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Swanton voters to decide on new public safety building
Swanton, VT – When the polls open across Vermont for Town Meeting Day, voters in Swanton Village will decide on arguably the biggest public safety project of the year. Article 6 on the Swanton Village ballot is a nearly $15 million dollar bond vote for a new police and fire building, as village workers argue their departments have outgrown their current facility. The building they’re in now houses not only the police and fire departments, but also the Swanton electric and public works departments.
St. Pierre storms to American record, gold medal at World Athletics Indoor Championships
Elle St. Pierre set another American record on Saturday. And this record-breaking run produced a first for the Vermont native: She's now a world champion. The 29-year-old from Montgomery uncorked a blistering kick on the bell lap of the 3,000 meters to out-duel two-time world champion Gudaf Tsegay and claim the gold medal at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
Cambridge man charged with violating abuse prevention order
CAMBRIDGE — A local man was charged with violating an abuse prevention order after allegedly contacting a person he was ordered to avoid, authorities said Friday. Vermont State Police reported that Seth Russin, 27, of Cambridge, breached a Temporary Order for Relief from Abuse around 7:47 p.m. Thursday by reaching out via cell phone to an individual he was prohibited from contacting.
North Country Union earns stressful win over Enosburg Falls
North Country Union finally found a way to top Enosburg Falls 48-40 at North Country Union High on March 1 in Vermont girls high school basketball action. In recent action on Feb. 24, North Country Union faced off against Lyndon Institute and Enosburg Falls took on Middlebury on Feb. 19 at Middlebury High School.
Police say a former employee robbed a Saint Albans KFC the night after being fired
Saint Albans Town, VT- A Saint Albans man has been arrested in connection to a burglary at a KFC that happened overnight on Feb. 20., and police say he worked at the restaurant until he was fired hours before the incident. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a report the next...
Home tour of the week: A $579,900 home in Milton with a kitchen with granite countertops
This colonial style home in Milton has an open floor plan with a eat-in kitchen and dining area. The living room has large windows that let in natural light and french doors that lead to the deck in the backyard. Bedrooms: 3. Bathrooms: 2 (1 full, 1 three-quarter) Price: $579,900.
Joe Biden approves disaster declaration for Vermont’s December flooding
Municipalities in seven counties now qualify for 75% federal reimbursement to cover costs associated with flood recovery. Read the story on VTDigger here: Joe Biden approves disaster declaration for Vermont’s December flooding.
Today the gas price is close to $3.29 in Swanton as of 2024-03-04. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.352, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
Wayward strays keep new Morristown dog catcher busy
A retired Stowe cop who now serves as a desk officer with the Morristown Police Department has stepped into the role of canine catcher. Read the story on VTDigger here: Wayward strays keep new Morristown dog catcher busy.
Pilot project to treat PFAS at Vermont landfill malfunctions
NEWPORT, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont’s only landfill has a leachate leak. The incident involves a pilot project aimed at treating the dangerous array of chemicals known as PFAS. It’s a setback in Vermont’s fight against toxic “forever chemicals.”. “The chief of one of the divisions within...
Q&A: Hecker, O’Brien, Steady and Stout vie for Milton Town School District one and three year board seats
As Town Meeting Day approaches, the future of the Milton Town School District's school board hinges on the choices between candidates Emily Hecker and Scott O’Brien for the one-year seat, and Nathan Steady and Karen Stout for the three-year term. The Independent sent each candidate a list of questions,...
The coldest February in Franklin County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Vermont businesses gearing up with limited-time eclipse offers
As April 8 fast approaches, businesses are getting ready for the total solar eclipse with special limited-time offers. In Saint Albans, 14th Star Brewing Co. is whipping up a special IPA for the big day. "We get a lot of people from out of state that want that Vermont experience,...
Bakersfield woman cited for cashing stolen checks in Richford
RICHFORD — Troopers from the St. Albans barracks responded to a report of stolen checks on Feb. 5 at around 12:08 p.m. and subsequently cited a Bakersfield woman for false pretenses. Investigations revealed that Olivia Ovitt, 27, cashed two checks from accounts to which she had no legal rights.
Is it ever too early for a creemee?
JERICHO, Vt. (WCAX) - Sweet tooths rejoice! Creemee season started early this year. Palmer Lane Maple in Jericho typically starts serving up soft-serve in mid-March. But recent warm weather tempted the owners to open up shop a few weeks sooner. Surprised locals navigated the still-snowy ground in pursuit of a...
Richford squeezes past Bellows Falls
Richford topped Bellows Falls 40-38 in a tough tilt on March 2 in Vermont girls high school basketball. In recent action on Feb. 22, Richford faced off against Williamstown and Bellows Falls took on White River Valley on Feb. 22 at Bellows Falls High School. This news brief was powered...
Maine vs. UMass-Lowell: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch
America East play features the Maine Black Bears (14-16, 6-9 America East) at home against the UMass-Lowell River Hawks (20-8, 11-4 America East) on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 6:00 PM ET. Maine won its most recent game against Albany (NY), 74-71 in OT, on Saturday. Peter Filipovity led the...
Fairfax family among those welcoming leap day babies
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Babies born on this-- or any-- leap day will only celebrate their actual birth dates every four years!. Little Carlo Fantoni was born on this leap day at 6:32 a.m. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Parents Alexis and Daniel Fantoni are from Fairfax....
Richford, March 02 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Bellows Falls Union High School basketball team will have a game with Richford Jr-Sr High School on March 02, 2024, 13:00:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Local Fairfield Children Win Knights of Columbus 'Keep Christ in Christmas' Poster Contest
The Knights of Columbus Council #297 in St. Albans, Fairfield, and East Fairfield recently conducted their annual Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest for 2023-2024. The contest invites children aged 5 to 14 to create a poster about what Christ means to them at Christmas. This year, the council received 21 entries from various sources including St. Albans Atrium, Fairfield religious education class, and a homeschool group.