January 7 — January 20, 2016

Public Invited to Wind and Solar Siting Event January 20

MONTPELIER — Senator John S. Rogers, D-Essex-Caledonia, on January 11 encouraged citizens who want change in the siting of energy projects in Vermont to come to the State House on Wednesday, January 20. Rodgers is organizing a day for local elected officials, citizens and citizens’ groups to share their views on the siting of energy […]

VIDEO: Vermont Education Discussion, January 14, 2016

VIDEO: Vermont Education Discussion, January 14, 2016

The Bridge presents a panel discussion, “Expanding Educational Opportunities for our Schoolchildren during Tough Economic Times” Panelists: Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe and Hazen Union School Chair David Kelley, Moderator Donny Osman. Introductions by Tom McKone, Executive Director of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Held at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, VT on Thursday, January 14, […]

Under The Golden Dome 2016 Week 2

Under The Golden Dome 2016 Week 2

Second week of the 2016 Vermont legislative session Jan. 13, 2016. State House Info – Presidents Chester Arthur & Calvin Coolidge Exhibit. Interview segments with Sen. John Rodgers, Rep. Brian Savage, Rep. Joey Purvis, Sen. Rich Westman, Rep. Vicki Strong, Rep. Jean O’Sullivan, Rep. Kevin Coach Christie   View at: https://vimeopro.com/vtvt/underthegoldendome2016/video/151734915 Click image below to […]

VIDEO: Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin State of the State Address 2016

VIDEO: Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin State of the State Address 2016

Governor Peter Shumlin State of the State address at the Vermont State House in Montpelier, VT on January 7, 2016.   View at: https://vimeopro.com/vtvt/underthegoldendome2016/video/151104708 Click on image to view video Share this:

VIDEO: Under The Golden Dome 2016 Week 1

VIDEO: Under The Golden Dome 2016 Week 1

First week of the 2016 Vermont legislative session Jan. 5, 2016. State House Info – “Intimate Grandeur: Vermont’s State House” Photo Exhibit by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur. Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives Shap Smith’s Legislative Session Introductory Address. Interview segments with Rep. Paul Poirier, Rep. Dave Sharpe, Sen. David Zuckerman, Sen. Alice Nitka, Rep. Carolyn […]

Vote Now: Help Local Female Students Win $15,000 Towards Realizing App Idea

Moretown Female Students Up For App Award MORETOWN — A group of female students from Harwood Union Middle School have been named Best in State winners in the fourth Verizon Innovative App Challenge for their mobile app concept, LOALAs. From now until January 31, anyone can vote to help the middle school team win the ‘fan favorite’ award, […]

What’s Up at the State House? People Tell The Bridge What’s On Their Minds

What’s Up at the State House? People Tell The Bridge What’s On Their Minds

story and photos by Ivan Shadis Joseph Sawyer The Bridge: As we ring in the New Year, and as the legislature convenes, what is the biggest challenge that faces the state? What is our biggest responsibility? Joseph Sawyer: Our responsibility this coming year is the homeless. We need more help for the homeless. There’s no […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 1.7.16

Hallsmith Hearing Officer: Termination Justified MONTPELIER — On December 28, Independent Hearing Officer Michael J. Marks issued his decision on the post-termination appeal of Gwendolyn Hallsmith, former planning director, concerning the termination of her employment by the City of Montpelier in November 2013. The City prevailed. In this decision, Marks denied Hallsmith’s appeal and found […]

NATURE WATCH: Time For White Fur Coats

by Chip Darmstadt At last some whiteness out there! A walk with the dog this morning yielded some interesting tracks in the woods — including fisher and snowshoe hare. The hare, with its white winter coat, is probably appreciating the cover now provided by the snow. Fishers, large members of the weasel family, prey upon […]

Montpelier High School Joins Peace Movement

Montpelier High School Joins Peace Movement

MONTPELIER — On December 23, Montpelier High School faculty, staff and present student body gathered outside on the left side of the baseball field. Together, they formed a large human peace symbol, and were photographed by an overhead drone. The Peace Sign Movement was started by the Hilltoppers, of St. Johnsbury Academy, when they brought […]