Women’s March Vermont Expands its Plan for Local Action

By Sarah Davin On January 21, 2017, at Vermont’s first Women’s March, former Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin spoke to a crowd of more than 15,000 attendees: “We are not alone in our fear; we are not alone in our despair, and we are not alone in our grief for what might have been. We are […]

Profiles of Compassion: 7 Activists Making a Difference in Central Vermont

Compiled by Mike Dunphy Perhaps Montpelier’s greatest attribute is the dedicated cadre of activists and advocates who go above and beyond in their work—often as volunteers—for area nonprofits and organizations that make the state a better place. In this issue, The Bridge would like to pay tribute to just a few of these advocates and […]

Remembering Nancy Sherman

Longtime resident Nancy Sherman, who served six terms on the Montpelier City Council and was active in virtually every aspect of city life, died on December 23 at age 74. She is remembered here by John Thomas Poeton of the Unitarian Church and state Rep. Mary Hooper, a former mayor of Montpelier. Pillar of the […]

Supreme Court Gallery Exhibits Ann Young’s Paintings

Ann Young has been selected as the first Vermont Supreme Court Gallery artist for 2019. Her solo exhibition, titled Fellow Travelers, is on view through March 28.  This talented multidisciplinary Northeast Kingdom artist has a strong background in ceramic sculpture, illustration, site-specific installation, and painting. Fellow Travelers showcases powerful large-scale oil paintings with narratives that […]

January 9–22, 2019

Non-Citizen Voting Effort Began with a Single Push

By Tom Brown This issue of The Bridge focuses on activists and advocates, many of whom are paid by lobbying firms or nonprofit organizations to advance a variety of causes. Here in Montpelier, however, one persistent person can still toss a pebble that ripples into the lives of real people. That was the case with […]