Rhonda Somers-Fletcher, the coordinator of Meals on Wheels in Swanton and Highgate for the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, delivers a meal and valentine to a client in Swanton on Wednesday.

COMMUNITY: Valentines on Wheels

SWANTON — Everyone loves receiving a valentine. The Meals on Wheels clients in Swanton were especially enthusiastic upon seeing the decorated foam hearts and jars filled with chocolates on Wednesday. “Isn’t that nice?” said Fred Greeno, who is 94. He … Read more

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The playground selected by the St. Albans City Parks Commission for Houghton Park is seen here. The city has applied for grant funds to match the approximately $24,000 it currently has from cash donations, in-kind donations and funds remaining from previous improvements to Houghton Park to fund the project. Final colors for the playground are still to be decided.

Playground project swings toward reality

ST. ALBANS CITY — Houghton Park could have a new $48,000 playground if all goes well. The park was one of several planning initiatives discussed by the city council Monday night. The city has $20,000 remaining in funds previously approved … Read more

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Suspect takes cash in TD Bank robbery

SWANTON — An unidentified man robbed the TD Bank in Swanton Village around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to Swanton Village Police Chief Leonard “Joey” Stell, the man was described as between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall. He … Read more

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City lands $8M hotel

ST. ALBANS CITY — A deal has been signed for an $8 million, 84-room hotel to be built on Lake Street that could be open as soon as August 2016. Monday night the city council signed a purchase and sale … Read more

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A worker from Robinson Iron in Alabama puts together the newly recast pieces of a cherub from the Taylor Park fountain. The fountain statues are all being recast in aluminum from the original molds as part of the restoration of the fountain.

TAYLOR PARK FOUNTAIN: Company clones cherubs

ST. ALBANS — As though in preparation for Valentine’s Day workers at the Robinson Iron Corp. facility in Alabama are assembling the new cherubs for the Taylor Park fountain. Cast in aluminum from the original molds, the three cherubs are … Read more

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DAIRYING: Farmers plead for fairness

BURLINGTON — Milk testing and the control it gives Dairy Farmer’s of America (DFA) and Dairy Marketing Services (DMS) over farmers’ milk checks took center stage Thursday at a fairness hearing held here in U.S. District Court. Specifically, the hearing … Read more

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Peter J.R. Martin is seen with blood on his shirt in this video image from June 11, 2014, when he was arrested for disorderly conduct.

COURT: Lawyer refuses to make apology

ST. ALBANS — A refusal to apologize to police brought local attorney Peter J.R. Martin back before a criminal court judge on Tuesday. In December, Martin, who is in his mid-70s, pled no contest to a disorderly conduct charge and … Read more

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