Getting to Know Joe Evans

by Nat Frothingham When Joe Evans came aboard on April 3 as executive director of the Montpelier Development Corporation he became the city’s first-ever economic development chief. But let this be noted — Joe Evans is not a City of Montpelier employee. Instead he’s the lead — and at the moment the only employee — […]

‘HOWLfest’ in Hubbard Park Planned

by  Alec Ellsworth MONTPELIER — In anticipation of the upcoming three weeks of warmth we call summer here, Hubbard Park would like to announce a new family event. This July 21–23, Montpelier Parks is inviting the community to spend the weekend in Hubbard Park for the first inaugural HOWL Family Arts Festival! What is HOWLfest? […]

Memorial Celebration of the Life and Work of David Budbill

by Will Kyle BARRE — A memorial Celebration of the Life and Work of David Budbill, “the People’s Poet of Vermont,” will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at the Barre Opera House. William Parker, a longtime collaborator with David, and an influential and prominent avant-garde bassist and composer from […]

Vermont League of Cities and Towns Turns 50

by  Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — The Vermont League of Cities and Towns is turning 50. Unless you are in public office, the press or the legal profession, you may have no idea what the League is. Maura Carroll, executive director, who took over when Steve Jeffrey left in July 2015, said a small group of […]

Alden Guild Remembered, Honored: July 3, 1929 to January 13, 2017

by Nat Frothingham Alden Guild was remembered and honored on May 20 at a memorial service at Norwich University’s White Memorial Chapel, then with a military internment at the Norwich University Cemetery. Following the internment there was a luncheon reception at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier. Guild, who lived a long life — rich […]

EDITORIAL: At 40 years — Bravo to Lost Nation Theater

by Nat Frothingham By turns — funny, silly, sentimental, tuneful, fast-paced and colorful — often amazingly profound — with music that’s as alive and live music often is — drums and horns and strings — and with moments both tender and beautiful — the current production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods” at Lost […]

June 15 – July 19, 2017

Bomb Threat Sent to Daycare Deemed a ‘Hoax’

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Early on the morning of Tuesday, May 30, a daycare worker found a threatening note on the fax machine. The note said if the recipient did not send money, the building and environs would be attacked. Another worker at the Little Lambs Early Care Center on Country Club Road immediately […]