA JOYCE MacGREGOR

ALBURGH — Ina Joyce MacGregor, of Alburgh, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Redstone Villa with loving family at her side. Interment will take place Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. in The Old Stone Church Memorial Garden in … Read more

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