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Getting to Know Mike McRaith,  New Montpelier High School Principal

Getting to Know Mike McRaith, New Montpelier High School Principal

by Lindsey Grutchfield Lindsey Grutchfield: Please tell us a little about your background as an educator. Mike McRaith: My first time as a teacher was in Japan, I taught two years of English in Miharu, Japan, which is in Fukushima Prefecture, which was a wonderful experience. I taught elementary school and middle school, and a […]

Innovation Drives Success in Downtown Montpelier

Innovation Drives Success in Downtown Montpelier

story and photos by Nat Frothingham In personal visits to three quite different downtown Montpelier businesses over the past several days — the common theme was innovation. Studio Zenith At Studio Zenith, I talked with Amy Levinthal who opened her first fitness studio at 50 Main Street three years ago. Talking about her Main Street […]

Back to School? The Bridge’s Managing Editor Goes Back To School for Writing at Sterling College

Back to School? The Bridge’s Managing Editor Goes Back To School for Writing at Sterling College

story and photos by Carla Occaso CRAFTSBURY COMMON — So. This winter I tried (as I always try) not to bring personal problems into the office, but sometimes they just follow me through the door. Nothing too serious: doctors appointments, school conferences, money problems, a car that three times just died while I was driving […]

The Breeze FEATURE: Middle School

The Breeze FEATURE: Middle School

by Ruby Singer I, Ruby Singer, am going to 7th grade in three short weeks. Three short weeks until middle school. Three short weeks until a whole life of responsibility, of being somewhere at some time, starts. Three short weeks until my life as a teenager begins, and I couldn’t feel sicker. When I was […]

Montpelier Aiming to Become a Net-Zero Energy Community

Montpelier Aiming to Become a Net-Zero Energy Community

by Anne Watson, city council member How much money is in your checking account right now? I bet you have at least some idea of that number. What if we planned and managed our energy needs like we manage our money? How might that change our decisions or investments? Well, an early step toward managing […]

Recycling Resimplified

by Mollie Gribbin and Casey Flynn, Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District Good news! Recycling is now more available and easier than ever. As new bins pop up all over Vermont (maybe you’ve noticed more recycling options in public spaces), it becomes simpler for the public to “pop” their items into the correct bin. There […]

Vermont Electric Power Turns Us On

Vermont Electric Power Turns Us On

by Nat Frothingham Tom Dunn, president and chief executive officer of the Vermont Electric Power Company explains what Vermont Electric Power Company is, what it does, and how. Across Vermont, there are 17 separate utilities that deliver power to consumers, and any of us who own a home or rent an apartment or run a […]

Vermont’s First Vintage Trailer Event Coming  to Town

Vermont’s First Vintage Trailer Event Coming to Town

by Lindsey Grutchfield MONTPELIER — In the 1954 hit film The Long, Long Trailer, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz set off across the country in a trailer, hoping to see the world. Needless to say, things don’t go exactly as planned. Now, modern day trailer fans and passersby by will have the opportunity to venture […]

Highlights of Barre Heritage Festival and Homecoming Days, July 22–26

La Soiree Sucree —  Celebrate Barre’s French Heritage with a night of music, dancing and dessert on Thursday, July 23. Sponsored by Delicate Decadence in honor of Chet Briggs, The Barre Heritage Festival and the Old Labor Hall. Join us at the Old Labor Hall as we celebrate our French heritage. The evening will feature […]

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 […]