Photo courtesy of Vermont Food Bank

Hunger in Vermont

by Ed Sutherland Repeatedly ranked as one of the healthiest states, Vermont nonetheless finds itself in a twin battle, fighting poverty and its perpetual shadow, hunger. Today, 50 years after President Lyndon Johnson’s  War on Poverty began, the hungry constitute a double-digit percentage of Vermonters, and malnutrition remains a dark spot in the Green Mountain […]

Marchers throng the canyons. Photo by Ivan Shadis.

Taking the Pulse at the NYC Climate March

by Ivan Shadis Hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets of New York City September 21 in the largest-ever march to demand action on climate change. Protesters called on world leaders to make strong commitments to tackling the issue, with the demonstration occurring two days before leaders were to assemble for a United Nations […]

Photo by Carla Occaso

Giant Horse Sculpture Graces Route 100 in Waitsfield

by Carla Occaso Drive along Route 100 in Waitsfield, past a farmstand owned by David Hartshorn, and you’ll see a giant steel horse that appears to be galloping out of the stand’s entrance onto the highway. The horse, nicknamed Spirit by its previous caretaker, is basically on public display until someone claims it for him- […]

A VYCC food shipment arrives in Berlin. Photo courtesy of VYCC.

Health Care Share: Taking a Bite out of Hunger

by C.B. Hall Feeding the hungry is a challenge that a society can confront, or brush aside, in many ways—from free meals in church basements to welfare-state social democracy to leaving the destitute to beg in the streets. In partnership with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), the Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) has for […]

The staff at Uncommon Market. From left: Luke Fultz, Liz Cole, Dan Blanchard, Dan Zura, Alexis King, George Schumar, Peter Foote, Rachel Renfro, Sharon Allen, Ted Allen. Photo by Michael Jermyn.

Uncommon: A Lot More than a Corner Market

by Nat Frothingham The Uncommon Market, at the corner of Elm and School streets in Montpelier, opened on October 2, 2007, under the ownership of husband-and-wife team Peter Foote and Sharon Allen. As I sat recently with Peter and Sharon on the balcony that runs along one side of the store and overlooks the North […]

Norwich president Schneider. Photo by Carla Occaso.

Higher Education Series Spotlights Norwich University: Interview with President Richard Schneider

by The Bridge staff The Bridge: What’s the point of a military college these days? Schneider: I don’t think a military college has ever been more relevant. We really need smart officers and citizens leading this country. Norwich has been at this business for 195 years, and it has educated and produced unbelievable leaders for […]

September 25

Heard on the Street

October 2 Meeting to Discuss Bike-Pedestrian Plan On October 2, the city of Montpelier will hold its second “public work session” on developing a pedestrian and bicycling master plan for the city. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers in City Hall, according to a press release from the city’s advisory […]