A crowd gathers outside the new city parking garage to watch as the ribbon is cut officially opening the garage.

ST. ALBANS CITY: Garage doors open

ST. ALBANS — The St. Albans City municipal parking garage is now open. Construction began on the $12.7 million structure last fall, when workers began preparing the site. See the complete story in Friday’s edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or … Read more

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Scott Griffin, the grandson of the late Justice Percival Shangraw, speaks on Wednesday at a ceremony dedicating the county courthouse on Church Street to his grandfather.  To his left are Assistant Judges Kelly Gosselin and Bob Johnson.

County’s courthouse named for Shangraw

ST. ALBANS — Members of Vermont’s judiciary gathered here Wednesday afternoon at the county courthouse and dedicated it in honor of former Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Perceval Lee Shangraw. See the complete story in Thursday’s edition of the St. Albans … Read more

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Tara Wright, a 44-year-old Georgia resident, FairPoint Communications employee and vice president of Colchester-based worker union IBEW 2326, pickets outside with others at the St. Albans FairPoint Communications office on Bank Street yesterday. On her left is Steven Archambeault, 42, of Fairfield, and on her right are Bethany Bates, 39, of Georgia and Tim Rickard, 47, of Georgia.

Fairpoint employees picketing at home

ST. ALBANS CITY— The FairPoint Communications strike made its way to Franklin County beginning Monday, where an estimated 40 to 50 employees live. Several members of the local, Colchester-based chapter of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, IBEW 2326, stood outside … Read more

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Costly fire in Fairfax

FAIRFAX — A fire here Monday evening left a split-level ranch, garage, and a recreational motorhome heavily damaged, though nobody was hurt. According to Fairfax Fire Dept. Lt. Dave Raymond, a 911 call was placed just after 8 last night … Read more

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Beach weather?

Trees stand bare along the shores of North Hero State Park as people walk the beach looking toward Alburgh on Saturday. Drenching rains took down most of the leaves and showers are expected to continue this coming week.

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Nina Wiese-Hansen, a school nutrition specialist and The Abbey Group’s food services director for Franklin County, looks on as deli staff worker Michelle Russell-Green puts away some utensils in the kitchen at Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans recently.

School Lunches: How it works

ST. ALBANS — People within The Abbey Group Food Services Management are quick to tell you – they’re not your typical lunch ladies. “This little company in Sheldon, Vermont – [it] really has really great reach,” said Nina Wiese-Hansen, school … Read more

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Patricia Woodward, a 65-year-old St. Albans resident, stands next to her car as she prepares to transport clients as part of the Green Mountain Transit agency volunteer driver service recently.

Drivers wanted

ST. ALBANS — Need a ride? Patricia Woodward has you covered. She can pick you up at 4:30 a.m. if need be, can take you to your doctor’s appointment, your addiction treatment center, the dentist’s office, or just to the … Read more

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Warren United Church of Christ created sexual abuse policy and guidelines in 2004 after a man with past sex offenses asked to join the church.

Confronting sexual abuse

ST. ALBANS — Ten years ago, Rev. Susan McKnight faced a difficult decision when a newcomer, a man with a past sex offense, asked to join the Warren United Church of Christ.   McKnight, who began preaching at the church … Read more

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