Heard on the Street

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 […]

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Local Nonprofit Seeks Applications from Potential Grant Recipients The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation is currently requesting letters of interest from potential grant recipients for the 2014–2015 school year. The foundation is committed to providing people with access to workforce and postsecondary education. Organizations that cater to low-income students, first-generation college students, adult learners […]

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Hallsmith Proposes Possible Bid for Hollar’s Spot Gwen Hallsmith, who until recently worked as Montpelier’s planning and development director, has announced that if nobody else steps up to champion her platform she may run against Mayor John Hollar in the upcoming election. She describes her platform as “maintaining the citizens’ voice in City government—making it more transparent and […]

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Support the Food Pantry This Holiday Season If you want to support the food pantry, but don’t know what to get or have time to stop in, the food shelf would welcome your monetary donation. These donations can be mailed in, saving you another trip out during this busy year. Make checks out to Just […]

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Help the Downtown with Capital City Cash As the dust of this summer’s construction begins to clear, many downtown businesses are looking at a calamitous fourth quarter if  this season’s holiday shopping does not leave them breathing a little easier. One way shoppers can assist is through Capital City Cash, a universal gift certificate started […]