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All Aboard For Energy Efficiency

All Aboard For Energy Efficiency

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — A passenger train rolled through Montpelier Aug. 15 at a little past 9:30 a.m. starting from the old train station (now Sarducci’s on one side and Minuteman Press/Citizens Bank). Under a sunny blue sky the train came to life and started to chug along the tracks. On board was a […]

Land Around Former NECI Hub Eyed For Housing

Land Around Former NECI Hub Eyed For Housing

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — A new housing development planned for an area behind what locals know as the former New England Culinary Institute headquarters — the big grey building at 250 Main St. — has generated high interest. A preliminary ‘sketch plan’ presentation was held June 19 before the Development Review Board, and lively […]

Police Charge Gebo With 1st Degree Murder — Cause of Cook’s Death: Strangulation

by Carla Occaso MIDDLESEX — After the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined Cindy Cook had been strangled to death, police issued an arrest warrant for her boyfriend, Randal Gebo, 61, of Barre. According to a police report issued July 15, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has finalized the cause of Cook’s […]

On The Road

by Brent Curtis August 20 through the 26 is Vermont Clean Water Week. This statewide celebration is brought to you by the Department of Environmental Conservation. There will be a rain garden workshop in Castleton, Natural Shoreline Erosion Control Workshop, a Life Underwater public boat trip in Burlington and a green stormwater bicycle tour in […]

Read the August 17, 2017 Issue

Read the August 17, 2017 Issue

Read the August 17, 2017 Issue

Police Charge Gebo With 1st Degree Murder — Cause of Cook’s Death: Strangulation

by Carla Occaso MIDDLESEX — After the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined Cindy Cook had been strangled to death, police issued an arrest warrant for her boyfriend, Randal Gebo, 61, of Barre. According to a police report issued July 15, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has finalized the cause of Cook’s […]

Downstreet Signs One Taylor Street Option Agreement

Downstreet Signs One Taylor Street Option Agreement

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — With a flourish of the pen, Eileen Peltier of Downstreet Housing & Community Development signed an option agreement with the City of Montpelier — a move that brought the highly touted One Taylor Street multi-modal transportation center one step closer to ground breaking. Peltier performed this act July 27 behind […]

Pamela Brady Says “Goodbye but not Farewell”

by Nat Frothingham MORETOWN — Acupuncturist and sound healer Pamela Brady, who has had a busy traditional Chinese medical practice at various locations in downtown Montpelier for 33 years, will be opening a full-time home practice this August. Discussing her move from Montpelier to an office in her home, she said, “It’s time for me […]

City Council Votes 4 to 2 To Keep Zoning Momentum

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — After momentum of the zoning bylaw adoption process had ground to a halt over a legal challenge to the master plan, a divided council determined zoning bylaws should prevail. Following several legal opinions and hours of airing opposing views, Montpelier City Council voted during their July 26 meeting to move […]

National Life Group Foundation Announces New Application Deadlines

by Beth Rusnock, president, National Life Group Foundation Since its inception in 2006, the National Life Group Foundation has had the good fortune to support hundreds of nonprofits. The work that’s been accomplished with the money donated has been exciting for us to watch. The good nonprofits do in our backyard and all over this […]