Travis Sweeney

Georgia man at large

A Georgia man is wanted by Vermont State Police for escape, failure to appear in court and grand larceny. Police say 29-year-old Travis W. Sweeney escaped on foot after state police, U.S. Marshals and a U.S. Border Patrol K9 unit …  Read more

Georgia's lakefront, including off Bingham Shore Road, bloomed with toxic algae on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (Photo by Emerson Lynn)

Muddy waters

On a Monday visit to Georgia Beach, the sun shimmered upon Lake Champlain. A boat eased off the dock, and waves lapped softly on the shore. You might never know there were toxins in these waters as recently as last …  Read more

Two "no smoking" signs were installed at Georgia Beach two weeks ago. (Photo by Abby Ledoux)

Beach bans

Visitors to Georgia Beach may have noticed new regulatory signs there this week. Last Monday, the selectboard unanimously adopted two ordinances officially banning smoking and dogs at the beach. Town Administrator Mike McCarthy drafted the rules, which will become effective …  Read more

Hikers pause to observe and snap a photo of the wetland vistas from the trail. (Photo by Abby Ledoux)

Into the woods

Tuesday, July 29 marked the grand opening of the newly-completed recreation trail in Georgia’s Russell Greene Natural Area at Deer Brook. Tucked behind busy Route 104A, the two-mile loop guides hikers into the woods, across bridges and boardwalk and alongside …  Read more

Georgia Food Shelf manager Jolly Bates poses for a photograph at the food shelf.  (Photo by Abby Ledoux)

Summer of giving

A Georgia resident’s online fundraising campaign has raised over $3,000 for the Georgia Food Shelf since June. In one month, 33 people pledged a total of $2,070 in online donations to Stephanie Munson’s fundraiser. Food shelf organizer Jolly Bates estimated …  Read more

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