Hundreds prepare to run, walk, or jog for Operation Happiness during Thursday's Running of the Bells.

Over 700, with bells on

ST. ALBANS – More than 700 people showed up in the chilly rain to run, jog or walk in the sixth annual Running of the Bells Thursday night to support families in need during the holiday season. Kicking off at … Read more

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A landowner’s well located adjacent to the St. Albans Town garage has unacceptable levels of sodium, according to a water test. The town’s salt shed, which stores the salt used on roads, is next door.

Town pays $12.9K for well contamination

ST. ALBANS — St. Albans Town paid a landowner, with property adjacent to the Town garage, $12,900 to address excessive sodium levels found in their well water, according to an agreement signed by Town Manager Carrie Johnson. The selectboard approved … Read more

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Chaz Shepard, left, from Grunts and Walt Gaskell from NorthWest Family Foods load up the truck.

Helping Hands box sales below target

ST. ALBANS — Since the Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger program began in mid-October, community members here have bought 1,696 boxes for the local food shelf, according to assistant store manager Carol Guilmette. Boxes will be available for purchase until Dec. … Read more

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Local students from Franklin County Caring Communities’ Health Project initiative present local substance use statistics to Swanton’s Village Board of Trustees at the board’s regular meeting Monday night. Crystal Lampman, left, supervises the group.

Swanton: Village trustees hear from youth

SWANTON — Local students met with the Swanton Village Trustees Monday night to discuss substance abuse, health and whether or not young people feel valued by their communities. Mattison Lampman, Kendall Ladieu, Whitney Farnsworth and Eleanor Maguire, girls in the … Read more

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The Hampton Inn currently being built on Lake Street is one of several planned construction projects in Franklin County

Economy looks bright for Franklin County

ST. ALBANS — Wages and employment are up in Franklin County, according to data from the State of Vermont. Experts expect that growth to continue with several major employers set to expand. “I think there’s reason for optimism,” said David … Read more

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Town planning commission chair Sam Smith, left, and commission member Grant Henderson look over sidewalk proposals during Tuesday's commission meeting at St. Albans Town Hall.

St. Albans Town planners eye sidewalks

ST. ALBANS — The section of Route 104 between Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center and Hard’ack Recreation Area was one of the road segments in the town that the planning commission prioritized for sidewalks at their bi-weekly meeting Tuesday … Read more

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Lake’s history created its present

ST. ALBANS — A staff scientist for Lake Champlain Committee for over 15 years, Mike Winslow spoke about the history of the Lake Champlain watershed and how water quality reached its current levels during a talk for the Osher Lifelong … Read more

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Stebbins Street is part of a planning and redevelopment effort by NRPC and St. Albans City.

City plans for neighborhood revitalization

ST. ALBANS CITY — With revitalization of the center of downtown St. Albans City well underway, the city and the Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NRPC) are shifting their attention south – to the neighborhood defined by Stebbins, Catherine and Market … Read more

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