Dustin Tanner is making something of himself and his life. He stands here with those who have made big differences in his journey to success. From left to right are Christine Sheldon, Dustin Tanner, Kathy Lavoie, and Mary Lynn Reid.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

Dustin Tanner is a big, gregarious man, but even the biggest need a hand sometimes. Raised by his mother, Cynthia Brady, his stepfather, Mike, in Fairfield, he had few opportunities. One advantage he did have was supportive, loving parents who … Read more

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Sen. Norm McAllister, a Republican from Highgate, walks past media into Franklin County Superior Court Friday morning to be arraigned on sex charges.

‘It’s ugly and it’s sordid’

ST. ALBANS — According to police, years of coerced sex came to light when Franklin County State Senator Norm McAllister attempted to persuade a woman to have sex with him in exchange for not evicting her son, his tenant. Court … Read more

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Richford: Stories conflict in stabbing

ST. ALBANS — Witnesses have offered police conflicting accounts of what happened at a River Street party in Richford Sunday night at which a 19-year-old was stabbed and his ex-girlfriend subsequently charged with attempted manslaughter. Judge Martin Maley reduced the … Read more

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Vermont State Police and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department vehicles sit outside the scene of a stabbing just behind Wash-and-Save on River Street in Richford Sunday.

RICHFORD: Two arrests after stabbing

RICHFORD — Police arrested a Bakersfield woman for attempted manslaughter Sunday after she allegedly stabbed her ex-boyfriend behind a Richford Laundromat. The woman’s current boyfriend was also arrested for assisting her in leaving the scene, said police. According to Vermont … Read more

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Mike Adams, an employee at St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, pulls milk from a fridge at the store.

DAIRY INDUSTRY: Crying over milk prices

ST. ALBANS — While farmers receive less for their milk, the prices consumers pay have remain high, particularly in St. Albans where the average price for a gallon of milk exceeds the national average by 59 cents. In St. Albans, … Read more

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Enosburg gets flood to-do list

ENOSBURG FALLS — The Vermont Economic Resiliency Initiative held its second community forum here Thursday night to address how local flood risks might be addressed. The projects proposed are designed to mitigate the high water risks to the town garage, … Read more

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The Energizer plant has a tentative purchaser almost two years after its close in Sept. 2013.

Buyer found for Energizer

ST. ALBANS TOWN — After almost two years on the market, the Energizer building has a tentative buyer. Listing agent Yves Bradley of Pomerleau Real Estate in Burlington confirmed for the Messenger Tuesday that Patrick Malone of Malone Properties had … Read more

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Workers from the Connor Group begin taking down the Owl Club building Tuesday morning.

DEVELOPMENT: Ruling topples Owl Club

ST. ALBANS — With a favorable decision from the Vermont Environmental Court on Friday, the Connor Group this morning began demolishing the former Owl Club and historic John Smith home on Maiden Lane. Neighbors Sue and Mark Prent and Peter … Read more

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