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Full house for Field Band

The full assemblage of the United States Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus performs in front of an audience of over 700 at Collins-Perley Sports & Fitness Center in St. Albans Town Friday evening.

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Richford center faces loss of free building

RICHFORD — For a second time the Richford Development Review Board (DRB) has denied an application from the Cornerstone Bridges to Life Community Center to turn a funeral home into a new location for the center. “We are devastated,” said … Read more

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Jack Tremblay, right, and Charles Brooks, left, have been carpooling between St. Albans and Burlington together during the CCTA bus driver’s strike.

CCTA strike hitting home

ST. ALBANS — St. Albans resident Jack Tremblay, 41, has been taking the bus for six years. It’s cheaper than driving, convenient, and part of his workday routine. But when the Chittenden County Transportation Authority bus drivers’ strike began two … Read more

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Ashleigh Kreider, 26, left, speaks with Teknor Apex plastics plant manager Tim Melita. Kreider, who has a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of New Hampshire, said he has visited three job expos in the last week and a half after being laid off by IBM.

Jobs on exposition

The 16th annual Franklin Region Career/Job EXPO took place at Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center Thursday. About 75 businesses, schools and hiring organizations set up for browsing visitors, from hair salons and plastic manufacturers to construction companies. Their representatives … Read more

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The St. Albans Town forest is undergoing some management projects to make it more wildlife and recreation friendly. Here, green gates indicate the forest’s snowy road entrance off of French Hill Road this morning.

ENVIRONMENT: Town takes to its trees

ST. ALBANS TOWN — The 162 acres of woods atop French Hill don’t particularly stand out. They are, after all, part of an 8,000-acre forest block spanning St. Albans, Swanton and Fairfield. The clue to knowing that particular bundle of … Read more

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Inmate dies in local prison

ST. ALBANS TOWN — Vermont State Police are awaiting autopsy results in an investigation into the death of Shayn Turner, 43, an inmate at the Northwest State Correctional Facility (NSCF) on Tuesday. According to a statement from police, Turner was … Read more

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Aaron Harris, a Middlebury resident with interest in investing in local value-added products, shows off his and Fairfield farmer Gene Branon’s products.

A different kind of tap water

FAIRFIELD — For Gene Branon, there just had to be a way to save the millions of gallons of water going down the drain during the maple sugaring process Branon has been a maple-sugaring name in Vermont for seven generations … Read more

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