July 21 — August 3, 2016

Vermont Creamery wins big at annual American Cheese Society Competition

Vermont Creamery wins big at annual American Cheese Society Competition

WEBSTERVILLE — Vermont Creamery was again recognized for excellence, taking home nine ribbons from the annual American Cheese Society Competition in Des Moines, Iowa on July 29. First place blue ribbons were awarded to Bijou, Feta and Crème Fraîche; second place ribbons went to Bonne Bouche, Quark, Fresh Crottin, Mascarpone and Cultured Butter with Sea Salt […]

VIDEO: 2016 Barre Heritage Parade

The July 30, 2016 Barre Heritage Festival And Homecoming Days Parade in Downtown Barre, Vermont.   Share this:

Power Up! Governor Shumlin and Commissioner Recchia Announce .93-Percent Rate Increase On Green Mountain Power Electric Rates

Power Up! Governor Shumlin and Commissioner Recchia Announce .93-Percent Rate Increase On Green Mountain Power Electric Rates

MONTPELIER — Governor Peter Shumlin and Vermont Public Service Department Commissioner Chris Recchia announced today that the department has reached an agreement with Green Mountain Power that, pending Public Service Board approval, will result in a 0.93 percent rate increase for customers in the coming year. The new electric rates are due to take effect October […]

First In Fitness To Close Montpelier Facility

MONTPELIER — First in Fitness, central Vermont’s leading health and fitness club, is closing its downtown Montpelier location. Club owner Michael Woodfield said the Montpelier club behind City Hall would be closed and much of the equipment and all classes will be moved to the Berlin facility, consolidating all fitness offerings and improving operations to […]

Cats Reported Missing On Barre Street

Cats Reported Missing On Barre Street

Larceny Effort Suspected On Social Media by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — At least two cat owners called the Montpelier Police Department July 28 to report missing cats. And speculation about an organized kitty larceny effort has been circulating on Montpelier’s very active Front Porch Forum — a Vermont-based social networking website. “Apparently, individual(s) identifying themselves […]

Prof Gets Fellowship To Research Female Murderers

Prof Gets Fellowship To Research Female Murderers

NORTHFIELD — Norwich University Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Elizabeth Gurian has earned a prestigious research fellowship to support her work on women murderers. The American Association of University Women awarded Gurian a 2016–17 American Fellowship. American Fellowships, AAUW’s oldest and largest funding program, date back to 1888, making them one of the oldest and most […]

Barre Buttoning Up and Saving Energy

Barre Buttoning Up and Saving Energy

The Push Continues During Heritage Festival by Carla Occaso BARRE — A renewed effort to get municipal buildings, businesses and multi-family dwellings to button up and save energy is heating up. A coalition called the “Barre Saves Energy Initiative” headed up by The Barre Partnership, Barre City Energy Committee and Efficiency Vermont will be reaching […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 7.21.16

Culinary Institute Offices Move to School Street MONTPELIER — New England Culinary Institute has moved its administrative offices from College Hill to 7 School St. — the same building as the Main Street Grill restaurant. Administrative and executive offices had been located at 56 College St. until June 27. “It is great. We’re consolidating our […]

Staff Shifts Implemented Within The City

MONTPELIER — Even though Financial Director Sandy Gallup and tax collector Beverlee Pembroke Hill have left the building (City Hall), taxes still need to be collected and numbers still need to be crunched. Therefore, staff changes have been put in place to fill in the gaps. For example, Todd Provencher will be promoted to accounting […]

Herbicide Application Scheduled

MONTPELIER — According to a notice from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture (Food & Markets) — herbicide treatment will be applied to a right-of-way owned by the Washington County Railroad prior to 6 a.m. sometime between July 20 and July 22. The area is between Main Street and Granite Street beginning at Sarducci’s Restaurant and […]