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Prof Gets Fellowship To Research Female Murderers

Prof Gets Fellowship To Research Female Murderers

NORTHFIELD — Norwich University Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Elizabeth Gurian has earned a prestigious research fellowship to support her work on women murderers. The American Association of University Women awarded Gurian a 2016–17 American Fellowship. American Fellowships, AAUW’s oldest and largest funding program, date back to 1888, making them one of the oldest and most […]

Barre Buttoning Up and Saving Energy

Barre Buttoning Up and Saving Energy

The Push Continues During Heritage Festival by Carla Occaso BARRE — A renewed effort to get municipal buildings, businesses and multi-family dwellings to button up and save energy is heating up. A coalition called the “Barre Saves Energy Initiative” headed up by The Barre Partnership, Barre City Energy Committee and Efficiency Vermont will be reaching […]


Culinary Institute Offices Move to School Street MONTPELIER — New England Culinary Institute has moved its administrative offices from College Hill to 7 School St. — the same building as the Main Street Grill restaurant. Administrative and executive offices had been located at 56 College St. until June 27. “It is great. We’re consolidating our […]

Staff Shifts Implemented Within The City

MONTPELIER — Even though Financial Director Sandy Gallup and tax collector Beverlee Pembroke Hill have left the building (City Hall), taxes still need to be collected and numbers still need to be crunched. Therefore, staff changes have been put in place to fill in the gaps. For example, Todd Provencher will be promoted to accounting […]

Herbicide Application Scheduled

MONTPELIER — According to a notice from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture (Food & Markets) — herbicide treatment will be applied to a right-of-way owned by the Washington County Railroad prior to 6 a.m. sometime between July 20 and July 22. The area is between Main Street and Granite Street beginning at Sarducci’s Restaurant and […]

Bye, Bye, Bev!  Longtime City Employee Leaving

Bye, Bye, Bev! Longtime City Employee Leaving

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Longtime city employee Beverlee Pembroke Hill retired effective June 30. “Beverlee Pembroke Hill started working for the City of Montpelier in 1987. She has held a number of positions including interim city manager, assistant city manager and delinquent tax collector. She has made an enormous impact on the city over […]

Primary News: Lafavour Seeks to Represent Middlesex  and East Montpelier

Primary News: Lafavour Seeks to Represent Middlesex and East Montpelier

by Carla Occaso MIDDLESEX — The Bridge ran press releases from six other candidates in the previous two issues. Those candidates are competing to represent the seat in the Vermont House of Representative soon to be left vacant by Tony Klein, D-Washington 5, of East Montpelier. Klein is not running after serving 14 years. He […]

Residents Air Ire Over Zoning

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Getting property owners to embrace new zoning bylaws and map redraw is proving to be challenging. Over a dozen people gathered at a recent city council meeting to share feelings and opinions on what has been described as a major overhaul of Montpelier’s previous zoning and floodplain ordinances. Issues are […]

Save Gas! Getting Around Without Owning A Car

by Garrett Heaney I grew up in Vermont and was one of those kids who never got his license in high school. That never stopped me from getting around though, and there are tons of people in this community who either can’t drive, choose not to or make an effort to use public transportation as much […]

Geothermal Technology Powers Elm Street Home

Geothermal Technology Powers Elm Street Home

MONTPELIER — Montpelier residents Doug and Susan Becker meet resiliency and net zero goals. Everyone would like to develop a homestead that has resiliency and is as net zero as possible. The house that Doug and Susan Becker bought on Elm Street already had many aspects of resiliency as their heat came from a wood […]