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Montpelier Police Beat: May 11 – 17

(Excerpted from the Montpelier Police Department Media Log) Keys were found in the vacant lot next to Splash Naturals. There was a juvenile problem on Foster Street A motorist reported an intoxicated male walking in traffic on River Street. Police located the man and later placed him into protective custody. Someone reported a suspicious event […]

Rooms With Views:  New Apartment Building Nearly Complete

Rooms With Views: New Apartment Building Nearly Complete

by Jake Brown   MONTPELIER — Construction of a six-unit apartment building close to downtown is nearing completion, and two of the six apartments in the building on Cedar Street have been spoken for, says owner Jason Merrill. He says the project, the first new residential apartment building constructed in downtown in many years, should […]

City Council Votes to Ban Smoking in City Parks

Smoke-Free Downtown Also Proposed by Carla Occaso   MONTPELIER — Effective imminently: No smoking in city parks. Effective soon? No smoking in downtown Montpelier. The details: To be determined. City councilors voted unanimously on May 13 to support the motion made by outgoing City Council member Thierry Guerlain and seconded by Jessica Edgerly Walsh to […]

Read the May 21, 2015 Issue Online

Read the May 21, 2015 Issue Online

Read the May 21, 2015 Issue Online

16-Unit ‘Net Zero’ Building Proposed Near Sabin’s Pasture

16-Unit ‘Net Zero’ Building Proposed Near Sabin’s Pasture

by Carla Occaso   MONTPELIER — Atop College Hill at the corner of Sibley Avenue and Sabin Street is the site of a proposed 16-unit apartment building with underground parking. If the project moves forward, it would replace a grassy lawn-type area with a fence-protected garden. “The idea was to make a net-zero building,” said […]

Emergency Responders Rescue Woman from River

Firefighter Nick Bressette honored for extra effort by Carla Occaso   MONTPELIER — It was the first time in recent memory that emergency responders pulled someone from the Winooski River alive, said James R. Quinn, deputy fire chief with the Montpelier Fire and Ambulance Department. The survivor of the April 15 water rescue is not […]

Public Meetings To Be Held On New Zoning Regulations

The Montpelier Planning Commission has finished writing a draft update of the city’s zoning regulations, and will be holding a series of workshops in May and early June to receive public input. The new zoning, which the Commission has been working on for nearly five years, is a comprehensive update and includes many changes, including […]

“Walk & Roll Week” to Benefit Walk Friendly Community Initiative

by Nat Frothingham   MONTPELIER — Ten days of walking and biking activities designed to benefit everyone who participates and to strengthen a push to achieve national recognition as a “walk-friendly community,” will be held Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 17. Already, 50 communities across the country have achieved “walk-friendly” status from the national […]

Wayside Restaurant Turns Food Scraps Into Compost

By Nat Frothingham   BERLIN — “Yesterday’s broccoli, egg shells and cheese are becoming compost as you read this,” proclaims a notice at each table at the Wayside Restaurant on the Barre-Montpelier Road. Brian Zecchinelli, co-owner of the Wayside, recently told The Bridge, “the Wayside Restaurant is composting its kitchen waste.” Zecchinelli said that when […]

Read the May 7, 2015 Issue Online

Read the May 7, 2015 Issue Online

Read the May 7, 2015 Issue Online