March 16 — April 5, 2017

VIDEO: Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast paying tribute to Sen. William “Bill” Doyle

Bill Moore, President of the CVCofC, made opening remarks and former Governor of Vermont, Jim Douglas, acted as emcee of the event.  Speakers included Senator Jeanette White, Vermont Historian Howard Coffin, and former Senator Vince Illuzzi. Bill Doyle spoke and was also presented with a plaque for his outstanding and long service to the Central […]

VIDEO: Under The Golden Dome 2017 Week 10

Tenth week of the 2017 Vermont legislative session March 16, 2017. State House Info – “The Power of Water, The Power of Words” art installation. Interview segments with Sen. Alice Nitka, Sen. Peg Flory, Rep. Coach Christie, Rep. Kurt Wright with Holly Morehouse Executive Director of Vermont Afterschool, Rep. David Sharpe, Rep. Bill Canfield, Rep. […]

State Police Bust Local Suspected Heroin Dealers

NORTHFIELD — Vermont Drug Task Force troopers busted a man and a woman, both of Northfield, for dealing heroin March 24. Troopers from the Middlesex State Police barracks and the Vermont Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 119 Pleasant Street Apartment #1 in the town of Northfield, after three-month drug investigation. Prior to […]

Vermont Arts Council Executive Director to Step down on April 14

Vermont Arts Council Executive Director to Step down on April 14

MONTPELIER – The Vermont Arts Council announced today that Executive Director Alex Aldrich will step down April 14 after more than 20 years leading the nation’s only nonprofit state arts agency. “For many years, Alex has been at the center of arts funding and arts advocacy in Vermont,” said Bob Stannard, chair of the Vermont Arts Council […]

National Life Group Sets New Records For 2016 Sales, Earnings

MONTPELIER – National Life Group once again set records for earnings and sales in 2016, a year that also saw the company’s culture receive national attention. Mehran Assadi, the president and chief executive officer, said National Life set a number of historic milestones in 2016. “Across the board, top line and bottom line, we had yet […]

Police Nab Fleeing Suspect From Windshield Of Moving Car

BERLIN — Berlin police were called to a reported home burglary-in-progress by a man possibly armed with a knife. According to a Berlin Police Department report issued March 19, while en-route, officers observed the male to be on the windshield of a passing motor vehicle.  After a brief struggle, officers were able to take Michael Perry, 29, […]

Vermont-born Duo to Give Talk: “From Vermont To The Big Screen”

by Ivan Shadis Lukas Huffman and Mathew Ellison will be part of a talk on local filmmakers to be held as part of the 20th Green Mountain Film Festival. Huffman and Ellison were both raised in Vermont, both now live in New York, and both have become involved in filmmaking by circuitous routes. The Bridge […]

Women Rule: The Feminization of Montpelier City Council

Women Rule: The Feminization of Montpelier City Council

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Back in the old days in Vermont, people who ran a municipality were called “the town fathers,” and they had one thing in common: They were all men. But that has been changing over the years. And in Montpelier — where the first female city council member was elected 40 […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 3.16.17

Memorandum 2: Sensy by Sayward Schoonmaker Selected as Best in Show at Wood Art Gallery MONTPELIER — Vermont artist Sayward Schoonmaker won the Best in Show award for her artwork “Memorandum 2: Sensy” currently on exhibit as part of the juried show, “Following the Rules/Breaking the Rules,” at the T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre […]

Blizzard Brings Out Snow Warriors

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Working in shifts throughout the day and overnight March 14, Montpelier’s ‘snow fighters’ kept the layers of quickly falling snow from completely suffocating the city during the season’s largest blizzard. Due to much advance publicity, local schools, state offices and other places of business closed early. This allowed Montpelier’s five […]