September 21–October 4, 2017

Know What is in Your Food: a Q&A with Cookbook Author Tracey Medeiros

Know What is in Your Food: a Q&A with Cookbook Author Tracey Medeiros

compiled by Marichel Vaught Tracey Medeiros knows local food and, more importantly, local food that is good for you and good for the environment. Aside from being a food stylist, recipe developer and tester, she is the author of three cookbooks — “The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook,” “The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook” and “Dishing Up […]

Spotlight on Restaurants — Time Honored Fare and a Hot New Scene on Barre St.

Spotlight on Restaurants — Time Honored Fare and a Hot New Scene on Barre St.

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — The downtown restaurant scene has endured and evolved over the decades. The Bridge took a moment to put a spotlight on a random handful of eateries — old and new. A longtime favorite with a loyal following is J. Morgan’s, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel on State Street. With elegant […]

Perennial Pleasures

Perennial Pleasures

by Glennis Drew EAST HARDWICK — The Tea Garden at Perennial Pleasures Nursery, and the Nursery itself, have closed for the season, heralding the end of summer 2017.  The gardens and nursery, run by Rachel Kane, will blossom again on May 5, 2018; the summer teas and gift shop overseen by her mother, Judith, will […]

Scribner Sisters Revive Settlement Farm Stand in Middlesex

Scribner Sisters Revive Settlement Farm Stand in Middlesex

Lit Pumpkin Display Planned for Oct. 27 and 28 by Nat Frothingham Middlesex — Samantha and Olivia Scribner have re-opened the Scribner family farm stand at the 1782 Settlement Farm in Middlesex — about five miles from Montpelier on U.S. Route 2. “So glad they are open again,” was a thrilled message on the Settlement […]

Local Beer and Local Pubs — a Win for Montpelier

Local Beer and Local Pubs — a Win for Montpelier

by Michael Bielawski MONTPELIER —  Whether its dim lights and pool tables or bright lights and big TVs (and more pool tables), the capital city bar scene has got late-night crawlers, after-work escapees and mid-afternoon journalists all covered. And they all have a healthy share of local beers. One of the most visible spots on […]

Uncommon Market to Host a 10th Anniversary Party on October 2nd — Everyone’s Invited

Uncommon Market to Host a 10th Anniversary Party on October 2nd — Everyone’s Invited

by Nat Frothingham Uncommon Market — the popular corner store and deli at the intersection of Elm and School Streets — is throwing a party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its opening, and everyone’s invited. Over the years, Uncommon Market has become both a business success and a neighborhood and downtown anchor point. If […]

OPINION: Equifax Security Breach

by Peggy Munro You may be aware that Equifax, one of the three major credit monitoring companies, publicly announced on September 7 that there was a cybersecurity breach of their data effecting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers dating back to May (2017). This breach was discovered by them late in July. Among the information accessed by […]

OPINION: Carbon Pollution Solution

by Tom Hughes of Energy Independent Vermont This year Governor Phil Scott took another step towards real climate action. He signed an executive order creating a Vermont Climate Action Commission and reaffirmed the climate and clean energy goals in the 2016 Comprehensive Energy Plan. In this era of federal backsliding, Scott has sided with the […]

OPINION: The Season To Use Reason: How the Grinch Steals Christmas

by Gerard Renfro, Montpelier “I want to borrow 20. You gave 15. You owe me five.”— Abbott and Costello routine As Montpelier enters another season of consumer gluttony, I would like to review a few ways the town cheats itself when it fails to recognize its economic problems. There is the old issue of inadequate […]

ESSAY: Slavery Much Worse than Indentured Servitude

by Peter Kelman, Montpelier (This essay is in response to an opinion piece by Roberta Harold, that appeared in the September 7–September 20 issue of The Bridge) I’d like to commend the excellent opinion piece “The Civil War Isn’t Over. It Isn’t Even Civil” by Roberta Harold. I would like to add to Ms. Harold’s […]