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McGillicuddy’s Closing After Saturday Night — To Reopen Under New Ownership

MONTPELIER — After 21 years owned by Dave Nelson, McGillicuddy’s Irish Pub will close April 29. But don’t worry, it will reopen, hopefully before the following weekend. Responding to a phonecall from The Bridge, Brad Lamell said he and another person are in the process of purchasing the bar from Dave Nelson, who owned it […]

Vermont Press Association Praises Legislature for Passing Shield Law for Journalists

The Vermont Press Association praises and thanks the Vermont Legislature for approving a shield law designed to protect journalists from unwarranted subpoenas concerning their sources. The House of Representatives gave final approval to the legislation, 140-2, on Thursday afternoon and is sending the measure to Gov. Phil Scott for his signature. “This is an important […]

Marijuana Bill to Piggy-back on Drug Penalty Bill 

Marijuana Bill to Piggy-back on Drug Penalty Bill 

By Micheal Bielawski MONTPELIER  – A bill intended to loosen penalties on misdemeanor drug charges will have an extra amendment that changes its dynamic just a bit, with full-scale legalization of marijuana.Sen. Jeanette White, D-Windham, offered the amendment to H.167, which passed the House last month which directs legislative counsel to study modifying penalties for small-scale […]

Be Sure To Look For the Lipstick Logo!

Be Sure To Look For the Lipstick Logo!

Downtown Montpelier is Open For Business during this summer’s construction! Montpelier Alive and the Montpelier Business Association invite you to Shop Local as our roads and sidewalks get beautified. For any questions and updates, and to receive notifications, contact the official VTrans project outreach coordinator, Francine Perkins, at 479-6994. Look for weekly updates every Thursday. […]

Zoning Hearing Draws Mostly Opposition

by Michael Bielawski MONTPELIER — On the hot-seat once again before City Council was Mike Miller, planning director. Again, he explained and defended the new unified development bylaws before a crowd of about 30, who were of mixed sentiment but largely against the new proposals. The development bylaws are popularly known as “zoning.” The general […]

Montpelier-Roxbury Merger Vote Likely June 20

by Phil Dodd MONTPELIER/ROXBURY — If all goes as expected, residents of Montpelier and Roxbury will be voting June 20 on whether to merge the school districts of the two towns, as well as electing a potential new school board for the unified district. The decision to move toward an Act 46 merger vote was […]

Where Hunger Intersects with Health

by Julia Barstow BARRE — We have it within our reach to improve our health if we can just change our behavior or help our neighbors change their behavior concerning food choices, activity levels and tobacco use. That was the ultimate conclusion of a recent gathering at Down Street Housing and Community Development in Barre […]

Julianna Baggott to Lead MFA in Writing and Publishing Program at VCFA

Julianna Baggott to Lead MFA in Writing and Publishing Program at VCFA

First Group of Full-Residency Students Slated to Graduate in May Vermont College of Fine Arts President Thomas Christopher Greene announced the appointment of Julianna Baggott as Faculty Director of the college’s relatively new (two-year) residential Master of Fine Arts in Writing and Publishing program. Baggott, who will have a full-time presence at the college, will […]

Make Way for Makeover Montpelier

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — It’s not construction, it’s a makeover. That’s the word from Montpelier Alive and the Montpelier Business Association pertaining to the plethora of paving and other road work scheduled for summer 2017. But local merchants don’t want a perceived inconvenience to keep away customers, so they are planning an array of […]

Hannaford Donates About 22,000 Units to Foodbank

Donation is part of $135,500 raised to fight hunger BARRE — Hannaford Supermarkets donated 1,012 cases of food to the Vermont Foodbank as part of a hunger relief campaign that generated more than $1.3 million in product and cash donations across five Northeast states, including $135,500 in Vermont. The donation took place at the Foodbank’s […]