Author: Ian Lord

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On Wednesday, several local and state experts spoke to Northwest Technical Center students about their futures. Picture, from left to right, are Kathy Lavoie, Chris Brock, Beau Mader, Candace Lewis, Tim Smith, Liam Danaher and Kevin...

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PUBLIC SAFETY: Guns found inside car at tech center

ST. ALBANS — St. Albans Police recently discovered a loaded pistol with an additional loaded magazine, two shotguns, a rifle, a machete, two stun guns and other ammunition in a Northwest Technical Center (NWTC) student’s vehicle on school property. Authorities said no laws were broken. According to police, the loaded handgun was discovered in the student’s car on Monday, Sept. 30 at about 1 p.m. The vehicle was in the technical center’s automotive shop for unspecified work. A teacher searched the glove box looking for registration information and she discovered the .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol. The teacher alerted the school resource officer, Cpl. Paul Talley of the St. Albans Police Department, who obtained consent to search the car. He discovered the rest of the arsenal including several rounds of ammunition and shotgun shells, a folding knife and a “Leatherman”-style knife/tool, said police. The 17-year-old male student who brought the vehicle to the garage and whose name has not been released, attends NWTC, as well as another school district which also can’t be named, said Julie Regimbal, interim superintendent for the Franklin Central Supervisory Union. While unable to provide details about disciplinary action already taken by both school districts, Regimbal said the schools have punished the student. “People can be reassured that the proper actions were taken,” she said. According to the BFA-St. Albans Student Handbook, “The possession of any...

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Walk to School Day

St. Albans City School students walking to school wave to a school bus this morning on the corner of Lower Newton and Main Street. Today the school celebrated Walk to School day, the kickoff event to get kids and families walking to school rather than taking a bus or being dropped off by...

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Police arrest four following city drug raid

ST. ALBANS — St. Albans Police on Thursday arrested four people as suspects in an alleged marijuana growing operation. One of those already faces federal prosecution on separate drug charges. Police today said that just before 3 p.m. Thursday, an officer was investigating suspicious activity at 26 Huntington St. and inadvertently discovered evidence of a marijuana cultivation. After a search warrant was obtained, St. Albans Police seized in excess of 20 pounds of processed marijuana and more than 30 pounds of harvested, mature marijuana plants. As a result of the investigation, four people were arrested: Bobby Joe Desrochers, 44,...

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