Author: Elaine Ezerins

14th Star shines in community

ST. ALBANS — 14th Star Brewing is the recipient of The Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Timothy J. Bovat Civic Involvement Award. CEO Andrea Gagner received the award on the behalf of the company and founders Steve Gagner and Matt Kehaya at the Champlain Country Club Friday afternoon. It was the first time the award was presented at the Tim’s House Annual Golf Classic, an annual event benefiting Tim’s House, a transitional housing shelter built in Bovat’s memory. Since 2000, the Chamber has presented this award annually to an individual or business that has demonstrated significant interest...

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Bay marina a go

ST. ALBANS — The St. Albans Bay marina project has the green light after receiving a Lake Encroachment permit from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation last week. This was the last of several required permits. The first needed permit, from St. Albans Town, was granted in December. “We’re pretty excited that the project was approved consistent with the application we put in,” said Anthony Iarrapino, the attorney representing the marina. “It took longer than anticipated, so there was a little bit of nerve-wracking time there,” said Iarrapino. “‘Will we have enough time left in the construction season to...

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Wild & Scenic

RICHFORD — Few locals know the Missisquoi River as well as John Little. A lifelong paddler, he gets as excited seeing others enjoying the river as he does getting out on it himself. While idling in Davis Park on River Street in Richford, a 20-foot canoe strapped to the roof of his truck, Little spotted people coming from the river, calling out, “Alright! People going to the river, coming from the river.” A woman and her two sons, each carrying a light blue kayak, called back, letting John know they had been out paddling around an island nearby. “It’s...

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SATEC goes solar

ST. ALBANS — St. Albans Town Educational Center (SATEC) is going solar. Once installed, their 640 kW system will produce enough electricity to fully offset the school’s electricity needs and then some, according to SunCommon, a solar company based in Waterbury. The excess solar credits will be used toward offsetting a portion of Bellows Free Academy’s electric bills. SunCommon installation crewmembers were up on the school’s roof Tuesday morning laying panels into place. The 1,860-panel solar array is expected to be complete by the beginning of the school year, at which time SATEC will boast the largest rooftop solar...

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‘King of Siam’ visits Enosburg

ENOSBURG FALLS — “A show unlike anything you’ve ever seen before,” is how artistic director Brent Garrow described the Opera House at Enosburg Falls’ summer musical The King and I. Opening night is this Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at the Opera House on Depot Street in Enosburg Falls. There will be three other performances: a 7 p.m. show on July 28 and 29 and a 2 p.m. show on July 30. The cast, crew and orchestra had a dress rehearsal Monday night, running through the entire show with costumes, set changes and music. Garrow, who has directed...

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