Rescue dog Laney with CVHS volunteer Kyle Tucker

Local Humane Society Comes to the Rescue in Eden

by Michelle A.L. Singer EAST MONTPELIER — Late one cold Monday evening in February, Anne Ward, director of operations of the Central Vermont Humane Society, got a call at her home. The Humane Society of the United States was in contact with the Vermont State Police about a case in Eden, Vermont. There were up to […]

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Films Abound at the Green Mountain Film Festival

  by Dahria Messina MONTPELIER — Spring is upon us and so is the event of the year! Every March the Green Mountain Film Festival takes over the town, as for a few days the community is brought together by a diverse selection of some of the greatest films recently produced. The festival’s tagline, “The […]


Police Beat

Excerpts from Montpelier Police Department Media Report March 2–8 A report came in of someone dumping garbage in their dumpster on St. Paul Street. Police assisted a motorist with a flat tire on River Street. A distraught female was reported to be crying inside of The Mad Taco on Main Street. Montpelier police helped state […]

Philamena's staff from left: Elizabeth Deringer, Todd Whitehead (owner) and Liza Mackey

Philamena’s: In Pictures

Chef Jean Louis Gerin and Richard Flies

New England Culinary Institute: After 35 Years in Business, What Makes NECI Tick?

Part of The Bridge’s Higher Education Series Interview with Richard Flies, acting president, and Jean Louis Gerin, chief operating officer by Nat Frothingham and Carla Occaso   Frothingham: What distinguishes you from among the six higher learning institutions in Washington County, including YesterMorrow, Goddard College, Norwich University, Community College of Vermont and the Vermont College […]

A pastry class in the LaBrioche kitchen

New England Culinary Institute: School Overview

Part of The Bridge’s Higher Education Series   Location: Montpelier, Vermont Format: Six months on campus, six months at an internship working in a professional kitchen, six months back on campus and six months away on another internship. Academic programs: Culinary Arts; Baking and Pastry; and Food and Beverage Business Management. Tuition: Ranges from $13,790 […]

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New England Culinary Institute: Interview with Alumnus Paul Winston

Part of The Bridge’s Higher Education Series by The Bridge staff   The Bridge: Tell us about yourself Winston: I am originally from Richmond, Virginia, but have lived in Vermont on and off for the past decade.  I graduated from NECI’s Culinary Arts Program in ’09 at the Essex campus. I have been in the […]

Photo by Anthony Pagani

Montpelier is Grateful for Yoga

by Ashley Witzenberger Montpelier is home to several yoga studios, all with diverse offerings. New business owner and local resident Chrissy Lafavour opened Grateful Yoga on Oct. 1, 2014, and it has quickly grown into a favorite space in downtown Montpelier. Lafavour graduated from the University of Vermont in 2011, finished her yoga teacher training […]

Lee Bramble, pen name of Tom Ragle

Does Poetry Matter? Five Poets Wrestle With this Auden-Inspired Question.

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — PoemCity 2015, a month-long celebration of poetry, will kick off April 1 at 7:30 p.m., with a Farmer’s Night appearance by poet Major Jackson at the State House. Five Vermont poets explored the meaning of a single line from a W.H. Auden poem written shortly after he learned of the […]


LETTERS: 3.19.15

Cringed at the Term “Women Wannabes” Editor: While I appreciate The Bridge’s profiles of interesting (and fabulous) local businesses, I have a few language issues with your story on the Wig Goddess, Feb. 5. The correct, broad term for folks whose gender identity is different than the one assigned to them at birth is transgender (or […]

March 19 - April 1, 2015

Montpelier Police Seek Information on Burglary

On Sunday, March 22 at approximately 10:10 p.m., the Montpelier Police Department responded to an alarm activation at Simon’s Market, 377 River St., Montpelier. Upon arrival, officers found an open door and upon checking the premises, they determined that a burglary occurred. Money and story merchandise were taken. Video surveillance from inside the store showed […]