Some of the suspects in a county-wide methamphetamine bust are shown here. Top row, from left: Alice Edwards, Emily Lussier, Janet Morell, Jennifer Combs. Second row, left to right: Jonathan Webb, Rachel Palmer, Rebecka Salls, Chad Rocheleau

Nine more arrested in county meth bust

ST. ALBANS — Vermont State Police (VSP), along with other law enforcement agencies, have arrested nine more people police say were involved in a conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Arrest warrants have been issued for three more. Those arrested are: Rachel … Read more

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Fairfield Meeting House

Community invited to dance for Meeting House

FAIRFIELD — “Let’s Dance!” – For a good cause that is. A family dance party at the Bliss Memorial Auditorium at the St. Albans Museum on Saturday February 4 from 6-9 pm, featuring live music by the Smokey Newfield Project … Read more

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Luke Loiselle Hit-and-run Vermont

Family speaks about fatality in hit-and-run

ST. ALBANS CITY — A Franklin County Superior Court judge has postponed sentencing Luke Loiselle, 31, who pleaded guilty in connection with a hit-and-run on Route 78 that took the life of 54-year-old David Miller, of Highgate, in Dec. 2015. … Read more

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Franklin recreation

Bringing wellness, fun to Franklin

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Recreation Department aims to keep locals energized in the short-term, and to keep locals local in the long-term. Nicole Tatro acts as Franklin Recreation’s community outreach coordinator. “We’re trying to bring health and wellness to make … Read more

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Joel Clark Swanton

Town writes to governor about wind

SWANTON — The Swanton Town Selectboard discussed next steps in its fight against Swanton Wind at its Jan. 17 meeting. The selectboard also appointed an interim zoning administrator, after the resignation of former zoning administrator Darlene Marrier. The Town of … Read more

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opiate addiction

‘Living that life’

Editor’s note: Danielle’s name, along with those of her family members, has been changed to provide her with anonymity. ST. ALBANS — Danielle spends less time with her five-year-old daughter Zoe than she would like as a 26-year-old self-employed mom, … Read more

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Bakersfield meth bust

‘Smurfers’ lead police to meth lab

BAKERSFIELD — Police affidavits tell the full story of a meth-manufacturing bust in Bakersfield, and provide a glimpse into the routines of those with methamphetamine addictions. Police arrested Corey and Rebecka Salls on Jan. 25. Both face two felony charges … Read more

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Promise Community Mary Pickener

Promise Community: DCF demands need coordination

SHELDON — Members of the Franklin Promise Community defended a plan to hire a service person acting as a liaison between the public, various agencies and the Department of Children and Families (DCF) at the Promise Community’s meeting Wednesday morning. … Read more

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Town selectboard sales tax

Board nixes vote on sales tax revenue

ST. ALBANS TOWN — A petition asking St. Albans Town voters if they wish to redirect the revenue from the town’s 1 percent sales tax into the general fund will not be going before voters on Town Meeting Day. The … Read more

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Taylor Swanton Citizen of the Year

Food shelf manager Citizen of the Year

SWANTON — The Swanton Chamber of Commerce presented its Citizen of the Year award to Marge Taylor during dinner at Jeff’s Maine Seafood in St. Albans Friday evening. Nearly 30 chamber, community and family members gathered to celebrate Taylor. The … Read more

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