May 4 – May 17, 2017

Under The Golden Dome 2017 Week 19

Under The Golden Dome 2017 Week 19 Nineteenth week of the 2017 Vermont legislative session May 17, 2017. State House Info – Tulip beds in front of the State House. Press segments with Governor Phil Scott, Paul Heintz, including signing of the Media Shield Law. Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe […]

Under The Golden Dome 2017 Week 18

Under The Golden Dome 2017 Week 18   Eighteenth week of the 2017 Vermont legislative session May 10, 2017. State House Info – Portraits of the Grout Brothers – Gov. Josiah Grout & Congressman William W. Grout. Interview segments with Governor Phil Scott, Sen. Carolyn Branagan, Sen. Jeanette White, Rep. Topper McFaun, Sen. Peg Flory, […]

CVRPC May 9, 2017 meeting

CVRPC May 9, 2017 meeting   The May 9, 2017 meeting of the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission included: • Gaye Symington, President of High Meadows Fund, presentation: Thinking Regionally, and Assessing Whether It Works • Regional Approval of the Barre Town Plan • CVRPC Executive Director’s Report • Legislative Report, Bonnie Waninger • Nominating […]

On The Road

by Brent Curtis More and more bicycles will take to the highways this spring. Please pay attention. Remember that several roads now have specific lanes marked for bicycles and if you are not accustomed to these markings, it is important that you pay attention. Interstate I-89 In Middlesex, drivers should expect daily northbound and southbound […]

Mehran Assadi Elected Chairman of the Board of National Life Group

Mehran Assadi Elected Chairman of the Board of National Life Group

  MONTPELIER — National Life’s Board of Directors has elected Chief Executive Officer Mehran Assadi chairman of the board, effective immediately. Assadi has served as president and CEO of the company since 2009. He will retain those titles as he also assumes the chairmanship. He succeeds Thomas H. MacLeay, a former president and CEO who has […]

City Hires Sue Allen as Assistant City Manager

City Hires Sue Allen as Assistant City Manager

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Sue Allen, former deputy chief of staff for Governor Peter Shumlin as well as former managing editor of The Times Argus (among other things), has been named assistant city manager for the City of Montpelier May 9. She will start May 22. Allen will fill the shoes of former Assistant […]

Econo Lodge Police Stakeout Leads to Arrests — Huge Cache of Drugs and Money at Hilltop Inn

BERLIN — A big drug/robbery/assault bust against three out-of-state men followed an attack in view of a police stakeout at the Econo Lodge Motel in Montpelier May 9. According to a Vermont State Police Report issued May 10: On May 9 at approximately 4:30 p.m., members of the Vermont Drug Task Force were monitoring suspected […]

State of Vermont to Auction Surplus Vehicles & Equipment Saturday, May 13

The State of Vermont will hold their annual Surplus Asset Live Public Auction on Saturday, May 13 at the State of Vermont Central Garage at 1756 US Route 302, Berlin, Vermont. Gates will open for registration at 8: 00 am. The auction begins at 10:00 am and will continue until all properties are sold. Issued […]

Coffee Corner Changing Hands

Coffee Corner Changing Hands

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — The go-to local diner that has been a cornerstone of social and gastronomical satisfaction is changing hands. That is the word from co-owner Mike Raymond to The Bridge in a phone conversation May 9. Why? “We simply had an offer on this space,” Raymond said. Raymond had agreed not to […]

On The Road

By Brent Curtis                                                                                                    May 5 — I […]