Mar 3 — Mar 16

National Life Group Foundation Awards $25,000 To Vermont Foodbank

Grant Helps To Support Backpack Program for Hungry Schoolchildren Montpelier — A $25,000 grant that the National Life Group Foundation awarded to the Vermont Foodbank will help to support the Backpack program. Under the program, students who might otherwise go hungry on weekends are given backpacks filled with nutritious food to help feed their families on days when they aren’t in […]

Pot Bill Hits House — Introduction Draws Criticism From Rep. Nuovo

Pot Bill Hits House — Introduction Draws Criticism From Rep. Nuovo

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Bill H.241, an act relating to the regulation of marijuana, crossed over from the Senate and landed in the House  Judiciary Committee March 15. Sen. Dick Sears, D-Bennington and Sen. Joe Benning, R-Caledonia, introduced the bill to the 11 member committee. The senators, who both voted in favor of S. […]

City To Flush Out Sewage Overflow Issues

City To Flush Out Sewage Overflow Issues

DPW Director McArdle: Cost Implications a ‘Serious Concern’ MONTPELIER — The way things are designed in Montpelier, when it rains too much too quickly, underground pipes divert excess raw sewage and storm water into certain points of the North Branch and Winooski rivers. The Agency of Natural Resources is seeking to stop this, but to […]

Onion River Kids “Moving In With Mom and Dad”

Onion River Kids “Moving In With Mom and Dad”

From their communique to The Bridge (and customers in general): If you love winter, you probably agree that this one has been a little tough. And though we’re looking forward to spring time and bicycles, in the meantime we’ve decided to close Onion River Kids. But not to worry, your favorite kids’ store products aren’t […]

From The Principal’s Desk: Montpelier High School Principal Mike McRaith took a moment to blog (brag) about recent student accomplishments, called “solon salutes.”

From The Principal’s Desk: Montpelier High School Principal Mike McRaith took a moment to blog (brag) about recent student accomplishments, called “solon salutes.”

A Solon Salute to the MHS participating team members of the Robo-Raiders: Robert Barlow, Kirby Gordon, William Jestes, Daniel Jestes and Harry Wang. Another great season. A Solon Salute to Josh Golonka and his CVSA Bantam A team who won their State Hockey Championship this weekend. They will represent Vermont in the regional tournament starting March 18. We salute you! A Solon Salute to […]

Yestermorrow Welcomes New Executive Director

Yestermorrow Welcomes New Executive Director

WAITSFIELD — Yestermorrow Design/Build School, a center for sustainable building design and craftsmanship education, is pleased to announce the selection of Michael Crowley as its first new executive director in more than eight years. Crowley, who began his new role March 1, has 16 years of experience designing and leading highly impactful climate and sustainability […]

A Vermont Romance: Long-Lost Movie Treasure To Debut At  Montpelier Film Festival

A Vermont Romance: Long-Lost Movie Treasure To Debut At Montpelier Film Festival

by Ashley Witzenberger Picture it, Vermont, 1916…you will have an opportunity to do just that at this year’s Green Mountain Film Festival during the screening of a piece of lovingly restored cinematic history, “A Vermont Romance.” This silent era film displays the Vermont landscape 100 years ago, and was produced for the Vermont Advance newspaper […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 3.3.16

Capstone Hires Chef Dave Eyler of Kirby BARRE — The Community Economic Development department is pleased to announce the hire of David Eyler who came on board in January as chef at Capstone’s Community Kitchen Academy. “Chef Dave” replaces Chef Jamie Eisenberg who left in December to devote her time to her successful pie-making business in […]

NATURE WATCH: Among Sweet Twitterings, Water Tumbles

NATURE WATCH: Among Sweet Twitterings, Water Tumbles

by Nona Estrin Red-winged blackbirds! Large flocks of north-bound goldfinches, still in winter drab, join a handful that wintered here, adding their sweet twitterings to the sound-scape. All is changing now with the equinox fast approaching. I strain to still hear the American tree sparrow, our winter sparrow, over the din. They have not yet […]

Kasich Thumps Trump, Sanders Clobbers Clinton. Options Tax, Charter Change Approved

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Montpelier residents chose Republican presidential candidate John Kasich over the rest of the Republicans in the presidential primary on Super Tuesday while U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders led the pack for Democrats. According to unofficial results posted by City Clerk John Odum on the Montpelier Facebook page, The following were the […]