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An Interview with Anne Watson: International Exchange Program Developments at Montpelier High School

An Interview with Anne Watson: International Exchange Program Developments at Montpelier High School

by Garrett Heaney MONTPELIER — At the beginning of the school year, my friend Elijah Coolidge, a senior at Montpelier High School, told me that his Ultimate Frisbee coach, Anne Watson, was taking the year off from teaching physics in order to help develop the international exchange program at Montpelier High School. I wanted to […]

Winter Nordic Sports Center Here At Home

Winter Nordic Sports Center Here At Home

story by Carla Occaso; photos by Marichel Vaught MONTPELIER — It is winter. Snow has piled up. Ice is solidifying. You don’t have to go out to Bolton or Waitsfield to enjoy the season, there are plenty of outdoor sports available right in town. Some residents — led by Parks Commissioner Carolyn Grodinsky and others […]

Beat the Mid-Winter Blues at the  Mid-Winter Follies!

Beat the Mid-Winter Blues at the Mid-Winter Follies!

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Welcome! Get ready to come in from the cold! The Bridge presents a lineup of entertainment to bring some light and joy into your wintry night at the Capitol Plaza Hotel’s Montpelier Room February 6 at 7:30 p.m. We expect to host a fun and frolicksome occasion to help hurry […]

The Bridge Just $3,892 Shy of $15,000 Fundraising Goal

by Nat Frothingham Readers and friends of The Bridge have now contributed $11,108 as part of our annual fundraising campaign. That campaign which began this year with our paper of October 15 fills a critical dollar gap between what the paper receives from advertising and subscriptions and what it costs to write, edit, design, publish […]

What’s Up at the State House? People Tell The Bridge What’s On Their Minds

What’s Up at the State House? People Tell The Bridge What’s On Their Minds

story and photos by Ivan Shadis Joseph Sawyer The Bridge: As we ring in the New Year, and as the legislature convenes, what is the biggest challenge that faces the state? What is our biggest responsibility? Joseph Sawyer: Our responsibility this coming year is the homeless. We need more help for the homeless. There’s no […]

State House “Greek Slave” Statue Still Relevant

State House “Greek Slave” Statue Still Relevant

story and photos by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — If you look within the chandelier that illuminates Representative Hall in the Vermont State House (the cavernous room many refer to as the “House chamber”), you will see small statuettes depicting four unclothed women among four clothed women. On the clerk’s desk, on the rostrum, and on […]

Unsung Heroes: Montpelier Firefighters Battle Much More Than Blazes

Unsung Heroes: Montpelier Firefighters Battle Much More Than Blazes

Celebrating Unsung Heroes by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Major fires rarely ignite to maximum fury in Montpelier, so why do we need a full-time professional fire department? To answer that, just make a note of the correct complete name of the department: “Montpelier Fire and Ambulance Department.” Emergency medical services made up most of their […]

Locals Send Relief to Syrian Refugees: Local Couple Helped by MHS Students Gathers 250 items

Locals Send Relief to Syrian Refugees: Local Couple Helped by MHS Students Gathers 250 items

Celebrating Unsung Heroes by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — It is one thing to think, “We should help refugees.” It is another thing to actually roll up your sleeves and help the refugees depicted in the news media drowning, suffering and freezing in faraway lands. Some people in our community, though, have rolled up their sleeves. […]

The Med Shed

The Med Shed

Celebrating Unsung Heroes by Stephen Mills MONTPELIER — If you’re a medical patient, have a disability, are elderly, poor or eco-conscious and want free medical equipment that is recycled, then The Med Shed at Wayward Wheels is the place for you. For the past 20 years, Sue and Raymond Toolan have offered the free loan […]

Cecile Gendron Shines at People’s Health and Wellness Clinic

Cecile Gendron Shines at People’s Health and Wellness Clinic

Celebrating Unsung Heroes by Nat Frothingham The recently activated federal Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, has had the clear result of increasing the number of Vermonters who are covered by health insurance. Health care reformers would probably call this an improvement. But while Obamacare has addressed the U.S. health care problem and is […]