June 16 — July 20, 2016

Herbicide Application Scheduled

MONTPELIER — The Washington County Railroad Right-of-Way between Main Street and Granite Street is scheduled for herbicide treatment. The treatment will take place prior to 6 a.m. sometime between July 20 to 22. The actual date will be determined by other rail traffic and weather conditions. This planned treatment is a result of a multi-year […]

Reading Program Works to Curb “Summer Slide” at Barre City School and Barre Recreation Department

BARRE — On Thursday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m., children from the Barre City Summer School Program (located at the Barre City School) will be treated to a storytelling presentation and brand-new books to keep, thanks to a grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation. Later on that day, children from the Barre City Recreation Program will be treated to a Children’s Literacy Foundation event at […]

OPINION: Dallas Destroys National Rifle Association “Good Guy” Fantasy

by Walt Amses Along with the usual bizarre right-wing responses to the tragedy in Dallas, came the conspicuous absence of the usual call for more guns that generally follows mass shootings in this country before the bodies are even cold.  Even the bottom feeders at the National Rifle Association were silent regarding the circumstances surrounding the […]

2016 Waterbury Not Quite Independence Day Parade

Waterbury Vermont’s Not Quite Independence Day Parade held Saturday, June 25, 2016 presented by the Waterbury Rotary Club. Parade Emcee Eric Michaels describes the dozens of entries and parade floats showcasing their patriotic spirit and support for the local community. This year’s theme: “Kid’s Favorite Characters.” Parade Winners: Entrants were judged in three categories – […]

OPINION On Zoning: Reduce, Revise and Keep Open To Hearings

Presented to the City Council June 15, 2016 To: Mayor Hollar and Montpelier City Council From: Steve Sease, former member and chair, Montpelier Planning Commission, former land use attorney and director of planning, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Re: Section two of Proposed Zoning Bylaws Reduce the geographic extent of the Mixed Use Residential zone. […]

‘Chair Bombing’/Ribbon Cutting Event Planned For Langdon Street

‘Chair Bombing’/Ribbon Cutting Event Planned For Langdon Street

Several business owners/managers not informed of chair portion of event by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Don’t try to drive down Langdon Street Friday after work or you just might tangle with a lawn chair. This is according to information from someone on the organizing committee for Langdon Street Alive — a public urban art project […]

OPINION: Act 46: Big Rewards for Thinking Inside the Box

by David Kelley, Greensboro The authors of Act 46 said their goals were:  1. educational equity, 2. academic excellence, 3. efficiency and 4. transparency. Only the Grinch who stole Christmas would oppose those goals. But there is a serious disconnect between those goals and what Act 46 actually does. Act 46 does not reward equity.  Act 46 […]

Art Show Coming to Berlin Mall

Art Show Coming to Berlin Mall

BERLIN — Starting July 8 through fall, the “Big Art ~ Bold Vision” exhibit featuring 16 artists will be affixed to Berlin Mall’s sizable windows. “This is a high quality group of artists, and it’s a delight to bring their wonderful work to the people,” said Janet Van Fleet, the exhibit’s curator and one of the founders of Studio Place Arts […]

Governor’s Gallery presents ‘Kaleidoscopic Pathos’, paintings by Renée Bouchard

Governor’s Gallery presents ‘Kaleidoscopic Pathos’, paintings by Renée Bouchard

MONTPELIER — Bennington-based artist Renée Bouchard will be featured in theGovernor’s Gallery for the months of July, August, and September. The gallery is located in the Pavilion Office building, 109 State Street, 5th floor. Photo identification is required for entry. Her exhibit titled ‘Kaleidoscopic Pathos’ features a collection of paintings created over the last seven years.  Bouchard states that she works by combining […]

Poetry by Hazel Singer

Poetry by Hazel Singer

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