News & Features

An Interview with Anne Watson: International Exchange Program Developments at Montpelier High School

An Interview with Anne Watson: International Exchange Program Developments at Montpelier High School

by Garrett Heaney MONTPELIER — At the beginning of the school year, my friend Elijah Coolidge, a senior at Montpelier High School, told me that his Ultimate Frisbee coach, Anne Watson, was taking the year off from teaching physics in order to help develop the international exchange program at Montpelier High School. I wanted to […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 2.4.16

Six New Apartments Proposed Near Barre Street MONTPELIER — Steve Ribolini, owner of SR Services and a major landlord in town, has submitted plans to the city to construct six new market-rate apartments on Maple Lane, a short street south of Barre Street, off Charles Street. The apartments would be near the dark gray Joe’s […]

Pot Bill Passes Judiciary, Moves To Senate Finance

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — It seems now that the legislature is on the brink of legalizing the sale of recreational pot, they are worrying more than ever about keeping it away from kids. Vermont Senate bill S.241 to legalize marijuana passed out of the Judiciary Committee January 29 by a 4 to 1 vote […]

School Board Candidates Run Uncontested

School Board Candidates Run Uncontested

MONTPELIER — This year presents an unusual circumstance of four open seats on the school board. Michele Braun’s first term is up, and she’s running for re-election; Bridget Asay, appointed last fall when Carol Paquette stepped down, has to run for election to the one-year remainder of that term; Sue Aldrich and Lowell Vanderlip have […]

Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Ups Marketing Efforts

Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Ups Marketing Efforts

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — A college education helps bridge the financial divide between “haves” and “have nots,” said Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor for Vermont State Colleges and former secretary of administration to Gov. Peter Shumlin. Spaulding spoke to the Montpelier Rotary Club at its February 1 meeting in the Capitol Plaza Hotel. Vermont has the […]

Need a Tiny House? Apply Now — But Before March 1

Need a Tiny House? Apply Now — But Before March 1

by Nat Frothingham During a recent interview at Another Way — the drop-in and activity center at 125 Barre Street in Montpelier — I talked with executive director Will Eberle and outreach specialist Lauren Sales. Another Way has been serving people in crisis here for more than 30 years and though we talked about all […]

A Personal Talk With Yana Poulson About  Flowers and Healing

A Personal Talk With Yana Poulson About Flowers and Healing

by Nat Frothingham As a spontaneous gift, or for Valentine’s Day, or to remember a special moment or a special friend — or to mark a birthday, an anniversary, to express sympathy or regret, even to make amends — why not flowers? On a recent afternoon, I started in downtown Montpelier and drove for 10 […]

Owner of Arnie’s Ice Cream is One Cool Kid

Owner of Arnie’s Ice Cream is One Cool Kid

by Marichel Vaught When Brandon Darmstadt was 16 years old and a 10th grader at U-32 High School, he developed a business plan as a school project. His senior year of high school, Darmstadt was approved for a small business loan based on that business plan. Three months after graduating and at the age of […]

Winter Nordic Sports Center Here At Home

Winter Nordic Sports Center Here At Home

story by Carla Occaso; photos by Marichel Vaught MONTPELIER — It is winter. Snow has piled up. Ice is solidifying. You don’t have to go out to Bolton or Waitsfield to enjoy the season, there are plenty of outdoor sports available right in town. Some residents — led by Parks Commissioner Carolyn Grodinsky and others […]

Read the February 4, 2016 Issue

Read the February 4, 2016 Issue

Read the February 4, 2016 issue