From left to right, St. Albans Town Department of Public Works director Steve Beauregard, Vermont Agency of Transportation traffic operations official Tyler Guazzoni, town manager Carrie Johnson, selectmen Stan Dukas, Dave McWilliams and Brent Palmer, and consulting engineer Sam Ruggiano all look at a crosswalk site by  the St. Albans Bay Store Tuesday.

ST. ALBANS TOWN: Long haul to cross roads

ST. ALBANS TOWN — You have to hand it to officials at Town Hall. From all indications they are working hard to get its taxpayers some crosswalks. In the continuing 15-month saga between the town and the Vermont Agency of … Read more

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Foresters Jason Nerenberg, left, and Matt Leonard, right, finish up an inventory of trees on Messenger Street Friday with a web-based map program on their iPads. Both men have been contracted by the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program to complete an inventory of all the public trees in St. Albans City.

ST. ALBANS CITY: Tree people branch out

ST. ALBANS CITY — Drivers and passersby in the city may notice a few people in orange vests, standing beneath trees and burying their noses in iPads. They’re not absent-minded technology users who accidentally wandered outside. They’re foresters. And they’re … Read more

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SCOOP OF SUCCESS

ST. ALBANS — It’s hot, it’s summer, and it’s ice cream season. Eating the good stuff is the easy part. The hard part? Keeping all that ice cream cool. It’s a challenge that the St. Albans Ben & Jerry’s factory … Read more

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Peter Garceau, left, and Dana Rocheleau, right, of the Rotary Club of St. Albans, discuss the restoration of the Taylor Park fountain on Tuesday. Work on the pool has increased the projected cost of the fountain by more than $70,000.

TAYLOR PARK: Fountain gala Oct. 3

ST. ALBANS CITY — When the Taylor Park fountain returns this fall, it will have a new pool will be surrounded by up to 16 granite benches, each bearing the names of people who contributed to its restoration. The Rotary … Read more

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Chatch Pregger, the creator of Farm to Ballet and “Weathervane Rooster,” lifts up dancer and “Farmer” Megan Stearns during a performance held at Von Gal Farm on Sunday. The land, located in Essex Junction, is farmed by Highgate organic dairyman Paul de la Bruere.

Farm to Ballet

ESSEX/HIGHGATE — There are few scenarios in which a ballet performance is interrupted by a cow mooing – and that interruption is welcomed. But the animal’s noise – which came at a perfectly timed break in music – was not … Read more

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Bernard Savage, federally charged with distributing cocaine, sits as a board member at an Alburgh Selectboard meeting Tuesday night. Savage declined to resign his position.

Savage to stay on Alburgh board

ALBURGH — Bernard Savage elected not to resign from his selectboard position Tuesday. Savage, 57, made that decision during a meeting last night that was held without incident until the end, when a shouting match erupted. The anger was mostly … Read more

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This architect's rendering shows the details of a Hampton Inn planned for Lake Street in St. Albans City.

Hotel details hammered out

ST. ALBANS CITY — Developer PeakCM brought its plans for a new Hampton Inn on Lake Street to the St. Albans City Design Advisory Board (DAB) Monday night.  This is the first step in the permitting process for the proposed … Read more

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Elders D’Agostini, left, and Simmonds, right, stand last week with the car they use for their mission in Franklin County. The two men, aged 18 and 20, are missionaries from Utah with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

On a mission

ST. ALBANS — All their lives, children who attend the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints – more commonly known as the Mormon church – grow up hearing about, and looking forward to, their missions. There’s even a child’s hymn: … Read more

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