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Court Rules Brooks Wins Recount By One Vote

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Democratic senate candidates Francis Brooks and Ashley Hill finally found out who won the state primary election. It is Brooks by one vote. Hill had petitioned the court for a recount after losing by four votes to Brooks in the August 9 election in which Brooks got 3,720 votes to […]

College Street Collision Unveils Multiple Criminal Acts

MONTPELIER — On Saturday August 20 at approximately 5:24 a.m., the Montpelier Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene of an accident in front of 61 College Street, Montpelier. The accident involved a mini-van that had crashed into a tree. Based on the initial scene assessment, the mini-van was traveling at an extremely high rate of speed when […]

Police Sergeant’s Personnel Hearing To Be August 31

by Carla Occaso and Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — Montpelier Police Sergeant Richard Cleveland’s disciplinary case will be discussed August 31 at 5:30 p.m. However, just what happens during that meeting will not be divulged publicly by city representatives. “It will not be open to the public unless that is requested by Sergeant Cleveland,” City Manager […]

DuBois & King Name New Honcho

DuBois & King Name New Honcho

RANDOLPH — DuBois & King consulting engineers announce that Darren Benoit has joined the firm as vice president and transportation division director. A licensed professional engineer in six states, Benoit has 27 years of transportation infrastructure planning and design experience for municipalities and departments of transportation throughout New England. His experience includes managing the design […]

Children’s Art Shows at Kellogg-Hubbard Library

MONTPELIER — VSA Vermont, the state organization on arts and disability, will hold a children’s art show at the Kellogg-Hubbard Children’s Library, 133 Main Street, Montpelier, from August 13 – 27  during normal library hours. The art show features the work of children from Aubrey Boyles’ home childcare program. The public is invited to this free exhibit. The children’s art […]

Mayor Announces Formation of City Trail Working Group

MONTPELIER — Mayor John Hollar announced today the formation of a working group that will be charged with suggesting areas for new multi-purpose trails in the capital city. The group will work with residents, city officials and private landowners to identify potential family-friendly trails which are accessible from downtown Montpelier. “Montpelier is a great community […]

Worcester Resident Begins Peace Corps Service in Tonga

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jocelyn Hill, 28, of Worcester, Vermont, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Tonga on August 29 to begin training as an education volunteer. Hill will live and work in a community to support and teach local students alongside teachers in the English language. “I applied to the Pacific Islands because I have […]

The Breeze: “A Problem Solver” Ben Kaplan, 18-year-old with an intent for change

The Breeze: “A Problem Solver” Ben Kaplan, 18-year-old with an intent for change

by Nathan Grutchfield Recent U-32 graduate Ben Kaplan met with The Bridge in early August to discuss his experience of being a candidate in the Democratic primary election for Vermont State Representatives. Energetic and confident, Kaplan answered questions along the lines of, “What issues are at the forefront of your philosophy,” and “What have you […]

Transforming an Old Carriage House into an Artist’s Studio

Transforming an Old Carriage House into an Artist’s Studio

by Nat Frothingham Kudos to the Vermont College of Fine Arts. And congratulations and thanks to Nancy Schade — a painter and sculptor who lives in Hardwick. Back last summer, when the College was laying plans to build the new Louise Crowley Faculty & Alumni Center building it became necessary to take down an early […]

A Walking Tour With Bill Kaplan  Through The New Crowley Center

A Walking Tour With Bill Kaplan Through The New Crowley Center

by Nat Frothingham A few days ago, Bill Kaplan, senior vice president at Vermont College of Fine Arts, walked me through the new Louise Crowley Center for Faculty & Alumni. The new center, a white (glass and aluminum) two-story building glistening in the sun makes an architectural statement that is uncompromisingly modern. And yet — though the […]