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Ben & Jerry’s to expand

ST. ALBANS — Plans to significantly expand Ben & Jerry’s manufacturing facility in St. Albans were confirmed Friday by a spokesperson for the company headquartered in South Burlington. The company employs more than 300 people at its 20-year-old plant in … Read more

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Agronomist Heather Darby explains new research to attendees at the Northwest Crops and Soils Program’s Field Day at Borderview Farm in Alburgh.

Weather tops discussions at UVM Field Day

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ALBURGH — Agronomist and nutrient management specialist Heather Darby shared the dirt on the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension’s Northwest Crops and Soils Program Thursday, at the program’s 2016 “Field Day.” It was an all-day event, held at the Borderview … Read more

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Planning Commission Chair Jim Hubbard, Commissioner Ross Lavoie and Commissioner Sara Luneau-Swan prepare for legal consultation during last night’s special meeting.

Planning Commission deliberates privately

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SWANTON — The Swanton Planning Commission takes their new vow of transparency seriously. That was about all they offered the public at a special meeting Wednesday night, where they planned a written response to allegations that the commission violated Vermont’s … Read more

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Jessica Frost’s three daughters pose beside her for a photo in their backyard on Maquam Shore Road in St. Albans Thursday, June 16. From left: Caitlin, 5, Jessica Frost, Julia 9, and Maya, 11.

Risk-taking brings rewards

ST. ALBANS — Jessica Frost, 40, has always been a risk taker. From moving to Germany with a man she was dating for six months to walking onto a job, surveying roads for the city planner in the Ketchikan Islands … Read more

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Michael Barkyoumb, 66, sits on a picnic bench in his backyard in Swanton July 7. Barkyoumb, a former guardsman, picked up the hobby later in life.

Water inspires former guardsman

SWANTON — Watching sailboats slowly make their way across Lake Champlain’s waters, with the Adirondacks as a back drop, inspired former Air National Guard superintendent Michael Barkyoumb, 66, to pick up a brush and start painting. For Barkyoumb, it all … Read more

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Chaland Liziewski (left) and Branden Mays battle on behalf of Team Mystic at the Pokemon gym located at the Fiddlehead Dental stegosaurus on Congress Street Saturday morning.

Pokemon Go draws players downtown

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ST. ALBANS – Taylor Park in downtown St. Albans has seen an unusually high amount of foot traffic over the last three weeks. On any given afternoon, the park has been full of people of all ages playing Pokemon GO, … Read more

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The full cast rehearses a musical number for the Enosburg Opera House production of Li’l Abner.

Dirt-road hijinks come to Enosburg

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ENOSBURG FALLS — Tuesday night, across from the Bates feed store and the old railroad tracks on Depot Street, a few dozen Franklin County residents were pretending to be 20th century backcountry yokels. They were directed by Kathleen Hoffman, who, … Read more

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The sun sets on Missisquoi Bay July 17 in this photo by George Ouellette.

Study: Water quality has economic impact

SOUTH HERO — Economists from the University of Vermont (UVM) have quantified what many have long suspected – that poor water quality in Lake Champlain has an economic impact on the communities along the lake and the state as a … Read more

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Planning Commission Chair Jim Hubbard and fellow Commissioner Ross Lavoie listen to Commissioner Ed Daniel’s admission that he “goofed,” and possibly violated Open Meeting Law, during Wednesday's meeting.

Commission seeks pro-wind information

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SWANTON — The chair of the Planning Commission publicly responded to allegations that the commission violated the state’s Open Meeting Law at their monthly meeting last night, denying any legal wrongdoing and promising the commission’s deliberations would be more transparent … Read more

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The president of the non-profit Northern Greyhound Adoptions, Sue Gerry, gets a hug from a greyhound named Shockwave. Shockwave was only housed at the non-profit for a week or so, before finding a “forever home,” Gerry said.

Greyhound adoption asking for donations

FAIRFAX — A mile or so down the rocky path that is Rocky Ridge Road in Fairfax, lay 14 adoptable greyhounds, retired from their racing days and ready to find a new place to call home. Formerly located in St. … Read more

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