Dorey Demers, standing in downtown St. Albans, urges Franklin and Grand Isle county residents to rise. The director of RiseVT, is also among those who have taken part in and signed up to benefit from the new local, healthy -- and free – initiative.

HEALTH & WELLNESS: RiseVT wants you

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Director explains initiative, plans ST. ALBANS — Adults of the world, let’s face it: staying in shape and making healthy choices aren’t the two easiest things to do on top of working one or more jobs, taking care of children, keeping … Read more

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Andrew Judge puts one of his Cornish White hens into her new enclosure for the next couple of weeks. With the help of a number of volunteers, Judge has been raising chickens to eventually be made into pot pie for Northwest Family Foods.

From bird to pot pie

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Food shelf to benefit from project ST. ALBANS — A community is like a pot pie – it takes a lot of fresh, robust and diverse ingredients to be good. Wait. Pot pie? Yes, chicken pot pie, to be exact. The proverbial … Read more

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Another life taken too young

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School, community mourn after tragedy BAKERSFIELD — A distinct heaviness lay over the student-less Enosburg Falls High School and quiet, back roads of Bakersfield Monday as the two communities absorbed the loss of a young student and prayed for the survival … Read more

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Teen dies following ATV wreck

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One victim released, 3rd still in hospital BAKERSFIELD — The University of Vermont Medical Center confirmed this morning that an Enosburg Falls teenager, Dawson Perley, 15, has died following an all-terrain-vehicle crash on Friday. As of press time Monday morning, the … Read more

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Brandon Sirois, a former Army Combat Medic, is co-founder of Inspiring Our Heroes, a veteran owned non-profit organization that helps Veterans and their families lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

Inspiring Our Heroes

BFA grad co-founds  national aid group ST. ALBANS — When veterans serving in combat zones return to civilian life they are often faced with a new set of challenges, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the effects of traumatic brain injuries, … Read more

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Michaela Gallup, 7, holds up a blue damselfly at a BugWorks session at Fireman’s Pond Wednesday. Gallup was among the dozen or so kids at the Highgate Library Nature Camp, which took place this week.

BugWorks gets kids outdoors

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Outings always memorable HIGHGATE — Mucking around in a pond, catching frogs, bugs and turtles, racing homemade boats and sucking on slices of watermelon – isn’t that every kid’s dream? For the dozen or so children at the Highgate Library … Read more

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This aerial shot takes in the state fishing access on St. Albans Bay, in distance at far right, and Hathaway Point Road as it winds its away from the boat launch toward Kill Kare State Park. Taken this spring, the image already shows some greenish water along the  Hathaway Point shoreline in the foreground. A meeting in Swanton on Monday will take up details of a plan to clean the bay and Lake Champlain as a whole.

Cleanup plan gets nitty-gritty

Public meeting set for Monday, 5 p.m., Swanton ST. ALBANS — In order to reduce pollution in the lake and its tributaries, the Agency of Natural Resources has created a draft plan outlining steps to be taken in each of five northern … Read more

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WATER/WASTEWATER: Town eyes plant buy-ins

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Council to consider facilities’ appraisals; last estimate, $17M ST. ALBANS TOWN — Though he was absent from Monday’s discussion on water and sewer negotiations with St. Albans City, St. Albans Town Selectboard member Bruce Cheeseman had some input Tuesday. Cheeseman, who was … Read more

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WATER / WASTEWATER —Town to City: Let’s negotiate

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Selectboard reverses course ST. ALBANS TOWN — Just days after sitting down with waste treatment plant consultant PC Construction, the St. Albans Town Selectboard announced Monday night it would attempt to negotiate on water and sewer services with St. Albans … Read more

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Mary Kay Raymond, left, sits with her father Henry Raymond, right, also known as vtgrandpa. Mary Kay has begun helping the 81-year-old Fairfax webmaster maintain his website.

FAIRFAX: Like father, like daughter

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Internet legacy lives on within Raymond family FAIRFAX — Sure, Henry Raymond is a grandpa, but he’s no slouch when it comes to technology. He’s also a dad and on this Father’s Day weekend the community work he’s taken on for … Read more

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