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Cupcakes for firefighters

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Chuck Thompson, left, of the Orwell Town Fire Department helps other members of the Vermont State Firefighters’ Association (VSFA) frost 250 cupcakes last night in preparation for their 125th Annual Conference and convention this weekend. Activities for the public will … Read more

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Farm offices’ move fought

ST. ALBANS — The federal General Services Agency (GSA) is meeting opposition as it intends to relocate the USDA Service Center for Franklin and Grand Isle counties from Fisher Pond Road to downtown St. Albans City. The USDA and Vermont’s … Read more

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Nolan Howrigan and Garrett Hughes, both 6 and from Fairfield, put down their load after getting off the Burton Island ferry in Kill Kare Park on Tuesday.

Best place in the world

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BURTON ISLAND — It may only be a 10-minute ferry ride from the point of St. Albans, but once you enter the tree-lined paths, shimmering shores and stocked store on Burton Island State Park, the rest of the world and … Read more

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Pixley Tyler Hill of the Tyler Place resort in Highgate testifies Friday at a hearing on agricultural practices in the Missisqoui Bay watershed. Hill, the recent recipient of an EPA award for her efforts to improve water quality in Lake Champlain, supported a petition to require improved field practices on agricultural land identified as a significant contributor of pollution to the bay.

Keeping pollution at bay

Editor’s Note: This is the last of a two part series that began in the weekend edition. ST. ALBANS — Pixley Tyler Hill, a founding member of the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain (FNLC), on Friday broke with other leaders … Read more

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Anthony Iarrapino of CLF testifies Friday at a public hearing on a petition he authored asking the Agency of Agriculture to require additional pollution control efforts on fields identified as critical sources of phosphorous in Missisquoi Bay. The hearing was held at the St. Albans Historical Museum.

Keeping pollution at bay

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Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a two-part report ST. ALBANS — Water quality advocates and farmers lined up to testify Friday as Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross considers a petition asking the state to require best management … Read more

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Schuyler Peck, who will turn 2 next week, makes friends with a cow at Sizen Family Farm in Georgia yesterday.

Dairy grants boost 17 farms

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GEORGIA — Thanks to a $40,000 Dairy Improvement Grant Award administered by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) and funded through Commonwealth Dairy of southern Vermont, the Sizen Family Farm is going to have a whole lot more milk. … Read more

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Lois McClure pauses to pose

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Local Fairfax artist Janet Bonneau creates oil paint sketches of the Lois McClure, a replica of an 1863 canal schooner, yesterday. Bonneau was one of the many people taking a look at the boat during its annual visit to the … Read more

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Enosburg Falls voters reject propane facility

ENOSBURG FALLS —Enosburg Falls residents, by a vote of 99-47, have overturned a change to municipal by-laws that would have allowed a propane storage facility in the village. Village trustees changed the by-laws in April to allow a hazardous materials … Read more

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