In 2002, a film shown at the St. Albans Drive-in lights up the night sky. Built in 1948, the theater is now closed.

Curtains for the drive-in

ST. ALBANS — The St. Albans Drive-in has seen its last picture show. Theater manager Anthony Gamache, who chose not to comment further, confirmed the closure this week. Built in 1948 by Harold Ryan, Sr., and his wife, Gertrude, the … Read more

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An explosion and fire at Mac’s Quick Stop on South Main Street in St. Albans left one person seriously injured this morning.

Gas explosion injures worker at quick stop

ST. ALBANS — An explosion and fire at Mac’s Quick Stop in St. Albans left a workman seriously injured this morning, according to a St. Albans City Fire Dept. report. Around 8 a.m., a male Champlain Oil Corporation (COCO) employee … Read more

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Anthony Plante, 10, right, walks with sisters Peyton, 2, center, and Hailey, 4, left, down to the beach at Lake Carmi State Park yesterday.

A lake to celebrate

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FRANKLIN — On a normal day in the Town of Franklin, cows may be easier to find than people and the roads may be filled with more tractors than cars. “It’s been kind of a silent place,” said resident Larry … Read more

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State tags troubled waters

ST. ALBANS — The Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has identified another half-mile stretch of Stevens Brook as being impaired. However, a stream in Fairfield is being removed from the state’s list of impaired waters. According to DEC, Chester … Read more

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The Shoreland Protection Act takes effect today for any Vermont landowners living on a lake 10 acres or larger.

Shoreland towns act, slowly

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ST. ALBANS — The new Shorelands Protection Act, a piece of legislation passed this past session, goes into effect today. For Franklin County residents, this means that landowners along the shores of lakes greater than 10 acres – such as … Read more

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From left to right, former Point School students Arrietta Demar, 88, Alan Elrick, 86, and Irene Quintin, 92, all stand in front of their old one-room schoolhouse in St. Albans Bay before it came down last week.

ST. ALBANS BAY: Back To School

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ST. ALBANS BAY — Alan Elrick, 86, Irene Quintin, 92, and her sister Arrietta Demar, 88, all remember: at the Point School there was a shed outside with Rocky the horse and the outhouse in it; there was a field … Read more

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From left: Julia, Madeline, and Rita Spaulding with brother P.J. in front, at their family home in Highgate.  All four of the children struggle with dyslexia.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Decoding dyslexia

HIGHGATE — Brittany Lovejoy is on a campaign to change the world for dyslexic children. All four of the children she has with husband, Jay Spaulding, have dyslexia, a hereditary learning disability that researchers believe impacts as many as one … Read more

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Like a shooting star

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ST. ALBANS — No one could have seen it coming when Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans graduate and athletic standout Connor Roberts was found hunched over in his family’s home suffering a severe heart attack just days after his 21st … Read more

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Caitlyn Abbott of St. Jacobs Animal Breeding Corp. helps showcase a dairy cow at the “Best of Both Worlds” elite cattle auction in Richford on Wednesday.

AGRICULTURE: A family affair

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RICHFORD — It was a quite a scene: lots of cows, mud, plenty of farmers, kids, food, drink, and a fast-talking auctioneer. On Wednesday, St. Jacobs Animal Breeding Corp. held its first “Best of Both Worlds” elite cattle auction at … Read more

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