A coach displays his catch while Nicole Peatman slides past on the slick turf at the Fairfax recreation field during Friday's Ultimate Frisbee practice.

‘Ultimate’ within reach

FAIRFAX — Many people who hear the word “ultimate” might wonder, “ultimate what?” That is not the case for the 36 Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax (BFA) students and three coaches who participate in the rapidly growing sport of Ultimate Frisbee. And they … Read more

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Two local businessmen are seeking to build a propane storage and distribution facility in Enosburg Falls on the corner of Orchard Street and Route 105 and across from Sticks and Stuff. The facility would be built to the right of the Maplefields sign shown above.

ENOSBURG FALLS: Propane safety matter of debate

ENOSBURG FALLS —Village trustees approved changes to the village by-laws last week making it possible for a local company to build a 60,000-gallon propane storage and distribution facility here. However, opponents of the project could still file a petition forcing … Read more

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Members of the Bank Street Squadron gather before riding to St. Albans City School this morning. They include, from left to right, Chloe Weinstein, 7, Jakob Birnbaum, 9, David Weinstein, 12, Ben Birnbaum, 9, and Andrew Weinstein, 9. The students meet at 61 Bank Street most days to group up and go to school. The squadron was organized by Jordan and Ann Weinstein, who wanted to give the biking kids an identity. “I’d love to see other squadrons form in the city,” Jordan said.

ST. ALBANS TOWN: Access road crossing unlikely

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ST. ALBANS — About 50 people were in attendance Thursday night to discuss potential ideas for a bike and pedestrian path between area schools and the Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center. The upshot was the possible abandonment of two … Read more

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Author Jack Mayer speaks about his book, 'Life in a Jar' Wednesday at the St. Albans Historical Museum as part of an OSHER program.

‘Young people must know …’

ST. ALBANS — Vermont pediatrician and author Jack Mayer believes that in order to prevent genocide young people must be taught the history of the most gruesome genocide in modern memory – the Nazi Holocaust. Mayer, who from the mid-1970s … Read more

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FGIUW Executive Director Sally Bortz speaks at the organization’s annual meeting on Wednesday in the Bliss Room of the St. Albans Historical Society and Museum.

UNITED WAY: Staying on task

ST. ALBANS — Franklin/Grand Isle United Way held its annual meeting at the St. Albans Historical Society and Museum on Wednesday, and while speakers acknowledged the tough nature of this past year economically, socially, and seasonally for the two counties, … Read more

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The yards of some homes along Hathaway Point in St. Albans Bay are flooded from high spring waters on Lake Champlain. Flooding concerns will remain elevated with rain forecasted for much of the rest of the week.

FEMA aid requested for flooding

MONTPELIER — Franklin County was one of three counties Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Joe Flynn asked to be added on Monday to the state’s Federal Emergency Management Agency damage assessment request. … Read more

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Trey Desautels, 8, of St. Albans, stops for a big bite of pretzel on Main Street this weekend.

No stopping the sweet flow

The 48th Vermont Maple Festival kicked off this past weekend, and even with gray skies on Saturday and Sunday, it was a colorful scene below on St. Albans city’s Main Street. Locals, visitors and politicians enjoyed pancake breakfast, maple treats, … Read more

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Travis Merritt

COURT: Suspect admits robbing banks

ST. ALBANS — Travis Merritt, 33, of High Street in St. Albans, has been formally arraigned on federal charges of robbing a federally insured bank. According to an affidavit from FBI agent William G. McSalis, Merritt confessed to two robberies … Read more

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ST. ALBANS CITY: Citizens tackle bank robber

ST. ALBANS CITY — Police arrested a man who attempted to rob the People’s United Bank on North Main Street Thursday afternoon. The alleged robber, Travis Merritt, 33, of 56 High St. in St. Albans, was stopped by the bank … Read more

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