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Electric Vehicles: An Emerging Marketplace Offers New Choices for Getting Around

Electric Vehicles: An Emerging Marketplace Offers New Choices for Getting Around

by Jake Brown You may have noticed a little bump over the past couple of years in the number of electric or plug-in electric cars (EVs) humming around town. Well, you are onto something. Across Vermont in the past year there has been a 50 percent jump in the number of registered EVs. As of […]

Abridged Vermont: Brattleboro

Abridged Vermont: Brattleboro

by Mike Dunphy Before becoming editor in chief of The Bridge, I spent more than 10 years in the travel and tourism industry. I continue to do so on the side, and, indeed, I have just completed updating the Fodor’s Travel Guide for Vermont. This meant poking around the entire state for the best restaurants, […]

Working It: Styling Professionals at Bailey Road

Working It: Styling Professionals at Bailey Road

by Sarah Davin When the cold weather dissipates, Vermonters have a rare opportunity to express themselves in fashion. While Montpelier’s proximity to fashion may be likened to Pluto’s orbit around the sun, there are a few fun and eye-catching fashions that emerge on the street once the ice melts: hippies with their earth tones and […]

ABRIDGED VERMONT: Woodstock

ABRIDGED VERMONT: Woodstock

by Mike Dunphy Before becoming editor in chief of The Bridge, I spent more than 10 years in the travel and tourism industry. I continue to do so on the side, and, indeed, I am currently in the middle of updating the Fodor’s Travel Guide for Vermont. This means poking around the entire state for […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Vermont Youths Ponder their Future

by Sarah Davin When I came back to Vermont after graduating from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York and an unsuccessful summer trying to find a job in Boston, I felt ashamed, as if I had failed. Then, in that odd Vermont way, I got lucky. I responded to a “volunteers needed” advertisement in The […]

Why We Celebrate— The Barre Heritage Festival

The Barre Heritage Festival is right around the corner, and recently I found out how the festival came to be. During the late 1960s, when “urban renewal” was in full swing around the country and Barre was working on its own economic development strategies, there were heated debates over how to do it. The redevelopment […]

Not Just a Hit: Kids Learn about Life and the Game at Mountaineers Youth Baseball Camp

Not Just a Hit: Kids Learn about Life and the Game at Mountaineers Youth Baseball Camp

by Sarah Davin “I’m hitting first!” one boy yells. “I’m hitting third!” yells another, as the campers line themselves up strategically in the dugout, preparing for the next inning. A third boy, wearing a baseball cap and a Mountaineers t-shirt comes up to bat. He swings and hits the ball just left of first base. […]

My Favorite Ice Cream in Vermont

My Favorite Ice Cream in Vermont

by Jack Reeves, age 11 Everyone knows Vermont is the ice cream and dairy state. But if you’re still looking for a good place to eat ice cream, we’ll talk about some places and how they’re good and bad. The places are the Dairy Creme, Chill, Canteen Creemee, Bragg Farm, and Ben & Jerry’s Factory. […]

Abridged Vermont: Bennington

Abridged Vermont: Bennington

by Mike Dunphy Before becoming editor in chief of The Bridge, I spent more than 10 years in the travel and tourism industry. I continue to do so on the side, and, indeed, I am currently in the middle of updating the Fodor’s Travel Guide for Vermont. This means poking around the entire state for […]

The Only Wine I Ever Loved

The Only Wine I Ever Loved

by Mike Dunphy From August 2002 to June 2003, I taught English at a school in the city of Koper, in the coastal Primorska region of Slovenia. Here, they produce a very particular type of red wine called Refošk, which kept me warm and oiled through the year. Ever since, I have sought it out […]