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Milne Won’t Back Down

Milne Won’t Back Down

by Carla Occaso It is one thing to interview a political candidate as part of a press conference — diving in front of TV cameras to get a clear photo and crouching down to take notes — but it is another thing to have a nice long talk with a man who is on what […]

Keep it Real. Support The Bridge. By Regularly Involving Young People, The Bridge Makes Youth Care

by Lindsey Grutchfield When my generation is mentioned in conversation, we tend to be described as tech-obsessed, culturally shallow, emotionally vacant and utterly disinterested in anything outside of ourselves and our favorite celebrities. I can say firsthand that this diagnosis could not be more false. True, we are the most technologically savvy generation, being the […]

Scott Milne: Up Close  and Personal Q&A

Scott Milne: Up Close and Personal Q&A

by Nat Frothingham Why Didn’t Milne Concede? Nat Frothingham: You took some time between the election and your announcement at the Statehouse just a few days ago. How did that decision get made? Were people pressuring you or did you just come up with the decision on your own not to concede? Scott Milne: I […]

By The Numbers: Milne versus Shumlin

by Ivan Shadis   Overall Vermont population (this includes children): 626,146 Statewide voter turnout, 2014 midterm election: 193,500 (43.7 percent of about 443,000 registered voters) Statewide voter turnout, 2010 midterms: 243,453 (54 percent of about 453,180 voters) Total votes for Democrat Peter Shumlin on Nov. 4 2014: 89,509 Total votes for Republican Scott Milne on […]

Heard on the Street 12.18.14

A New Arvads Opens in Waterbury WATERBURY — A local fixture since 1989, Arvads Grill re-opened Dec. 15, unveiling a new menu, chef, decor, logo, website, name and tagline—“It’s Fresh. It’s Local. It’s Arvads.” This major renovation comes right before the 25th anniversary, which staff and customers will celebrate Jan. 15. With the addition of […]

Nature Watch 12.18.14

by Nona Estrin   The sun has slowed its journey toward the south, about to pause and return. Skiing has been silky, but something is missing. I miss the golden-crowned kinglets.  When snow locks up the land, and hunters pack up for home, the woods always seemed to belong to these tiny birds. I looked […]

School Budget Hits Snags; Pre-K Delay Causes Confusion

by Ed Sutherland BARRE — It’s budget time in most school districts, and for Barre, the process is fraught with roadblocks, resignations and remembrances of an electorate eager to turn against the slightest hint of higher taxes. Little wonder John Bacon, superintendent of the Barre City Supervisory Union, describes the budget process at “a very […]

Calling All Landlords: Temporary Housing Needed for Soon-to-be-Relocated Renters

by Carla Occaso   BARRE/MONTPELIER — Central Vermont Community Land Trust is seeking help finding temporary housing for about 30 people who must vacate their apartments to accommodate construction. The property manager is looking for spots within the community where residents can get around on foot. “I am moving people out now,” said Liz Gengue, […]

Bo Muller-Moore Wins  “Eat More Kale” Lawsuit

Bo Muller-Moore Wins “Eat More Kale” Lawsuit

by Nat Frothingham and The Bridge staff MONTPELIER — Bo Muller-Moore, the “Eat More Kale” artist, won his trademark case against fast food chain Chick-fil-A, it was announced Friday, Dec. 12, at the Statehouse. Chik-fil-A had slapped Muller-Moore with a “cease and desist” order, claiming the kale guy was infringing on its trademarked “eat mor […]

Dark and Stormy Nights: Diary of a Monster Storm

by Richard Sheir MONTPELIER — The tale begins early October when the plow drivers go over their winter routes in a dry run and all winter equipment is checked. Montpelier Public Works is ready. Then, a few months later, the first big storm hits. It is bad enough to keep workers plowing, shoveling and checking […]