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One More Time to Stay Open: Taking Clothes for Cash

MONTPELIER — Leslie Rabins, owner of One More Time, a second hand clothing shop on Main Street, is having second thoughts about leaving town. Earlier this summer she said she was going to sell off her inventory and head for California, but the success of her Going Out of Business sale has changed her mind. “I […]

Montpelier Aiming to Become a Net-Zero Energy Community

Montpelier Aiming to Become a Net-Zero Energy Community

by Anne Watson, city council member How much money is in your checking account right now? I bet you have at least some idea of that number. What if we planned and managed our energy needs like we manage our money? How might that change our decisions or investments? Well, an early step toward managing […]

CarShare Program Helps Curb Car Dependence

by Emily Sargent MONTPELIER — According to Annie Bourdon, driving a car is the most energy-consuming activity many Vermonters undertake on a regular basis. Bourdon is the executive director of CarShare Vermont, an innovative program that aims to reduce that energy consumption by reducing the number of cars on Vermont roadways and encouraging Vermonters to […]

Recycling Law Draws Mixed Reactions

Recycling Law Draws Mixed Reactions

by Lindsey Grutchfield Beginning July 1, part of a stricter recycling law took effect in Vermont. Act 148, passed three years ago, is designed to promote recycling across the state. New provisions of the law require that recycling services be offered by haulers and transfer stations, and that residential waste collection services must charge one […]

Read the July 16, 2015 Issue Online

Read the July 16, 2015 Issue Online

Read the July 16, 2015 Issue Online

Woodbury Man Guilty of Shooting Canada Geese

WOODBURY — A man has pled no contest to shooting at Canada geese on his property with a high-powered pellet rifle. Vermont Fish and Wildlife wardens charged John Fricke, 56, with taking game by unlawful methods following an anonymous tip placed to Operation Game Thief. The call indicated that one goose was floating dead in […]

MHS Teacher Susan Abrams Wins Presidential Award

MHS Teacher Susan Abrams Wins Presidential Award

MONTPELIER — On July 1, the White House named Susan Abrams, a teacher at Montpelier High School, a 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). The White House has also issued a release on […]

La Puerta Negra to replace The Black Door

MONTPELIER — The Black Door will be reopening soon with the same name in a different language. La Puerta Negra, owned by the Positive Pie company, will serve “Latin Fusion” food, according to building owner Jesse Jacobs, who dropped in to The Bridge offices June 30. There will be a bar, music and Latin American cuisine. […]

Help us meet our Stretch Goal for The Breeze

Help us meet our Stretch Goal for The Breeze

Mission Accomplished! GOAL REACHED! The Breeze, our by youth, for youth publication will become a reality this week. We can afford to print it thanks to the generosity of the Central Vermont community. But we still have two and a half days to raise money on Kickstarter. New Mission: Pay the young writers. Stretch goal: […]

Presidential Candidate Sanders Not Coming for Independence Day

MONTPELIER — For those hoping to catch a glimpse of one of Vermont’s most loyal political parade participants – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont – you are in for a disappointment. It turns out the Democratic presidential candidate is not planning on being in Vermont for Montpelier’s annual July 3rd Independence Day parade, according to his […]