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Downsizing Group Looks For Housing Options

by Phil Dodd MONTPELIER — Over the past year, a group of residents — including my wife and myself — have been talking about and learning about the options for downsizing from a larger home to a smaller one at some point in the next few years. Some smaller houses and condos already exist here, […]

Catch ‘Pussy Hat’ Knitting Craze — Thanks to the President-Elect, Pink Yarn is Flying Off Local Shelves

Catch ‘Pussy Hat’ Knitting Craze — Thanks to the President-Elect, Pink Yarn is Flying Off Local Shelves

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Lee Youngman, owner of Yarn at 112 Main St. in Montpelier, is running out of pink and pink-toned yarn in a big way. This is unusual, she said, because pink isn’t usually a popular yarn color for adults. “I sold $3,000 to $4,000 worth of pink yarn in a month,” […]

In Wake of Trump Inauguration: Montpelier Joins Other State Capitals In Women’s March

by Matt Koucky MONTPELIER — This Saturday — the day after President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration — Montpelier will be joining cities across the country to march for women’s rights. This march comes in response to the growing sentiment among members of marginalized groups — women, Muslims, people of color, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Questioning (LGBTQ) […]

With Aerial Trams, Streetcars, Condos; Murphy Bed Micro  Units … Team Bridges Wins $10,000 Net Zero Design Contest

With Aerial Trams, Streetcars, Condos; Murphy Bed Micro Units … Team Bridges Wins $10,000 Net Zero Design Contest

MONTPELIER — Net Zero Vermont Inc. announced the winner of the Montpelier 2030 Design Competition’s $10,000 prize is “Team Bridges” — a collaboration of multiple individuals and companies. The announcement was made at the State House by Deb Sachs and Dan Jones, Net Zero co-chief executive officers Jan. 18. Also speaking at the news conference […]

Locally-Grown Gov. Phil Scott Settles into the ‘People’s House’

Locally-Grown Gov. Phil Scott Settles into the ‘People’s House’

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Newly inaugurated Republican Governor Phil Scott, 58, of Barre, became the 82nd governor of Vermont on Thursday, Jan. 5. And just five days later, still in the midst of setting up his new administration, Scott met with The Bridge in his ceremonial office in the State House. The building was […]

Getting Ready For Cajun-Inspired Spice On Snow Festival

Getting Ready For Cajun-Inspired Spice On Snow Festival

by R.D. Eno MONTPELIER — When old-time fiddler Katie Trautz of Cabot, a founder of Montpelier’s Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, was down in western Louisiana a few years ago learning the repertoire from its living masters, it struck her that Vermonters could use a warm blast of bayou soul in the dead […]

Read the January 19, 2017 Issue Online

Read the January 19, 2017 Issue Online

Read the January 19, 2017 Issue Online

Accident Leads To Fatality

MONTPELIER — A Massachusetts man died of injuries sustained from a car accident at about 8:25 p.m. January 17, on Interstate 89, mile marker 52 Northbound in Montpelier. According to a report from Vermont State Trooper Brandon Gallant, Middlesex Barracks, it was snowing and the roads were snow-covered. Details unfolded after the police responded to […]

LOG ROAD SOLAR ARRAY GOES ON-LINE — City of Montpelier’s 500kw array complete

MONTPELIER — The Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee and the City of Montpelier invite members of the press and public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Log Road Solar Array to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 8:30 a.m.  The site is located behind 112 Log Rd., past the garage and up the steep hill.  There will be a […]

Berlin Mall and Green Mountain Club Combine To Present “Walk The Long Trail At Berlin Mall”

Berlin Mall and Green Mountain Club Combine To Present “Walk The Long Trail At Berlin Mall”

BERLIN — From Jan. 14 to April 22, the Berlin Mall welcomes walkers to experience an indoor version of the Long Trail, and help raise funds for the Green Mountain Club — official stewards of The Long Trail. Walk the Long Trail at Berlin Mall taps into Vermonters’ love for the outdoors, and offers a fun, […]