Chaland Liziewski (left) and Branden Mays battle on behalf of Team Mystic at the Pokemon gym located at the Fiddlehead Dental stegosaurus on Congress Street Saturday morning.

Pokemon Go draws players downtown

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ST. ALBANS – Taylor Park in downtown St. Albans has seen an unusually high amount of foot traffic over the last three weeks. On any given afternoon, the park has been full of people of all ages playing Pokemon GO, … Read more

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The full cast rehearses a musical number for the Enosburg Opera House production of Li’l Abner.

Dirt-road hijinks come to Enosburg

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ENOSBURG FALLS — Tuesday night, across from the Bates feed store and the old railroad tracks on Depot Street, a few dozen Franklin County residents were pretending to be 20th century backcountry yokels. They were directed by Kathleen Hoffman, who, … Read more

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The sun sets on Missisquoi Bay July 17 in this photo by George Ouellette.

Study: Water quality has economic impact

SOUTH HERO — Economists from the University of Vermont (UVM) have quantified what many have long suspected – that poor water quality in Lake Champlain has an economic impact on the communities along the lake and the state as a … Read more

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Planning Commission Chair Jim Hubbard and fellow Commissioner Ross Lavoie listen to Commissioner Ed Daniel’s admission that he “goofed,” and possibly violated Open Meeting Law, during Wednesday's meeting.

Commission seeks pro-wind information

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SWANTON — The chair of the Planning Commission publicly responded to allegations that the commission violated the state’s Open Meeting Law at their monthly meeting last night, denying any legal wrongdoing and promising the commission’s deliberations would be more transparent … Read more

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The president of the non-profit Northern Greyhound Adoptions, Sue Gerry, gets a hug from a greyhound named Shockwave. Shockwave was only housed at the non-profit for a week or so, before finding a “forever home,” Gerry said.

Greyhound adoption asking for donations

FAIRFAX — A mile or so down the rocky path that is Rocky Ridge Road in Fairfax, lay 14 adoptable greyhounds, retired from their racing days and ready to find a new place to call home. Formerly located in St. … Read more

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Childcare a challenge

ST. ALBANS — Childcare specialists recommend starting to look for a suitable childcare provider as early as possible, claiming it to be the biggest stressor in the lives of soon-to-be parents. Finding care for a child with special needs can … Read more

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Phynix Donna, of Berkshire, tries his hand at blacksmithing with help from Jon Sandville of Enosburgh (left) while his father watches.

Sheldon celebrates its history

SHELDON — Hundreds turned out on Saturday for Sheldon Old Home Days, complete with parade, history exhibits, storytelling, blacksmithing, music and, of course, food. “Our history helps us to understand who we are and prepare as we look to the … Read more

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Chris LaBounty, left, sits with his wife, Colleen, and daughters Mabel, 10, and Anna, 8, on a family vacation.

Flight & family

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POZZA DI FASSA, Italy — The Torri del Vajolet stands sentry over the Val di Fassa, its limestone cliffs and pillars hanging like a white, three-fingered glove over a tiny glacial lake and alpine inn in northern Italy. Chris LaBounty … Read more

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Bryan Smith takes a shot at Champlain Country Club, the local course on which he grew up playing, during the 2015 Vermont Amateur tournament in Swanton.

Swinging to victory

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MANCHESTER, Vt. — The 14th hole at the Ekwanok Country Club slopes downward gently, lined with sand traps hugging the left side, its green guarded by a towering maple to the right of the angled fairway. St. Albans native Bryan Smith … Read more

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Highgate ponders Route 78’s future

HIGHGATE — A Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) representative explained the process of turning a state highway into a Class 1 Town Highway (C1TH) to the town selectboard Thursday. The board is looking into reclassifying a section of VT Route … Read more

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