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Poetry by Hazel Singer

Poetry by Hazel Singer

From The Breeze

A Celebration of the Old Meeting House: Fifty years since its revival commemorated

A Celebration of the Old Meeting House: Fifty years since its revival commemorated

From The Breeze by Nathan Grutchfield This past May, the Old Meeting House in East Montpelier celebrated 50 years as an active congregation for members of the Central Vermont community. Although, it should be noted, the church’s history goes significantly further back than 1966, and even dates to the time when East Montpelier and Montpelier […]

Baseball Up And Over The Old Barn

Baseball Up And Over The Old Barn

by Michael Jermyn After several hours of relic hunting with my camera and a friend deep in North Tunbridge, I came across some corn-fed American kids playing baseball in front of an ancient and massive barn full of Jersey milkers. It was like stepping into a Norman Rockwell painting. ”I used to play for the […]

Homelessness Takes Center Stage

Homelessness Takes Center Stage

by Mhairi Paget MONTPELIER — Homelessness is a persistent and largely hidden problem in Montpelier and Washington County as a whole. This was evident during a meeting held on May 16 at Christ Church hosted by the City of Montpelier Housing Task Force and the Good Samaritan Haven of Barre. The goals of the meeting, […]

PROFILE: My Father, My Hero

PROFILE: My Father, My Hero

by Heather Connolly The past six months have been ones of reflection for me, of deep grief and deeper gratitude. My father was diagnosed with cancer about 18 months ago, a Myxofibrosarcoma in his right leg. That was about the worst news I could imagine and something none of us were prepared for. He was […]

What’s Up with the Local Real Estate Market?

What’s Up with the Local Real Estate Market?

Phil Dodd and Nat Frothingham of The Bridge Interviewed Tim Heney of Heney Realtors. Nat Frothingham: What is the local housing and real estate marketplace like this spring? Tim Heney: It’s vibrant. Frothingham: What do you mean when you say the market is “vibrant.” Heney: “Vibrant” means active on most fronts — increased buyer activity […]

2016 Local Homebuilding Trends

2016 Local Homebuilding Trends

by Carla Occaso In speaking with a few local contractors, some themes emerged about what projects are keeping builders busy: energy efficiency, smaller sizes — renovation. There are some standout exceptions to the typical job, though, and some people have the means and creativity to turn their living space into a work of art. But […]

On My Back At ‘Yoga On State’

On My Back At ‘Yoga On State’

by Carla Occaso Here I am. Lying on my back in the middle of State Street in Montpelier holding my feet with my hands in a pose called “Happy Baby.” I am told to roll from side to side. “Okay,” I think. I strain my neck to look over my less-than-concave stomach to make sure […]

On Being a Teen Mom of Twins

On Being a Teen Mom of Twins

story and photos by Mariah Boardman “You’ll never amount to anything.” “You’ll live off of welfare your whole life.” “You ruined your life.” “You’ll never graduate high school now.” My name is Mariah Boardman, and I am living proof that these statements aren’t always true about a teenage mother. I’m 18 years old and the […]

Montpelier High School Principal Mike McRaith on Changes, Community Based Learning and What Kindness Means

by Nathan Grutchfield MONTPELIER — In his first year as principal of Montpelier High School, a significant part of Mike McRaith’s job has been to implement massive new state-required changes. However, an equally important goal of McRaith’s is the establishment of an environment reflecting his own personal belief system. The Bridge interviewed McRaith and learned […]