May 18 – May 31, 2017

VTrans Set to Start Barre City Paving Project

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is moving forward with the paving project in Barre City.  The project extends along US 302 and VT 14 within the Barre City limits. Kubricky Construction Corp was the low bid contractor awarded the project.  Work on the project is expected to start on May 30th.  Project completion is […]

NECI Refutes TImes Argus Story “NECI Sold, Seeking New Digs”

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — The Bridge received a press release in the late afternoon May 24 from a New England Culinary Institute representative refuting a big story that ran in the May 24 issue of the Barre Montpelier Times Argus. It came by email from New England Culinary Institute spokesman Philip Stevens: “Today, the Times […]

Should School Boards or Government Control Teachers’ Health Care?

by Rep. Mary Hooper   Late on the night of May 18, the Legislature passed an extra-ordinary budget.  It made historic investments in housing for working Vermonters. It made significant investments to help Vermonters suffering in emergency rooms from lack of mental health care, in Vermonters who want to work but can’t afford child care, […]

Gov. Phil Scott Vetoes Recreational Marijuana Bill

Below please find the Governor’s prepared remarks on S.22 from today’s press conference: Governor Phil Scott’s Remarks on Bill S.22 May 24, 2017 Since the Legislature passed S.22 on May 10th, I have received a great deal of advice on this issue, and taken the time to fully understand what this legislation proposes to do. […]

Hardwick Distillery May Enter Deal With City

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER/HARDWICK — For a company that started in Hardwick in 2009 making 235 cases of gin and vodka by distilling raw honey, Caledonia Spirits has come a long way. The company quickly expanded, won two international awards, and is now looking to set up shop distilling gin, vodka and whiskey — possibly […]

Communications Workers Strike for Better Work Opportunities with AT&T

Communications Workers Strike for Better Work Opportunities with AT&T

by Michael Bielawski MONTPELIER — The singing and dancing in the street almost seemed like a celebration, but rather it was a strike by about two-dozen communications workers employed by AT&T which was livening up Main Street on Sunday afternoon, May 21. Across 36 states and Washington D.C. over 35,000 AT&T workers decided to strike last […]

Murder Suspect Jayveon Caballero Held Without Bail

by Carla Occaso BARRE — Murder suspect Jayveon Caballero, 29, of Barre, was ordered to be held without bail May 22, according to Washington County States Attorney Scott Williams. Proceedings were held at the Vermont Superior Court — Criminal Division, 255 North Main Street, Barre. Caballero was arraigned on a charge of second degree murder, […]

SPECIAL CITY MEETING JUNE 20: School Merger, New School Board, Tax Stabilization, Leash Law

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — City Council has scheduled a special vote by Australian ballot on June 20 to tackle the topics of the school district merger (Montpelier with Roxbury), new school board election (should the merger go through), tax stabilization and a dog leash law (advisory only) for Hubbard Park. Early voting starts May […]

Barre City Woman Killed In Berlin Car Crash

Barre City Woman Killed In Berlin Car Crash

BERLIN — The Berlin Police Department has issued a report May 18 that a Barre woman was pronounced dead at Central Vermont Medical Center following a car crash Wednesday May 17. On May 17, 2017, officers of the Berlin Police Department responded to Route 302 near the Computer Barn for a report of a two […]

Montpelier and Roxbury Voters to Decide On School Merger June 20

by Phil Dodd MONTPELIER/ROXBURY — It’s a combination few could have envisioned just a couple of years ago, but the school systems of the city of Montpelier and the tiny rural town of Roxbury — 17 miles and two school districts away — will be joining forces in a unified school district if voters in […]