August 3 – August 16, 2017

New Sustainability Coalition Launched At Garden Party

New Sustainability Coalition Launched At Garden Party

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — The task of reimagining, then of remaking Montpelier took another solid step forward on July 27 when about 50 or so citizens gathered at a late afternoon garden party to witness the launch of a new not-for-profit organization called the “Sustainable Montpelier Coalition.” Clearly some of the excitement that inspired […]

‘Brown Derby’ Building Headed For Demolition?

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Fix it up, or tear it down. That was the message conveyed during the city council meeting July 26 when discussing the demise of 101 Northfield Street. Known as the Econo Lodge, (but it is actually a building next to the motel that used to house the ‘Brown Derby’ Supper […]

Mississippi ‘Church People’ Perform Community Service Since Hurricane Katrina

Mississippi ‘Church People’ Perform Community Service Since Hurricane Katrina

by  Mary Mello MONTPELIER — Pop quiz: “MS” is the abbreviation for which state? If you answered Minnesota, you’re only about 1,000 miles off. Missouri? Wrong, again. “MS” belongs to Mississippi, a region so unfamiliar to most Vermonters that the Petal, MS, sign on the bus parked outside the Union Elementary School in Montpelier arouses […]

Florida Boy Thanks Law Enforcement With Doughnuts

Florida Boy Thanks Law Enforcement With Doughnuts

by Carla Occaso CENTRAL VERMONT —  Tyler Carach of Florida spent the day July 31 delivering doughnuts to local law enforcement in Montpelier, Barre, Berlin and Northfield — along with his mother, Sheena. Traveling with the Dunkin’ Donuts character, ‘Sprinkles’, Carach, dubbed ‘Donut Boy,’ visited members of the Montpelier Police Department at 9 a.m. He […]

LETTERS: 8.3.17

Seeking Donations For Literacy Editor: For the third year, I will be hiking up Mt. Mansfield (via the steep and winding Toll Road) in the Race to the Top of Vermont for Everybody Wins. For those of you new to the story, Everybody Wins is a reading/mentoring program in schools throughout Vermont. Adults from the […]

VCFA Young Writers Network Receives Vermont Community Foundation Grant

MONTPELIER — The Vermont College of Fine Arts Young Writers Network has received a $2,500 Small and Inspiring Grant from the Vermont Community Foundation. It’s the first time the college has been awarded a grant from the Community Foundation. The college will use the funding to bring a Young Writers Network program to Vermont’s Northeast […]

THE SOAPBOX: Political Dimensions of the Whole

by Margaret Blanchard I worry about our body politic, our U.S.A., which seems so split during and since the last national election. It’s taken us so long to recover from the last uncivil rupture over the Vietnam War, we’re only beginning to heal our racial divisions, and we’ve only fitfully addressed the 99/1 percent class divide. […]

Remembering Janice (Jan) H. Abair

Remembering Janice (Jan) H. Abair

October 8, 1930 – July 1, 2017 by Dot Helling MONTPELIER — Jan Abair was always a feisty “woman before her time.” Jan passed away after a short illness at the age of 86. Jan was my friend and a neighbor from two houses down, her place on Miles Court which she had called home […]

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