The Energizer plant has a tentative purchaser almost two years after its close in Sept. 2013.

Buyer found for Energizer

ST. ALBANS TOWN — After almost two years on the market, the Energizer building has a tentative buyer. Listing agent Yves Bradley of Pomerleau Real Estate in Burlington confirmed for the Messenger Tuesday that Patrick Malone of Malone Properties had … Read more

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Workers from the Connor Group begin taking down the Owl Club building Tuesday morning.

DEVELOPMENT: Ruling topples Owl Club

ST. ALBANS — With a favorable decision from the Vermont Environmental Court on Friday, the Connor Group this morning began demolishing the former Owl Club and historic John Smith home on Maiden Lane. Neighbors Sue and Mark Prent and Peter … Read more

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Margaret Timmins of Burlington has a little taste of maple syrup in Taylor Park on Saturday during the 49th annual Vermont Maple Festival.

Maple good weekend

ST. ALBANS — Threats of rain didn’t keep the crowd away from the 49th annual Vermont Maple Festival. Politicians, local leaders, Franklin County residents and many visitors from Vermont and beyond came out this weekend for the pancake breakfast, maple … Read more

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Henry Marckres, of the Agency of Agriculture, Farms and Markets, tastes a sample of Dark Color – Robust Taste maple syrup in the Bellows Free Academy cafeteria Thursday. Marckres and seven other judges conducted the Vermont Maple Syrup and Maple Products Contest, the winners of which will be announced at the Vermont Maple Barbeque Saturday evening.

Bursting with maple

ST. ALBANS — It may sound blissful to consume maple sugar for six hours, but it can become a little hard on the stomach. “You have plenty,” said Henry Marckres of the Agency of Agriculture, Farm and Markets. Marckres and … Read more

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Cathy Branon of Sheldon makes maple fudge in the Bellows Free Academy kitchen Thursday evening that will be sold in the Vermont Maple Store throughout the weekend.

Maple Festival begins

ST. ALBANS — One lane of Main Street blocked by vendors, a carousel in Taylor Park and the sweet aroma of syrup and sugar can only mean one thing: the Vermont Maple Festival is here. The 49th annual event was … Read more

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Several-month-old goats look out from their stall at Boston Post Dairy in Enosburgh on Wednesday. The farm is in the midst of kidding season, which is a busy but admittedly adorable time of year.

Taking care of the kids

ENOSBURGH — Caring for one, two, three or even 11 kids is a serious job for any parent. Try 98 kids – albeit, goat kids – all born within days of each other. That is the task set before Theresa … Read more

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Matthew Webster is escorted into court Tuesday afternoon, where he faces charges in the September, 2013 murder of Anna Alger.

WEBSTER CASE: Defense: Murder victim at fault

ST. ALBANS — Alleged aggression on the part of the murder victim are likely to be part of the defense when accused murderer Matthew Webster goes to trial this summer. Webster, 31, of Swanton, has been charged with second-degree murder … Read more

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St. Albans City Director of Planning and Development explains the city's plans for a Federal Street connector to visiting legislators and Agency of Transportation officials on Wednesday at the New England Central Railroad headquarters on Federal Street.

Transportation: Roundabout best option for Exit 19

ST. ALBANS — The highly accident-prone intersection at Exit 19, which on an average has more than 30,000 vehicles pass through it daily, suffered from the state’s previous approach to road improvements. That was the assessment of Catherine Dimitruk, executive … Read more

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