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VIDEO: Under The Golden Dome 2016 Week 5

VIDEO: Under The Golden Dome 2016 Week 5

Fifth week of the 2016 Vermont legislative session Feb. 3, 2016. State House Info – Samuel Lancaster Gerry Painting of “The Nose – Mt. Mansfield”. Segments with Governor Peter Shumlin, Chris Miller of Ben & Jerry’s, Ashley Orgain of 7th Generation, Duane Peterson of SunCommon, Matthew Derr of Sterling College, Eric Becker of Clean Yield […]

An Interview with Anne Watson: International Exchange Program Developments at Montpelier High School

An Interview with Anne Watson: International Exchange Program Developments at Montpelier High School

by Garrett Heaney MONTPELIER — At the beginning of the school year, my friend Elijah Coolidge, a senior at Montpelier High School, told me that his Ultimate Frisbee coach, Anne Watson, was taking the year off from teaching physics in order to help develop the international exchange program at Montpelier High School. I wanted to […]

NATURE WATCH: Fox Are Out And About

by Nona Estrin Every day with good tracking provides glimpses into the secret life going on around us. I’m seeing fox tracks nearly every day now as they hunt, pair, mate and search for future den sites. This lovely, effective mouse-consuming animal provides an unexpected bonus: good numbers of red foxes are correlated with a […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 2.4.16

Six New Apartments Proposed Near Barre Street MONTPELIER — Steve Ribolini, owner of SR Services and a major landlord in town, has submitted plans to the city to construct six new market-rate apartments on Maple Lane, a short street south of Barre Street, off Charles Street. The apartments would be near the dark gray Joe’s […]

Pot Bill Passes Judiciary, Moves To Senate Finance

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — It seems now that the legislature is on the brink of legalizing the sale of recreational pot, they are worrying more than ever about keeping it away from kids. Vermont Senate bill S.241 to legalize marijuana passed out of the Judiciary Committee January 29 by a 4 to 1 vote […]

School Board Candidates Run Uncontested

School Board Candidates Run Uncontested

MONTPELIER — This year presents an unusual circumstance of four open seats on the school board. Michele Braun’s first term is up, and she’s running for re-election; Bridget Asay, appointed last fall when Carol Paquette stepped down, has to run for election to the one-year remainder of that term; Sue Aldrich and Lowell Vanderlip have […]

Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Ups Marketing Efforts

Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Ups Marketing Efforts

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — A college education helps bridge the financial divide between “haves” and “have nots,” said Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor for Vermont State Colleges and former secretary of administration to Gov. Peter Shumlin. Spaulding spoke to the Montpelier Rotary Club at its February 1 meeting in the Capitol Plaza Hotel. Vermont has the […]

Need a Tiny House? Apply Now — But Before March 1

Need a Tiny House? Apply Now — But Before March 1

by Nat Frothingham During a recent interview at Another Way — the drop-in and activity center at 125 Barre Street in Montpelier — I talked with executive director Will Eberle and outreach specialist Lauren Sales. Another Way has been serving people in crisis here for more than 30 years and though we talked about all […]

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Delicate Decadence: One Sweet Shop

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Delicate Decadence: One Sweet Shop

by Joshua Jerome BARRE — I was strolling through downtown Barre recently and found myself craving a cupcake, so I made my way over to Delicate Decadence. The owner, Tim Boltin, was just finishing up in the kitchen and asked me with excitement, “do you want to try something really good?” The answer to that […]

A Personal Talk With Yana Poulson About  Flowers and Healing

A Personal Talk With Yana Poulson About Flowers and Healing

by Nat Frothingham As a spontaneous gift, or for Valentine’s Day, or to remember a special moment or a special friend — or to mark a birthday, an anniversary, to express sympathy or regret, even to make amends — why not flowers? On a recent afternoon, I started in downtown Montpelier and drove for 10 […]