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New Goddard President Addresses Challenges

New Goddard President Addresses Challenges

By Cat Cutillo On November 1, 2018, Dr. Bernard Bull unpacked his bags and rolled up his sleeves as the new president of Goddard College. His life had been temporarily paired down to exactly two pieces of checked luggage, a backpack, and a carry-on bag. He was a thousand miles away from his wife and […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 12.6.18

Local Coupons Available The Buy Local coupon book sponsored by Local First Vermont is available at several Central Vermont retailers. The book costs $20 and offers more than $3,000 in discounts at Vermont businesses. It is available in Montpelier at Capitol Grounds, Capitol Stationers, Onion River Outdoors, Savoy Theater, and Woodbury Mountain Toys. Coupons are […]

NATURE WATCH

NATURE WATCH

By Nona Estrin The year of the turkeys! Our small flock of wintering tree sparrows has left, as the turkeys quickly dispach seed left in a sheltered spot each morning. This is new for us, as is the vast low pressure which brought snows, fogs, early skiing, and, for me, the earliest date at which, […]

State and Federal Tax Changes Include Exemption for Social Security and Credit for Charitable Giving

By Phil Dodd This is the second article in a two-part series on recent revisions to the state and federal tax systems. Vermonters will see quite a few changes when they file their 2018 federal and state income tax forms next year, thanks to major legislation passed by both the U.S. Congress and the Vermont […]

Hunger Mountain Co-op Launches “Feed A Family: Food & Fund Drive”

In Vermont, one in four residents struggle with hunger. This holiday season, join Hunger Mountain Co-op, Union Mutual, Local 22 (ABC) & Local 44 (Fox) TV, and WDEV radio in helping to provide healthy meals for our neighbors in need, through Hunger Mountain Co-op’s second annual “Feed A Family: Food & Fund Drive.” Starting Wednesday, […]

New School Superintendent, Board Member  Enter First Budget Season

New School Superintendent, Board Member Enter First Budget Season

By Tom Brown As administrators and board members prepare to tackle the second Montpelier-Roxbury School District budget, it will be the first for a new superintendent and a new board member. New Superintendent Libby Bonesteel and newly appointed board member Andrew Stein enter the budget season this week with enthusiasm and optimism as details of […]

Local Clergy Share Seasonal Messages for Troubled Times

Compiled by Tom Brown The Bridgeinvited local clergy to share their seasonal messages. Here are the responses we received: Goodness and Light At this time of year, when the days get shorter and the nights are cold and long, perhaps the way in which we can bring light, life, and warmth into the world is […]

Unique Downtown Gifts You Won’t Find on Amazon

Unique Downtown Gifts You Won’t Find on Amazon

Compiled by Mike Dunphy and Dot Helling Community lies at the heart of what makes Montpelier such a special place to live.  And it’s a hard truth that to create the kind of community we want to live in, we must invest in it, particularly during this holiday season—it is the season on which so […]

Nature Conservancy Receives $255,000 to Improve Wildlife Migration, Habitat in Wolcott

By Gail Callahan The Nature Conservancy recently received more than a quarter-million dollars for a multiyear project to improve habitat and facilitate wildlife movement in the Wolcott area. The main portion, $225,000, came from the Canaday Family Charitable Trust, with another $30,000 coming from a partnership with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. “This is […]

Take on the Holidays with These Yoga Moves

Take on the Holidays with These Yoga Moves

By Samantha Solum Along with the extremes of pleasure, the holiday season can bring plenty of pain, be it the long hours on the road, the stress of finding just the right gift, the pressure on purse strings, or the bloating of the belly. And then there’s your crazy uncle with strong political convictions and […]