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Policing by the numbers

ST. ALBANS — Law enforcement officers and community members are having conversations about crime statistics. The aim: increased police efficiency in St. Albans City and Town. Since October, the St. Albans Police Department (SAPD), city and town administrators and representatives … Read more

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The Strongs and Albericos have come to all five of the St. Albans Recreation Department's St. Patrick's Day Parades.  Shown here, left: Kari Strong, of Fairfax, with her son, Jackson, and daughter, Finley. At right Abby Alberico, of Alburgh, with her daughter, Anna, and son, Mac.

Bit o’ the Irish

ST. ALBANS CITY —The Main Street and Taylor Park area came alive with green in anticipation of the fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebration Thursday evening. For some the event organized by the St. Albans City Recreation Department … Read more

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People gather to await the arrival of a train at the Alburgh railroad station. The stationhouse, which burned in 1904, was replaced with a two-story building.

All aboard for Alburgh

ST. ALBANS — During the second half of the 19th Century competition among the nation’s rapidly growing railroads altered the landscape nationally and here in Vermont. Local architect and historian Laz Scangas spoke last Thursday about how the drive to … Read more

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Jedd Kettler, a woodworker by trade, plays electric guitar and sometimes sings background for some of the songs. Kettler and Maddox are both former members of the band Farm.

Enosburg rock band tunes up for climb

ENOSBURG FALLS — Sometimes in old cartoons, there is a character that climbs a mountain. It has a question whose answer can only be found on the top. On the peak sits a guru with the answer. The answer is … Read more

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The BFA Bobwhites celebrate a state championship in 1983, with team captain Jeff Roberts at left and goalie Mike Hodet, right. That team was led by coach Red Gendron.

BFA hockey in DNA

ST. ALBANS — On Thursday night Bellow Free Academy will be looking to capture its 17th Division I hockey state championship when it takes on Essex at Gutterson Field House. It will be the first title game for all the … Read more

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Franklin firefighter Howard Deuso has been in charge of the maple glazed cinnamon buns for the past 19 years at the Franklin Volunteer Fire Dept. breakfast at Franklin Elementary.

FRANKLIN: That’s a big breakfast

FRANKLIN — Franklin’s fire department was host for another successful pancake breakfast on Sunday, with 1,600 in attendance. This was the 22nd year the fire department held the fundraiser, which typically brings in $10,000 to $12,000 for the department, said … Read more

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Kathryn Battles Schmidlen, a licensed mental health counselor and alcohol and drug abuse counselor, plans to open her own art therapy practice in St. Albans, with a focus on ceramics.  Here she poses with her dogs at her St. Albans home.

The art of healing

ST. ALBANS — Therapy can take on many forms. Some people like to sit down with a psychotherapist and have a conversation. Others prefer owning a therapy dog to achieve balance in their lives. Kathryn Schmidlen, a dual licensed alcohol … Read more

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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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