Heard on the Street

HEARD ON THE STREET: 6.12.19

Solons Make Ultimate History After years of championing the sport on a club level, Montpelier High School won both the boys and girls state titles in the sport of Ultimate last week, becoming the first in the nation to claim a recognized interscholastic crown in the non-contact disc game.  The boys team defeated Burlington, 14-9, […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 5.22.19

Yes, They’re Adorable, but Try to Ignore Ivy-eating Goats The city is bringing back goats to help eradicate poison ivy along the bike bath near Montpelier High School. However, the goat owners said the animals received a little too much love (and attention from dogs) to do their work last season. Pedestrians and dog walkers […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 5.8.19

School District Picks Part 2 for After-school Programs The Montpelier-Roxbury School District has chosen the After School Collaborative, known as Part 2, to provide licensed child care programming for the next school year. Part 2 was unanimously recommended by an advisory group that weighed proposals from four providers (Part 2, Montpelier Recreation Dept., Community Connections, […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 4.17.19

Test Your Knowledge of Montpelier at Mayfest Scramble Montpelier’s Pedestrian Scramble returns for a third season May 4 as part of Mayfest. Described as an “urban adventure,” the scramble invites participants to find checkpoints marked on a map and answer as many questions as possible within a limited time. Signups are at 1:45 pm in […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 4.3.19

Industry Publication to Recognize Quirky Pet Montpelier’s independent pet supply store, Quirky Pet, will be honored as Pet Products News International’s Independent Pet Shop of the Year in its May publication. It is the second time owner Cindra Conison (pictured at right) has won the award. “I also won in 2014,” Conison said. “There will […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 3.20.19

Energy Entrepreneurs Sought for Summer Program A Burlington business accelerator is seeking innovative, early stage energy companies focused on reducing fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the heating and transportation sectors to participate in its 2019 climate economy entrepreneur program in Burlington. Applications are being accepted through April 28. Eight to 10 companies […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 3.6.19

Want to Become Involved with City Government? There are 12 vacancies on seven of the city’s 23 committees, according to Jamie Granfield of the city manager’s office. “The Planning Commission, Tree Board, Conservation Commission, Parks Commission, and others often have more applicants than seats to fill because residents feel strongly about those issues and want […]

HEARD ON THE STREET 2.20.19

Free Business Workshop on March 12 The Montpelier Development Corp. and Montpelier Alive are sponsoring a free workshop entitled “Steps to Grow Your Business” from 8 to 9:45 am on Tuesday, March 12 in the City Council chambers at Montpelier City Hall. Workshop leader Gwen Pokalo of the Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont will […]

Heard on the Street

Free Business Workshop on March 12 The Montpelier Development Corp. and Montpelier Alive are sponsoring a free workshop entitled “Steps to Grow Your Business” from 8 to 9:45 am on Tuesday, March 12 in the City Council chambers at Montpelier City Hall. Workshop leader Gwen Pokalo of the Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont will […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 2.6.19

Pelkey to Skate for Team USA in Rivalry Series Montpelier native and Olympic gold medalist Amanda Pelkey was selected to play for Team USA in a three-game Rivalry Series against Canada this month. Pelkey, who is in her third season skating for the Boston Pride of the professional National Women’s Hockey League, will join 12 […]