June 18 — July 15, 2015

Woodbury Man Guilty of Shooting Canada Geese

WOODBURY — A man has pled no contest to shooting at Canada geese on his property with a high-powered pellet rifle. Vermont Fish and Wildlife wardens charged John Fricke, 56, with taking game by unlawful methods following an anonymous tip placed to Operation Game Thief. The call indicated that one goose was floating dead in […]

MHS Teacher Susan Abrams Wins Presidential Award

MHS Teacher Susan Abrams Wins Presidential Award

MONTPELIER — On July 1, the White House named Susan Abrams, a teacher at Montpelier High School, a recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The Presidential Award is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). The White House has also issued a release on […]

La Puerta Negra to replace The Black Door

MONTPELIER — The Black Door will be reopening soon with the same name in a different language. La Puerta Negra, owned by the Positive Pie company, will serve “Latin Fusion” food, according to building owner Jesse Jacobs, who dropped in to The Bridge offices June 30. There will be a bar, music and Latin American cuisine. […]

Help us meet our Stretch Goal for The Breeze

Help us meet our Stretch Goal for The Breeze

Mission Accomplished! GOAL REACHED! The Breeze, our by youth, for youth publication will become a reality this week. We can afford to print it thanks to the generosity of the Central Vermont community. But we still have two and a half days to raise money on Kickstarter. New Mission: Pay the young writers. Stretch goal: […]

Presidential Candidate Sanders Not Coming for Independence Day

MONTPELIER — For those hoping to catch a glimpse of one of Vermont’s most loyal political parade participants – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont – you are in for a disappointment. It turns out the Democratic presidential candidate is not planning on being in Vermont for Montpelier’s annual July 3rd Independence Day parade, according to his […]

New Backers Push The Breeze Toward Goal

New Backers Push The Breeze Toward Goal

The Breeze editor Lindsey Grutchfield updates backer Ivan Shadis on the progress of The Breeze. Shadis said he wanted to support The Breeze to the fullest extent of his capability because “the truth is I think the naivete of the editor and the writers will allow truth to shine through that would be censored.”  Grutchfield […]

Hoffer Calls For Improved Oversight of DOC Transitional Housing Program

Costs Up 157 percent from 2010 to 2014 MONTPELIER — Vermont State Auditor Doug Hoffer released a report June 24 evaluating the Department of Corrections’ transitional housing program, which is aimed at helping offenders segue from incarceration to living in communities. In fiscal year 2014, DOC distributed slightly less than $6 million in grants to 25 […]

City Council: Second Reading of Parks Smoking Ban to be June 24

MONTPELIER — City Attorney Paul Giuliani wrote the wording for the city’s outdoor parks smoking ban: “Chapter 11, Police Regulations and Offenses. Article XI.  Smoking Within City Parks Section 11-1100  Smoking Prohibited. ‘No person shall hold or possess any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or device containing tobacco or a tobacco product or any other substance […]

Supreme Court: Hallsmith Entitled to New Hearing

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Supreme Court released on June 19 its decision on procedural issues relating to the termination of former Planning and Development Director Gwendolyn Hallsmith. The court affirmed the Superior Court decision that Hallsmith is entitled to a new administrative hearing on the merits of her case. The City is currently reviewing the […]

Is Bernie Coming for Independence Day?

Is Bernie Coming for Independence Day?

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — This year might have been on track to be a typical nonelection year Independence Day celebration following last year’s last-minute weather cancellation, except for one thing. Vermont’s own presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, is an annual staple in the parade along with the tractors. But this year, according to […]