Author: Elaine Ezerins

Town allowing pets in parks

ST. ALBANS TOWN — Animals are now allowed in all St. Albans Town parks, as long as their owners comply with the town’s Animal Control Ordinance, due to action taken at Wednesday night’s selectboard meeting. The board also agreed to go out to bid for the reconstruction of three stone walls near the entrances of St. Albans Bay Park, after receiving an update from Director of Public Works Alan Mashtare Wednesday night. The selectboard voted to remove Section 7.4.2 from the town’s Park Ordinance, which prohibited people from bringing animals into a town park or facility unless required for a...

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Going forward ‘side by side?’

RICHFORD — Richford and Enosburg school boards presented a unified front, sitting side by side in Richford Junior Senior High School gymnasium Tuesday night, while introducing their new merger proposal for Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union (FNESU). The supervisory union board has decided to take a second crack at Act 46, after all five school districts voted against a full unification merger proposal in June 2016, following the passage of Act 49 this spring. Act 49 extends the deadline for voluntary school governance consolidation to Nov. 30 of this year, giving school districts a little more time to come up...

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Sensors deployed in St. Albans Bay

    ‘By doing this… you start to put together a holistic picture of the processes that control the water quality in the Bay.’ Andrew Schroth, UVM   ST. ALBANS — Researchers have placed a number of sensors in and around St. Albans Bay, some of their locations marked by buoys, to collect data in order to better understand water dynamics and nutrient movement in the bay. One of the researchers, Andrew Schroth, an assistant professor of geology at the University of Vermont, gave a brief overview of the project at the St. Albans Area Watershed Association (SAAWA) annual...

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Town eyes new Gricebrook entrance

  ST. ALBANS — The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has responded positively to the St. Albans Town Selectboard’s idea to construct a multi-use path and three-way intersection on the St. Albans State Highway (SASH), according to board chair Bruce Cheeseman. “It appears that VTrans is looking at it favorably,” said Cheeseman Thursday. “They haven’t told us yes, but… they’ve encouraged us to keep moving forward.” Next steps will include conducting studies, creating further designs, applying for any grant money available and bringing the project in front of voters on Town Meeting Day if given formal approval from VTrans,...

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VSP back-to-school checkpoint

ST. ALBANS — Vermont State Police (VSP) and other local policing agencies conducted a safety checkpoint in front of Cadillac Motel on Route 7 Thursday morning to remind drivers to wear their seat belt and drive cautiously on their morning commute with school back in session. Lt. Maurice Lamothe, commander of the Vermont State Police St. Albans Barracks, said the checkpoint not only provides an opportunity for police to educate the public about driving safely on school bus and walk/bike to school routes. It also reminds the public of the police presence in the community. Ten or so police...

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