Communications Workers Strike for Better Work Opportunities with AT&T

by Michael Bielawski MONTPELIER — The singing and dancing in the street almost seemed like a celebration, but rather it was a strike by about two-dozen communications workers employed by AT&T which was livening up Main Street on Sunday afternoon, May 21. Across 36 states and Washington D.C. over 35,000 AT&T workers decided to strike last […]

Bring Back the Glory Days A 50-Year Celebration for MHS Baseball Champs

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — On June 3, 1967 — 50 years ago — an underdog but talented Montpelier Solons (Division One) baseball team, surprised themselves and a lot of fans, by overcoming the Burlington High School Seahorses (the state defending playoff champions) in a 4-0 win that made Montpelier High School 1967 state playoff […]

Montpelier Crossing Guard Michelle Pitzner “Heads Up, Slow Down”

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — If you’ve seen school crossing guard Michelle Pitzner at her Montpelier corner location where Hubbard Street crosses East State Street, you won’t easily forget her. With her winning smile, personal warmth, safety yellow “magic cape,” eight-sided stop sign and orange traffic cone, Pitzner is a friendly and effective presence for […]

The Gary Residence: “New Name, New Look, Same Great Care”

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — As part of a board-approved name change that became effective on April 1 — The Gary Home, a Main Street landmark for 75 years and counting — will become The Gary Residence. Already there’s a new sign over the front door: “The Gary Residence.” In a recent meeting at The […]

MSAC Celebrates 50 Years: Remembering Our Veterans Event

MONTPELIER — Montpelier Senior Activity Center is launching an inaugural event this month honoring local veterans and members’ family and friends who have served their country. ‘Remembering Our Veterans’ will be held indoors at the center, 58 Barre St. on Friday, May 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Art work, veterans photos and memorabilia […]

Montpelier Senior Activity Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — A small group founded the Montpelier Senior Activity Center on Barre Street in 1967. So it is fitting, in celebrating its 50th year with a Gala Senior Prom June 10, the theme will be ‘The Summer of Love’. Also fitting since more and more members are baby boomers — the […]

May 18 – May 31, 2017

VTrans Set to Start Barre City Paving Project

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is moving forward with the paving project in Barre City.  The project extends along US 302 and VT 14 within the Barre City limits. Kubricky Construction Corp was the low bid contractor awarded the project.  Work on the project is expected to start on May 30th.  Project completion is […]