Heard on the Street


Project Seeks to Ease Stigma for People With Intellectual Disabilities BARRE — Community Developmental Services of Washington County Mental Health and Pride Center of Vermont have collaborated to form the Connections Project, which will produce an interactive program over the next year to increase knowledge around sexuality, intimacy and self-esteem for adults with intellectual and […]


Spike in Bike and Motorcycle Deaths Prompts Call for Action The Vermont Highway Safety Alliance and concerned organizations such as the Burlington-based Local Motion and others are putting out an urgent call for increased road safety awareness with urgent attention to the safety of bicyclists and motorcyclists. A press release from the Vermont Highway Safety […]


Help Wanted on City Boards and Commissions MONTPELIER — The City of Montpelier is seeking individuals interested in filling a handful of empty seats. The  design review committee is seeking someone to fulfill a three-year term, which expires in October 2018, as well as a one-year alternate term, which expires in October 2016. The planning […]


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 […]