Marijuana Bill to Piggy-back on Drug Penalty Bill 

By Micheal Bielawski MONTPELIER  – A bill intended to loosen penalties on misdemeanor drug charges will have an extra amendment that changes its dynamic just a bit, with full-scale legalization of marijuana.Sen. Jeanette White, D-Windham, offered the amendment to H.167, which passed the House last month which directs legislative counsel to study modifying penalties for small-scale […]

Be Sure To Look For the Lipstick Logo!

Downtown Montpelier is Open For Business during this summer’s construction! Montpelier Alive and the Montpelier Business Association invite you to Shop Local as our roads and sidewalks get beautified. For any questions and updates, and to receive notifications, contact the official VTrans project outreach coordinator, Francine Perkins, at 479-6994. Look for weekly updates every Thursday. […]

Julianna Baggott to Lead MFA in Writing and Publishing Program at VCFA

First Group of Full-Residency Students Slated to Graduate in May Vermont College of Fine Arts President Thomas Christopher Greene announced the appointment of Julianna Baggott as Faculty Director of the college’s relatively new (two-year) residential Master of Fine Arts in Writing and Publishing program. Baggott, who will have a full-time presence at the college, will […]

Mountain Manifesto presented by Vermonters for a Clean Environment

Photos by Iain Wallace

Brian Prendergast runs a small maple sugar house near his home on Story Road, North Middlesex. Prendergast, a graphic designer, began sugaring in 2004, when he approached nearby Rumney Memorial School, offering to provide students an opportunity to learn about sugar making. Using funds from a grant he received, Prendergast purchased the necessary equipment and […]

April 20 — May 3, 2017

Redstone? New Community Center Proposal Comes with Cost

by Michael Bielawski MONTPELIER — Community leaders took to the microphone before city council Wednesday evening to review preliminary plans for a new fitness center. So far, the top-prospect location in town is old historical structure known as the Redstone property, which may be a bit of a fixer-upper. The Redstone building most recently housed the […]