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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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Unified in teamwork

ST. ALBANS — Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans Unified Sports players gathered at Collins-Perley Thursday, after school, to play a little floor hockey.   Unified Sports is a Special Olympics program pairing intellectually disabled athletes with mentors to play games … Read more

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Lake levels approach record lows

ST. ALBANS — With the water level in Lake Champlain reaching historic lows, a walking path has emerged between Kamp Kill Kare State Park and an island in St. Albans Bay. A few residents basked in the mid-afternoon sunshine Thursday, … Read more

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Saying good-bye to Christian

SWANTON — Friends and classmates of Christian Regan gathered at Missisquoi Valley Union (MVU) Wednesday night to remember the 14-year-old killed on Friday while riding his bicycle.   What emerged was a picture of a friendly young man prone to … Read more

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How to prevent drug abuse?

ST. ALBANS — Drug prevention was the topic of conversation at Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of St. Albans.   President Christine Stell revealed Rotary is paying for the distribution of booklets containing information on prescription drug use in … Read more

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Building a foundation for recovery

ST. ALBANS — For treatment of an opiate addiction to be successful, it has to be curtailed to the specific needs of each individual, according to Turning Point of Franklin County staff member Melinda Lussier.   As a survivor and … Read more

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Approval sought for Bay marina

ST. ALBANS — Two local businesspeople are seeking to build a new marina at St. Albans Bay.   The proposal went before the town’s Development Review Board (DRB) Thursday night with area landowners expressing comments and concerns.   The applicants, … Read more

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In Sheldon, history moves forward

SHELDON — A historic building is becoming the rapidly growing Sheldon Historical Society’s new home.   Town voters approved the purchase of the building, located at 200 Bridge Street, for the Historical Society on Town Meeting Day in March. The … Read more

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NRPC to intervene in Swanton Wind hearings

SWANTON — The Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NRPC) voted to participate in the Public Service Board (PSB)’s upcoming hearings regarding the Swanton Wind Project during the NRPC’s project review meeting Wednesday evening.   Swanton Wind submitted its application to the … Read more

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Creating art with the click of a mouse

ST. ALBANS — Born in New York City in 1948, Melvin Harris joined the Navy during the Vietnam War and spent his twenties as a private investigator before moving out to California to become an illustrator.   He spent the … Read more

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