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New recycling recommendations leave questions

ST. ALBANS — With recyclables to be banned from landfills in 2015 and organic waste to be banned in 2020 under Act 148, Vermont officials must now determine how to create effective and efficient collection systems for those materials. Earlier … Read more

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ST. ALBANS TOWN: Board resolute on police

ST. ALBANS — The town selectboard members Monday reiterated their positions regarding the police services contract, an issue that is up for an advisory vote in two weeks. Selectboard member Steve Coon began the discussion saying information coming out of … Read more

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Congress faces ag. deadline

ST. ALBANS — Lawmakers have until the end of the year to pass a new Farm Bill or a law originally passed in 1949 will take effect, dramatically raising milk prices for consumers. This is the exact same situation Americans … Read more

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Prison pop. still growing

ST. ALBANS — Despite efforts to increase use of court diversion, reparative boards and other alternatives to incarceration, Vermont’s prison population is increasing, with the state still sending 400 to 500 prisoners to facilities operated for profit by the Corrections … Read more

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Derrick D. Jones, 30, seen left, of St. Albans City, was charged with attempted second-degree murder Monday in the stabbing of Alex Rodriguez.

Suspect denies witness accounts of stabbing

ST. ALBANS — A city man accused of stabbing another man multiple times pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of attempted second-degree murder. Derrick D. Jones, 30, of Lake Street in the city, appeared Monday before Judge Martin A. … Read more

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Mike Connor of Connor Group LLC is sworn in prior to testifying about the Owl Club/Smith House before the Vermont Environmental Court Tuesday. Testimony was taken at the Franklin County Superior Courthouse on Church Street in St. Albans.

Smith House hearing held

ST. ALBANS — The fate of the former Owl Club and Smith Homestead was once again before the Vermont Environmental Court Thursday. Testimony focused on the economic feasibility of preserving the Smith House, the brick portion of the Owl Club … Read more

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Board fires salvo at police

ST. ALBANS — Selectboard members Wednesday evening for the first time publicly expressed their dissatisfaction with the current police services contract with St. Albans City. That contract has two, one year extension options, but the board is also asking voters … Read more

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