News & Features

Montpelier Names Provencher as Finance Director

MONTPELIER — Montpelier City Manager William Fraser announced today that he has appointed Todd R. Provencher of Barre Town to the position of Finance Director for the city effective Tuesday, September 21. Provencher has served as the Acting Finance Director  for Montpelier since September 1.   He has most recently been the Accounting Manager for the city […]

Thai Food in the Capital Region: Bold, Balanced & Beautiful

Thai Food in the Capital Region: Bold, Balanced & Beautiful

by Marichel Vaught The cuisine of Thailand is a celebration of bold flavors — sour, salty, bitter, spicy. It has a reverence for local and fresh ingredients, and is a skillful and artful preparation of complex flavors that highlights every component. It has become one of the most popular cuisines in the world, and it […]

Josh Fitzhugh Seeks Election to the Vermont Senate

by Nat Frothingham John “Josh” Fitzhugh — a Berlin Republican convinced that state government has gotten too big, that it’s trying to do too much, and that it’s growing faster than the Vermont economy — is seeking one of three Washington County seats in the Vermont Senate on Election Day, November 8. Fitzhugh won his […]

Bill Doyle Seeks Reelection

by Nat Frothingham As part of a conversation with Washington County Senator Bill Doyle, who is seeking reelection to the Vermont Senate — Doyle discussed two or three achievements that have given him personal pleasure. He talked about his town meeting questionnaire which has given him the opportunity to find out what his constituents are […]

Federal USDA Grant Received — Honors for Staff Member Tyler Sweeten, Mary Alice Proffitt

Federal USDA Grant Received — Honors for Staff Member Tyler Sweeten, Mary Alice Proffitt

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — For the two dozen or so people who gathered in the “Skylight Conference Room” at the Vermont Center for Independent Living on September 6 — the press conference that followed had two distinct moments. The first moment was business and the second was pleasure. USDA Grant Awarded During the business […]

Food for Thought: The Bridge Dishes with Food Enthusiast Tracey Medeiros

Food for Thought: The Bridge Dishes with Food Enthusiast Tracey Medeiros

Tracey Medeiros knows food. And she knows good, healthy food. 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 Vermont.” She also writes a column for Edible Green Mountains Magazine called “The Farmhouse […]

Coffee With a Side of  Good Vibes

Coffee With a Side of Good Vibes

story and photos by Marichel Vaught MONTPELIER — Coffee enthusiasts Caroline Williamson and Chris Gleason have brought their passion for the bean to town at the beginning of July with Tremolo, a pop-up coffee shop inside The Front art gallery on Barre Street. “I have an obsession with coffee,” said Gleason. And why name the […]

Ananda Gardens Delivers Bliss

Ananda Gardens Delivers Bliss

story and photos by Marichel Vaught MONTPELIER — We’ve all heard that it’s important to get to know your farmer, and we have opportunities to do just that at local farmers’ markets or at farm stands if the proprietors happen to be there. But just as important is your farmer getting to know you. This […]

Convenience, Comfort and Community at the East Calais General Store

Convenience, Comfort and Community at the East Calais General Store

by Marichel Vaught EAST CALAIS — If you drive toward Hardwick from Montpelier on Route 14, you’ll pass by the East Calais General Store in the heart of the village of East Calais. They carry the typical general store fare — milk, bread, pantry staples, newspapers, cold beverages, ice, candy and even gas, which is […]

Woodbury’s Community Store Comes Together, Piece by Pizza

Woodbury’s Community Store Comes Together, Piece by Pizza

story and photos by Vicky Tebbetts WOODBURY — It’s hard to miss the purple flag waving vigorously above Route 14 in Woodbury, proclaiming “food” in golden letters. Late summer’s flowers tumble from planters attached to several wooden benches, framed against an impeccably redone building with a hand-lettered sign. It’s … well … pretty. But don’t […]