Jul 21 — Aug 3

Bye, Bye, Bev!  Longtime City Employee Leaving

Bye, Bye, Bev! Longtime City Employee Leaving

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Longtime city employee Beverlee Pembroke Hill retired effective June 30. “Beverlee Pembroke Hill started working for the City of Montpelier in 1987. She has held a number of positions including interim city manager, assistant city manager and delinquent tax collector. She has made an enormous impact on the city over […]

Primary News: Lafavour Seeks to Represent Middlesex  and East Montpelier

Primary News: Lafavour Seeks to Represent Middlesex and East Montpelier

by Carla Occaso MIDDLESEX — The Bridge ran press releases from six other candidates in the previous two issues. Those candidates are competing to represent the seat in the Vermont House of Representative soon to be left vacant by Tony Klein, D-Washington 5, of East Montpelier. Klein is not running after serving 14 years. He […]

Residents Air Ire Over Zoning

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Getting property owners to embrace new zoning bylaws and map redraw is proving to be challenging. Over a dozen people gathered at a recent city council meeting to share feelings and opinions on what has been described as a major overhaul of Montpelier’s previous zoning and floodplain ordinances. Issues are […]

Save Gas! Getting Around Without Owning A Car

by Garrett Heaney I grew up in Vermont and was one of those kids who never got his license in high school. That never stopped me from getting around though, and there are tons of people in this community who either can’t drive, choose not to or make an effort to use public transportation as much […]

Geothermal Technology Powers Elm Street Home

Geothermal Technology Powers Elm Street Home

MONTPELIER — Montpelier residents Doug and Susan Becker meet resiliency and net zero goals. Everyone would like to develop a homestead that has resiliency and is as net zero as possible. The house that Doug and Susan Becker bought on Elm Street already had many aspects of resiliency as their heat came from a wood […]

Sustainable Montpelier 2030 Design Competition Launched Winner Gets $10,000

MONTPELIER — Net Zero Vermont, Inc., an independent nonprofit dedicated to fostering a sustainable future, is launching a nationwide architectural design competition to envision what a sustainable Montpelier might look like in 2030. Offering a $10,000 prize for the winning design submission, this project hopes to attract top talent to the challenge of creating a […]

A STATE OF MIND: When You Wish Upon a Star!

by Larry Floersch Warning: This column is on a subject that falls under the scientific term “yucky.” Reader discretion is advised. I’ve been traveling a bit this summer — planes, trains, and automobiles — and I’ve encountered many of the usual annoyances that make travel so much fun: high airfares, cramped seats, long Transportation Security […]

Barre Set to Celebrate Heritage and Homecoming

Barre Set to Celebrate Heritage and Homecoming

Event a continuation of various pageants dating back to early 1900s    by Carla Occaso BARRE — Thom Lauzon, mayor since 2006, grew up in Barre, graduated from Spaulding High School, and remembers earlier days of commemorating the city’s rich heritage. He said he is a great enthusiast of Barre’s history and takes part in […]

Barre Heritage Festival Calendar of Events

Barre Heritage Festival Calendar of Events

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Self-guided factory tours, operating Monday-Friday, 8:00-3:30 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Shop Local, Win Big! — Various Downtown Merchants. Shop at participating downtown Barre merchants and receive a chance to win great prizes! Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Rock of Ages Visitors Center features […]

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Barre Business Continues Passion For Printing

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Barre Business Continues Passion For Printing

by Joshua Jerome Downtown Barre is home to several young entrepreneurs and one of them, CW Print + Design (formerly known as Copy World) in particular, has been instrumental in providing services to many Barre businesses. Started in 1994 by Diane Fontana, Copy World catered to businesses and individuals looking for basic copying and print […]