Features

A New Media Landscape

By Tom Brown When The Bridge was launched in 1993, there were more people in the sports department of the Burlington Free Press on a busy Saturday than are employed in its entire newsroom today. To say the Vermont media landscape has changed in the past 25 years is like saying Donald Trump is prone […]

Remembrances of The Bridge

Remembrances of The Bridge

In 25 years, a lot of editors, writers, photographers, graphic designers, salespeople, bookkeepers, and carriers have passed through the offices of The Bridge. A few have survived to tell the tale and share them here. Bridge Beginnings By Bernie Folta—editor, first two issues In the summer or early fall of 1993, at one of the public […]

How to get more out of The Bridge!

OK, you’ve read your latest issue of The Bridge cover to cover. Now what? Do you just toss is in the trash? Of course not. Never in the trash! Your free, independent, and local newspaper has more value than that. The Bridge is free, independent, local, and recyclable. Toss it in a recycling bin and […]

Seven DIY Projects to Weatherize your Home for Winter

Compiled By Efficiency Vermont Do-it-yourselfers now have a little help. In time for the annual Button Up Vermont weatherization awareness campaign, Efficiency Vermont has launched a new rebate program that provides up to $100 for weatherization materials used to complete any three of seven approved projects. Whether you apply for the rebate or not, all […]

Keep Summer Alive with these 5 Winter-friendly Indoor Plants

Keep Summer Alive with these 5 Winter-friendly Indoor Plants

by Sarah Davin As the leaves fall this autumn, so does serotonin and melatonin, disrupting our circadian rhythm and making it more difficult to sleep. This can lead to that glum feeling during the long winter months now diagnosed as Seasonal Affective Disorder—or SAD. It grows serious enough for six percent of Americans to be […]

Abridged Vermont: Manchester

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. From May to September, I updated the Fodor’s Travel Guide for Vermont. This meant poking around the entire state for the best restaurants, pubs, […]

Autumn is a Great Ride for Central Vermont Cyclists

Autumn is a Great Ride for Central Vermont Cyclists

by Kip Roberts It’s no secret that Vermont has some of the best fall foliage tours in New England. On the seat of a bicycle, with the wind in your hair, is a great way to experience the landscape. But while gravel bicycling is seeing huge participation gains across the country, Vermont’s most scenic back-road […]

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 […]