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When It Comes to Broken Water Mains, It’s Boil, Baby, Boil

By  Larry Floersch If you live in Montpelier, you might recently have seen a notice to boil your tap water before using it. But what does that mean? What’s the worry exactly? Should you comply? Boil-water notices are required by state law whenever the integrity of a water system has been compromised. The state’s procedures […]

Council Service is a Matter of Time

Council Service is a Matter of Time

  By Tom Brown Help Wanted: Person to work about 10 hours a week, nights and some weekends required, must be able to accept criticism from neighbors and media, ability to digest large volumes of technical information and make decisions affecting millions of dollars of other people’s money required, conflict resolution skills a must. Compensation: […]

NATURE WATCH 2.20.19

NATURE WATCH 2.20.19

By Nona Estrin A snow-bound February! Yesterday, with an adult grandson visiting, we discovered what Montpelierites have known all along: Hubbard Park is doing a stunning job of maintaining miles of beautiful walking and multi-use recreation trails through varied woodlands and terrain. From gently rolling to the altitude-gain of smoothly laid-out switchbacks starting behind the […]

HEARD ON THE STREET 2.20.19

Free Business Workshop on March 12 The Montpelier Development Corp. and Montpelier Alive are sponsoring a free workshop entitled “Steps to Grow Your Business” from 8 to 9:45 am on Tuesday, March 12 in the City Council chambers at Montpelier City Hall. Workshop leader Gwen Pokalo of the Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont will […]

Heard on the Street

Free Business Workshop on March 12 The Montpelier Development Corp. and Montpelier Alive are sponsoring a free workshop entitled “Steps to Grow Your Business” from 8 to 9:45 am on Tuesday, March 12 in the City Council chambers at Montpelier City Hall. Workshop leader Gwen Pokalo of the Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont will […]

Montpelier Grapples with Broken Water Mains

Montpelier Grapples with Broken Water Mains

  by Carl Etnier On January 29, a broken water main hemorrhaging 5,000 gallons of water a minute made parts of Route 12 in Montpelier unusable, causing northbound traffic to be rerouted through the hills of Middlesex and East Montpelier. Four days later, a main on Nelson Street sent a torrent of water down the […]

Digging Out—Clearing Snow in Montpelier

Digging Out—Clearing Snow in Montpelier

by J. Gregory Gerdel Snow removal crews from Montpelier’s Department of Public Works (DPW) managed to clear many of the accumulated snowbanks before the arrival of back-to-back storms this week. Frequent, light snowfalls started early this winter, and while the one- to two-inch accumulations from these Alberta Clippers keep things pretty, they’re much more expensive […]

Read the February 20, 2019 Issue

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All Things LGBTQ Reaches Youth through New Show

All Things LGBTQ Reaches Youth through New Show

By Sarah Davin According to a 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey on sexual identity and health-related behaviors, 29.4 percent of lesbian, gay, and bisexual students answered that they had attempted suicide in the 12 months prior to the survey, and many more, 42.8 percent, contemplated suicide. A new show—All Things LGBTQ Youth […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 2.6.19

Pelkey to Skate for Team USA in Rivalry Series Montpelier native and Olympic gold medalist Amanda Pelkey was selected to play for Team USA in a three-game Rivalry Series against Canada this month. Pelkey, who is in her third season skating for the Boston Pride of the professional National Women’s Hockey League, will join 12 […]