Fayston Elementary School is but one place where school district consolidation has stimulated earnest discussions.

School District Consolidation in Washington County?

By Carla Occaso-  On a recent in-service day hosted by Principal Jean Berthiaume at Fayston Elementary School, Moretown Elementary teachers joined their Fayston colleagues to share ideas, resources and camaraderie in order to solidify strategies to face the challenges of the coming school year. The two schools share some staff and plan to increase the […]

Taylor Street Plans Inching Forward

By C.B. Hall- Apartments appear virtually certain to occupy the upper floors of the future transit center at 1 Taylor Street, Montpelier, in the wake of an Aug. 18 decision by the city’s 1 Taylor Street Design Review Committee to recommend that option. A final “public participation event,” to be held Sept. 3, will give […]

The French-Canadian folk group Le Vent du Nord performing at the Barre Opera House. Photo courtesy Barre Opera House.

The Show Must Go On: Barre Opera House Seeks New Members

By Emily Kaminsky- Thirty-five years ago, the Barre Opera House was a liability. Forlorn and dilapidated, the historic theater, built in 1899, stood in dire need of rescue. After serving as a performance space, it became a movie theater in the 30s and early 40s. In 1944 it closed. In 1982 it returned from the […]

East Corinth Congregational Church. Photo by Nat Frothingham.

Corinth Celebrates 250th Anniversary with a Service of Inclusion

By Nat Frothingham- This year, the Orange County town of Corinth has been celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding. Accordingly, on Sunday, Aug. 17, I drove down to Corinth from Montpelier for the final event of the 250 Old Home Day weekend—an ecumenical service at the East Corinth Congregational Church. The centerpiece of the […]

Photo by Jess Graham

In Waterbury, the Alchemy Continues

By C.B. Hall- The Alchemist, the Waterbury brewery that has given the world—or at least a small part of it—Heady Topper beer, will soon be expanding its operations to Stowe, but that won’t mean any reduction in its prospering operation in Waterbury. So says Jen Kimmich, who with her husband, John, owns the brewery. In […]

August 28

Heard on the Street

Parklet Coming Down Sooner than Planned The parklet structure on the Rialto Bridge on Montpelier’s State Street will be coming down for the winter earlier than anticipated, and Montpelier Alive, which is superintending the parklet program on the city’s behalf, is meanwhile discussing putting a parklet on Main Street next year. The Rialto Bridge structure […]