June 2 — June 15, 2016

CVRPC June 14, 2016 meeting

The June 14, 2016 meeting of the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission included: • Williamstown Plan Approval • 2016 Regional Plan discussion • Executive Director’s Report • Central VT Economic Development Corporation Report • Collaboration Proposal with Bright Blue EcoMedia Share this:

VT’s 20th Annual Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference

Sen. Patrick Leahy presents Vermont’s 20th Annual Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference with Keynote Address by Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General. Held at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Vermont on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Introductory remarks by Diane Derby of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy’s Office, Dan Smith, President of Vermont Technical College and U.S. Senator […]

Rain Forces Postponement of Thunder Road Event

BARRE — Persistent rain showers have forced the postponement of the Harvest Equipment event at Barre’s Thunder Road scheduled for Sunday, June 12. A make-up date is to be determined. Despite multiple efforts to dry the racing surface for the event, which was originally scheduled for May 22, the rains returned each time. All grandstand admission tickets and […]

Zoning Hearings Scheduled

MONTPELIER — Montpelier City Council is currently reviewing of the revised Zoning Ordinance as recommended by the Planning Commission. The following is the schedule for the Council’s review. All start at 6:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and include public comment so that the Council may consider resident input while becoming acquainted with the regulations. June 8 — […]

Fraser Withdraws From Amherst Candidacy, Takes Financial Hit

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — City Manager William Fraser has withdrawn his candidacy as potential Town Manager in Amherst, Massachusetts, effective May 4. The New Amherst City Manager was named June 6. Fraser had applied for the position in March during a time when his own contract underwent extended secret discussions by City Council. With […]

Disciplinary Hearing Set For Police Officer

MONTPELIER — City Manager William Fraser announced June 6 that he has concluded his internal investigation, as per the department’s internal affairs policy, concerning allegations relating to misuse of work hours. The investigation involved 29 year veteran Sergeant Richard Cleveland who has been on paid administrative leave since May 24. As a result of the […]

Center for Arts and Learning Recognized by National Life Foundation

MONTPELIER — “National Life Message: ‘Do Good”” – and they do! The Center for Arts and Learning has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the National Life Foundation, to help fund essential electrical code work at 46 Barre St. in downtown Montpelier. These improvements are an important step as CAL upgrades the building into a thriving […]

LETTER: Train Young Writers. Join Me in backing “The Breeze”

LETTER: Train Young Writers. Join Me in backing “The Breeze”

To the editor: There is nothing so gratifying as seeing your name in the newspaper. Like many “wise sayings” this statement is not universally true. For example, the young people of Washington County are not eager to see their names in the all-too-common accounts of accidents, arrests, and sentencing. Neither of course are the adults […]

Homelessness Takes Center Stage

Homelessness Takes Center Stage

by Mhairi Paget MONTPELIER — Homelessness is a persistent and largely hidden problem in Montpelier and Washington County as a whole. This was evident during a meeting held on May 16 at Christ Church hosted by the City of Montpelier Housing Task Force and the Good Samaritan Haven of Barre. The goals of the meeting, […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 6.2.16

Elementary Students Evacuated for Bomb Threat MONTPELIER — School officials evacuated Union Elementary School students at 9:15 a.m., Wednesday, May 25, following a bomb threat that was called into the school, according to Brian Ricca, superintendent of the Montpelier Public School System, in an e-mail that was sent to families of the students who were […]