May 5 — May 18, 2016

Imagination Station Autism Sensory Room

The Vermont Autism Puzzle Foundation presents the grand opening of the “Imagination Station” – Snoezelen Autism Sensory Room at the Washington County Mental Health’s Well Space located at 23 Summer Street, Barre, VT. Opening celebration held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Share this:

CVRPC May 10, 2016 meeting

The May 10, 2016 meeting of the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission included: • Calais Town Plan Approval  • Executive Director’s Report • Central VT Economic Development Corporation Report • Announcement of Officers Election • Vermont Clean Water Act – Municipal implications of the Clean Water Act and CVRPC assistance Share this:

Under The Golden Dome 2016 Week 17

Seventeenth week of the 2016 Vermont legislative session May 4, 2016. State House Info – Under The Golden Dome in the “Barrel” of the State House. Interview segments with Rep. Topper McFaun, Rep. Tim Jerman, Rep. Curt McCormack, Sen. David Zuckerman, Rep. Kurt Wright, Rep. Don Turner. Share this:

From Montpelier High School Principal Mike McRaith’s Desk

From Montpelier High School Principal Mike McRaith’s Desk

A Solon Salute to Robert Barlow. Robert recently sailed to Bermuda from Puerto Rico on the Corwith Cramer, serving as the primary pilot for a drone that takes pictures of the ocean. Here is an excerpt from Robert’s Blog which explains his work a bit: “My role on the boat is Unmanned Aerial Research Vehicle (UARV) pilot and technician, as […]

On My Back At ‘Yoga On State’

On My Back At ‘Yoga On State’

by Carla Occaso Here I am. Lying on my back in the middle of State Street in Montpelier holding my feet with my hands in a pose called “Happy Baby.” I am told to roll from side to side. “Okay,” I think. I strain my neck to look over my less-than-concave stomach to make sure […]

VIDEO: Chat with Nat: Nat Chats with WGDR Operations Manager David Ferland

VIDEO: Chat with Nat: Nat Chats with WGDR Operations Manager David Ferland

This video is an episode of ‘Chat with Nat’ featuring The Bridge publisher Nat Frothingham WGDR’s own David Ferland. David is the Operations Manager at WGDR Plainfield WDGH Hardwick Goddard College Community Radio in Plainfield, Vermont. The station trains any interested member of the public to be a programmer, and then schedules air time for […]

On Being a Teen Mom of Twins

On Being a Teen Mom of Twins

story and photos by Mariah Boardman “You’ll never amount to anything.” “You’ll live off of welfare your whole life.” “You ruined your life.” “You’ll never graduate high school now.” My name is Mariah Boardman, and I am living proof that these statements aren’t always true about a teenage mother. I’m 18 years old and the […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 5.5.16

Council Ratifies City Manager’s Contract MONTPELIER — Montpelier City Council ratified the city manager’s contract during the April 27 City Council meeting. City Manager William Fraser had been working under the previous year’s contract until that point. The delay was not explained nor were a citizen’s concerns addressed. “I want to discuss city manager’s contract,” […]

NATURE WATCH: Yellow-rumped Warblers in the ‘Hood

NATURE WATCH: Yellow-rumped Warblers in the ‘Hood

by Nona Estrin Had we not wandered down to Carol Dixon and Bruce Howlett’s beaver ponds during the clear cold snap recently, we never would have guessed that so many yellow-rumped warblers were in the neighborhood. These ponds are protected from the north and west winds, and they hold the afternoon sun and warmth. Insects […]

‘Pot Bill’ Goes Up In Smoke

by Carla Occaso The “pot bill” as it became known — one of this legislative session’s higher profile endeavors — came to a screeching halt in the House chamber Tuesday, May 3 around 5:30 p.m. after a day and a half of full floor discussion. This action came after many iterations and gyrations following testimony […]