Meet Ryan Heraty, Union Elementary School’s New Principal

by Nat Frothingham As the new principal of Montpelier’s Union Elementary School, Ryan Heraty has only been on the job for about three weeks–a short time by any measure. But in a recent interview with The Bridge he came across as very much in charge, and very much at ease. Heraty, who succeeded former Union […]

The Barber Todd Brings Vision and Symmetry to Haircutting in Montpelier

by Dot Helling It’s time to go back to school. Preparation includes last minute vacations, buying clothes and school supplies, and coiffing for the big first day. Thankfully, we have many talented barbers and stylists in downtown Montpelier. In June, Todd Wheeler, who worked for the past three years at Myles Court Barbershop, opened his […]

Local Attorney Brings Legal Issues to Life in Debut Thriller

by Irene Racz For 25 years, Bernie Lambek has been a respected attorney in private practice in Montpelier. Now, he can add best-selling “legal mystery” author to his resume. Not that his novel, Uncivil Liberties, is a national bestseller—at least not yet. But at Montpelier’s Bear Pond Books, where he did a reading and signed […]

Union Playground Project Work to Start Soon; Portion of Park Ave. to Close for School Year

by Gail Callahan The Union Elementary School Playground Project got a boost last week after the Montpelier City Council approved a street closure permit for Park Avenue next to the school, paving the way for students to have a safe spot to play when construction on the new playground occurs. The western portion of Park […]

Working It: Styling Professionals at Bailey Road

by Sarah Davin When the cold weather dissipates, Vermonters have a rare opportunity to express themselves in fashion. While Montpelier’s proximity to fashion may be likened to Pluto’s orbit around the sun, there are a few fun and eye-catching fashions that emerge on the street once the ice melts: hippies with their earth tones and […]

August 2–August 15, 2018

Washington County Senate Democratic Candidates Answer your Questions

compiled by Mike Dunphy For the past two weeks, The Bridge has been calling for questions from the community to put to the six Democratic candidates running for three spots on the ticket in the August primary. We have selected 10 questions and put them to the candidates, whose responses are below. Some response have […]