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Cars parked along the length of Rocky Ridge Road and a steady stream of people come in and out to hear from the various speakers at the wind fair Saturday.

Swanton Wind opponents share ideas

SWANTON – About 150 Swantonians flocked to Rocky Ridge Road Saturday to hear from several people who have lived with and oppose wind energy projects throughout Vermont. The presenters came to Swanton at the request of Christine Lang, the organizer … Read more

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Georgia Mountain Wind’s four turbines, three of which are visible here, churn up lots of energy and a bit of controvery as claims about falling real estate appraisals echo in Swanton where an even bigger project is proposed.

WIND TURBINES: Do property values fall?

SWANTON – Homeowners around Rocky Ridge have been reeling in recent weeks from the announcement of an industrial wind project that, if approved, will be visible from many homes in Swanton, St. Albans Town, and Fairfield. One of the concerns … Read more

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Ryan Bessette works with the plants in his aquaponic system. Because nutrients are fed to the plants consistently, Bessette's crop grows faster and larger than those planted in the ground.

HIGHGATE: Farming without soil

HIGHGATE – The half-dozen or so greenhouses on H&B Greenhouse and Nursery’s property in Highgate are filled to the brim with mums and other annuals which will soon be flying off the shelves. In one of the back greenhouses, half … Read more

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Swanton Car Show revs up community

SWANTON — Hundreds descended on the Swanton green Saturday to enjoy a day in the sun, music, and take a look at some beautiful cars. The sixth annual Swanton Chamber of Commerce Car Show was a huge hit for the … Read more

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A St. Albans Bay tradition

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Fireworks explode above St. Albans Bay Sunday, July 5, as the sun sets during the Bay Day celebration. See more photos in Monday’s edition of the St. Albans Messenger, and throughout the week.

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A rough ride

A windsurfer makes his way across Missisquoi Bay Tuesday afternoon through high winds in Highgate.

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Relay of hope

Cancer survivors Al and Dot Woodward, of Fairfax, make the first lap around the track at Collins-Perley Sports & Fitness Center Saturday in St. Albans for the Franklin County Relay for Life fundraiser. Forty-eight teams raised $113,346, led by STC … Read more

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Samuel Mayang sits on the porch of his Swanton apartment building Friday. Samuel, one of the Sudanese “Lost Boys,” is looking for a way to visit his home country again.

Sudan to Swanton

Samuel Mayang sees the world, yearns for home SWANTON — On the second story of a Victorian house on Grand Avenue there is a one bedroom apartment. It is bright white and sparsely furnished with a pine table, a couch, and a … Read more

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Presenting your 2015 Dairy Pageant contestants

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Kylie Bryce, the winner of the 59th Vermont Dairy Festival Scholarship Pageant, sits front center with the 10 other contestants that competed Thursday night at the Enosburg Opera House. Girls from area high schools were judged on talent, poise and … Read more

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