Drones becoming key tool for Vt. law enforcement
ROYALTON, Vt. (WCAX) - When a vulnerable person is missing, minutes can mean the difference between life and death. Along with searches on the ground, the Vermont State Police and other agencies are increasingly turning to technology in the sky to bring people to safety. One grateful Franklin County family witnessed this summer first-hand what the state’s drone team can do.
St. Albans police looking to solve rash of robberies
SAINT ALBANS TOWN, Vt. — The St. Albans Police Department is asking the public to help them solve a rash of robberies that took place over the past 10 days. Investigators said five robberies have taken place in St. Albans City from Nov. 20-29, all involving a lone male suspect.
Kittens in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in saint albans, VT?
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to saint albans..
FEMA Direct Temporary Housing available in Vermont
Vermont Business Magazine Temporary Direct Housing Assistance is available for eligible survivors of Vermont’s July 7-21 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides. Eligible families in Lamoille, Washington and Windsor counties have until January 2025 to live in the units while looking for permanent housing. The deadline is 18 months from the date of the disaster declaration in July 2023.
Rouses Point Resident Arrested for Maple Street Burglary
On November 28, 2023, Andrew P. Vincelette, a 45-year-old Rouses Point, NY resident, was arrested for second-degree burglary. This arrest was a result of a complaint made on November 13, 2023, where Vincelette was identified as the suspect who broke into a Maple Street residence.
Arrowhead Senior Center is hosting two luncheons for individuals ages 60+ this December
Are you a senior looking for company or just a place to enjoy a warm meal?. The Arrowhead Senior Center on 46 Middle Road in Milton is providing two lunches for people ages 60+ from 11:30 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Dec. 13 and Wednesday, Dec. 27. To register for the meal...
Today the gas price is close to $3.49 in Sheldon Springs as of 2023-11-30. 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 Thursday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.268 , according to AAA.
Memorial Service Held for Former Police Chief and Security Officer Killed in Line of Duty at New Hampshire Hospital
• Former police chief Bradley Haas was shot and killed while working as a security guard at New Hampshire Hospital. • A celebration of his life was held at Winnisquam High School, with a police escort bringing his remains through the city of Franklin.
Dogs Take 2 Bites Out of Chazy Hoop
Chazy, NY – The Chazy boys and girls basketball teams hosted Chateaugay for a double header on Wednesday night. Highlights from the Section 7 vs Section 10 match ups, in the video above.
Milton Police Department winter warning: Car thefts and traffic risks surge during cold months
As winter settles in, the Milton Police Department is urging residents to stay vigilant against a potential rise in car thefts and break-ins. Lieutenant Frank Scalise spoke with the Independent and shared insights into the recurring seasonal uptick, offering valuable tips for safeguarding both property and safety. “We do see...
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Shooting and Serious Crash in Franklin County, Vermont
Two incidents occurred this week in Franklin County, Vermont. In the first incident, a fatal shooting took place in Central Square, Cambridge. Two individuals were found with gunshot wounds and were transported to a Boston hospital, where one victim, a 27-year-old female, was pronounced dead. The second victim, a 26-year-old male, is currently receiving treatment for injuries. In the second incident, a woman from Franklin, Vermont, was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in Sheldon. The woman's vehicle veered into the opposing lane, left the roadway, and struck a large boulder. She was found unconscious and transported to medical centers for treatment.
Milton Town Forest trails and parking lot reopen after phase two of ADA trails project completion
At the Nov. 28 Milton Conservation Commission meeting, the Town revealed the long-anticipated reopening of the Milton Town Forest (MTF) trails and parking lot has officially taken place. The closure, initiated on Sept. 18, lasted approximately nine weeks to facilitate the completion of the second phase of the Milton Americans...
Smoking Weed is Boosting the Economy of This Vermont State County
Vermont’s legal cannabis industry is booming, and Franklin County is at the heart of this burgeoning green economy. With its fertile land, supportive community, and entrepreneurial spirit, Franklin County is poised to become a major hub for cannabis cultivation and production. The industry is already creating jobs, generating tax revenue, and attracting new businesses to the region.
More snow for some
After heavy snow knocked out power to over 35,000 customers, more tranquil weather is settling in. Still, lake-enhanced snow will drop a few inches of dry snow across the Adirondacks and Green Mountains through Tuesday evening. Slippery travel is expected in spots, especially in the mountains where the snow will...
Chilly, few snow showers Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday afternoon will be cold and breezy, with highs only reaching the low 30s. Lots of clouds will stick around. A round of lake-enhanced snow showers will continue into Tuesday night, dropping a couple inches of accumulation for the Green Mountains and Adirondacks. Slippery travel is expected in spots, especially...
Weekly Safety Report: St. Albans City, Vermont - Robbery at Convenience Store and Plans for Joint Police Department
St. Albans police are searching for a suspect involved in a robbery at the Breakyard Convenience Store on Jan. 17. The suspect, described as a male with a medium build, entered the store wearing a distinctive red and black winter jacket. In other news, plans are underway for a joint police department in St. Albans, with discussions on how to fund the approximately $4.8 million cost. The current coverage by the Franklin County sheriff will change next year.
Grand Isle Port Commission awards $4.3M repair contract
The Grand Isle Port Commission award a $4.3 million contract to Sea Level Construction for the pier and bulkhead project. The project will consist of repairing the pier and bulkhead along Bayou Rigaud on both the east and west end of the GIPC commercial dock area. The GIPC commercial dock is located on the bay side of Grand Isle.
Unraveling the Enigma of Berkshire's Lost Village: The Tale of Berkshire Center
Deep within the verdant landscape of Berkshire lies a mystery that has captivated locals and historians for generations. The lost village of Berkshire Center, once a vibrant community, now exists only in whispers of the past. Its remnants—a desolate schoolhouse, a quiet cemetery, and the ghostly outlines of cellar holes—are the sole witnesses to its former existence. The allure of Berkshire Center's elusive past has kept its story alive as a local legend, echoing the fates of many forgotten settlements.
Weekly Safety Report: Armed Robbery and Facebook Crypto Scam Impact Orleans County, Vermont
The incidents bookmarked for the weekly safety report in Orleans County, Vermont include an armed robbery in downtown Lowell and a Facebook crypto scam in Newport. The Lowell Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect involved in the armed robbery, which occurred on November 11. The suspect is believed to have used a knife during the robbery and has a distinctive tattoo on his neck. In the Facebook crypto scam, the victim's account was hacked, and scammers posted daily updates claiming she was selling cryptocurrency. Friends and family were almost conned into investing money with the scammers.
'Go-getter': Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi elects Brenda Gagne to lead as new chief
SWANTON ― Right after she won the election on Sunday, Nov. 12, to be the new chief of the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi, Brenda Gagne started getting the same question over and over: Now that she was chief, was she going to step down from leading Circle of Courage, an after-school program for at-risk, mostly Abenaki kids?