April 3–April 16, 2019

Safeguarding the Water We Drink

Safeguarding the Water We Drink

By J. Gregory Gerdel Before the implementation of Montpelier’s Water Filtration Plant in June 2000, people not having screens on their taps would occasionally notice some flotsam and jetsam (bits of plant matter, usually) floating atop a settled pot of water. And those with screens on their taps would occasionally need to rinse that accumulation […]

Net Zero Car Fleet— Easy Talk, Hard Walk

Net Zero Car Fleet— Easy Talk, Hard Walk

By Mike Dunphy In a city and community that proudly professes a net-zero energy goal, it’s perhaps surprising that Montpelier’s fleet contains only one electric vehicle—a street-rated cart used by the rec department—and no hybrids among its 70 or so vehicles. That’s especially notable considering the transportation industry puts out the largest dose of greenhouse […]

OPED: Sugaring Bug Will Run in Your Veins

OPED: Sugaring Bug Will Run in Your Veins

By John “Josh” Fitzhugh I have loved maple syrup all my life, but I think I became infected with the sugaring bug at 2 am in March of 1983, when I was 35-years-old, my son Nick was 4, and my daughter Eliza was a year and a half. I was living on Liberty Street in […]

LETTERS: 4.3.19

To the Editor, I am writing to address the issue of the tampon tax in our state. I am a 15-year-old girl from Montpelier High School, and I am frustrated and confused with the high tax on feminine hygiene products. These products are treated as a luxury, which should not be the case. The average […]

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