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Personal Heat Pump Story

Personal Heat Pump Story

by Glennis Drew In 2015 I decided to stop my practice of using an electric heater to warm (and a window air conditioner to cool) the attic space where I have my computer and our TV room.  After some research I determined to replace these electric hogs and not-so-safe seasonal annoyances with a heat pump. […]

Perennial Pleasures

Perennial Pleasures

by Glennis Drew EAST HARDWICK — The Tea Garden at Perennial Pleasures Nursery, and the Nursery itself, have closed for the season, heralding the end of summer 2017.  The gardens and nursery, run by Rachel Kane, will blossom again on May 5, 2018; the summer teas and gift shop overseen by her mother, Judith, will […]

Scribner Sisters Revive Settlement Farm Stand in Middlesex

Scribner Sisters Revive Settlement Farm Stand in Middlesex

Lit Pumpkin Display Planned for Oct. 27 and 28 by Nat Frothingham Middlesex — Samantha and Olivia Scribner have re-opened the Scribner family farm stand at the 1782 Settlement Farm in Middlesex — about five miles from Montpelier on U.S. Route 2. “So glad they are open again,” was a thrilled message on the Settlement […]

Local Beer and Local Pubs — a Win for Montpelier

Local Beer and Local Pubs — a Win for Montpelier

by Michael Bielawski MONTPELIER —  Whether its dim lights and pool tables or bright lights and big TVs (and more pool tables), the capital city bar scene has got late-night crawlers, after-work escapees and mid-afternoon journalists all covered. And they all have a healthy share of local beers. One of the most visible spots on […]

Uncommon Market to Host a 10th Anniversary Party on October 2nd — Everyone’s Invited

Uncommon Market to Host a 10th Anniversary Party on October 2nd — Everyone’s Invited

by Nat Frothingham Uncommon Market — the popular corner store and deli at the intersection of Elm and School Streets — is throwing a party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its opening, and everyone’s invited. Over the years, Uncommon Market has become both a business success and a neighborhood and downtown anchor point. If […]

Montpelier Pharmacy Changes Hands —  An Interview with Richard Harvie

Montpelier Pharmacy Changes Hands — An Interview with Richard Harvie

Compiled by Nat Frothingham Editor’s Note: Richard Harvie and his business partner Jocelyn Depaolis opened Montpelier Pharmacy in January 2007. In recent days Richard Harvie has signed an agreement to sell Montpelier Pharmacy to Kinney Drugs. October 15 is the first day that Montpelier Pharmacy will become Kinney Pharmacy at the same 69 Main St. […]

Seniors, Time To Choose Your College. Shop Local.

written and compiled by Carla Occaso NORTHEASTERN VERMONT — Those who reside in this area are lucky to be surrounded by places of higher learning. Available courses of study include business, arts, education, culinary arts, human services, individualized study and more. This time of year as public schools are back in session, twelfth graders are […]

All Aboard For Energy Efficiency

All Aboard For Energy Efficiency

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — A passenger train rolled through Montpelier Aug. 15 at a little past 9:30 a.m. starting from the old train station (now Sarducci’s on one side and Minuteman Press/Citizens Bank). Under a sunny blue sky the train came to life and started to chug along the tracks. On board was a […]

Tami Calliope: Speaking for the Wild

Tami Calliope: Speaking for the Wild

by Nat Frothingham and Tami Calliope; photos courtesy of Tami Calliope One of the world’s foremost scientists, Edward O. Wilson, who has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for his work, explains in his newest book that because the planet has lost so much of its necessary biodiversity, half the world should be set aside for […]

Organics to Energy Project at the  Water Resource Recovery Facility

Organics to Energy Project at the Water Resource Recovery Facility

by  Anne Watson; photos by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Wastewater treatment is typically one of the most energy-consuming processes for a municipality, but Montpelier’s Water Resource Recovery Facility at Dog River may soon be a remarkable exception. Earlier this month, the Montpelier City Council approved a project development agreement with Energy Systems Group, which outlined […]