Apr 21 – May 4

Budding Poets On Display At Hunger Mountain Coop

Budding Poets On Display At Hunger Mountain Coop

MONTPELIER — From Rachel Senechel at the Kellogg Hubbard Library (one of the PoemCity coordinators), “Our thanks go out to Jason Miles, Barbara Austin-Hutchins, Matt McLane and the terrific students at Montpelier High School and Main Street Middle School for cutting, painting, assembling, and delivering the flowers for the Budding Poets Garden now on display […]

VCFA Announces 2016 Vermont Book Award Judges

VCFA Announces 2016 Vermont Book Award Judges

MONTPELIER —Vermont College of Fine Arts has chosen seven Vermont writers and readers to be the 2016 Vermont Book Award judges. This year’s judges include poets Elizabeth Powell and Ryan Walsh; editor Carolyn Kuebler; memoirist Jessica Hendry Nelson; Vermont Public Radio host Mitch Wertlieb; and award-winning children’s writers Kekla Magoon and An Na. Selections for […]

Burley Running for E. Montpelier/Middlesex House Seat

Burley Running for E. Montpelier/Middlesex House Seat

EAST MONTPELIER — Ginny Burley of East Montpelier announced April 21 that she is a candidate to represent East Montpelier and Middlesex in the House of Representatives. The seat is currently held by Tony Klein, also of East Montpelier. The Democratic primary is scheduled for August 9. Burley hopes her years of experience on local school […]

Norwich Welcomes Olmsted Scholar for ROTC Centennial Symposium

NORTHFIELD — Norwich University welcomes the chairman of the Olmsted Foundation, Vice Admiral Doug Crowder, United States Navy, (retired), to the “ROTC Centennial Symposium: Preparing the Next Generation Leaders in a Complex World” being held from April 21 – 23. Admiral Crowder will participate in the panel discussion, “Preparing for the Next Century of ROTC,” to be […]

Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery:  ‘A Labor of Love That Stems From a  Love of Labor’

Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery: ‘A Labor of Love That Stems From a Love of Labor’

story and photos by Marichel Vaught When one thinks of vineyards and wineries, it is often within a setting akin to California’s Sonoma and Napa valleys or the rolling Italian village landscapes. An image of Vermont’s green mountains would more likely evoke maple tapping, rather than harvesting grapes for wine. Sure Northern California produces some […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 4.21.16

Fraser’s Contract Extended Pending Council Vote MONTPELIER — City Manager William Fraser is likely staying in town … for now. “The council and Bill reached an agreement on Friday, April 15 for an extension of his contract for one year. The contract will be on the council’s agenda for ratification at our next meeting on […]

NATURE WATCH: Edibles Emerge In Our Woodland Domain

NATURE WATCH: Edibles Emerge In Our Woodland Domain

by Nona Estrin At last, the green in our morning eggs and on our dinner plates is gathered mere yards from where we eat it! Wild, cooked leek greens are in everything now, our go-to for so many meals. Their deep woodland domain is on the slope next to the yard. It’s a different world […]

On the Front Lines of the Addiction Crisis

by Phil Dodd By now, we all know there is a serious drug addiction crisis in Vermont and across the nation. We heard Gov. Peter Shumlin’s 2014 description of an addiction epidemic in Vermont, and many of us know or have heard of someone locally who has become addicted to opioid painkillers, heroin or fentanyl, […]

National Life Message:  ‘Do Good’

National Life Message: ‘Do Good’

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — One of the oldest (and certainly largest) businesses in Montpelier has learned over time to do what they do best. “What we really think we do well is ‘do good’,” said Beth Rusnock, president of the National Life Group Foundation and associate vice president of corporate marketing and community relations. […]

Pot Bill Passes Ways and Means and Hits Appropriations

by Carla Occaso The pot bill (S.241) has taken as many twists and turns as the stems of a hookah pipe. The Senate-initiated bill — pertaining to the regulation and retail sales of legalized marijuana for recreational use — laid out an elaborate system to allow state-sanctioned cultivation in strictly monitored areas overseen by a […]