Heard on the Street

HEARD ON THE STREET: 8.17.17

U.S. Department of Ed Seeks Input on ‘Every Student Succeeds’ Plan BARRE — The U.S. Department of Education sent the Vermont Agency of Education Aug. 9 a request for revisions and clarifications to sections of the Every Student Succeeds Act Vermont state plan. The agency now has 15 calendar days to respond to the federal  […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 8.3.17

Call to Artists for “Works on the Walls” MONTPELIER — Langdon Street Alive, the local group that seeks to transform Langdon Street into a public art space, is looking for images to reproduce into posters of various sizes. Selected images will be displayed all along the street. If you’re looking for a platform to display […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 7.20.17

Jump and Splash Vermont MONTPELIER — The “pool project” moves forward. Jump and Splash Vermont, formerly the Montpelier Indoor Rec and Aquatics Task Force, is now incorporated and has been working with City officials and other interested groups to come up with solid business and facilities plans for a state of the art recreational facility. The […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: The Breeze, July 2017

Transfer Day July 17 at Johnson State College  JOHNSON  — The first Transfer Day this summer at Johnson State College for students considering transferring from another college will be July 17. Students who submit the JSC online application and other materials in advance can get an on-the-spot admission decision. The free event, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 6.15.17

Law To Protect Vulnerable Adults Enacted MONTPELIER — Governor Phil Scott signed legislation in May designed to help Vermonters with long-term care needs and protect vulnerable adults from financial exploitation. The new law updates the Long-Term Care Ombudsman statute to conform to the Older Americans Act. The law also creates a civil private right of […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 6.1.17

Construction Update: Manholes, Drainage and Sidewalks The Next Priority MONTPELIER — Milling and the first course of new pavement was completed during the first few weeks of work in May. The focus for most of June will be to prepare State Street and Main Street for the final course of paving. In order for final […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 5.4.17

McGillicuddy’s Closed April 29 — To Reopen Under New Ownership MONTPELIER — After 21 years owned by Dave Nelson, McGillicuddy’s Irish Pub closed up April 29. But don’t worry, it will reopen, hopefully by May 4. Responding to a phone call from The Bridge, Brad Lamell said he and another person are in the process […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 4.20.17

Downsizing Group To Meet May 13 MONTPELIER — A group of area residents interested in moving in the next few years into smaller living quarters — such as condos, apartments and small homes — will be holding another meeting on Saturday, May 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The public is welcome and there is […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 4.6.17

Econolodge/Former Brown Derby Update MONTPELIER — City officials have made addressing the run-down Brown Derby building on Northfield Street a top priority, after it has been falling to ruin for years. “The Mayor and I met with City Attorney Paul Giuliani to discuss legal options for dealing with vacant and dilapidated buildings. Giuliani is drafting […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 3.16.17

Memorandum 2: Sensy by Sayward Schoonmaker Selected as Best in Show at Wood Art Gallery MONTPELIER — Vermont artist Sayward Schoonmaker won the Best in Show award for her artwork “Memorandum 2: Sensy” currently on exhibit as part of the juried show, “Following the Rules/Breaking the Rules,” at the T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre […]