St. Albans Town is rapidly moving forward in its efforts to relocate the Department of Public Works building to this 73-acre plot of town land on Brigham Road. Right now, the property stores extra town equipment and has a spot for residents to drop off grass clippings

Town garage relocation on fast track

ST. ALBANS TOWN — The St. Albans Town Department of Public Works (DPW) Relocation Project Committee has been working to get the old town garage off the shore of St. Albans Bay and to put a new building on town … Read more

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City budget proposal holds line on taxes

ST. ALBANS CITY — On Monday night, St. Albans City Manager Dominic Cloud presented the city council with a budget that includes the purchase of a new fire department pumper truck, a doubling in sidewalk repair funds, and payments on … Read more

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St. Albans City Mayor Liz Gamache, left, and Vt. Gov. Peter Shumlin speak at a ribbon cutting to commemorate the opening of the state office building on Federal Street Monday.

Ribbon falls at office building

ST. ALBANS CITY — The ribbon has been officially cut on the new state office building on Federal Street. Gov. Peter Shumlin, was on hand Monday along with representatives from the city and all of the various private companies involved … Read more

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James Railey of Robinson Iron removes unwanted fittings from the main stem of the fountain at the company's Alabama worshop.

Park fountain restoration gets underway

ST. ALBANS — Parts of the Taylor Park fountain has been stripped of their paint, reported J. Scott Howell, a vice president at Robinson Iron, where the fountain is being refurbished. Workers at the company’s shop in Alexander City, Ala. … Read more

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Cross looks at the trucks in the St. Albans Fire Department bays. The up-to-date and high quality equipment is a point of pride for the department.

Longtime fire chief embraces new job

ST. ALBANS TOWN — Harold “Bobby” Cross has been firefighting in St. Albans Town for a pretty long time. The 57-year-old started with the department as a teenager in 1976, a year after it was first formed. “It was down … Read more

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Matt Grant poses with the sign for his new business Liftline Brewing, Co. on Route 105 in Sheldon. He hopes to begin retail sales later this year.

Liftline Brewing at starting gate

SHELDON — At 25, Matthew Grant is making his dream to own a brewery a reality. Using 730 square feet of space attached to his parents’ business, Grizzly Graphix on Route 105 here, Grant will begin brewing as soon as … Read more

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Cold night in Franklin County

Fuzzy horses nibble on grass on North Road in Fairfield Wednesday afternoon as temperatures plunged and snow swirled. It was about 5 degrees when this photo was taken, but temperatures continued to drop through the afternoon, bottoming out as low … Read more

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Penney’s store closing

ST. ALBANS CITY — JCPenney is closing its doors after 87 years in St. Albans City. The 30 employees working in the local store will be offered employment in the South Burlington University Mall location. The first Penney’s store, then … Read more

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St. Albans City Director of Planning and Development Chip Sawyer talks about the Taylor Park fountain at a meeting at Barlow Street School Tuesday night.

Park fountain plans begin to take shape

ST. ALBANS CITY — As the conversation continues about Taylor Park’s fountain restoration, city and St. Albans Rotary Club officials are firming up design plans and emphasizing the need for robust fundraising. A new development in both is a proposed … Read more

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Steve Gagner, Army Captain and owner of 14th Star Brewery in St. Albans. Steve has served in both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, participating in some of the heaviest fighting the Vermont brigade saw during their deployment in 2010.

14th Star looks to 2015

ST. ALBANS — Steven Gagner, a captain in the Vermont National Guard’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, oversees the operations of specialists who would assist various agencies around the region in the event of a specialized weapon-of-mass destruction … Read more

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