February 4–February 17, 2016

Need a Tiny House? Apply Now — But Before March 1

Need a Tiny House? Apply Now — But Before March 1

by Nat Frothingham During a recent interview at Another Way — the drop-in and activity center at 125 Barre Street in Montpelier — I talked with executive director Will Eberle and outreach specialist Lauren Sales. Another Way has been serving people in crisis here for more than 30 years and though we talked about all […]

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Delicate Decadence: One Sweet Shop

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Delicate Decadence: One Sweet Shop

by Joshua Jerome BARRE — I was strolling through downtown Barre recently and found myself craving a cupcake, so I made my way over to Delicate Decadence. The owner, Tim Boltin, was just finishing up in the kitchen and asked me with excitement, “do you want to try something really good?” The answer to that […]

A Personal Talk With Yana Poulson About  Flowers and Healing

A Personal Talk With Yana Poulson About Flowers and Healing

by Nat Frothingham As a spontaneous gift, or for Valentine’s Day, or to remember a special moment or a special friend — or to mark a birthday, an anniversary, to express sympathy or regret, even to make amends — why not flowers? On a recent afternoon, I started in downtown Montpelier and drove for 10 […]

Owner of Arnie’s Ice Cream is One Cool Kid

Owner of Arnie’s Ice Cream is One Cool Kid

by Marichel Vaught When Brandon Darmstadt was 16 years old and a 10th grader at U-32 High School, he developed a business plan as a school project. His senior year of high school, Darmstadt was approved for a small business loan based on that business plan. Three months after graduating and at the age of […]

Winter Nordic Sports Center Here At Home

Winter Nordic Sports Center Here At Home

story by Carla Occaso; photos by Marichel Vaught MONTPELIER — It is winter. Snow has piled up. Ice is solidifying. You don’t have to go out to Bolton or Waitsfield to enjoy the season, there are plenty of outdoor sports available right in town. Some residents — led by Parks Commissioner Carolyn Grodinsky and others […]

OPINION: Fossil Fuel Investments Too Risky

by Maeve McBride, Coordinator of 350Vermont I’m struck by the strange pace of life under the golden dome in Montpelier. On one hand, policy-making seems to progress at a glacial pace. On the other hand, the pace can be so fast, if you’re not watching carefully, you’ll miss the grand slam moment. One of those […]

EDITORIAL: Come To The Mid-Winter Follies!

by Nat Frothingham About four or five weeks ago my longtime friend Ann O’Brien walked into my office at The Bridge and presented me with a sign that says: “Work on Wonderful.” What the devil does “Work on Wonderful” mean? Well, I’m not sure. But here let me try. My best reading is this. Things […]

IN MEMORIUM: Ode To Rod Clarke

IN MEMORIUM: Ode To Rod Clarke

by Daniel A. Neary, Jr. Telling tales with Rod Clarke appeals primarily to those engaged in the newspaper trade. That’s because his life’s work put him in a clear view of the inner workings of crime, recreation and government. Rod Clarke and I were “regulars” in the 1960s at The Thrush Tavern, a place that […]

LETTERS: 2.4.16

I Oppose The Proposed Legalization of Marijuana Editor: The significant difference between second-hand smoke from marijuana vs. cigarettes (though some may consider this a benefit) is the high incurred from smoking marijuana can also be obtained from inhaling the smoke. Aside from the possible health concerns to second-hand smoke in general, as is known to […]

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