This map shows the detour plan around a closed section of Fairfield Street from April 11 to June 13. The closed section may be open for eastbound traffic only on nights and weekends.

Summer of construction

ST. ALBANS CITY — Today is the start of another summer of construction for St. Albans City residents. The work will stretch from the top of Fairfield Street west to the city line on Lake Street. Among the projects is … Read more

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Womanspeak, a play concerning the forgotten history of women’s roles in the development of the United States, is performed by a cast of 12 volunteers Wednesday in celebration of women’s history month.

Past voices, current issues

ST. ALBANS — Abigail Adams: second First Lady of the United States. Harriet Beecher Stowe: author of anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Susan B. Anthony: leader of women’s suffrage movement. Margaret Sanger: birth control activist. “Each one of them represents … Read more

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Executive editor Gary Rutkowski retires today after 42 years of service at the St. Albans Messenger.

His last headline

ST. ALBANS — After 40 years of editing the St. Albans Messenger, Gary Rutkowski is retiring as executive editor. Michelle Monroe, a longtime Messenger Staff writer, will assume the job. Rutkowski was appointed editor and general manager in 1976, when … Read more

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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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