BFA students Jacob Underwood, Matt Wolf and Juliana Bortz prepare the quad-copter they helped design for flight.

EDUCATION: BFA’s copter caper

ST. ALBANS — Thanks to the students in Principles of Engineering 3, Bellows Free Academy (BFA) in St. Albans now has a quad-copter equipped with a camera. “We wanted to be able to fly over sporting events … and crowds … Read more

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Foster Care in Franklin County

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Note: This is the third installment in a four-part series. The first and second stories, “Finding family” and “Sharing support,” appeared in Tuesday and Wednesday’s editions respectively. Tomorrow: “Looking forward.” ST. ALBANS — At the beginning of a May foster … Read more

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Margi Cameron, the resource coordinator for the St. Albans district office of the Vermont Department for Children and Families, sits in her office last month. Cameron said that “teaming” between social workers, foster families and biological families makes foster care manageable.

Foster Care in Franklin County

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Note: This is the second installment in a four-part series. Part 1, “Finding family,” appeared yesterday. Tomorrow: “Preparation and prevention.” ST. ALBANS — Lisa runs her house on the clock. The St. Albans woman is mother to 10 biological, adopted … Read more

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FAIRFIELD: Car plows through wall of workshop

FAIRFIELD — A woman drove her car into a building on West Street here late last night. According to Vermont State Police, Katelyn Thompson, 26, of Fairfield, drove into the building at approximately 11 p.m. She was transported to Northwestern … Read more

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Two go fishing, both get caught

ST. ALBANS — Two fugitives tried to escape from police in a rowboat on St. Albans Bay on Saturday morning. John Vincelette and Jessica Labelle were fishing when St. Albans Police Officer John Grismore, while on patrol, spotted them in … Read more

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AmCare Ambulance workers Jonathan Cullen, right, and Alex Wright, left, wheel a stretcher out of Northwestern Medical Center’s emergency room on Thursday afternoon.

Inroads on mental health

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ST. ALBANS — When you hear the term, “mentally ill,” what comes to mind? Typically, a community learns about mental illness in a way that’s disconnected from the illness. Media, police reports, court decisions, word of mouth: many times, these … Read more

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Lt. Frank Calo

D-DAY ANNIVERSARY: Soldier’s story unfolds

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ST. ALBANS — It was June 6, 1944. It was D-Day, and it was also St. Albans-native Frank Calo’s 23rd birthday. Calo, a lieutenant paratrooper in the 2nd Battalion HQ, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division, was … Read more

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Century Arms lays off workers

  GEORGIA —Century International Arms this morning notified a large group of workers that their jobs had been terminated, collected the laid-off workers’ identification badges and escorted them from the plant. Century Arms, which has been in business for 50 … Read more

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Parking ahoy!

ST. ALBANS CITY — Extended length tractor-trailer rigs are making numerous trips daily carrying pre-fabricated concrete slabs through St. Albans City streets. The immense concrete slabs are being used to construct a new five-level parking garage within the former downtown … Read more

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