Leasing Begins in January for French Block Apartments

By Phil Dodd The 18 one-bedroom and studio apartments being built in the French Block over Aubuchon Hardware are expected to be ready for leasing in January and should be filled by May, according to Liz Genge, director of property and asset management for Downstreet Housing and Community Development, which is developing the affordable housing […]

Are Vermont Laws Keeping up with #MeToo?

By Sarah Davin According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three women will experience sexual violence at some point in their lives, and this national statistic doesn’t even begin to address the additional effects of race, sexuality, disability, and nontraditional gender identities. There is no evidence to suggest that the situation […]

All Welcome at 46th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Montpelier

The Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club, with support from the Central Vermont community, is hosting the 46th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday, November 22, at the Bethany Church, 115 Main Street, Montpelier. The meal will be served from 11:30 am to 2 pm. All are welcome to partake in this family-style […]

Hunger Mountain Seeks Donations for Holiday Grocery Bags

Each December for the past 15 years, Hunger Mountain Co-op has supported local organizations and area schools by donating grocery bags filled with nutritious food. To fill the Holiday Grocery Bags with high-need, healthy staples, the co-op collaborates with Northfield Savings Bank, co-op members, shoppers, and vendors, such as Vermont Coffee Company, Albert’s Organics, and […]

Scooters Spark Debate—and Questions—in Montpelier

On October 18, 100 electric scooters by Bird went online in Montpelier and were placed in “nests” around the city in an experiment to offer locals a new mode of transit and take one more step toward net-zero goals, in the hopes that people will leave their cars at home more often—and, of course, to […]

Former Gov. Kunin Reflects on Aging, Politics, Feminism in New Book

Former Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin’s new book Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties is a reflection on the emotional and physical manifestations of aging. Kunin served as governor of Vermont from 1985 to 1991 and later served as U.S. deputy secretary of education and U.S. ambassador to Switzerland. Few women are as uniquely […]

Scrag Mountain Welcomes Aizuri Quartet

Scrag Mountain Music is excited to welcome the acclaimed Aizuri Quartet back to Vermont for “Aizuri Quartet: Deeply Known,” a program featuring the world premiere of Scrag co-Artistic Director Evan Premo’s String Quartet No. 1, Deeply Known. Of his first-ever string quartet, Scrag co-Artistic Director Evan Premo writes, “Through this piece, I wanted to explore […]

November 1–November 14, 2018

Incumbents Thrive on Quiet Elections

By Tom Brown Whether it’s the lack of compelling races on the statewide ballot or Trump burnout, this year’s midterm election in Vermont seems to lack the energy one might expect, given the tumultuous national political atmosphere. That doesn’t mean turnout will be low, especially in Montpelier,  where two major bond issues and two proposed […]