May 16, 2013

School Board Report

by Zachary Beechler   The school year coming to close, and budget talks off the table until the fall, May 15th’s school board meeting was sparsely attended, this reporter the sole member of the public present, save one student interning with the superintendent’s office, also in the audience. And so the conversation shifted from business […]

Life as a Dane

On Sunday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m., at MHS, Senator Bernie Sanders will host Danish Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen. Sanders’ office notes, “Recently the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that the Danish people rank among the happiest in the world among some 40 countries that were studied. America did not crack the top […]

Bike Activists Speak Out

Bike Activists Speak Out

by Nat Frothingham There is nothing new about the biking enthusiasm that is now sweeping through Montpelier. Biking for pleasure and biking for transportation have been with us for a long time. But starting last November with a Bike Summit convened by Mayor John Hollar, the city’s commitment to bikes and bike travel has kicked […]

Get a Job

The Dollar General chain will host a career fair at 108 North Main Street in Northfield on Saturday, May 18, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Job applicants are encouraged to check out their website,, for available jobs and to bring a resume with them. Share this:

Kudos from Outside the State

Consumers Union, advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, commended the Vermont House for passing H.112, which requires labeling of all genetically engineered (GE) food sold in Vermont. H.112 now moves to Vermont’s Senate, which will take it up next January. Share this:

Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 19-25

Perhaps foreseeing fights that will ensue next January, the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) warns that cornered and/or protective dogs are the most likely biters, and suggests, “If you are faced with an aggressive dog, don’t approach fast, make eye contact, stand over the dog, or turn suddenly and run.  DO stop, stay still, avoid […]

An Organic March

Anti-GMO folks have organized a “March Against Monsanto” on May 25, leaving Montpelier High at 11 a.m., arriving at the State House for speeches. Share this:

Nature Watch 5.16.13

What? Another strange spring? We’ve had no rain up here on the hill in East Montpelier for what must be a month. That last couple of so-called drenchings turned into light sprinkles. And now, with all the future fruits of the land at their most sensitive flower stage, we are bracing tonight for a widespread […]

What’s In: Salsa!

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Open Houses in Plainfield

Wild Heart Wellness, a Plainfield herbal clinic, will hold an open house on Sunday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 123 Pitkin Road. They’re in the same building with EarthWalk Vermont. Guests can enjoy lemon grass tea as they learn about the clinic’s consultation services. Central Vermont High School (CVHS) will host […]