Youth Triumphant, a statue located in the center of Barre

Barre Buttoning Up and Saving Energy

The Push Continues During Heritage Festival by Carla Occaso BARRE — A renewed effort to get municipal buildings, businesses and multi-family dwellings to button up and save energy is heating up. A coalition called the “Barre Saves Energy Initiative” headed up by The Barre Partnership, Barre City Energy Committee and Efficiency Vermont will be reaching […]

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Barre Set to Celebrate Heritage and Homecoming

Event a continuation of various pageants dating back to early 1900s    by Carla Occaso BARRE — Thom Lauzon, mayor since 2006, grew up in Barre, graduated from Spaulding High School, and remembers earlier days of commemorating the city’s rich heritage. He said he is a great enthusiast of Barre’s history and takes part in […]

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GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Barre Business Continues Passion For Printing

by Joshua Jerome Downtown Barre is home to several young entrepreneurs and one of them, CW Print + Design (formerly known as Copy World) in particular, has been instrumental in providing services to many Barre businesses. Started in 1994 by Diane Fontana, Copy World catered to businesses and individuals looking for basic copying and print […]


DOT’S BEAT: Road, River and Neighborhood Names

by Dot Helling Ever wonder how our area roads, rivers and neighborhoods got their names? Some of course are obvious, like Montpelier’s Main and State Streets, Country Club and Three Mile Bridge Road. The bridge where Three Mile Bridge Road tees into the Junction Road is three miles from downtown Montpelier. Junction Road takes you […]

Left to right:  Advanced Shakespeare camp participants Zak Kline, Libby Belitsos and Adam Blachly. Libby performed Isabella in Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" while Adam Blachly and Zak Kline split up the single part of Lucio, making them two Lucio brothers, again in "Measure for Measure."

A Drop-In Visit to Shakespeare Camp

by Nat Frothingham PLAINFIELD — Imagine just two weeks to rehearse and then perform Shakespeare’s problem play, “Measure for Measure,” at the Plainfield Opera House. Well, that was the bravado task facing some 20 teen performers at this summer’s Advanced Shakespeare Camp, a project of Echo Valley Community Arts, working under play director and acting […]

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EDITORIAL: Bringing Back a Train through Vermont to Canada and Montreal

by Nat Frothingham As this issue with its focus on energy goes to press, we encourage readers of The Bridge to contact Gov. Peter Shumlin, members of Vermont’s Congressional delegation and lawmakers to register their strong support for the return of passenger rail service from Washington, D.C. — through Vermont — to Canada and Montreal. […]

July 21 — August 3, 2016

Prof Gets Fellowship To Research Female Murderers

Prof Gets Fellowship To Research Female Murderers

NORTHFIELD — Norwich University Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Elizabeth Gurian has earned a prestigious research fellowship to support her work on women murderers. The American Association of University Women awarded Gurian a 2016–17 American Fellowship. American Fellowships, AAUW’s oldest and largest funding program, date back to 1888, making them one of the oldest and most […]