Ian Stewart

Impress your Partner at these Valentine’s Day Events in Vermont

Impress your Partner at these Valentine’s Day Events in Vermont

by Adam Blachly The Valentine’s clock is ticking. Are you ready? Are you still racking your brain for just the right way to make a memorable splash this year and earn bonus relationship points? Fortunately, Vermont is full of romantic hearts and opportunities abound this year throughout the state to woo and win that special […]

Add Spice (literally) to your Valentine’s Day with these Six Aphrodisiacs

by Mike Dunphy Cleopatra used to bathe in saffron to increase her sexual pleasure; Casanova started each day with a breakfast of 50 oysters, and ancient Aztec ruler Montezuma legendarily consumed more than 50 cups of chocolate before visiting his harem. So long as human shave gotten down by the fire, aphrodisiacs have been used […]

City of Montpelier Budget Asks for $9.3 Million for FY 2019

by Nat Frothingham When voters in Montpelier go to the polls for City Meeting on Tuesday, March 6,the part of the proposed budget that will fund City of Montpelier (not school)expenses will be increased at a rate roughly on track with the 2 percent rise in the federal consumer price index. To be exact, according […]

Women’s March Returns to Montpelier One Year Later

by Sarah Davin January 20 was the anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March, which drew out millions of people across the country to protest and support women’s rights among a host of other causes, including reproductive and LGBTQ rights, racial equality, immigration, and worker protections. Nearly 500,000 descended on Washington D.C., while in Vermont, around […]

Senator Sirotkin Discusses Raising the Minimum Wage

Thursday evening, January 25, a standing room only crowd filled Meeting Room 11 at the Vermont State House to both give and listen to testimony regarding the increase to the minimum wage, as proposed in bill S. 40,sponsored by 14 senators, including Michael Sirotkin, chair of the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General […]

Montpelier’s Own Amanda Pelkey Goes to the Olympics

Montpelier’s Own Amanda Pelkey Goes to the Olympics

Vermont Public Radio called Amanda Pelkey “the most talented women’s hockey player the state has ever produced” when she ended her career with the University of Vermont Catamounts. The stats prove the point, with records in goals (48), assists (56), and points (104). Since graduating, her career on the ice has only blossomed further. She […]

Joe Choquette Takes the Reins at Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Joe Choquette Takes the Reins at Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce

by Nat Frothingham Joseph (Joe) Choquette, who was elected Chairman of the Board of the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce on January 17, has had a long association both with the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and more recently with the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce (CVCC). Choquette who is External Affairs Manager at the statewide […]

Vermont’s First Teaching Artist Academy Launched in Montpelier

Vermont’s First Teaching Artist Academy Launched in Montpelier

by Mike Dunphy Time was (and still is) that students got a break from their studies in math, science, history, and English for a class in art that usually involved stringing macaroni together, gluing Popsicle sticks, painting rocks, and on one day in 1989 at Mater Christi School in Burlington, drawing supermodel Kathy Ireland from […]

The Morse Dream Lives on—Frigid Temperatures Be Damned

The Morse Dream Lives on—Frigid Temperatures Be Damned

by Burr Morse My father, Harry Morse Sr., the late Jack of all Vermont agri-tourism projects, is no doubt looking down from his heavenly perch with a satisfied grin. Yup, his lifetime wish was to add a ski center to Morse Farm and, voila, here in 2018, skiers are waxed up and raring to go. […]

OPINION – Psychiatrists and Their Guild Seek to Block Access to Mental Health

by Dr. Rick Barnett “Psychiatrists in Windsor County are like unicorns, they only exist in our imagination!” proclaimed a mental health provider in that region. The number of psychiatrists is declining across the country, making recruitment of new psychiatrists to Vermont both difficult and expensive. Why then, does the Vermont Psychiatric Association, in partnership with […]