Heard on the Street

Heard on the Street 7.17.14

Health Care Costs Leveling Out? The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB), which exercises authority over budgets at Vermont’s 14 hospitals, has announced that preliminary 2015 budgets submitted by the hospitals reflect only a 2.6 percent increase in net patient revenue in the coming year. Final budgetary figures will be resolved by the end of September, […]

Heard on the Street 6.5.14

Norwich Launches New Journal It’s about winning the hearts and minds. Norwich University’s Institute for the Study of Culture and Language has launched a new journal on the role of cultural competence in military missions. The semi-annual Journal of Culture, Language and International Security will bring together experts in anthropology, linguistics, military science and other […]

HEARD ON THE STREET 5.15.14

Let the Race Begin Dean Corren, the former state representative from Burlington, announced the other day that he intends to run for Lieutenant Governor against incumbent Phil Scott. Corren is a member of the Progressive Party and will be seeking their nomination later this year. He served in the House from 1993-2000. A recent press […]

Heard on the Street 5.1.14

Household Hazardous Waste Collection On Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a household hazardous waste collection at Harwood Union High School in Duxbury. The event is being put on by Mad River Resource Management Alliance and is open to all Alliance residents and small business owners from Duxbury, Fayston, […]

Heard On The Street 4.17.14

There’s a new organic farm in South Barre! Bear Roots Farm is a small-scale, diversified, organic vegetable farm located in South Barre at 175 Snowbridge Road. Our goal is to produce high quality, nutrient-dense food for the greater Barre community. We offer a CSA program that offers on-farm pick up, business delivery, or farmers market […]

Heard on the Street 4.3.14

Legality of Parklets It came to the attention of The Bridge that the legality of the proposed downtown parklets is not clear.  Montpelier City Manager, William Fraser, said, “The legality of parklets is not 100% clear.   An Assistant AG affiliated with VTrans offered the opinion that use of the public road (which includes parking spaces) […]

Heard on the Street 3.20.14

Celebration of Excellence Dinner The Montpelier High School Boosters will honor General Richard Cody, a 1968 graduate of MHS, on Saturday, April 5 at their 21st Annual Celebration of Excellence Dinner. The dinner will be held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and tickets cost $50 each. All proceeds will support MHS academic and cocurricular activities. […]

Heard On The Street 3/6/2014

Two New Trustees Join the Norwich University Board Maxine Grad of Moretown, Vermont, and John Koziol of Rockwall, Texas, were elected to the Norwich University board of trustees recently. Grad is a graduate of Vermont Law School and has represented Duxbury, Fayston, Moretown, Waitsfield and Warren in the Vermont State House since 2001. An alumnus […]

Heard On The Street: 2-20-14

Become a Tree Steward The Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program is offering a course to prepare interested Vermonters on how to identify and care for trees. The course runs from March 19 through April 26 and will be held at the UVM extension classroom in Berlin. To register and for more information, please contact […]

Heard On The Street: February 6, 2014

Vermont House Votes to Expand Net Metering Program On January 31, the Vermont House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in support of expanding net metering from 4 percent of peak power demand to 15 percent. This expansion would allow more Vermonters the ability to install and use alternative energy forms. The bill is a major step […]