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EDUCATION: What’s in the ed. pipeline?

ST. ALBANS — Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe Wednesday night laid out for area school directors some of the challenges facing Vermont’s children and schools. The presentation covered new approaches to evaluating schools, new understanding of how students learn, … Read more

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Marie St. Pierre, of Fairfield, peels an apple with a knife yesterday. She’s among the 20 to 30 seniors who eat and visit during weekly Tuesday lunches at Fairfield Community Center. The funding to run those lunches, from the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, was just cut.

A sweet place

FAIRFIELD — On a chilly October afternoon, the dining room in the Fairfield Community Center was bright, warm and full of people. It also was filled with apples. Following the center’s weekly Tuesday senior lunch yesterday, volunteer and Fairfield food … Read more

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200 years of worship

ST. ALBANS — Two hundred years ago this week, parishioners of St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopalian Church purchased the property the church currently occupies on Church Street in St. Albans City for $200. It has been the home of the church … Read more

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Lt. Gov. Phil Scott speaks at the rededication of the Taylor Park fountain Saturday. To his left are the St. Albans Rotary Club which is raising the $300,000 to pay for the restoration.

Pride flows from fountain

ST. ALBANS — Hundreds of people counted down, six-year-old Thomas Garceau flipped the switch, and the water – didn’t flow. As the crowd was forewarned, it took nearly a minute for the water pressure to build up Saturday when the … Read more

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The fully restored Taylor Park fountain will begin to flow again on Saturday when the pumps are turned on at noon. Gov. Peter Shumlin will be on hand for the event.

Long-misted beauty majestic once more

ST. ALBANS CITY — Wearing a “Save the Ladies” t-shirt, Scott Howell of Robinson Iron in Alabama returned to St. Albans City Thursday with a refurbished and restored Taylor Park fountain. Workmen began installing it around 7:30 a.m. and finished … Read more

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Mycologist Jason Bednarz of MoTown Mushrooms holds up a waxcap mushroom.

Go Wild! A naturalist’s notebook

BAKERSFIELD — I’ve never witnessed people more excited about fungi than those I met three Sundays ago. A group of two-dozen people or so gathered just off the dirt portion of Waterville Road in Bakersfield, eagerly listening to MoTown Mushrooms … Read more

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An all-terrain vehicle driven by Robert Kneebone, 22, of Swanton, and a car driven by Daniel Nadeau-Gerlach, 22, of North Hero, show the damage following the collision on Route 7-North Monday evening.

ATV rams car on Route 7

ST. ALBANS — A Swanton man has been cited for negligent operation of a motor vehicle after crashing an all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) into a car exiting Burger King last night. St. Albans Police Department responded to the Route 7-North crash at … Read more

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FRANKLIN NORTHEAST: 5 towns, 1 school district?

ENOSBURG FALLS — Representatives from the five towns in the Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union (FNESU) – Enosburgh, Richford, Bakersfield, Berkshire and Montgomery – are trying to find the best possible structure for their schools under Act 46, the new state … Read more

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