September 6–September 19

OP-ED: Housing is a Transportation Issue

by Anne Watson When talking to people about energy issues, most of the conversations revolve around electricity or heating. Transportation, which represents more than one third of Vermont’s energy consumption, often gets left out of the conversation. It’s not usually considered the low-hanging fruit, ripe for change in our society. Our transportation systems are limited […]

OP-ED: Montpelier’s Transportation Future

OP-ED: Montpelier’s Transportation Future

by Dan Jones What is the best use of our downtown? Is it found in that reality you can see in the red map showing the current commitment of our open space to warehousing commuter cars all day and then lying empty at night? Or could it be in the image of the winning entry […]

New Exhibition at the Highland Center for the Arts Goes  “In Search of Old-Time Vermonters”

New Exhibition at the Highland Center for the Arts Goes “In Search of Old-Time Vermonters”

In partnership with the Vermont Folklife Center, Highland Center for the Arts presents Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters in The Gallery, beginning September 21. This retrospective of photographer Ethan Hubbard’s time in north central Vermont showcases more than 40 of Hubbard’s large-format black and white photographic portraits—pulled from some 600 rolls […]

Abridged Vermont: Brattleboro

Abridged Vermont: Brattleboro

by Mike Dunphy Before becoming editor in chief of The Bridge, I spent more than 10 years in the travel and tourism industry. I continue to do so on the side, and, indeed, I have just completed updating the Fodor’s Travel Guide for Vermont. This meant poking around the entire state for the best restaurants, […]

The Fantastic Voyage Home: Michael Arnowitt Returns to Barre Opera House

The Fantastic Voyage Home: Michael Arnowitt Returns to Barre Opera House

by Michelle A.L. Singer Central Vermont’s favorite classical pianist completes a “Fantastic Voyage” home this month. Michael Arnowitt, a 30-year Montpelier resident before moving to Toronto in 2017, returns to the Barre Opera House stage September 15 in a performance to open the Capital City Concerts series. The 7:30 pm concert, which is also part […]

Playing Dr. Ruth

Playing Dr. Ruth

by Maura O’Brien On September 6, Lost Nation Theater premiers Becoming Dr. Ruth, about the life and times of Dr Ruth Westheimer, America’s most famous sex therapist. Playing the iconic role is Maura O’Brien. Taking on the role of Dr. Ruth has been the greatest challenge of my career and the greatest pleasure. I remember […]

Scrag Mountain Music Presents “The Intersection of Art and Music”

Scrag Mountain Music Presents “The Intersection of Art and Music”

The Scrag Mountain Music season opens on September 22 with “The Intersection of Art and Music.” Drawing inspiration from the Kent Museum Fall 2018 exhibition, Backstory, Scrag Mountain Music co-artistic directors Mary Bonhag (soprano) and Evan Premo (double bass), together with celebrated Vermont cellist Emily Taubl, offer four intimate mini concerts within the art-filled walls […]

OP-ED: Summer with Attitude

by Walt Amses I’m wading cautiously into the pond for the first time in six weeks, purposely trying to savor every inch of silky water as it envelops me, as though I’m in the throes of some new-age baptism.  Rehabbing a surgically repaired knee has kept me high and dry for well over a month,  […]

LETTERS: 9.6.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.   Important Step for Downtown Editor, On behalf of Montpelier Alive, the Montpelier Business Association, and the Montpelier Development Corporation, we are grateful to the Montpelier City Council for moving forward in the process toward a public vote […]

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