Heard on the Street


Master Plan Re-Adopted by the Planning Commission Sabin’s Pasture To Be Zoned Low Density (472 units) MONTPELIER — Under the nearly finalized master plan for the city of Montpelier, most of the Sabin Street area “could have the potential for eight more dwelling units.” The planning commission voted unanimously to move the district into a […]


White House Honors MHS Teacher Susan Abrams MONTPELIER — On July 1, the White House named Susan Abrams, a teacher at Montpelier High School, as one recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The Presidential Award is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). […]

Heard on the Street: 7.16.15

Going Geothermal Cuts Out Fossil Fuels MONTPELIER — One way to heat your house without using a huge amount of fossil fuels is by using geothermal ground water heat pumps, according to Jim Ashley of Green Mountain Geothermal. With a background as a hydrologeologist who worked for the state of Vermont, Ashley started his geothermal […]

Heard on the Street: 6.18.15

Summer Paving Planned  MONTPELIER — The following streets are scheduled for paving this summer: Grandview Terrace, Spring Hollow Lane, Prospect Street, National Life Drive, Main Street from the Inn at Montpelier to the roundabout,  and Towne Hill Road from Murray Road to Bliss Road. The precise schedule will be published after finalization of contracts, most […]

Heard on the Street: 6.4.15

Council Appoints Olson to Replace Guerlain  MONTPELIER — City councilors appointed Jean Olson, a District 2 resident, to replace outgoing council member Thierry Guerlain at an executive session during their meeting May 27. Guerlain’s resignation became effective at the end of the meeting. Guerlain announced his resignation at the end of April because he is […]

Heard on the Street: 5.21.15

Heard on the Street: 5.21.15

New Barbershop to Open  MONTPELIER — A new business is getting inspected by the end of this month, and then men and women about town will be able to sit on a refurbished 1940’s vintage Belmont barber’s chair under a new pressed tin ceiling with recessed lighting to relax, recline and get a cut and/or […]

Heard on the Street: 5.7.15

Montpelier High School Names New Principal  MONTPELIER — School authorities have chosen Michael McRaith as new principal to serve at Montpelier High School starting next school year. Sue Aldrich, chair of the school board, said McRaith made a favorable impression during the April 14 board meeting. The announcement came weeks after Principal Adam Bunting said […]

Heard on the Street: 4.16.15

No Action Taken on Hiring of MHS Principal  MONTPELIER — Principal Candidate Mike McRaith from Enosburg met with the Montpelier Public Schools board of school commissioners April 14. McRaith is currently principal at Enosburg Falls Middle School. Following an executive session after his presentation, no action was taken, according to Heather Michaud, an employee at […]

Heard on the Street: 4.2.15

NECI Joins Higher Ed Food Systems Consortium MONTPELIER — Montpelier’s New England Culinary Institute has joined Vermont’s education and agriculture leaders as part of the Vermont Higher Education Food Systems Consortium. “NECI delivers hands-on training, a restaurant learning environment, and a steadfast, long-standing commitment to local foods and sustainability,” said Paul Costello, consortium facilitator. “Through […]

Heard on the Street: 3.19.15

Joyce Kahn’s Pastels Accepted in Juried Show MONTPELIER — Artist Joyce Kahn entered three pastel landscapes into a juried Vermont Pastel Society Show to be held May 9 – June 14 at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. All three were accepted. The show’s theme is  “Complimentary Complements.”   League of Women Voters Luncheon […]