April 7 – April 20, 2016

VIDEO: CVRPC April 12, 2016 meeting

The April 12, 2016 meeting of the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission included: • Moretown Town Plan Approval • Executive Director’s Report • Nominating Committee Report • Brownfields Advisory Committee Rules of Procedure • Central VT Clean Water Advisory Committee • Proposal for Alternatives to a Housing Distribution Plan • Acceptance of Housing Element • […]

VIDEO: Inside Your Statehouse 2016: April 14, 2016

VIDEO: Inside Your Statehouse 2016: April 14, 2016

Speaker Shap Smith, Rep. Mitzi Johnson and Rep. Peter Fagan discuss the Vermont state budget process. Last episode of “Inside Your Statehouse” for Shap Smith as Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives. View at https://vimeopro.com/vtvt/insideyourstatehouse2016/video/162926254 or click image below- Share this:

City Manager Fraser 1 of 3 Finalists for Town Manager of Amherst, Massachusetts

City Manager Fraser 1 of 3 Finalists for Town Manager of Amherst, Massachusetts

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — In a City Hall interview April 12, City Manager William Fraser confirmed that he is one of three finalists for the position of town manager for the Town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Under Massachusetts law the names of finalists are released publicly. Amherst is located in western Massachusetts in the Connecticut […]

City Council Members To Get Rec Building Update

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — City council members are scheduled to get an update on the Recreation Building RFP (request for proposals) process during their meeting tonight, April 13. The meeting will start with an executive session at 5 p.m. in the city manager’s conference room, then regular session will begin at 6:30 in the […]

From the Desk of MHS Principal McRaith

From the Desk of MHS Principal McRaith

A Solon Salute to Cathy Butterfield, Katy Chabot, Hilary Goldblatt, Kerrin McCadden, Sarah Squier, Gowri Savoor, Evan Premo, Paul Gambill, Evelyn Glennie, and all of the students that made our Wall’s Project a success. Below is a video posted by the Times Argus, special salute to Isabelle Francke, Nadia Scoppettone, and Eleanor Braun for speaking on behalf of MHS students in the video. And another special salute to Amanda […]

ESSAY: The Coming of  Green

ESSAY: The Coming of Green

Below is an essay about the annual march of spring as the whites, browns and grays are overtaken by green. by Daniel  A.  Neary Jr. Between the whites of the melting  snows and  the whites of blooming apple blossoms, the green comes to Vermont. Usually in early May, it rolls northward and upward saturating  the […]

VIDEO: Chat with Nat: Nat Speaks with Nisid Hajari at Norwich University During “Going To War” Symposium

VIDEO: Chat with Nat: Nat Speaks with Nisid Hajari at Norwich University During “Going To War” Symposium

Chat with Nat: The Bridge’s publisher Nat Frothingham chats with Colby Award winning writer Nisid Hajari at Norwich University on April 7, 2016. The below text is from Norwich University’s website: http://colby.norwich.edu/award/ “Nisid Hajari has won the 2016 William E. Colby Award for his book, Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition. Now in […]

An Interview with Vermont Poet Laureate, Chard deNiord

An Interview with Vermont Poet Laureate, Chard deNiord

by Michelle A.L. Singer On Nov. 2, 2015, Chard deNiord of Westminster West, became the eighth Poet Laureate of Vermont. He follows in the footsteps of Sydney Lea, Ruth Stone, Grace Paley, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Louise Gluck, Galway Kinnell and Robert Frost who was named the first Poet Laureate of Vermont in 1961. The Vermont […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 4.7.16

Kids Roam Streets, Liven Up City MONTPELIER — On week days, when school lets out, Montpelier High School students roam the streets. So, what’s the problem? Nothing, according to Montpelier business owners. In fact, kids liven up the place. But that may only be part of the story. “Montpelier kids are really nice,” said Claire […]

NATURE WATCH: April Brings Morning Concert

by Nona Estrin The hardest of April weeks — in the teens and snow! We grudgingly bundle up and kick ourselves outdoors. Once out, the legs and blood start moving, we warm and feel the day brighten around us. Blue jays, still in a pre-mating flock, give their tropical-sounding late morning concert of flute-like unison […]