Becky Tharp, head of the Green Infrastructure Collaborative speaks Thursday evening at St. Albans Area Watersheld Association meeting about green stormwater infrastructure.

SAAWA learns how to reduce stormwater from homes

ST. ALBANS — Homeowners can help reduce the impact of stormwater runoff on Lake Champlain’s water quality by making their property stormwater neutral, said Becky Tharp of Lake Champlain Sea Grant at the annual St. Albans Area Watershed Association (SAAWA) … Read more

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Painter Alex Foltz, 23, of St. Albans touches up a painting in his small studio located in Just the Place on South Main Street Tuesday, a couple doors down from Artist in Residence, where his work is being featured for the month of August.

Finding art in the every day

ST. ALBANS — One of Artist in Residence’s featured artists for the month of August, Alex Foltz, 23, of St. Albans, decided to forgo a formal education in art, realizing he preferred to self-teach, draw inspiration from his role models … Read more

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Ashley and Travis Belisle, the developers behind the Swanton Wind Project, listen as their attorney, Anthony Iarrapino, speaks before Wednesday evening’s presentations.

Experts on wildlife speak to commission

SWANTON — The Swanton Planning Commission heard from specialists connected to the Swanton Wind project during the commission’s Wednesday meeting. The legislature has charged local commissions with drafting plans to guide renewable energy development within their towns. Three commissioners were … Read more

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Owners of S. B. Collins and those who worked on the new building cut the ribbon on a new gas station replacing the original Clarence Brown station on Federal Street.

SB Collins re-opens iconic gas station

ST. ALBANS – A small crowd gathered on Federal Street on Friday morning to commemorate the re-opening of the Clarence Brown gas station. The station has undergone extensive renovations since 2014, including a full replacement of the building. The new … Read more

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NOTCH camp concludes with robots

SWANTON — The inaugural NOTCH Day Camp concluded Friday after two weeks of activities focusing on science and the arts. Each day featured a one-hour special activity, such as a visit from local law enforcement or a class on archery, … Read more

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Kathryn Gates, 21, of Franklin stands with the women of the Masai Tribe in Kenya during her three and a half week trip with the non-profit Global Youth Groove. The purpose of her travels was to teach music to underprivileged youth in East Africa.

Franklin woman takes musical journey through Africa

FRANKLIN — Kathryn Gates, 21, of Franklin, brought music with her in a whirlwind adventure in East Africa this summer. Gates, an aspiring music therapist, spent almost the entirety of July making melodies  with children in schools, orphanages and hospitals … Read more

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