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New Backers Push The Breeze Toward Goal

New Backers Push The Breeze Toward Goal

The Breeze editor Lindsey Grutchfield updates backer Ivan Shadis on the progress of The Breeze. Shadis said he wanted to support The Breeze to the fullest extent of his capability because “the truth is I think the naivete of the editor and the writers will allow truth to shine through that would be censored.”  Grutchfield […]

Peacham Celebrates 1776

Peacham Celebrates 1776

by Karen Mecartney Joyce Independence Day in Peacham is celebrated the same way the Fourth of July is acknowledged in small towns across the country — flag-waving, a tractor parade, games, contra dancing and a pig roast. But unlike most typical small towns, the year of America’s independence holds special significance for Peacham. As a […]

Local Photographer Gathers Impressions of Morocco in Words and Pictures

Local Photographer Gathers Impressions of Morocco in Words and Pictures

by Julia Barstow I grew up in Adamant and currently attend Bennington College. I have an interest in journalism and from the end of January to mid-May, I studied abroad in Morocco with the School for International Training on its Field Studies in Journalism and New Media program. During the first two months of the program, […]

School’s Out, What Will You Be Doing This Summer?

School’s Out, What Will You Be Doing This Summer?

Photos and story by Lindsey Grutchfield- Evan Lewis, grade 10 “So I’m going to teach a camp. I’m sort of a counselor in that. It’s a dance camp. Then, I’m going camping and visiting my grandparents. I’m looking forward to having no school.” Heather McLane, social studies teacher “Starting with the work: I have two […]

North Branch Nature Center Announces $1.5 Million Capital Campaign

North Branch Nature Center Announces $1.5 Million Capital Campaign

by Nat Frothingham- “From the staff and the earth at this modest nature center, countless Vermonters have discovered birds and butterflies, orchids and otters, relaxation and contemplations. And now, with a vision to connect ever more of us to wildlife and wild places, North Branch Nature Center will move from greatness to virtuosity — not […]

Rooms With Views:  New Apartment Building Nearly Complete

Rooms With Views: New Apartment Building Nearly Complete

by Jake Brown   MONTPELIER — Construction of a six-unit apartment building close to downtown is nearing completion, and two of the six apartments in the building on Cedar Street have been spoken for, says owner Jason Merrill. He says the project, the first new residential apartment building constructed in downtown in many years, should […]

Echo Valley Offers Shakespeare Camps for Area Youth

Echo Valley Offers Shakespeare Camps for Area Youth

by Nat Frothingham   “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” – from William Shakespeare’s 18th sonnet EAST MONTPELIER/PLAINFIELD — Imagine summer. Now imagine Shakespeare and youth. Now add […]

2015 Real Estate Market Off To Strong Start

by Phil Dodd Despite a cold winter, the local real estate market is off to a better start this year than during the same time period last year, figures from the Multiple Listing Service show. Low interest rates, a slowly improving economy and pent-up demand appear to be behind the improvement. “The market is strong,” […]

Who Is Moving To Montpelier, And Why?

Who Is Moving To Montpelier, And Why?

by Phil Dodd (This is part one of a two-part series. Part two will cover residents who are leaving Montpelier.) It didn’t take Kate Belcher long to decide she wanted to return to Montpelier after having moved away last year to help take care of her granddaughter. After six months away, “I missed Montpelier a […]

Uncommon Doorway:  (New) Historic Entrance  Installed at 1 School Street

Uncommon Doorway: (New) Historic Entrance Installed at 1 School Street

by Nat Frothingham   MONTPELIER — After graduating from high school in his late teens, Matt Dwire was all set to leave Vermont. “I was signed up to go into the Air Force,” he told The Bridge.  But instead of joining the U.S. Air Force, Dwire’s life took a different direction and he stayed in […]