Heard on the Street

HEARD ON THE STREET: 2.16.17

Library Seeks $330,633 At City Meeting MONTPELIER — The Kellogg Hubbard Library directors are seeking a $14,000 hike over last year’s taxpayer appropriation. The article voters will see on the Town Meeting Day ballot reads, “Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $330,633 to be used by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library for the fiscal year July […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 2.2.17

Barbershop Owner Proposes New Pub MONTPELIER — Why just sit around before your shave and a haircut? Why not sip a cold one and nosh? Paul Somerset has proposed converting a first floor two bedroom apartment out behind his barber shop, Myles Court Barbershop, into a pub and restaurant with outdoor seating. The building is […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 1.19.17

500 Kilowatt Solar Array Goes Online MONTPELIER — The City of Montpelier is now getting the majority of its electricity from renewable energy sources with the completion of a 500 kilowatt solar photovoltaic array located on an old gravel pit behind Log Road. Electricity produced by the solar panels will be credited to a variety […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 1.5.17

Hollar Commits To Continue Working With Fraser MONTPELIER — Mayor John Hollar has announced he will “commit to working constructively” with City Manager William Fraser effective Dec. 15. This is a reversal on a previous assertion on Hollar’s part that he would side with three out of seven city council members seeking to end Fraser’s […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 12.15.16

Survey Says: Residents Want Indoor Rec Center WITH Swimming Pool MONTPELIER — The results of the Montpelier Indoor Recreation and Aquatics Task Force’s Preliminary Survey have been compiled. Over 1,000, or about 12 percent of Montpelier’s residents, responded. At least 93 percent of them believe Montpelier needs a multi-use, multi-generational indoor downtown recreational facility. The […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 12.1.16

Inventory Of Homes For Sale is Low MONTPELIER — It’s a seller’s market. The number of single-family homes for sale in Montpelier in October was just 18, well below average and down from 43 one year earlier, according to statistics from Vermont Realtors. That translates to a 3.2-month supply of homes for sale. Nationally, anything […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 11.17.16

As-Needed Winter Parking Ban Starts Nov. 15 MONTPELIER — The City will continue use of the as-needed and event-based parking bans for the winter of 2016–2017. Parking is allowed overnight on many streets except when the city manager calls for a winter parking ban due to inclement weather or snow removal activities (City ordinance Sec. […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 11.3.16

Montpelier City Clerk’s Office: Open Saturday for Early Voting MONTPELIER — City Clerk John Odum announced that his office will again be open for early voting on Saturday, Nov. 5, for four hours (from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) to accommodate residents who would like to cast their November 8 general election ballots prior to […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 10.20.16

HEARD ON THE STREET: 10.20.16

Grassroots Task Force Aims To Create New Fitness Center MONTPELIER — A formal group has formed and is working towards creating a recreational facility to address the gap left behind by the closing of the downtown First in Fitness. The Montpelier Indoor Rec and Aquatics Task Force is meeting regularly. For now the group is […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 10.6.16

HEARD ON THE STREET: 10.6.16

Net Zero Home Tour Planned For October 8 MONTPELIER — The Energy Advisory Committee is hosting the first “Towards Net Zero Home Tour” on October 8 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The public is invited to explore the energy-saving and renewable energy investments of 14 happy homeowners generously participating in the tour. Learn how […]