News & Features

One More Time to Stay Open: Taking Clothes for Cash

MONTPELIER — Leslie Rabins, owner of One More Time, a second hand clothing shop on Main Street, is having second thoughts about leaving town. Earlier this summer she said she was going to sell off her inventory and head for California, but the success of her Going Out of Business sale has changed her mind. “I […]

Montpelier Aiming to Become a Net-Zero Energy Community

Montpelier Aiming to Become a Net-Zero Energy Community

by Anne Watson, city council member How much money is in your checking account right now? I bet you have at least some idea of that number. What if we planned and managed our energy needs like we manage our money? How might that change our decisions or investments? Well, an early step toward managing […]

Heard on the Street: 7.16.15

Going Geothermal Cuts Out Fossil Fuels MONTPELIER — One way to heat your house without using a huge amount of fossil fuels is by using geothermal ground water heat pumps, according to Jim Ashley of Green Mountain Geothermal. With a background as a hydrologeologist who worked for the state of Vermont, Ashley started his geothermal […]

CarShare Program Helps Curb Car Dependence

by Emily Sargent MONTPELIER — According to Annie Bourdon, driving a car is the most energy-consuming activity many Vermonters undertake on a regular basis. Bourdon is the executive director of CarShare Vermont, an innovative program that aims to reduce that energy consumption by reducing the number of cars on Vermont roadways and encouraging Vermonters to […]

Recycling Law Draws Mixed Reactions

Recycling Law Draws Mixed Reactions

by Lindsey Grutchfield Beginning July 1, part of a stricter recycling law took effect in Vermont. Act 148, passed three years ago, is designed to promote recycling across the state. New provisions of the law require that recycling services be offered by haulers and transfer stations, and that residential waste collection services must charge one […]

Recycling Resimplified

by Mollie Gribbin and Casey Flynn, Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District Good news! Recycling is now more available and easier than ever. As new bins pop up all over Vermont (maybe you’ve noticed more recycling options in public spaces), it becomes simpler for the public to “pop” their items into the correct bin. There […]

Vermont Electric Power Turns Us On

Vermont Electric Power Turns Us On

by Nat Frothingham Tom Dunn, president and chief executive officer of the Vermont Electric Power Company explains what Vermont Electric Power Company is, what it does, and how. Across Vermont, there are 17 separate utilities that deliver power to consumers, and any of us who own a home or rent an apartment or run a […]

Vermont’s First Vintage Trailer Event Coming  to Town

Vermont’s First Vintage Trailer Event Coming to Town

by Lindsey Grutchfield MONTPELIER — In the 1954 hit film The Long, Long Trailer, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz set off across the country in a trailer, hoping to see the world. Needless to say, things don’t go exactly as planned. Now, modern day trailer fans and passersby by will have the opportunity to venture […]

Highlights of Barre Heritage Festival and Homecoming Days, July 22–26

La Soiree Sucree —  Celebrate Barre’s French Heritage with a night of music, dancing and dessert on Thursday, July 23. Sponsored by Delicate Decadence in honor of Chet Briggs, The Barre Heritage Festival and the Old Labor Hall. Join us at the Old Labor Hall as we celebrate our French heritage. The evening will feature […]

Read the July 16, 2015 Issue Online

Read the July 16, 2015 Issue Online

Read the July 16, 2015 Issue Online