June 2 — June 15, 2016

NATURE WATCH: It’s Wild Orchid Time

NATURE WATCH: It’s Wild Orchid Time

by Nona Estrin Last of the spring tree colors. Goodbye grey-green new leaves of large-toothed aspen and hello June bugs banging on screens after dark. The end of a glorious, long, slow May. And yes, if you have a special place you go to see early wild orchids, either the lime-loving yellow lady-slipper or the […]

House Seat Up for Grabs

House Seat Up for Grabs

EAST MONTPELIER/MIDDLESEX — Six people have thrown their hats in the ring to succeed Vermont House Representative Tony Klein, D-Washington 5, of East Montpelier. Klein announced this past term would be his last during the legislative session. Klein has served for 14 years, according to his website tonyklein.com. He was known for his work as […]

Shady Rill Crash Puts Quebec Couple in Hospital

MIDDLESEX — A Montpelier man was involved in a vehicle crash that sent two Canadian people to the hospital with multiple injuries. May 22 at 1:31 p.m., the 2010 Honda motorcycle driven by Jacque Turcotte, 61, of Potton, Quebec was struck by the 2003 Volvo driven by Scott Skinner, 73, of Montpelier, according to a […]

EDITORIAL: A Tale of City and Town Manager Employment Contracts

by Carla Occaso Our Montpelier city manager, William Fraser, made the news for a subject most of us would prefer remain nobody’s business: his employment contract. Problem is, because his salary is paid for with tax dollars, it is everybody’s business. Even mine. Recent public scrutiny both at city council meetings — where Montpelier resident […]

Montpelier Man Dies in Car Crash

MORETOWN — Twenty-six-year-old Justin Weston of Montpelier died on the scene of a car crash May 30 at 7:53 p.m., according to a release from the Vermont State Police. The accident occurred on Lynch Hill Road in Moretown. Details of the crash have not been released except that Weston was a passenger in the 1986 […]

Not Not Prepared

by Hannah Eschelbach When I started to write this, I did not think “What am I even going to write about?” Now, I am not proceeding by just winging it; I had it all figured out beforehand. For you see, I am a teenager. It’s not like I don’t even know what I’m doing tomorrow […]

Support A New Breeze — Journalism For Youth, By Youth

Support A New Breeze — Journalism For Youth, By Youth

Once again this summer, here at The Bridge we are working with a range of middle school, high school and college students to create two issues of The Breeze, a “for youth, by youth” newsprint publication. One issue will be wrapped around The Bridge in June as the summer begins and another will come out […]

Lost Nation Offers ‘Red’ – A Play About Painter Mark Rothko

Lost Nation Offers ‘Red’ – A Play About Painter Mark Rothko

by Nat Frothingham On June 2, actors Kim Bent and Levi Penley will take to the stage at Lost Nation Theater for the opening night performance of “Red” — a two-man (Tony Award winning) show written by John Logan that dramatizes the increasingly intense relationship and conversational exchanges between celebrated American painter Mark Rothko and […]

Montpelier’s ‘Most Charming Street’ To Get  Swathed In Art

Montpelier’s ‘Most Charming Street’ To Get Swathed In Art

by Jessica Neary MONTPELIER — New York has Broadway, Paris has the Champs-Elysees. Now, coming soon to our own “Little Paris” as Montpelier is affectionately nicknamed by some —trumpets and drumrolls please — is a newly transformed Langdon Street. OK, this might sound a bit over the top, but Ward Joyce, who created the now […]

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Tree House Hardwoods Branches Out To Barre

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Tree House Hardwoods Branches Out To Barre

by Joshua Jerome The Granite City has been making investments attracting young entrepreneurs who have opened up new business on Main Street over the last several years, but it hasn’t been restricted to just Main Street. Recently, The Tree House Hardwoods & Millshop expanded out of their South Burlington location into a 10,000 square foot […]