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State issues Ag. decision, study

ST. ALBANS — Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross has denied a Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) petition that would have added greater regulation of some farms operating within the Missisquoi Bay watershed. The CFL had requested that best management practices (BMPs) … Read more

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BFA Junior Jennie Brown, a National Art Honor Society volunteer, helps 2nd grader Hayden Wells with his paper snowflake at the SACS Fun Day event held Friday.

Big Kids, Little Kids

ST. ALBANS — City School first, second and third graders were treated to an afternoon of fun Friday, provided by Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans (BFA) students to raise funds for Hannaford Helping Hands holiday food box donations. The “1st – … Read more

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Corey Parent with his dog, Charlie

Politicians & their pets

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The election is over and the results are in. Ever since the vote tallies were determined late on Nov. 4, the Messenger has spent much of its time learning more about who Franklin County’s elected officials — … Read more

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All aboard (for Montreal)!

ST. ALBANS — As snow fell and the sky darkened early Thursday afternoon, Franklin County senator elects Dustin Degree and Norm McAllister and state representative elect Corey Parent stood among other state officials and waited for the train. As the … Read more

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A local student listens as community members make speeches thanking veterans for their service yesterday morning at the war memorial in Taylor Park.

Community embraces veterans

ST. ALBANS — Patriotism and thanks reigned in St. Albans City Tuesday morning. Following a parade under a massive American flag that flew above North Main Street, young children, adults, an estimated 2,000 local students, veterans, members of the Bellows … Read more

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Shooting to the top

Matt Larose (26), Luke Langelier (16) and Sean Stergas hoist the championship trophy after leading BFA-Fairfax past the Otter Valley Otters, 42-30 in Rutland. See complete coverage in Monday’s edition of the St. Albans Messenger Sports.

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Justin Robtoy (left) and Nicole Lussier (right) help a visitor to Northwest Family Foods gather up her food, including one of the food shelf's dwindling supply of Helping Hands boxes, on Wednesday.

Flurry of holiday giving begins

ST. ALBANS — With the first sustained flurry of snowflakes arriving here on Friday, it’s not unexpected that two of the region’s largest charity drives also are underway. Hannaford’s Helping Hands boxes, which provide needed staples to area food shelves … Read more

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Patrick Prue

Defense builds teen death case

ST. ALBANS —The case against Patrick Prue, 60, of Franklin, who police allege caused the death of an Enosburg teenager and serious injury to a second teen, could be in trouble over an investigator’s decision not to order a blood … Read more

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