Hockey Arena

Officials in the Vermont town of Swanton have chosen to enter into a lease for a tri-town hockey arena.

The selectboard also agreed to recommend that the towns pursue a $5 million project for a facility upgrade. That would bring the 185-foot rink to 200-foot regulation size.

Hopes of renovating the current Highgate Arena have been the talk of Swanton, Highgate and Franklin, which would share ownership.

The St. Albans Messenger reports Highgate has formally a