Photo by Carla Occaso

‘Smart Meter’ Trials Planned

by Ed Sutherland MONTPELIER — Aside from finding a parking place in downtown Montpelier, the biggest hassle for motorists can be dealing with the parking meter. Since the first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City back in 1935, the ‘no-armed bandit’ has changed little. Now, however, Montpelier officials are looking to update parking control […]


Barre’s “Baba Marie” Nurtures Newcomers in Need

by Emily Kaminsky Marie Bevington is always smiling. She’s mild-mannered, caring and curious. She is perhaps one of the most kind-hearted, generous people I have ever met. She has lived in Barre City for decades, but she is not from here. Bevington, who turned 82 this month, came to the United States in 1956 when […]

Tom McKone. Photo courtesy of Wayne Fawbush

Kellogg-Hubbard Library: Meet New Library Director Tom McKone

by Nat Frothingham “I had a great childhood,” said Tom McKone — Kellogg-Hubbard’s new library director — about growing up in Hartford, Connecticut. McKone’s family had a Victorian house in a nice Hartford neighborhood and he was surrounded by family — not just his mother and father and four siblings but his grandparents and a great-grandfather […]

HIgher Education Spotlight on CCV: Interview with CCV President Joyce Judy

by The Bridge staff   The Bridge: How you think CCV distinguishes itself? Pres. Joyce M. Judy: What I’d like to do is talk about how we were created, because even though I think that the college, in the 40-plus years since we’ve been in existence, has changed a lot, there are still things that […]

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Thousands of Sock Fans Flock to Cabot Hosiery Mills

by Carla Occaso When are socks more than socks? When they become a regional attraction. Which explains why, at 6:30 a.m. — just before sunrise — on Saturday, Nov. 15, employee Tony Harris arrived at the Cabot Hosiery Mills in Northfield to tend to the 35th annual sock sale only to find around 50 to […]

Paul Audy. Photo by Carla Occaso.

Thrift Store Celebrates Anniversary

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER – Five years ago on Nov. 14, Paul Audy realized a dream with the help of a pastor, an approving church council, and some friends. It all started during a sermon one Sunday at the Trinity United Methodist Church during the summer of 2009, according to Audy, who said that the […]

November 20, 2014

Heard on the Street: 11.20.14

Stars Come Out for Lost Nation Theater in ‘LNT-Aid’ Come to a show with mega-talented and fun artists doing remarkable things to raise funds for Lost Nation Theater. Expect an evening of great tunes, great laughs, and great storytelling! LNT-Aid stars David Budbill, Patti Casey, Rusty DeWees, Jon Gailmor, Colin McCaffrey and George Woodard in […]