November 3 — November 16

VIDEO: CVRPC Nov. 8, 2016 meeting

VIDEO: CVRPC Nov. 8, 2016 meeting

The Nov. 8, 2016 meeting of the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission included: • CVRPC Executive Director’s Report • CVEDC Executive Director’s Report • Public Hearing – Lamoille Tactical Basin Plan • Regional Energy Planning • Energy Advisory Committee appointment of commissioners View at https://vimeopro.com/vtvt/cvrpc/video/190838589 or click image below Share this:

Stranded in the ER with a  Mental Health Crisis

Stranded in the ER with a Mental Health Crisis

by Nat Frothingham A Phone Call to The Bridge During the last week of September, I picked up the following message on the office answering machine at The Bridge — a message from a local woman with strong ties to Montpelier. Here, in part, is what she said: “I see that your next issue will […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 11.3.16

Montpelier City Clerk’s Office: Open Saturday for Early Voting MONTPELIER — City Clerk John Odum announced that his office will again be open for early voting on Saturday, Nov. 5, for four hours (from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) to accommodate residents who would like to cast their November 8 general election ballots prior to […]

Breaking Early Voting Records in Montpelier

Breaking Early Voting Records in Montpelier

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — In a quick weekend phone conversation on Oct. 30 with Montpelier City Clerk John Odum, he said that early voting for the upcoming Nov. 8 presidential election has already broken local records. “We’re seeing early voting like nothing we’ve seen before,” he told The Bridge. From his listening post at […]

What’s the Scoop with the City Manager’s Job?

by Nat Frothingham and Carla Occaso In a recent status update interview between The Bridge’s publisher Nat Frothingham and Montpelier Mayor John Hollar, they discussed the topic of City Manager Bill Fraser’s employment contract. It turns out, according to further research, the six-member city council is split three to three about whether to renew Fraser’s […]

A Status Update on Montpelier: Sidewalks, Berlin Pond, Development and Beyond

by Nat Frothingham The Bridge: Can you comment on paving and sidewalk improvements? Montpelier Mayor John Hollar: There have been some noticeable improvements this year, including the new sidewalk along East State Street that I used to walk here.Next year, we will see some substantial repaving, including all of Main Street and Route 12 to […]

Vermont Press Assocation Debate: Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Economy, Environment

by Abby LeDoux COLCHESTER — Candidates for Vermont’s top political office squared off Oct. 23 in a 90-minute debate that focused heavily on the economy, environment and education. Republican Phil Scott of Berlin and Democrat Sue Minter of Waterbury both participated in the Vermont Press Association’s Debate Sunday at St. Michael’s College in Colchester. Liberty […]

Attorney General Candidates Make Opiate Fight A Priority

by Courtney Lamdin COLCHESTER — The two major party candidates for Vermont’s next attorney general faced off at the Vermont Press Association’s debate last Sunday afternoon, drawing out their differences but also finding some common ground, particularly with the state’s opioid crisis. Democrat TJ Donovan of South Burlington and Republican Deb Bucknam of Walden debated […]

MONTPELIER ALIVE: Time For The Hunger Mountain Co-op Wellness Fair

MONTPELIER ALIVE: Time For The Hunger Mountain Co-op Wellness Fair

by Ashley Witzenberger MONTPELIER — It’s that time of year again! The Hunger Mountain Co-op will host the 23rd annual Food & Wellness Fair this Saturday, Nov. 5. More than 60 vendors will gather in Montpelier City Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Food & Wellness Fair is a free community event that […]

A New Look at an Old Tragedy: Local Author and Artist Delia Robinson Releases ‘A Shirtwaist Story’

A New Look at an Old Tragedy: Local Author and Artist Delia Robinson Releases ‘A Shirtwaist Story’

MONTPELIER — The 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in Manhattan is one of the most notorious chapters in American labor history. Prevented from escaping due to locked doors, 146 women garment workers perished, some by jumping out of windows. The workers were immigrants, mostly Jewish but others as well. Two were 14 years […]