February 16 — March 1, 2017

Michael Arnowitt Will Perform in a Farewell Concert

Michael Arnowitt Will Perform in a Farewell Concert

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — Michael Arnowitt who has been a musical force in Montpelier and Central Vermont for 32 years as a classical pianist, jazz performer and arts organizer is leaving Montpelier and moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan. In an email message of a few days ago and in a subsequent phone call, Arnowitt […]

Late Poet David Budbill To Be Honored

Late Poet David Budbill To Be Honored

by Nat Frothingham Friends and admirers of Vermont poet David Budbill who died at his Montpelier home on Sept. 25, 2016 are continuing to remember and honor him. Even with his passing, his friends and admirers are finding fresh way to give Budbill recognition as a poet and appreciate him for the man he was. […]

A STATE OF MIND: On the Road: (F)LA Law

by Larry Floersch So I was lying awake the other night thinking about that whole red-shift/blue-shift thing in the curvilinear four-dimensional space-time continuum when it dawned on me that Vermont must not have enough attorneys. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “But Lare, you didn’t have to ponder Minkowski spacetime to figure that out. You […]

Green Up Day:  Student Contest Winners; Support on State Tax Return

Green Up Day: Student Contest Winners; Support on State Tax Return

MONTPELIER — Green Up Vermont announced winners in its annual student poster design contest for Green Up Day 2017. The winning art entry for the promotional poster was designed by Hope Petraro, Grade 9, of Montpelier. She painted a vibrant, warm sun setting on a lovely Vermont lake. Hope said, “I wanted to do something […]

EDITORIAL: A Taxpayer’s Message to City Hall “Clean Up the Econo Lodge Mess”

EDITORIAL: A Taxpayer’s Message to City Hall “Clean Up the Econo Lodge Mess”

by Nat Frothingham; photos by Michael Jermyn Now that the City of Montpelier is getting ready — this spring — to launch a $3.9 million road, sidewalk, bike land, sewer and water improvement project on Northfield Street — it’s way past time to encourage, even demand, that City and State officials work together and cut […]

OPINION: The Great Saturday That Was

by Jules Rabin, Plainfield There was a 17-year-old high school kid at the table last night, along with half a dozen of us from the larger family; some young, some wizened. It was the kid’s birthday, and we had come together to celebrate him. The kid was the only one of our little party who […]

Comments on the Definition of ‘Independent Contractor’

by Pat McDonald, Barre The problem stems from the lack of a clear definition of independent contractor and employee. And while this is not a headline grabbing issue, it has an impact on unemployment insurance and workers compensation, Vermont’s economy and you — the consumer. There is a test called the ABC test which the […]

OPINION: What is Sanctuary?

by Margaret Blanchard, Montpelier Now that Montpelier is a Sanctuary City, it seems like a good time for us to reflect together on what “sanctuary” means to us. The legal and moral issues involved are being thoroughly investigated through media, government, and support organizations, but the emotional, symbolic, and historic dimensions of this designation are […]

Earth Day Compost Tote Recycling

by Cassandra Hemenway, Outreach Manager, Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District MONTPELIER — Help save the life of a tote and show us your creative genius while you’re at it! Join the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District in Project Tote, in which we invite schools and community members to participate in a reuse and […]

LETTERS: 2.16.17

Central Vermont Good on Food Scrap Diversion Editor: Grow Compost of Vermont’s piece on diverting food scraps was written for a statewide audience. It noted that “Efforts to reduce waste have largely focused on glass, plastic, and paper, yet, food waste make up 28 percent of trash Vermonters throw away.” Grow Compost of Vermont however […]