St. Albans City Director of Planning and Development Chip Sawyer talks about the Taylor Park fountain at a meeting at Barlow Street School Tuesday night.

Park fountain plans begin to take shape

ST. ALBANS CITY — As the conversation continues about Taylor Park’s fountain restoration, city and St. Albans Rotary Club officials are firming up design plans and emphasizing the need for robust fundraising. A new development in both is a proposed … Read more

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Steve Gagner, Army Captain and owner of 14th Star Brewery in St. Albans. Steve has served in both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, participating in some of the heaviest fighting the Vermont brigade saw during their deployment in 2010.

14th Star looks to 2015

ST. ALBANS — Steven Gagner, a captain in the Vermont National Guard’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, oversees the operations of specialists who would assist various agencies around the region in the event of a specialized weapon-of-mass destruction … Read more

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This courtesy photo shows Michael McMurphy and his wife, Maureen, recently. McMurphy grew up in Richford.

Born in Richford, knighted in France

RICHFORD — Michael McMurphy was pretty much just a regular kid growing up in Richford in the 1950s and 60s. It is well beyond doubtful that anyone could have predicted his knighthood. One of four children to parents Allen and … Read more

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Kristin Prior is still setting up her new office on the second floor of the new state office building on Federal Street.

Moving days

ST. ALBANS CITY — Employees from the state office building on Houghton Street will complete their move to their new $8.6 million home on Federal Street this weekend. Movers were to transport desks, tables, file cabinets and other items on … Read more

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A car passes through the Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru at the Jolley Store on Route 104 in St. Albans. Planning for a crosswalk between the store and Collins Perley Sports and Fitness Center is underway.

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY: Crosswalk possible by spring

ST. ALBANS TOWN — Following many months of waiting, officials here are now seeing movement from the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) on a crosswalk project on Route 104 at the Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center Complex. The area, … Read more

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Dennis Getty slices ham under the watchful gaze of Mary Guyette at the Franklin County Senior Center on Monday for the center's annual New Year's Eve lunch.

Golden anniversary for senior center

ST. ALBANS — The Franklin County Senior Center served its first holiday meal on Thanksgiving Day in 1967. Although 18 people had signed up, 10 attended: Mr. and Mrs. John Hojaboom, Mr. and Mrs. William Young, Mrs. C.E. Sabins, Mrs. … Read more

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Cars speed by Colonial Mart on Route 7 Monday, where a pedestrian was hit by a car Saturday evening.

Pedestrians at risk

ST. ALBANS TOWN — Cars whizzed along Route 7-North Monday under a harsh, blinding afternoon sun. One truck driver pulled in aggressively to Colonial Mart without checking his surroundings while another small car sped up the exit lane of Walmart. … Read more

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Firefighters from St. Albans City and Town battle to put out a fire at 14 Stebbins St. Sunday evening. The fire, deemed accidental, was started when a power line was inadvertently severed, starting a blaze in both the building and an RV left on the property, shown below.

Firemen suppress city blaze

ST. ALBANS CITY — A fire on Stebbins Street Sunday evening left 1,800 St. Albans City residents without power for two hours, according to the St. Albans Fire Dept. A passing motorist reported a fire within a recreational vehicle at … Read more

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Jes Stumpf poses at the Round Table Bakery in St. Albans City, where she spoke about being a surrogate mother.

Surrogate mom gives gift of life

ST. ALBANS — Jes Stumpf considers herself very lucky to have her own children but knows many prospective parents struggle. When one of the St. Albans resident’s close friends suffered several consecutive miscarriages, she considered being a surrogate for her, … Read more

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Clinical Medical Assistant Training Program student Haley Vezina, 21, of St. Albans takes the pulse of her peer, 28-year-old Anna Potapova, a Burlington resident originally from Russia.

Renewed learning

ST. ALBANS — On a recent Tuesday night, classrooms of 10 or 15 adults pored over medical textbooks, practiced giving injections to a clementine, took each others’ pulse, and set up for a blood draw in the back of a … Read more

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