Anne Watson, left, a teacher at Montpelier High School who is leading the international development program at MHS, presents a gift to two school officials in Thailand, recently.

An Interview with Anne Watson: International Exchange Program Developments at Montpelier High School

by Garrett Heaney MONTPELIER — At the beginning of the school year, my friend Elijah Coolidge, a senior at Montpelier High School, told me that his Ultimate Frisbee coach, Anne Watson, was taking the year off from teaching physics in order to help develop the international exchange program at Montpelier High School. I wanted to […]

From left, school board of commissioners candidates Jim Murphy, Michele Braun, Peter Sterling and Bridget Asay.  Photo by Mark Di Stefano.

School Board Candidates Run Uncontested

MONTPELIER — This year presents an unusual circumstance of four open seats on the school board. Michele Braun’s first term is up, and she’s running for re-election; Bridget Asay, appointed last fall when Carol Paquette stepped down, has to run for election to the one-year remainder of that term; Sue Aldrich and Lowell Vanderlip have […]

Jeb Spaulding speaking to the Montpelier Rotary Club February 1

Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Ups Marketing Efforts

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — A college education helps bridge the financial divide between “haves” and “have nots,” said Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor for Vermont State Colleges and former secretary of administration to Gov. Peter Shumlin. Spaulding spoke to the Montpelier Rotary Club at its February 1 meeting in the Capitol Plaza Hotel. Vermont has the […]

The Boltin family, from left, Sophie, Stacie, Tim and Julia.

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Delicate Decadence: One Sweet Shop

by Joshua Jerome BARRE — I was strolling through downtown Barre recently and found myself craving a cupcake, so I made my way over to Delicate Decadence. The owner, Tim Boltin, was just finishing up in the kitchen and asked me with excitement, “do you want to try something really good?” The answer to that […]

Yana Poulson of Regal Flower Design

A Personal Talk With Yana Poulson About Flowers and Healing

by Nat Frothingham As a spontaneous gift, or for Valentine’s Day, or to remember a special moment or a special friend — or to mark a birthday, an anniversary, to express sympathy or regret, even to make amends — why not flowers? On a recent afternoon, I started in downtown Montpelier and drove for 10 […]

Brandon Darmstadt at the doors of Arnie's Ice Cream's production facility at 46 Gallison Hill Road.

Owner of Arnie’s Ice Cream is One Cool Kid

by Marichel Vaught When Brandon Darmstadt was 16 years old and a 10th grader at U-32 High School, he developed a business plan as a school project. His senior year of high school, Darmstadt was approved for a small business loan based on that business plan. Three months after graduating and at the age of […]

Starting on our cross-country excursion at Morse Farm Ski Touring Center

Winter Nordic Sports Center Here At Home

story by Carla Occaso; photos by Marichel Vaught MONTPELIER — It is winter. Snow has piled up. Ice is solidifying. You don’t have to go out to Bolton or Waitsfield to enjoy the season, there are plenty of outdoor sports available right in town. Some residents — led by Parks Commissioner Carolyn Grodinsky and others […]

February 4–February 17, 2016

VIDEO: Under The Golden Dome 2016 Week 5

VIDEO: Under The Golden Dome 2016 Week 5

Fifth week of the 2016 Vermont legislative session Feb. 3, 2016. State House Info – Samuel Lancaster Gerry Painting of “The Nose – Mt. Mansfield”. Segments with Governor Peter Shumlin, Chris Miller of Ben & Jerry’s, Ashley Orgain of 7th Generation, Duane Peterson of SunCommon, Matthew Derr of Sterling College, Eric Becker of Clean Yield […]