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Construction season arrives with projects

ST. ALBANS — More big changes are in store for the landscape of downtown St. Albans, including streetscaping for the easternmost block of Lake Street, a hotel, new sidewalks, curbs bike lanes and paving for some of the city’s busiest … Read more

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Testing the waters

FAIRFIELD —Abstract painter Gail Salzman looks to water for sources of inspiration. Her ability to tap into that reservoir branched out when earlier this year she had the good fortune to attend a coveted artist-in-residency program. The program was funded … Read more

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Linda Ryan, left, who served as executive director at Samaritan House for 11 years, is transitioning out of the role in the coming year as Joe LeClair, right, a St. Albans natice and Essex resident fills the role. They are seen here Tuesday at Tim’s House on Kingman Street in front of a donor’s placard in the main lobby.

Samaritan House moving toward new leadership

ST. ALBANS – Samaritan House, Inc., the non-profit organization that provides shelter and housing services to individuals and families in Franklin and Grand Isle counties, is undergoing a change in leadership. Executive director Linda Ryan, who has served the organization … Read more

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CRIME: Cops recover stolen goods worth $100K

ENOSBURGH — A series of search warrants have led to the recovery of well over $100,000 in stolen ATVs, motorcycles, tools and other items, including a Hot Wheels collection valued at $40,000. The investigation centered on three local men: Christopher … Read more

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Policing by the numbers

ST. ALBANS — Law enforcement officers and community members are having conversations about crime statistics. The aim: increased police efficiency in St. Albans City and Town. Since October, the St. Albans Police Department (SAPD), city and town administrators and representatives … Read more

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The Strongs and Albericos have come to all five of the St. Albans Recreation Department's St. Patrick's Day Parades.  Shown here, left: Kari Strong, of Fairfax, with her son, Jackson, and daughter, Finley. At right Abby Alberico, of Alburgh, with her daughter, Anna, and son, Mac.

Bit o’ the Irish

ST. ALBANS CITY —The Main Street and Taylor Park area came alive with green in anticipation of the fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebration Thursday evening. For some the event organized by the St. Albans City Recreation Department … Read more

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People gather to await the arrival of a train at the Alburgh railroad station. The stationhouse, which burned in 1904, was replaced with a two-story building.

All aboard for Alburgh

ST. ALBANS — During the second half of the 19th Century competition among the nation’s rapidly growing railroads altered the landscape nationally and here in Vermont. Local architect and historian Laz Scangas spoke last Thursday about how the drive to … Read more

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Jedd Kettler, a woodworker by trade, plays electric guitar and sometimes sings background for some of the songs. Kettler and Maddox are both former members of the band Farm.

Enosburg rock band tunes up for climb

ENOSBURG FALLS — Sometimes in old cartoons, there is a character that climbs a mountain. It has a question whose answer can only be found on the top. On the peak sits a guru with the answer. The answer is … Read more

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The BFA Bobwhites celebrate a state championship in 1983, with team captain Jeff Roberts at left and goalie Mike Hodet, right. That team was led by coach Red Gendron.

BFA hockey in DNA

ST. ALBANS — On Thursday night Bellow Free Academy will be looking to capture its 17th Division I hockey state championship when it takes on Essex at Gutterson Field House. It will be the first title game for all the … Read more

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