Travis Merritt

COURT: Suspect admits robbing banks

ST. ALBANS — Travis Merritt, 33, of High Street in St. Albans, has been formally arraigned on federal charges of robbing a federally insured bank. According to an affidavit from FBI agent William G. McSalis, Merritt confessed to two robberies … Read more

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ST. ALBANS CITY: Citizens tackle bank robber

ST. ALBANS CITY — Police arrested a man who attempted to rob the People’s United Bank on North Main Street Thursday afternoon. The alleged robber, Travis Merritt, 33, of 56 High St. in St. Albans, was stopped by the bank … Read more

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A skidder, resembling a squid, pulls low quality beech trees inside the St. Albans Town Forest.

Toward a diverse & resilient forest

ST. ALBANS TOWN — The St. Albans Town Forest has existed as public land since 1953 when the first of three lots was purchased, designated by the town selectboard and approved by Perry Merrill of Vermont Forest, Parks and Recreation … Read more

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Johnny Ireland is a recipient of several packets of Page’s Seeds. Ireland is taking part in the Seeds For Growth project, where residents can pick up seeds to garden with. Project participants must pledge to give one-third of their produce to Northwest Family Foods.

Planting seeds for growth

ST. ALBANS — Last year, Johnny Ireland, 9, wanted to run a pumpkin pie business and make enough money to buy some toys. Thanks to the donation of pumpkin seeds by the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery store, Swanton resident Andrew … Read more

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Runners climb that last incline of Heartbreak Hill during the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday.

A good day for running

BOSTON — Just before the first of four 9,000-person waves started running the 2014 Boston Marathon, the race announcer told the crowd, “We are taking back our race today, ladies and gentlemen.” Runners, spectators, and a whole lot of police … Read more

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The suspect is seen in this video camera image leaping onto a teller’s desk to take money from a drawer. It is the second
Franklin County bank robbery in the past week.

ST. ALBANS CITY: Bank holdup 2nd in week

ST. ALBANS CITY — In what may be a pattern, Franklin County on Monday had its second bank robbery within a week. A lone robber entered the People’s United Bank on the corner of Main and Brainerd streets in St. … Read more

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The charred remains of what aviation officials are calling a single-seat experimental plane rest in the northbound land of Interstate 89.

Light plane catches fire, comes down on Interstate

HIGHGATE — The charred remains of what aviation officials are calling a single-seat experimental plane rest in the northbound land of Interstate 89 in Highgate on Friday afternoon. Authorities said the pilot bailed out safely and was located on Frontage … Read more

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A firefighter searches for the last remaining embers inside a sugarhouse at 109 Woods Hill Rd. in Swanton

Swanton sugarhouse fire

Swanton – A firefighter searches for the last remaining embers inside a sugarhouse at 109 Woods Hill Rd. in Swanton early today. Swanton firefighters were joined by others from Highgate and St. Albans Town to battle the blaze that destroyed … Read more

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