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One “L” of a Difference — City of Montpelier Accepts Gift from City of Montpellier, South of France

One “L” of a Difference — City of Montpelier Accepts Gift from City of Montpellier, South of France

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — A batch of misprinted soccer team shirts has led to a new international friendship and lots of good feelings — right here in Montpelier. On September 14, Philippe Saurel, mayor of Montpellier, Mediterranee Metropolis, France, sent an email to his counterpart in Montpelier, Vermont, to offer the local high school […]

On The Road

On The Road

by Brent Curtis What vehicle is big, yellow, displays flashing yellow and red lights has arms that unfold with red lights and stop signs on it? A school bus of course. That was easy to figure out. What is not easy to figure out is why people still pass school buses while they are loading […]

National Life, Hiring Will Be At Veterans Job Fair

SOUTH BURLINGTON — National Life, which is hiring for positions throughout the company, will participate in a job fair next week dedicated to veterans. National Life employees who are military veterans will be part of the company’s contingent at the Sept. 11 Community and Military Veteran Job Fair sponsored by the Vermont Department of Labor. […]

Montpelier Pharmacy Changes Hands —  An Interview with Richard Harvie

Montpelier Pharmacy Changes Hands — An Interview with Richard Harvie

Compiled by Nat Frothingham Editor’s Note: Richard Harvie and his business partner Jocelyn Depaolis opened Montpelier Pharmacy in January 2007. In recent days Richard Harvie has signed an agreement to sell Montpelier Pharmacy to Kinney Drugs. October 15 is the first day that Montpelier Pharmacy will become Kinney Pharmacy at the same 69 Main St. […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 9.7.17

Plainfield Old Home Days Are Upon Us PLAINFIELD — Old Home Days starts on Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. with a rolicking revue at the Plainfield Opera House and then continues all day on Saturday, Sept. 9 with Plainfield’s community parade, followed by a chicken barbeque and other activities at the Plainfield Recreation Field. […]

NATURE WATCH: Waiting for Crickets

NATURE WATCH: Waiting for Crickets

by Nona Estrin The fall soundscape is still missing something for me, and I think the early cold spring has made them late. The chirping of crickets! Tree crickets are singing. The ones that trill on continuously and could be confused with ringing in the ears! But ahh! the chirping ones, the sweet ones,  either […]

Final Hubbard Park Dog Policy Deadline Set

by Michael Bielawski MONTPELIER — A new slew of dog-related incidents in Hubbard Park has prompted a divisive debate over dog safety policy, going on for years, but there may be an end in sight. The city council at its  meeting Aug. 23 approved a proposal, put forth by mayor John Hollar, to set a […]

OPINION: Carve Sabin’s Pasture Into More Zoning Districts

by Joe Castellano, Montpelier I would like to weigh in on my thoughts regarding Sabin’s Pasture. I agree with a number of people who I have been in touch with that Sabin’s should be divided into two, if not more, different zoning districts. Realizing that zoning is just one tool in the city’s arsenal to encourage […]

Six Unit Apartment Building Going Up

Six Unit Apartment Building Going Up

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Imagine living a stone’s throw from Hunger Mountain Coop, Beau, practically on the bike path and soon, just down the street, Caledonia Spirits. Mighty fine living. That is what is in store for those who nab one of the six units in the process of being constructed at 42 Maple […]

Local Writers Launch Campaign To Publish

BERLIN/WORCESTER — Cécile Green of Worcester and Jeremy Hansen of Berlin have launched a Kickstarter project to fund the release of their forthcoming local food book “The Vermont Locavore’s Guide.” Their goal is to provide a resource that connects all of the different parts necessary to bring Vermonters closer to their food and food producers. […]