Jul 16 — Aug 5

A STATE OF MIND: Ghost Herd in the Sky

by Larry Floersch I just saw a video on YouTube of cows doing tricks. I do not know if the person who posted that video did so to sound an alarm or just to scare the daylights out of people like me. These cows were not doing cute circus-type tricks — you know, jumping through flaming […]

HANDS-ON GARDENER: Let’s Talk About Weeds: A Tale of Comeuppance!

HANDS-ON GARDENER: Let’s Talk About Weeds: A Tale of Comeuppance!

by Miriam Hansen For most of the 40 years we’ve been gardening, weeding has not been a big onerous issue. When friends have bemoaned the amount of time and effort they spend weeding, I have helpfully (read smugly) offered the following advice: Cover crop with winter rye to suppress Agropyron repens — common name witch […]

Vermont’s First Vintage Trailer Event Coming  to Town

Vermont’s First Vintage Trailer Event Coming to Town

by Lindsey Grutchfield MONTPELIER — In the 1954 hit film The Long, Long Trailer, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz set off across the country in a trailer, hoping to see the world. Needless to say, things don’t go exactly as planned. Now, modern day trailer fans and passersby by will have the opportunity to venture […]

Highlights of Barre Heritage Festival and Homecoming Days, July 22–26

La Soiree Sucree —  Celebrate Barre’s French Heritage with a night of music, dancing and dessert on Thursday, July 23. Sponsored by Delicate Decadence in honor of Chet Briggs, The Barre Heritage Festival and the Old Labor Hall. Join us at the Old Labor Hall as we celebrate our French heritage. The evening will feature […]

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Remembering and Revitalizing The Miles Block

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Remembering and Revitalizing The Miles Block

by Joshua Jerome Around the turn of the 20th century, Barre was a hotbed of development spurred on by the booming granite industry. Throughout the downtown, old wooden structures were replaced with granite and brick, and helped to highlight the artisan craftsmanship embodied by Barre’s culturally diverse immigrant community. Many facades throughout the downtown have […]

OPINION: Public Service Board Hearing Process a Sham

by  Walter Amses Throughout history,  from the Greek city-states to 19th century union busting, “divide and conquer” has been employed as a strategy for concentrating and maintaining power. The theory is simple yet highly effective: Isolate small factions of the opposing force and crush them individually with overwhelming force. The tactic becomes even more torturous […]

OPINION: Co-op Reaches Labor Pact Ponders Workplace Gains

by  Kari Bradley, general manager Hunger Mountain Cooperative I am proud to work for Hunger Mountain Cooperative, a retail business with a powerful mission. For our nearly 43 years, a key element of that mission has been providing meaningful employment: good jobs that help people in our community meet their financial and professional development goals. […]

EDITORIAL: Thanking Our Many Friends

by Nat Frothingham I am writing this note on behalf of our staff and board of directors at The Bridge to express our thanks to the many people who came together to give us a great benefit shindig at the world famous Charlie O’s in downtown Montpelier on July 10. Charlie O’s is a place where […]

LETTERS: 7.16.15

Do You Know Your Council Members? Editor: Why do Montpelier’s taxes keep rising? Consider the main issues discussed at council meetings and who comprises the council: NetZero and energy sources, parking in regards to emissions and the impact of increasing numbers of vehicles downtown and in residential neighborhoods, enticing businesses, except when another lodging concern is […]

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