The Highgate selectboard discusses how to address the town's capital needs. From left: Chris Yates and Paulette Tatro.

HIGHGATE: Board reacts to capital cuts

HIGHGATE — On Town Meeting Day, voters here cut $400,000 from the proposed General Fund budget, removing funds the selectboard requested to support a newly adopted capital improvement plan. On Thursday night, the board discussed voters’ actions and how to … Read more

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Police close in on B&E cases

BAKERSFIELD — At least seven Vermont State Police cruisers or other police vehicles parked outside a rural home here Wednesday morning as authorities worked to solve a string of burglary crimes. A search warrant was presented to the occupant of … Read more

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A mother brings along her little ones to vote Tuesday for Town Meeting Day. The big-ticket items on St. Albans City’s ballot were for school unification and the allocation of $4.9 million for sidewalks of which both were approved.

FCSU & ACT 46: New day in local ed.

ST. ALBANS — The proposed merger of the four school districts operated by Fairfield, St. Albans City and St. Albans Town met with overwhelming approval in all three towns on Tuesday. St. Albans Town voters approved the merger, 1,090-645. Fairfield … Read more

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In their request for project development, Recurrent Energy is proposing making the lower Swanton dam hydroelectric, with all of the construction on the side of the dam overlook. The damaged sluiceway, located on the other side of the river, would be fixed before any future developments began, according to the Swanton Village’s manager.

Swanton: Hydro eyed at village dam

SWANTON VILLAGE — The village’s board of trustees has received a project bid to produce electricity and construct a fish passage at the lower Swanton dam. The dam, part of the village landscape since 1920, has been the subject of … Read more

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Tyson Moulton, the facilities director for Northwestern Medical Center, brings the District 6 Environmental Commission around the campus Friday to point out where the additions and renovations will take place in the hospital’s site plan.

ACT 250: State’s regulators review NMC plan

ST. ALBANS — The Northwestern Medical Center’s (NMC) $32 million expansion plan went under state review by the District 6 Environmental Commission at a hearing Friday morning. A number of topics, including storm water management, traffic, and sidewalks were raised … Read more

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ST. ALBANS CITY: Early morning blaze

ST. ALBANS CITY — An overnight blaze destroyed one home on Walnut Street and seriously damaged another. Firefighters were still on the scene of the fire at 65 Walnut St. this morning where the blaze destroyed a vacant home with … Read more

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Students must work together and lift one foot at a time, in sync, to cross the finish line and beat their competitors in this team building challenge during St. Albans Town Educational Center’s assembly Friday. From left: Kate Reilly, Jocelyn Chun, C.C. DeLauriers and Teagan Shoram.

PAWS-itively perfect

ST. ALBANS — Students at St. Albans Town Educational Center (SATEC) dressed up in either red, yellow, blue or green to show class pride at a school assembly Friday. Shouting and doing the wave from the bleachers, students cheered their … Read more

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Senior Eddie Branon pedals away on the stationary smoothie bike to mix the ingredients as Michael Moretti of RiseVT holds down the blender on the bike rack.

EDUCATION: Pedaling health

ST. ALBANS — A student hopped on the lime green and turquoise bike and pumped the pedals, trying to spin the back wheel as fast as possible. Sophomore Christian Rocki wasn’t trying to go anywhere. In fact, the front wheel … Read more

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