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Roller Derby Empowers Central Vermont

Roller Derby Empowers Central Vermont

By Mike Dunphy Sunday mornings at the Montpelier Rec Center, feet delicately tap, slide, and pirouette in an allegro dance of aggression as devotees of roller derby nudge, slip, and shove their way through teammates in a series of exercises at the weekly practice session. It’s not quite the glam-and-slam performance of 1970s roller derby, […]

Tampon Tax Bill Sits in Committee

By Sarah Davin Vermont continues to lag behind other states in lifting the sales tax on feminine hygiene products, and as the current legislative session draws to a close, a bill to change that is likely to stall again. On January 15, the Vermont House introduced H.29, a bill lead-sponsored by Rep. George Till (D-Jericho), […]

Alvarez Block Denied Federal Tax Credit

Alvarez Block Denied Federal Tax Credit

By Tom Brown The storefronts of the Alvarez Block on Main Street have served Montpelier residents continuously since  the 1870s. Like most of the buildings in the city’s historic downtown district, it has survived flood, fire, and recessions, and it has twice been approved for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The building’s […]

“Resiliency Sundays” Brings a Psychologist Out into the Community

By Carl Etnier On Easter Sunday, the psychologist’s motorcycle was parked in the middle of the sidewalk leading up to the Plainfield Opera House. Inside, Dustin Dippen was following flowing movement exercises led by traditional Chinese medicine practitioner Baylen Slote, with meditative flute music playing in the background. At a table, art teacher Mary Blake […]

Good Sam’s Shelters Rely on Community Support

By J. Gregory Gerdel While most residents of Central Vermont had refuge in their homes or apartments from this winter’s persistent cold and snow, people who are homeless have found warmth, food, and shelter through the collaborative efforts of several churches and nonprofit organizations. The Good Samaritan Haven has been at the heart of this […]

Living Homeless in Central Vermont

Living Homeless in Central Vermont

By J. Gregory Gerdel The immediate cause of homelessness varies as widely as the individuals who find themselves without shelter or resources. Among the many causes are illness, injury, business failure, loss of a job, chemical addiction, mental illness, or a falling out with family. For Laurie (not her real name), it was a family […]

People’s Health & Wellness Clinic Supports Central Vermont

No matter what your situation in life, navigating the world of health insurance can be a daunting task. When you are among the uninsured, that task can seem insurmountable. Since 1994, the nonprofit People’s Health & Wellness Clinic (PHWC) in Barre has been working to support the uninsured people of Central Vermont and doing so […]

PHOTO GALLERY: All-State Music Festival Parade

PHOTO GALLERY: All-State Music Festival Parade

More than 400 of the best scholastic musicians in Vermont will take part in the All-State Music Festival this weekend, hosted by Montpelier High School and U-32. Concerts take place Thursday through Saturday at U-32. Here are some scenes from Wednesday’s parade of bands in downtown Montpelier. Photos by Tom Brown/The Bridge. (click on an […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Bike and Pedestrian Bridge Placed Over North Branch

PHOTO GALLERY: Bike and Pedestrian Bridge Placed Over North Branch

The bike path bridge settles into place Wednesday across the North Branch in downtown Montpelier. The bridge is part of the city’s 1 Taylor Street multi-modal transportation project. Photos by Tom Brown/The Bridge (Click on an image to start slideshow) Share this: