LETTERS: 9.6.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.

 

Important Step for Downtown

Editor,

On behalf of Montpelier Alive, the Montpelier Business Association, and the Montpelier Development Corporation, we are grateful to the Montpelier City Council for moving forward in the process toward a public vote on a downtown parking garage. The garage will advance many community needs, including a new downtown hotel, affordable housing, and convenient parking for workers, residents, and visitors. The denser parking will provide better access to downtown businesses and enable creative reuse of current on-street and surface parking for more productive uses and pedestrian and bike-friendly amenities. The project sets a precedence for public-private partnerships and the advancement of projects that ensure the continued vibrancy of Montpelier.

Dan Groberg, Executive Director, Montpelier Alive

Sarah DeFelice, President, Montpelier Business Association

Laura Gebhart, Executive Director, Montpelier Development Corporation

 

Pokémon Go

Editor,

Adam Grayck and Jessica Knapp of Montpelier have created a new fundraising initiative that incorporates community involvement and the mobile app game, Pokémon Go. Grayck and Knapp are administrators of the Central VT PokéGo for Community group that hosts monthly fundraiser events. Each month, players from around central Vermont meet at the State House to participate and help raise money for charity. We would like to thank Hunger Mountain Co-op, the Law Office of David L. Grayck, and Amy Stephenson for donating a total of $120 to the Montpelier Food Pantry for our August fundraiser. If you would like to become involved, contact Adam Grayck at cvt.pokego.group@gmail.com or find us on Facebook at “Central VT PokéGo For Community”.

Adam Grayck, Montpelier

 

What Do You Think?

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