November 5 — November 18, 2015

VIDEO: Chat with Nat Episode Seven: Nat Chats with Scientist/Nature Photographer Josh Blouin

VIDEO: Chat with Nat Episode Seven: Nat Chats with Scientist/Nature Photographer Josh Blouin

Nat Frothingham talks to scientist/nature photographer Josh Blouin at The Bridge offices in Montpelier, Vermont. Josh spent five months at Yosemite National Park doing bear and bat research. As part of his work he collected bat echolocation signals and graphed his findings. Click here on on image to view video Share this:

VIDEO: Chat with Nat Episode Six: Nat Chats with Gubernatorial Candidate Sue Minter at the Red Hen in Middlesex on November 9.

VIDEO: Chat with Nat Episode Six: Nat Chats with Gubernatorial Candidate Sue Minter at the Red Hen in Middlesex on November 9.

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VIDEO: Chat with Nat Episode Five: Nat Chats with Fran Weinbaum, host of ‘The Women We Become’ on The Quilting Hour at WGDR Community Radio

VIDEO: Chat with Nat Episode Five: Nat Chats with Fran Weinbaum, host of ‘The Women We Become’ on The Quilting Hour at WGDR Community Radio

Fran lives in East Montpelier, Vermont, with her husband, Peter, balancing the tending of goats, garden and hearth, and being a grandmother with work as a wilderness quest guide (Vermont Wilderness Rites), an ontological life coach, and an organizational consultant. In all aspects of her life and work, Fran has come to trust that the […]

Fired Former Planning Director Hearing Continued to Nov. 18

Fired Former Planning Director Hearing Continued to Nov. 18

by Carla Occaso   MONTPELIER — Hearing officer Michael Marks on November 9 continued former Planning Director Gwendolyn Hallsmith’s post termination grievance hearing to November 18. The decision followed a daylong hearing that was estimated at around 5:30 p.m. to take an additional three to five hours not including a dinner break. Marks took stock […]

VIDEO: Chat with Nat Episode Four: Proofreading with Garrett Heaney

VIDEO: Chat with Nat Episode Four: Proofreading with Garrett Heaney

The publisher of the Montpelier Bridge newspaper, Nat Frothingham, talks with proofreader, writer and artist Garrett Heaney the afternoon following putting out the paper on November 4, 2015. The cover story was about how the Aubuchon Hardware building was going to be putting in apartments in the top floors and other stories, including how local […]

Option Signed to Develop Apartment  Units above Aubuchon Hardware

Option Signed to Develop Apartment Units above Aubuchon Hardware

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — Based on a signed option with Aubuchon Hardware, two non-profit Vermont housing organizations are laying plans to develop an 18- to 20-unit apartment project with a mix of affordable and market rents on the upper two floors of a historic building at 40 State Street in downtown Montpelier. The two […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 11.5.15

First Grade Teacher Sue Koch Named Teacher of the Year MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Education has named Union Elementary School Teacher Susan Koch 2016 Teacher of the Year. Koch has taught kindergarten and first grade for the past eight years in Montpelier and for decades before that elsewhere. Koch has also encouraged and […]

NATURE WATCH: Time For A Bog Walk

by Nona Estrin A beautiful week to catch our collective breath before snow flies. “Late peak” is in full swing, with tamaracks, beeches and poplars brightening to gold; oaks to deep sienna. Robins, song and fox sparrows are passing through and many types of “hunter moths” can be seen night or day in the woods. Time […]

Montpelier Discount Beverage Supporters Speak Out

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Why shut down a successful business and lose 10 jobs? Where will locals redeem their cans and bottles? What about people who depend on the extra few dollars they make returning bottles and cans to survive? These were among the questions posed to city council during their meeting October 28 […]

Remembering  Barbara Snelling

Remembering Barbara Snelling

Barbara Snelling March 22, 1928 to November 2, 2015 MONTPELIER — Former Vermont First Lady, State Senator and Lieutenant Governor Barbara Snelling passed away November 2 at the age of 87. Her late husband, Gov. Richard Snelling, died in 1991 of heart failure after serving as Vermont’s 76th and 78th governor from 1977 to 1985 […]