Heard on the Street

HEARD ON THE STREET: 5.4.17

McGillicuddy’s Closed April 29 — To Reopen Under New Ownership MONTPELIER — After 21 years owned by Dave Nelson, McGillicuddy’s Irish Pub closed up April 29. But don’t worry, it will reopen, hopefully by May 4. Responding to a phone call from The Bridge, Brad Lamell said he and another person are in the process […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 4.20.17

Downsizing Group To Meet May 13 MONTPELIER — A group of area residents interested in moving in the next few years into smaller living quarters — such as condos, apartments and small homes — will be holding another meeting on Saturday, May 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The public is welcome and there is […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 4.6.17

Econolodge/Former Brown Derby Update MONTPELIER — City officials have made addressing the run-down Brown Derby building on Northfield Street a top priority, after it has been falling to ruin for years. “The Mayor and I met with City Attorney Paul Giuliani to discuss legal options for dealing with vacant and dilapidated buildings. Giuliani is drafting […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 3.16.17

Memorandum 2: Sensy by Sayward Schoonmaker Selected as Best in Show at Wood Art Gallery MONTPELIER — Vermont artist Sayward Schoonmaker won the Best in Show award for her artwork “Memorandum 2: Sensy” currently on exhibit as part of the juried show, “Following the Rules/Breaking the Rules,” at the T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 3.2.17

City Clerk’s Office Open March 4 for Early Voting MONTPELIER — City Clerk John Odum announced that his office will be open again for early voting on Saturday, March 4 for four hours (from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) to accommodate residents who would like to cast their March 7 annual city meeting election ballots […]

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 […]