February 4–February 17, 2016

Winter Parking Ban In Effect

MONTPELIER — Winter parking ban started at 1 a.m. Tuesday, February 16 and will continue until further notice. Based on current weather predictions the City of Montpelier will be enforcing a winter parking ban starting at1 a.m. on Tuesday February 16. During this ban parking is prohibited on city streets between the hours of 1 […]

New $3M, 3-Story Montpelier Beverage Building Proposed

New $3M, 3-Story Montpelier Beverage Building Proposed

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Gossens Bachman Architects of Montpelier submitted a zoning permit application February 11 for a three-story building to be constructed on the lot adjacent to Montpelier Discount Beverage. The land is owned by the City of Montpelier and the building would be owned by Mowatt Revocable Trust — owners of the […]

VIDEO: Mid-Winter Follies, 2.6.16

VIDEO: Mid-Winter Follies, 2.6.16

Bridge Community Media presents – “Mid-Winter Follies” a variety show fundraiser for The Bridge Community Newspaper. Held Saturday, February 6. 2016 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier, VT. Featuring performances by: Tom Murphy, Comedian/Emcee; Reuben Jackson, Poetry; Ivan Jermyn, Circus Arts; Tim Jennings & Leanne Ponder, Storytelling; Susan Reid, Music; George Woodard, Singing/Stories; Nancy […]

VIDEO: Under The Golden Dome 2016 Week 5

VIDEO: Under The Golden Dome 2016 Week 5

Fifth week of the 2016 Vermont legislative session Feb. 3, 2016. State House Info – Samuel Lancaster Gerry Painting of “The Nose – Mt. Mansfield”. Segments with Governor Peter Shumlin, Chris Miller of Ben & Jerry’s, Ashley Orgain of 7th Generation, Duane Peterson of SunCommon, Matthew Derr of Sterling College, Eric Becker of Clean Yield […]

An Interview with Anne Watson: International Exchange Program Developments at Montpelier High School

An Interview with Anne Watson: International Exchange Program Developments at Montpelier High School

by Garrett Heaney MONTPELIER — At the beginning of the school year, my friend Elijah Coolidge, a senior at Montpelier High School, told me that his Ultimate Frisbee coach, Anne Watson, was taking the year off from teaching physics in order to help develop the international exchange program at Montpelier High School. I wanted to […]

NATURE WATCH: Fox Are Out And About

by Nona Estrin Every day with good tracking provides glimpses into the secret life going on around us. I’m seeing fox tracks nearly every day now as they hunt, pair, mate and search for future den sites. This lovely, effective mouse-consuming animal provides an unexpected bonus: good numbers of red foxes are correlated with a […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 2.4.16

Six New Apartments Proposed Near Barre Street MONTPELIER — Steve Ribolini, owner of SR Services and a major landlord in town, has submitted plans to the city to construct six new market-rate apartments on Maple Lane, a short street south of Barre Street, off Charles Street. The apartments would be near the dark gray Joe’s […]

Pot Bill Passes Judiciary, Moves To Senate Finance

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — It seems now that the legislature is on the brink of legalizing the sale of recreational pot, they are worrying more than ever about keeping it away from kids. Vermont Senate bill S.241 to legalize marijuana passed out of the Judiciary Committee January 29 by a 4 to 1 vote […]

School Board Candidates Run Uncontested

School Board Candidates Run Uncontested

MONTPELIER — This year presents an unusual circumstance of four open seats on the school board. Michele Braun’s first term is up, and she’s running for re-election; Bridget Asay, appointed last fall when Carol Paquette stepped down, has to run for election to the one-year remainder of that term; Sue Aldrich and Lowell Vanderlip have […]

Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Ups Marketing Efforts

Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Ups Marketing Efforts

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — A college education helps bridge the financial divide between “haves” and “have nots,” said Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor for Vermont State Colleges and former secretary of administration to Gov. Peter Shumlin. Spaulding spoke to the Montpelier Rotary Club at its February 1 meeting in the Capitol Plaza Hotel. Vermont has the […]