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Decision Due on After-school Plan: Montpelier School District Weighs 4 Bids for Child Care

By Tom Brown The bids are in, and the next provider of licensed after-school programs for students in kindergarten through sixth grade should be chosen by early May, Montpelier school officials say. The Montpelier-Roxbury School District received four proposals, including a bid from the current provider, Community Connections, which had performed those services for more […]

Montpelier Rotarian Emily Gould: Working with Rwandans

Montpelier Rotarian Emily Gould: Working with Rwandans

By Nat Frothingham A few days ago, I sat down and talked at length with Montpelier resident Emily Gould, who by training and work experience is a lawyer, mediator, law professor, and now—with the help of the Montpelier Rotary Club and Rotary International—a critical player in a peace-building project in the African country of Rwanda. This […]

Hazen’s “Students Without Borders” Presents Concert to Support Spanish-Mexico Study Program

Hazen’s “Students Without Borders” Presents Concert to Support Spanish-Mexico Study Program

Join Hazen Union High School and the Highland Center for the Arts for a Cinco de Mayo festival celebration, featuring a concert by renowned singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa to benefit the Hazen Students Without Borders Spanish Travel-Study program’s trip to Mexico City. Hazen Union High School is partnering with the Highland Center for the Arts in […]

OP-ED: On Garage and Hotel, Let’s Keep it Real

By John Odum After the better part of a lifetime in politics, the one thing that still drives me absolutely bananas is when myths or incorrect assumptions about an issue or cause are in circulation that benefit one party or another. Sometimes those myths are actively propagated. Unfortunately, the dustup over the parking garage and […]

OP-ED: City Did Not Follow its Own Rules

By Rebecca Davidson, also signed by Les Blomberg, Chuck Daghlian, Dot Helling, and Andrea Stander We are some of the community members participating in the appeal concerning the Montpelier Development Review Board’s (DRB) approval of the city’s application to build a municipal parking garage. This parking structure is supposed to serve a hotel and provide […]

New Associate Managing Director at LNT: Danielle Wiransky Introduces 2019 Season and Herself

New Associate Managing Director at LNT: Danielle Wiransky Introduces 2019 Season and Herself

By Danielle Wirsansky Moving from Florida to Vermont was a big change. As I packed my bags for the migration north, I was shocked to discover that I owned zero pairs of waterproof boots, one winter-ish coat, and only two pairs of long pants. Who knew you would need more? It was daunting. However, what […]

A STATE OF MIND: Getting the Historia Straight

A STATE OF MIND: Getting the Historia Straight

By Larry Floersch Cinco de Mayo is just days away, so I’m sure that all across the United States people are digging out their huaraches and sombreros, looking up guacamole recipes, and beginning to review the takeout menu at local Taco Bells. I know I personally have been searching closets for the serape I picked […]

Read the April 17, 2019 Issue

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New Animal Hospital Revives Downtown Garage Space

New Animal Hospital Revives Downtown Garage Space

By Sarah Davin The Capital City Farmers Market will soon buzz with locals buying cherry tomatoes, honey, and goat cheese, all while inhaling the mouth-watering smells of hot enchiladas and spanakopita. Even more excited than the humans are the collies, spaniels, Labradors, and more, who arrive in as many varieties as the produce in the […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 4.3.19

Industry Publication to Recognize Quirky Pet Montpelier’s independent pet supply store, Quirky Pet, will be honored as Pet Products News International’s Independent Pet Shop of the Year in its May publication. It is the second time owner Cindra Conison (pictured at right) has won the award. “I also won in 2014,” Conison said. “There will […]