Above is the first of three buildings comprising the Westview Condominiums located at 302, 304 and 306 South Main Street. There are a total of 45 apartments in the three buildings, each of which has its own underground parking.

Trouble dogs Westview

ST. ALBANS TOWN — From the outside Westview Condominiums located off of South Main Street makes a pretty picture. The red and light gray-colored buildings have attractive balconies, lots of greenspace surrounds them and children ride toy vehicles kept parked … Read more

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A new AT&T tower has been installed behind Maplefields by Interstate 89 Exit 19 after both the St. Albans Town Selectboard and Planning Commission requested that it be placed in an area most unobtrusive to the scenic view. The tower, managed by American Tower out of Boston, Mass., is intended to bring better cellular data and service to the St. Albans area.

AT&T tower now on high

ST. ALBANS TOWN — A 140-foot monopole intended to improve AT&T cellular locally is now up near Interstate 89 Exit 19. Located behind the Maplefields gas station off of Fairfax Road, the tower, first proposed in October 2013 and approved … Read more

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Blue-green algae is seen in Missisquoi Bay last summer in this Messenger file photo.

St. Albans Bay under alert for toxic algae

ST. ALBANS — The Dept. of Health has issued a high alert for blue-green algae in St. Albans Bay, where water quality is already being described as “disgusting” by a watershed official. The alert is the result of visual observation … Read more

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Police: Fatigued driver flips car

NORTH FAIRFAX — A woman allegedly fell asleep at the wheel on Route 104 early this morning, flipping the vehicle and sending the driver to the hospital. Sara Maginn, 47, of Burlington, was traveling northbound on Route 104 around 4:20 … Read more

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Kids rule Franklin County Field Days!

Julia Allen, 4, of West Burke, keeps a pair of oxen named Chub and Jerry in line inside the Lyndon Corey Pulling Barn. Combined, the oxen weigh 5,700 pounds.

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Hearing isn’t everything

ST. ALBANS — She may not be able to hear, but Mechelle Palmer wants the world to know: She can do whatever she sets her mind to. Palmer, a 39-year-old St. Albans resident, is deaf. She was born that way … Read more

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Kim Begnoche and Nate Messier pose with their daughters Delilah (left) and Sophia (right) and their two dogs Blitz (left) and Mya (right) during a visit to the Franklin Elementary School playground Thursday.

Going to the dogs

HIGHGATE — Perceptions of large dogs, their behavior and the degree to which they may pose a threat to others lay at the heart of a dog issue involving two Franklin County towns and neighbors now divided. Kristin Begnoche and … Read more

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Tonyiel Begnoche, 27, sits with 8-month-old son, Kayde, and his father, Ryan Trombley, 31 at the “Supper at the Spa” fundraiser in St. Albans last night. Kayde was born with chronic kidney disease, and the fundraiser was to help the couple pay for some the expenses associated with their son’s condition.

A kidney for Kayde

ST. ALBANS — A child has immense capacity to change someone’s life. And that’s just what Kayde, an eight-month-old boy, has done for parents Tonyiel Begnoche, 27, and Ryan Trombley, 31, of St. Albans. Kayde was born with chronic kidney … Read more

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