March 21, 2013

Of Dogs and People: City Residents Discuss the Rights of Canines in Hubbard Park

Of Dogs and People: City Residents Discuss the Rights of Canines in Hubbard Park

by Ivan Shadis Questions about the fair use of Hubbard Park have recently been raised, as the drama surrounding a survey concerned with dog aggression in the park, issued by the Parks Commission this winter, continues to unfold. Has one group, specifically dog walkers, grown too large and unruly, and are they in danger of […]

Council Discusses Bike Path, District Heat on March 13

by Bob Nuner With city hall access still only by stairs, City Council met at the high school. Newly elected councilors Jessica Edgerly Walsh and Anne Watson were sworn in by Clerk John Odum, and the council elected officers. City Manager William Fraser introduced the new assistant manager, Jessie Baker, who starts April 1. In […]

Supreme Court Decision Changed the Balance of Control over Berlin Pond

Supreme Court Decision Changed the Balance of Control over Berlin Pond

by Nat Frothingham When it comes to strong feeling and conviction, our hearts and minds may crave resolution. But in the case of Berlin Pond and the future of its several recreational uses and its protection both as a natural habitat and as a drinking water supply, it appears that two neighboring municipalities—the city of […]

Berlin Pond at a Glance

compiled by Nat Frothingham and Ivan Shadis Where is Berlin Pond located? Town of Berlin. How large is Berlin Pond? 260 acres of surface area. What depth? 59 feet at its deepest and with a low of 3 feet. How many miles of shoreline surrounds the pond? About 5 miles. How much total water does […]

Asian Fare, a Gastropub and New Life for Langdon Street: Local Restaurant Reviews and Previews

Asian Fare, a Gastropub and New Life for Langdon Street: Local Restaurant Reviews and Previews

by Lisa Masé Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen in downtown Barre is bustling at dinnertime on a Saturday. Its popularity endures: after five months of being open, both dining rooms are full every night. Although loud, the atmosphere is simple yet refined, the service friendly and professional. This fine-tuned operation is the product of many years […]

ESSAY: To View or Not to View: A Preview of Promising Films

by John O’Brien As shoppers, why do we pick one product over another? If we know the product and like it, that’s one thing, but what makes us select, when given the choice, unknown A instead of unknown B? Looking through the 16th Annual Green Mountain Film Festival’s catalog of coming attractions, I circled the […]

An Interview with Martin Pincus: Medicine at Its Best and Proactive Self-Care

An Interview with Martin Pincus: Medicine at Its Best and Proactive Self-Care

by Joyce Kahn Martin Pincus is a lucky man. He is lucky to be alive and walking. In October 2012, Martin, a 74-year-old longtime local yoga teacher who lives alone in Middlesex, awoke during the middle of the night, headed for the bathroom and suddenly experienced himself flying through the air. In the few seconds […]

PoemCity 2013: Off the Page and into the Street

by Max Shenk April is National Poetry Month, and for the fourth year in a row, Montpelier will be celebrating all month long with a series of events that designates the capital as PoemCity. PoemCity, cosponsored by Montpelier Alive and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, brings poetry off the printed page and puts it in front of […]

Piecework: When We Were French: Abby Paige’s Play Uncovers Treasure

by Bob Nuner Several years ago, Stone, Lost Nation Theater’s production about the Barre granite industry, acknowledged the animosity that greeted French Canadians who’d immigrated into the area. People who’ve lived here a while may well recall hearing old-time Vermonters use the word Frenchman derisively, or spin a narrative that involved a Frenchman as the […]

Local Team Wins Regional Hockey Championship

Local Team Wins Regional Hockey Championship

Central Vermont Skating Association’s Bantam A/B State Champion Hockey team won the Tier III Northeast Sectional Hockey Tournament against teams from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut. Pictured are back row: Coaches Randy LaGue and Chuck Eldred, Conor Barrett, Ryan Andreoletti, Austin Burrell, Zach LaGue, Nicholas Grace, Lucas Eldred, Matt Hynes, Coach Craig […]