View of downtown skyline. Photo by Jake Brown.

Rooms With Views: New Apartment Building Nearly Complete

by Jake Brown   MONTPELIER — Construction of a six-unit apartment building close to downtown is nearing completion, and two of the six apartments in the building on Cedar Street have been spoken for, says owner Jason Merrill. He says the project, the first new residential apartment building constructed in downtown in many years, should […]

Photo courtesy of Naomi Flanders

Echo Valley Offers Shakespeare Camps for Area Youth

by Nat Frothingham   “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” – from William Shakespeare’s 18th sonnet EAST MONTPELIER/PLAINFIELD — Imagine summer. Now imagine Shakespeare and youth. Now add […]

Photo by Jimmy Emerson

Who Is Moving To Montpelier, And Why?

by Phil Dodd (This is part one of a two-part series. Part two will cover residents who are leaving Montpelier.) It didn’t take Kate Belcher long to decide she wanted to return to Montpelier after having moved away last year to help take care of her granddaughter. After six months away, “I missed Montpelier a […]

Completed doorway. Photo Carla Occaso.

Uncommon Doorway: (New) Historic Entrance Installed at 1 School Street

by Nat Frothingham   MONTPELIER — After graduating from high school in his late teens, Matt Dwire was all set to leave Vermont. “I was signed up to go into the Air Force,” he told The Bridge.  But instead of joining the U.S. Air Force, Dwire’s life took a different direction and he stayed in […]

Photo by Miriam Hansen


by Miriam Hansen   This is one of those years when spring has really passed in the blink of an eye. My prediction that we’d have to wait until late May to plant warm weather crops has proved utterly wrong. We’ve been frost-free in East Montpelier since the beginning of May. Despite a brutal winter […]

May 21 - June 3, 2015

Sunny Sunday Brings Out Shoppers

Sunny Sunday Brings Out Shoppers

MONTPELIER — Every where you looked Memorial Day Weekend were signs directing people to various arts or craft studios in town. Some were officially sponsored by the Vermont Crafts Council, and others, such as Bo Muller-Moore, just took the opportunity to invite people to see how the crafts are created. In any case, shoppers talked excitedly […]