April 7 – April 20, 2016

City is Exploring Selling Recreation Building

City is Exploring Selling Recreation Building

story and photo by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — The City of Montpelier is trying to sell the Recreation Center building located at 55 Barre Street. Money from the sale could go towards a new, or rehabilitated facility for activities and programs, according to Assistant City Manager Jessie Baker during a Montpelier Business Association meeting April […]

Montessori Moving to ADA Accessible Location

Montessori Moving to ADA Accessible Location

story and photo by Jose Aguayo MONTPELIER — The Montessori school of Central Vermont is moving this fall from its current location along Route 2 to a former Knights of Columbus building located at 84 Pine Hill Road in Barre. The move will allow it to serve more children under one roof — students are […]

The Bridge Interviews Superintendent Brian Ricca

by Ivan Shadis and Nat Frothingham The Bridge: You’ve recently returned from a conference of educators. What was that like? Brian Ricca: It was great. It was an opportunity to connect with my colleagues who do things differently, sometimes better. But for the most part I hear people are envious of the way we’re doing […]

City Tackles Butt Problems

by Jessica Neary MONTPELIER — Lynn Perkins Syz is not a littering fan. At a March 2 meeting of the Montpelier Design Review Committee, Syz outlined a proposal to install six new cigarette receptacles at identified “hotspots” for cigarette butt littering. The receptacles, based on a London, England Neat Streets Project, will be made by […]

Meet Tom Moore of ‘T&T Truck for Hire’

Meet Tom Moore of ‘T&T Truck for Hire’

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — Some people are hard to spot even when you’re looking right at them. They just melt into a crowd. Others, you just can’t miss seeing them. It seems like they’re everywhere. Tom Moore who runs T&T Truck for Hire in Montpelier is one of those fellows you keep seeing everywhere. […]

Community-Based Learning: A View of a Student’s Involvement with Corporations

Community-Based Learning: A View of a Student’s Involvement with Corporations

by Nathan Grutchfield MONTPELIER — One of the students Montpelier High School Principal Michael McRaith refers to as an example of rich student experience is Maggie Nowlan, a senior, who throughout high school has developed an interest in socially responsible businesses. Through a community-based learning program, Nowlan was a corporate intern at the headquarters for […]

Two Weeks, Eight Schools: Students Invited to Vermont to Discover the Future of Food

Two Weeks, Eight Schools: Students Invited to Vermont to Discover the Future of Food

This summer, students are invited to immerse themselves in food systems programming at eight Vermont higher education colleges and universities with the Vermont Food Systems Summer Study Tour. An initiative of the Vermont Food Systems Higher Education Consortium, the Summer Study Tour offers a “taste of Vermont” — for the intellect. From June 16–29, students […]

What Exactly is Multiple Sclerosis and Why Should We Care About It?

by Marichel Vaught Imagine waking up in the morning, ready to prepare for the day ahead, when you notice that swinging your legs off the bed seemed to need a little more effort. And when you finally stand on your feet, you immediately topple over as if your legs are no longer there. Or, imagine […]

Zimbabwean Woman Visits The Bridge

Zimbabwean Woman Visits The Bridge

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Loyce Maturu of Zimbabwe, Africa, visited The Bridge recently as part of her U.S. media tour to promote awareness of an ongoing global fight against HIV, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. She personally suffered from two of the three illnesses that took family members’ lives when she was young, which caused […]

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Virtual Reality Studio Blazes New Trail

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Virtual Reality Studio Blazes New Trail

by Joshua Jerome Nestled in Barre’s co-working space, The Office Block at 248 N. Main St., resides another young Barre business, Immersive Technology Studios; a virtual reality company working towards “bridging the gap between the real and digital world.” Owned by Andrew Glover, Immersive Technology Studios utilizes new spherical imaging processes and software to take […]