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Nat Frothingham Bids Farewell to The Bridge

Nat Frothingham Bids Farewell to The Bridge

At its beginnings, The Bridge was then, and in many ways is still, a very grassroots enterprise. I have a strong memory of that very first moment in May 1993 when Phil Dodd and I sat down over a cup of coffee at the old Horn of the Moon Café on Langdon Street and talked […]

Nat Frothingham Steps Down: Statement from the Board of Directors

Dear Dedicated Readers and Supporters, What is a bridge? A bridge is a bond that connects side to side, person to person, and community to community. It was this on this principle, Montpelier’s hometown newspaper, The Bridge, was founded, and we have pursued this goal with full heart and earnest determination. Thanks to a tremendous […]

NATURE WATCH: Fox Sparrows

NATURE WATCH: Fox Sparrows

by Nona Estrin We returned from 24 hours in Putney, during which an icy storm gripped the state, to find fox sparrows, on their way north to Canadian breeding grounds, here for rest and nourishment. My favorite April bird, a large rusty-red, chicken-scratching sparrow with an alto song. I only hear that song once a […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 4.19.18

Redstone Property to be Sold to Highest Bidder The historic Redstone building, located on 10 acres at 26 Terrace Street in Montpelier, will sold by the state “as is” to the party who submits the highest bid by May 4, according to a bid notice issued by the state Department of Buildings & General Services. […]

An Interview with Montpelier’s New Mayor, Anne Watson

An Interview with Montpelier’s New Mayor, Anne Watson

Back on Town Meeting Day, Montpelier voters elected a new mayor, Anne Watson, an award-winning physics teacher at Montpelier High School, where she has taught for the past 13 years. In between her classes and meetings, The Bridge sat down with Mayor Watson to get her views on her new job, recent controversies, and her […]

Wayfinding Project Gets Boost from Grant Funds

Wayfinding Project Gets Boost from Grant Funds

by Michael Bielawski Montpelier was one of seven communities in the state to be awarded money from the Main Street Grants program. Grant awards from the program are intended to improve infrastructure, parks, buildings, signage, and other downtown improvements. In all, $85,000—$70,500 from the National Life Group Foundation and $15,000 from the Vermont Community Foundation—was […]

Looking Ahead to Spring at NECI on Main

Looking Ahead to Spring at NECI on Main

by Nat Frothingham The calendar and the weather are at odds again. The calendar is telling us it’s spring, but the weather is telling that an almost vengeful winter with snow, ice, and freezing rain is still very much with us. Despite the weather, a few days ago, in expectation of spring Chef Jean-Louis Gerin […]

French Horn Player Brad Gemeinhardt to Perform in the Brahms Horn Trio

French Horn Player Brad Gemeinhardt to Perform in the Brahms Horn Trio

by Nat Frothingham At its final concert of the 2017–2018 season, Capital City Concerts will be presenting three chamber music masterpieces. One of the masterpieces on the program is the Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40 composed by Johannes Brahms in 1865. Brad Gemeinhardt, who is third horn for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will […]

Changes Coming to the Capital City Farmers’ Market

by Ashton Kirol This year is the 41st season for the Capital City Farmers’ Market, and there will be some big changes to the market. Our outdoor market will be held at a new location on State Street in downtown Montpelier this year. We trialled this location last fall for three market days, and it […]

Banchan Brings a Taste of Korea to Montpelier

Banchan Brings a Taste of Korea to Montpelier

by Suzanne Podhaizer At Banchan, a new Korean restaurant in Montpelier, the first thing visitors receive is a pot filled with roasted corn tea. In the cup, the liquid is amber, with a sweet and nutty flavor. The dining room walls are painted pale green and deep teal, both of which are reminiscent of the […]