December 3 — December 16, 2015

VIDEO: Chat with Nat Episode Nine: Nat Chats with Jose Aguayo

VIDEO: Chat with Nat Episode Nine: Nat Chats with Jose Aguayo

Man of Mystery — Jose Aguayo moved in nearly across the street from The Bridge offices in a home on Kemp Street. He recently visited us, and we took the opportunity to record a ‘Chat with Nat’ episode. Aguayo talked about a remarkable career and extensive travels/residences in Mexico, Canada, Spain and Texas. Nat Frothingham […]

VIDEO: Chat with Nat Episode Eight: Nat Chats with Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Dunne

VIDEO: Chat with Nat Episode Eight: Nat Chats with Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Dunne

Matt Dunne, Democratic Vermont gubernatorial candidate, visited The Bridge offices on the campus of the Vermont College of Fine Arts December 7. Nat asked him why is he running and how is he going to fix everything. Matt responded that he wants Vermont to be a better place for his children and that a “fresh” […]

Basic Needs: Motherhood, Homelessness and Worth

Basic Needs: Motherhood, Homelessness and Worth

by Carla Occaso   MONTPELIER — Poverty is the wind that knocks the cradle off its fragile bough. Some people find themselves only a payment away from being unable to afford food and shelter. Nevermind clothes, heat, electricity and telephone or the internet, which many of us take for granted. Never mind taking care of […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 12.3.15

Montpelier State House Ice Rink Closer to Reality MONTPELIER — The Montpelier Alive ‘Put a Rink on It’ committee, which is spearheading an effort to put an ice skating rink on the State House lawn, submitted a final proposal to the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services, the state agency tasked with reviewing the […]

If You Can, Please Help Us Bridge The Gap

Dear Friend of The Bridge, Here is our situation: As this year ends, we are facing a $15,000 gap. That is the gap between our income from advertising and subscriptions and what it costs to write, edit, publish and distribute the paper. We publish The Bridge twice each month (except for a single issue in […]

NATURE WATCH: Finches Arrive With Frosty Mornings

by Chip Darmstadt   Our frosty mornings are now coinciding with the arrival of winter finches. Our resident American Goldfinches have been joined by Pine Siskins, Purple Finches and Evening Grosbeaks. Listen for the nasal, ascending calls of Pine Siskins and the loud chirps of Evening Grosbeaks as they fly overhead — and perhaps stop […]

Co-op Members Defeat Proposed Bylaw Change

Co-op Members Defeat Proposed Bylaw Change

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Hunger Mountain Co-op members had their say and the controversial proposed bylaw change was soundly defeated. The gist of the proposed change was to switch from floor vote style (in which only those who attend in person can vote) to an electronic online or paper ballot vote open to members […]

Central Vermonters To Join Jobs, Justice and Climate Rally

by K.C. Whiteley (with Margaret Blanchard) On Saturday, December 12, climate activists, labor unions, faith communities and racial and social justice groups will come together in Boston from every corner of New England to call for bold climate solutions to create together jobs, justice and climate actions. As the United Nations Climate Conference closes in […]

Norwich Hockey Team To Support Cancer Research

MONTPELIER — The American Cancer Society is holding a fundraiser in cooperation with the Norwich University men’s hockey team New Year’s Day. The event, called “Skate for the Cure,” will kick off at the Steak House (Barre-Montpelier Road), who will donate lunch. Then, Richard Swenson, event chair for the American Cancer Society, and comittee members […]

Welcome, Kirby Occaso!

Welcome, Kirby Occaso!

The Bridge would like to welcome Montpelier High School Student intern Kirby Occaso, grade 12, to our workforce. Kirby was also an intern with The Bridge last year along with fellow student Dillon Rafferty. His duties include archiving old copies of The Bridge, database design, data entry and subscription recording and fulfillment. Disclosure: Kirby Occaso […]