2018 Governor Scott Discusses Issues Facing Vermonters

With a new legislative session begun on January 3,2018, many questions are on the mind and tongues of Vermonters across the state. Governor Phil Scott sat down with the The Bridge to discuss several issues confronting his office, the legislature, and the voting public in the new year. Excerpts from that interview follow here: On […]

Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman Talks Marijuana and Legalization

With the 2018 legislative session underway, marijuana legalization is once more at the top of the to-do list, with some form of legalization expected to pass within the first few months. In support, Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman and a coalition of cannabis reform groups, medical marijuana patients and caregivers, farmers, and local business representatives are […]

Five Great Area Soups to Warm the Core

by Mike Dunphy Does soup ever taste better than when the temperature turns breath into icicles? Perhaps that’s because warmth always feels better coming from the inside out rather than the outside in. In the midst of the current Arctic blast, area chefs are turning up the heat on the stoves and Crock-Pots, cooking up […]

Local Legislators Share their Wish Lists for 2018

As the Vermont General Assembly gathers for the new session, representatives arrive with a lengthy wish list, from minimum wage to paid family leave to school staffing to tax reform to marijuana legalization. What lies at the top, however, depends upon the representative. The Bridge sat down with Washington County’s and Montpelier’s representatives and senators […]

JANUARY 4 – JANUARY 17

Two Thousand and Froze to Death

This morning, in Nome, Alaska, it’s 17 degrees Fahrenheit. Fairbanks is at 8, while in Skagway, Alaska, it’s 38 and raining. Meanwhile, where I’m writing from, Tunbridge, Vermont, the outside air temperature is minus 13. In this screwy climate change world of ours, I could go to Barrow, Alaska, deep inside the Arctic Circle, in […]