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WATER/WASTEWATER: City, Town talks to be open

ST. ALBANS — The St. Albans City Council will appoint two or three of its members to meet with two St. Albans Town selectmen and discuss the town “buying in” to the city’s wastewater infrastructure. The council listened to the … Read more

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A package of Suboxone for one 8 mg sublingual strip as shown during a recent interview in St. Albans. Suboxone, or a combination buprenorphine and the opiate blocker naloxone, is a opiate-based drug used in conjunction with counseling for medication-assisted-treatment (MAT) for opiate addiction.

Going to the MAT: The messy world of drug treatment

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ST. ALBANS — Addiction is not clean, straightforward or pretty. Picture a 10-year-old sipping her first alcoholic beverage with her mom and then, three years later, popping her first pill. That’s a quick look at the childhood of St. Albans … Read more

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The sketch above shows how the completed renovation will look, with the new building on the right.

More changes planned as NMC renovations continue

ST. ALBANS — With one construction project nearing completion, leaders at Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) are hoping to begin another before the year is out. The new $31 million project will include the construction of a two-story medical office building … Read more

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Anna Brouillette, left, and Erin Murray, right, post for the camera by the radar base in St. Albans Town last Friday. The two women, who are college juniors from Essex, are trying to visit all 251 Vermont towns as part of the project, “For the Love of Vermont.”

For love of Vermont

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Women trek, click all across the state ST. ALBANS — You may have noticed two women posing for a camera, one holding up a peace sign and the other a thumbs up, in a number of Franklin County locations recently. Various … Read more

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Visible above are some of the cornfields on Hathway Point Road from which water has flooded neighboring homes shown on the right side of the picture. A ditch is visible along the tree line. Water flows along that ditch, then across the space between the two homes and into a culvert under Hathaway Point Road.

ST. ALBANS BAY: Best intentions ditched

Farmland runoff raises questions ST. ALBANS — Despite two years of conversation, when it comes to agriculture and water quality, progress on the ground remains hard to see. That is especially true on the Hathaway Point where more than 50 acres … Read more

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LAW ENFORCEMENT: Police issue cellphone warning

Local cop stops: 100 since Jan. ST. ALBANS — The state’s law prohibiting driving while using a cell phone, known as distracted driving, has been in place for a year, but law enforcement officers are still seeing and stopping drivers … Read more

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Dorey Demers, standing in downtown St. Albans, urges Franklin and Grand Isle county residents to rise. The director of RiseVT, is also among those who have taken part in and signed up to benefit from the new local, healthy -- and free – initiative.

HEALTH & WELLNESS: RiseVT wants you

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Director explains initiative, plans ST. ALBANS — Adults of the world, let’s face it: staying in shape and making healthy choices aren’t the two easiest things to do on top of working one or more jobs, taking care of children, keeping … Read more

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