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To Merge or not to Merge—Barre City and Barre Town Prepare for a New Vote on School Districts

by Gina Akley and Tyler Smith In the next few months, residents of Barre City and Barre Town will once again vote on a merger of school districts thanks to the passage of Act 46 in 2015. The merger has been put to a vote in Barre City once before and Barre Town two times; […]

Union Playground Project Work to Start Soon; Portion of Park Ave. to Close for School Year

Union Playground Project Work to Start Soon; Portion of Park Ave. to Close for School Year

by Gail Callahan The Union Elementary School Playground Project got a boost last week after the Montpelier City Council approved a street closure permit for Park Avenue next to the school, paving the way for students to have a safe spot to play when construction on the new playground occurs. The western portion of Park […]

VCFA Partners with For Freedoms for Video Art Installation and more

The Vermont College of Fine Arts is proud to announce its collaboration with the For Freedoms art organization which has been gathering significant media attention in both The New York Times and Art Forum. As a part of the collaboration, VCFA will be producing a video art installation; a sign-making event and a panel discussion […]

Working It: Styling Professionals at Bailey Road

Working It: Styling Professionals at Bailey Road

by Sarah Davin When the cold weather dissipates, Vermonters have a rare opportunity to express themselves in fashion. While Montpelier’s proximity to fashion may be likened to Pluto’s orbit around the sun, there are a few fun and eye-catching fashions that emerge on the street once the ice melts: hippies with their earth tones and […]

ABRIDGED VERMONT: Woodstock

ABRIDGED VERMONT: Woodstock

by Mike Dunphy Before becoming editor in chief of The Bridge, I spent more than 10 years in the travel and tourism industry. I continue to do so on the side, and, indeed, I am currently in the middle of updating the Fodor’s Travel Guide for Vermont. This means poking around the entire state for […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Vermont Youths Ponder their Future

by Sarah Davin When I came back to Vermont after graduating from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York and an unsuccessful summer trying to find a job in Boston, I felt ashamed, as if I had failed. Then, in that odd Vermont way, I got lucky. I responded to a “volunteers needed” advertisement in The […]

DOT’S BEAT: Is Montpelier Missing in Diversity?

Is Montpelier missing in diversity? We all know that Vermont continues to be a predominantly white state and that people of color remain in the minority. In years past it was as occasional to have people of color in your community as to have non-native Vermonters here centuries ago. Thankfully we change.  But how diverse […]

LETTERS: 8.2.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.   Become Informed and Vote Editor, As a life-long Vermonter, I am very concerned with the way things are going in this state. For too long we have had too much complacency in politics. It seems there are […]

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Why We Celebrate— The Barre Heritage Festival

The Barre Heritage Festival is right around the corner, and recently I found out how the festival came to be. During the late 1960s, when “urban renewal” was in full swing around the country and Barre was working on its own economic development strategies, there were heated debates over how to do it. The redevelopment […]