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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 […]

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 […]

Barre Set to Celebrate Heritage and Homecoming

Barre Set to Celebrate Heritage and Homecoming

Event a continuation of various pageants dating back to early 1900s    by Carla Occaso BARRE — Thom Lauzon, mayor since 2006, grew up in Barre, graduated from Spaulding High School, and remembers earlier days of commemorating the city’s rich heritage. He said he is a great enthusiast of Barre’s history and takes part in […]

Meet the Hair Stylist at Salon Danielle

Meet the Hair Stylist at Salon Danielle

by Nat Frothingham On March 1, hair stylist Danielle Susan McGrory opened “Salon Danielle” in a convenient location with good parking at 9 Northfield Street close to downtown Montpelier. After 27 years of working as a professional hairstylist, there’s very little that McGrory can’t do with hair — whether it’s an American or European haircut, […]

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 […]