Vermont College of Fine Arts Looks Ahead—President and Founder Thomas Greene Steps Down

By Tom Brown It can be difficult for a parent to watch a child grow up and leave the nest, but for Thomas Greene and his baby, the Vermont College of Fine Arts, that bittersweet moment has arrived. Greene, who founded the Montpelier institution in 2006, is stepping down as president of the college, which […]

From Barre to Broadway—Hadestown Singes the Tony Awards

By J. Greg Gerdel In its heyday during the mid-2000s, the Langdon Street Café (now occupied by Sweet Melissa’s) was a cauldron of musical delight, fresh-brewed coffee late into the evening, and the creative energy of a generation of emerging artists. Among them was singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell, a former central Vermonter whose 13-year passion project, […]

Montpelier Grads Look Ahead to Life After High School

Compiled by Mike Dunphy On June 14, 75 students from Montpelier High School will graduate and step into the future—be it college, technical school, a gap year, job, or other. Here, five talk with The Bridge about the path ahead, desires to stay or leave Vermont, student loan anxiety, and more. The interviews have been […]

June 12–June 25, 2019


Solons Make Ultimate History After years of championing the sport on a club level, Montpelier High School won both the boys and girls state titles in the sport of Ultimate last week, becoming the first in the nation to claim a recognized interscholastic crown in the non-contact disc game.  The boys team defeated Burlington, 14-9, […]