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Barre’s “Baba Marie” Nurtures Newcomers in Need

Barre’s “Baba Marie” Nurtures Newcomers in Need

by Emily Kaminsky Marie Bevington is always smiling. She’s mild-mannered, caring and curious. She is perhaps one of the most kind-hearted, generous people I have ever met. She has lived in Barre City for decades, but she is not from here. Bevington, who turned 82 this month, came to the United States in 1956 when […]

Some New Englanders Still Struggle 393 Years After the First Thanksgiving

by Ed Sutherland It’s not clear how many New England families attended the first Thanksgiving in 1621 at Plymouth Plantation. Although the original feast marked the settlers’ first harvest in the New World, some 393 years later modern New Englanders are still struggling to put food on the table. According to some estimates, nearly one-quarter […]

Kellogg-Hubbard Library: Meet New Library Director  Tom McKone

Kellogg-Hubbard Library: Meet New Library Director Tom McKone

by Nat Frothingham “I had a great childhood,” said Tom McKone — Kellogg-Hubbard’s new library director — about growing up in Hartford, Connecticut. McKone’s family had a Victorian house in a nice Hartford neighborhood and he was surrounded by family — not just his mother and father and four siblings but his grandparents and a great-grandfather […]

Kellogg-Hubbard Library: Inside is a Mecca for Book Lovers and Techies Alike

Kellogg-Hubbard Library: Inside is a Mecca for Book Lovers and Techies Alike

by Joy Worlund Looking at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library from the outside, your first thought might be, “What a beautiful old building.” Inside, it’s a different story.  The friendly staff and shelves of books are still there, but for many patrons, 21st century technology is the main draw. In 2013 people used the library’s Internet over […]

Kellogg-Hubbard Library: Gala Features Star-Studded  Author Lineup

Kellogg-Hubbard Library: Gala Features Star-Studded Author Lineup

by Rachel Senechal Every year, on the first Saturday of December, the library is transformed into a magical place with lights, flowers, food, drink and many happy people celebrating the beginning  of the holiday season. Some of our favorite writers and illustrators have been honored at what has become a signature fundraising gala known as […]

KHL Reaches Out to the Community

by Rachael Grossman What makes you laugh, cry, challenge your beliefs, peek into the lives of others, and open up new worlds? Books, of course! At the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, we take our commitment seriously to serve people in all of the towns in our service area. Through the outreach program, we make sure that everyone […]

Kellogg-Hubbard Library: Children’s Offerings Create  Links to Happiness

Kellogg-Hubbard Library: Children’s Offerings Create Links to Happiness

by Joy Worlund Very few things make a librarian happier than a satisfied customer. I think this statement is true of most people who serve their community in this field. Often, in the past and the present, this means helping to find great books and resources. As a children’s librarian, I am thrilled to drop […]

Kellogg-Hubbard Library: Programs Designed to Provoke, Inspire

by Rachel Senechal What do Korean adoption, Shakespeare’s sonnets, and the War on Drugs have in common? They are all recent programs at the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Andrew Whitney recounted his story of being adopted from Korea as a young child and growing up in Royalton. Tom Blachly shared his passion about Shakespeare with an […]

HIgher Education Spotlight on CCV: Interview with CCV President Joyce Judy

HIgher Education Spotlight on CCV: Interview with CCV President Joyce Judy

by The Bridge staff   The Bridge: How you think CCV distinguishes itself? Pres. Joyce M. Judy: What I’d like to do is talk about how we were created, because even though I think that the college, in the 40-plus years since we’ve been in existence, has changed a lot, there are still things that […]

Higher Education Spotlight on CCV: Interview with Alumna Margaret Armstrong

Higher Education Spotlight on CCV: Interview with Alumna Margaret Armstrong

by Carla Occaso The Bridge: Tell us about yourself. Margaret Armstrong: My name is Margaret Armstrong. I’m 22 years old. I am a first-generation college graduate, meaning I am the first person in my family to graduate from college. I’m originally from East Calais, Vt. I graduated from CCV with an associate’s degree in criminal […]