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Candidates Vie for Seats at Montpelier City Meeting

Candidates Vie for Seats at Montpelier City Meeting

by Carla Occaso   MONTPELIER — This year’s annual meeting looks to be a lively one for candidates seeking to serve city government. Two open seats on the school board have five candidates — incumbents Jennifer Cahill Bean on the ballot and write-in candidate Charlie Phillips, and three challengers, including educator Tina Muncy, vintage trailer […]

Pellet Shortage Hits Town

Pellet Shortage Hits Town

by Carla Occaso   MONTPELIER — If you live in this area and own a wood pellet stove, you might be having trouble finding pellets, unless you already bought a year’s worth last fall. According to several local dealers, pellets have sold out early and they can’t re-supply. Suggested reasons for the dearth range from […]

Hospital Emphasizes Safer Patient Handling

by Nat Frothingham   Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) — now formally a part of the University of Vermont Health Network — has made and is making a significant investment in safe patient handling and mobility. CVMC’s heightened commitment to these issues — called MAPS (Moving All Patients Safely) — got its start in October […]

New Chinese Students at Montpelier High School Could be Start of Trend

by Phil Dodd Starting in January, Montpelier High School welcomed five ninth-graders from China into the student body as part of a pilot program being run with a Burlington group called Spiral International. The program is designed to help foreign students learn English and provide cross-cultural experiences for both the Chinese and Montpelier students. The […]

Read the February 19, 2015 Issue Online

Read the February 19, 2015 Issue Online

Read the February 19, 2015 Issue Online

City Promotes McArdle to Serve as Public Works Director

MONTPELIER — City Manager William Fraser announced Feb. 12 that he has appointed Thomas J. McArdle, 55, of Calais to position of public works director effective immediately. McArdle has served as the acting public works director for Montpelier since November. He has been the assistant public works director for the city since 2000 and previously worked […]

Montpelier Police Beat

Montpelier Police Beat

Jan. 19-25 Police took an intoxicated male from City Center on Main Street to a detox facility. An intoxicated male on State Street was taken into protective custody. A small amount of suspected marijuana was seized from a person. An extremely intoxicated male was reported to be in the area of State and Elm streets. […]

The Legislature Looks at Internal Rules

by Ed Sutherland MONTPELIER — Rules are capturing the attention of some in the Legislature this session. Some are obscure and rarely used, such as House Rule 75 governing the ethics of whether or not a representative has too much direct interest in an issue to influence it. Some are new, such as a rule […]

Read the February 5, 2015 Issue Online

Read the February 5, 2015 Issue Online

Read the February 5, 2015 Issue Online

Tourism Council Elects Kim Dixon President

Tourism Council Elects Kim Dixon President

WATERBURY – The Waterbury Tourism Council elected Kim Dixon as its new president during their annual meeting at the Reservoir Restaurant Jan. 27. With over 20 years of marketing experience, Dixon is prepared to guide the organization through 2015 in building a stronger tourism community that will grow for years to come. Alongside Dixon, the elected […]