All Things LGBTQ Reaches Youth through New Show

By Sarah Davin According to a 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey on sexual identity and health-related behaviors, 29.4 percent of lesbian, gay, and bisexual students answered that they had attempted suicide in the 12 months prior to the survey, and many more, 42.8 percent, contemplated suicide. A new show—All Things LGBTQ Youth […]

Principal Mike McRaith Reflects on Tenure at Montpelier High School

Compiled by Mike Dunphy At the end of January, Montpelier High School (MHS) Principal Michael McRaith announced he would be stepping down in June to take a new position as assistant executive director of the Vermont Principals’ Association (VPA) after a four-year tenure at MHS. McRaith sat down with The Bridge to reflect on his […]

Hubbard Park Grapples with the Multi-use Trail Challenge

By J. Gregory Gerdel This winter’s abundant snowfall has been a boon to the Montpelier Parks Department’s effort to provide multiple recreation options on the city’s trails, but it has also focused the need for mutual consideration among users choosing different means of locomotion on those trails. This year has successfully included fat bike access […]

Facing Shylock in The Merchant of Venice

By Matthew Grant Winston It’s hard to imagine a greater challenge for a Jewish actor than playing the infamous Shylock from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. Shylock is familiar because of many famous portrayals, yet elusively complex—is he villain, victim, or both? In an era rightly sensitized by the greatest humanitarian catastrophe in history, the […]

February 6–February 20, 2019


Pelkey to Skate for Team USA in Rivalry Series Montpelier native and Olympic gold medalist Amanda Pelkey was selected to play for Team USA in a three-game Rivalry Series against Canada this month. Pelkey, who is in her third season skating for the Boston Pride of the professional National Women’s Hockey League, will join 12 […]