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Owl Club given 30 more days

ST. ALBANS CITY — On Tuesday, Vermont Environmental Court Judge Thomas Durkin ordered a 30-day stay on the demolition of the former John Smith residence in St. Albans City. The stay would allow time for an engineer with expertise in … Read more

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From left, Paul Gillies, Peter Ford, Mark Prent, Sandy Fead, Vermont Environmental Court Judge Thomas Durkin and Mike Connor inspect a room in the former Owl Club building.

Demolition plan goes to court

ST. ALBANS CITY — Vermont Environmental Court Judge Thomas Durkin toured the former Owl Club and early 1800’s Smith family homestead on Monday morning before taking testimony from witnesses at the Vermont Environmental Court in Barre in the afternoon. The … Read more

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Bess O’Brien, far left, with the stars of “The Hungry Heart” on stage at the BFA-St. Albans Performance Arts Center on
Saturday, after the documentary premiered to a packed house.

Documentary reveals struggle to help victims

ST. ALBANS — If there was ever a sign that the St. Albans community cared about drug addiction issues, it was the full house Saturday night at the BFA Performing Arts Center for the premier of “The Hungry Heart.”Bess O’Brien’s … Read more

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Steve Cushing, now president of SAAWA, stands on the Georgia Shore of St. Albans Bay during weed harvesting in the summer of 2012.

Farm backlash be damned

ST. ALBANS — Leaders of the St. Albans Area Watershed Association (SAAWA) are advocating mandatory regulation of agricultural lands with the group’s president saying it is time to set aside fears of a backlash from farmers. Lobbying for changes to … Read more

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David Southwick, the new Franklin County Chamber of Commerce executive director, answers questions about health care reform Wednesday evening at St. Albans City Hall

Health care reform obligations nearing

ST. ALBANS — Whether people like it or not, health care reform is coming and local organizations are trying to get a handle on the many questions that come with the change. Wednesday night at City Hall in St. Albans, … Read more

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St. Albans Police Chief Gary Taylor, left, with two St. Albans Police officers, make an arrest of an alleged St. Albans City drug dealer at 176 Lake St.

Key drug arrest made

ST. ALBANS — A major heroin supplier, high on a list of drug dealers sought by police, has been arrested following an auto chase that put children’s lives in danger, police said this morning. Kurt Andall, 29, of St. Albans … Read more

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Dr. Bill Roberts, of the Northwestern Intervention Pain Management practice, speaks to the media during a press conference Tuesday afternoon following a large-scale drug sweep that led to the arrests of 37 alleged drug dealers. Roberts discussed how substance abuse and addiction problems fuel crime in the area.

Facing the drug threat

ST. ALBANS — As a morning-long drug sweep wound down Tuesday, the Vermont State Police barracks was filled with the activity of about 80 law enforcement officers celebrating their efforts and congratulating each other for the operation’s success. Law Enforcement … Read more

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A St. Albans police officer and a Vermont State Police trooper bring in a suspect to the Vermont State Police Barracks in St. Albans during a drug sting this morning.

County drug sting targets 50

ST. ALBANS — Fifty area drug suspects were targeted for arrest today as part of a huge law enforcement raid being referred to by authorities as Operation Northern Lights. Vermont State Police Public Information Officer Stephanie Dasaro said the operation … Read more

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Some early fall leaves soak in a puddle that reflects St. Louis Church on Lamkin Street in Highgate. After a muggy Wednesday and a stormy
Thursday, weather has now turned back to autumn, with highs today expected in the low 60s. Temperatures should only see a modest increase this weekend, with a mix of sun and clouds.

Reflecting the season

Some early fall leaves soak in a puddle that reflects St. Louis Church on Lamkin Street in Highgate. After a muggy Wednesday and a stormy Thursday, weather has now turned back to autumn, with highs today expected in the low … Read more

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Highgate assesses waste situation

HIGHGATE — The Town of Highgate is once again considering joining the Northwest Solid Waste District (NWSWD), a possibility the selectboard looked at last year as well. Highgate, the only Franklin County community not a member of the district, is … Read more

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