Features

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 […]

Peacham Celebrates 1776

Peacham Celebrates 1776

by Karen Mecartney Joyce Independence Day in Peacham is celebrated the same way the Fourth of July is acknowledged in small towns across the country — flag-waving, a tractor parade, games, contra dancing and a pig roast. But unlike most typical small towns, the year of America’s independence holds special significance for Peacham. As a […]

Local Photographer Gathers Impressions of Morocco in Words and Pictures

Local Photographer Gathers Impressions of Morocco in Words and Pictures

by Julia Barstow I grew up in Adamant and currently attend Bennington College. I have an interest in journalism and from the end of January to mid-May, I studied abroad in Morocco with the School for International Training on its Field Studies in Journalism and New Media program. During the first two months of the program, […]

School’s Out, What Will You Be Doing This Summer?

School’s Out, What Will You Be Doing This Summer?

Photos and story by Lindsey Grutchfield- Evan Lewis, grade 10 “So I’m going to teach a camp. I’m sort of a counselor in that. It’s a dance camp. Then, I’m going camping and visiting my grandparents. I’m looking forward to having no school.” Heather McLane, social studies teacher “Starting with the work: I have two […]

North Branch Nature Center Announces $1.5 Million Capital Campaign

North Branch Nature Center Announces $1.5 Million Capital Campaign

by Nat Frothingham- “From the staff and the earth at this modest nature center, countless Vermonters have discovered birds and butterflies, orchids and otters, relaxation and contemplations. And now, with a vision to connect ever more of us to wildlife and wild places, North Branch Nature Center will move from greatness to virtuosity — not […]