Jason Gagne listens to testimony in Franklin County Superior Court on Thursday.

Man who pursued couple re-convicted of DUI

ST. ALBANS CITY — A St. Albans man convicted of reckless endangerment and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon added another conviction to his record Thursday: driving under the influence. It is a charge of which Jason L. Gagne, 39, … Read more

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Vermont Health Commissioner Harry Chen introduces the concept 3-4-50, a way to describe the impact of chronic diseases on Vermonters, to the Franklin Grand Isle Community Partnership Wednesday morning.

Commissioner pitches healthy formula

ST. ALBANS — The Vermont Dept. of Health has come up with a simple concept, 3-4-50, to describe the impact chronic disease has on Vermonters and the link between behavior and health consequences. Health Commissioner Harry Chen introduced the idea … Read more

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Aaron Shepard of NWSWD describes how home food waste pickup is coming to St. Albans City.

Home composting comes to the city

ST. ALBANS CITY — Residents can now sign up for a residential compost pick-up program piloted by the Northwest Vermont Solid Waste Management District (NWSWD).   Recently awarded a $75,000 grant from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources to run … Read more

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Work is coming to a close on new sidewalks and curbs for Lake Street.

City construction coming to a close

ST. ALBANS CITY — With fall shading into winter, construction on St. Albans City’s roads and sidewalks is coming to a close for the season. The final basecoat paving of the uppermost block of Lake Street will be done today. … Read more

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Working with Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologist Bernie Pientka, MVU students gather stunned fish from the South Branch of the Trout River in Montgomery.

Teaching as they learn

SWANTON — It’s a truism amongst educators that all students learn differently. Yet schools have struggled with how to meet the diverse learning needs of students.   Missisquoi Valley Union is seeking to match the learning styles of 14 high … Read more

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Members of the FWSU study committee meet on Thursday night at BFA-Fairfax.

FWSU committee opts to do nothing

FAIRFAX — The Franklin West Supervisory Union Act 46 Study Committee met for the last time at BFA-Fairfax on Thursday night when they voted unanimously to disband after 10 months of work.   The decision came after 90 minutes of … Read more

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Taylor Newton of NRPC explains the commission's energy plan during a meeting at city hall on Thursday morning.

Wind opponents vocal at NRPC meeting

    ST. ALBANS CITY — The Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NRPC) presented its draft Regional Energy Plan to community members assembled at City Hall Thursday morning.   The NRPC has developed the plan over the past year and a … Read more

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Mike Kelly testifies about his dogs at a hearing In Highgate on Oct, 26.

Pitbulls send woman to hospital

HIGHGATE — The town selectboard heard both sides of a vicious animal attack at a public hearing Tuesday night.   A pitbull or pitbulls attacked 36-year-old Kelly Fiorini on Oct. 21. The attack sent her to Northwestern Medical Center (NMC), … Read more

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Missing evidence key to robbery case

ST. ALBANS CITY — Prosecutors have three days to locate a key piece of evidence in the case against a man who allegedly burglarized the Maple City Diner.   Police arrested Brahin Lloyd, a 28-year-old from Pennsylvania, on Aug. 19, … Read more

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Hearing process begins for Swanton Wind

MONTPELIER — The Public Service Board began its review of the Swanton Wind Project in a pre-hearing conference Monday, initiating the final regulatory process before the project can begin construction.   The board planned to schedule that process during the … Read more

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