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Free summer meals programs expand

ST. ALBANS — This summer, 24,000 free lunches were served to children in Franklin County at 28 summer meals sites, 16 of which were open anyone under age 8, according to Child Nutrition Consultant Jaime Curly at the Agency of … Read more

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Photo courtesy LIZ MURRAY, BFP/Pool photo

Former Burlington cop pleads guilty

ST. ALBANS CITY — A former Burlington police officer involved in a fatal crash pleaded guilty to two felony charges Tuesday morning. Leanne Werner, 31, faced six charges – grossly negligent operation with a fatality resulting; grossly negligent operation with … Read more

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Swanton Wind developer Ashley Belisle speaks at yesterday’s press conference, flanked by, from left, her husband and co-developer Travis Belisle, the project’s attorney, Anthony Iarrapino, and VERA Vice President Martha Staskus.

Swanton Wind files application

SWANTON — The developers behind the Swanton Wind Project announced Thursday morning they have finally submitted their application for a Certificate of Public Good from the Public Service Board (PSB). Travis and Ashley Belisle, the developers, also announced the application … Read more

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Construction continues Wednesday morning at Northwestern Medical Center.

NMC announces $2.5M capital campaign

ST. ALBANS — Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) launched a $2.5 million capital campaign on Tuesday during a luncheon at the St. Albans Museum. However, much of the event was devoted to thanking donors who have already contributed more than $2 … Read more

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Bill Cioffi speaks at his 2003 retirement party after stepping down as city manager.

Honoring William G. Cioffi

ST. ALBANS CITY — There are two plaques in St. Albans City dedicated to Bill Cioffi and a third is planned. The first is at William G. Cioffi Field on Aldis Street, which was renamed for Cioffi in 2009 in … Read more

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Andrew Schroth  sits, center, with VT EPSCoR graduate and post doctoral associates.

Researcher studies how phosphorous travels

ST. ALBANS — A University of Vermont (UVM) researcher has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study a key driver of algal blooms in the Missisquoi Bay. Andrew Schroth, an Assistant Research Professor of Geology at UVM … Read more

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Sandy Kilburn’s ties to the community of Swanton run as far back as 1939. Currently, 76-years-old, Kilburn has not slowed down, still working part-time at Champlain Housing Trust and serving on the board of NOTCH. To relax, she sips tea on her sun-lit back porch.

Seeing the best in others

SWANTON — Cupped in Sandy Kilburn’s hands is a plain rock she bought from a gift shop a while ago. For the longest time, Kilburn couldn’t figure out why she made the purchase. The stone only became significant when she … Read more

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