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Read the September 3, 2015 Issue

Read the September 3, 2015 Issue

Read the September 3, 2015 Issue

Despite ‘Off’ Taste, City Water Deemed Safe

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — “The water is simply not as appealing as it should be,” stated Tom McArdle, director of the department of public works in a written response to citizen complaints. However, McArdle emphasized, the water is safe. He responded to posts from city residents regarding a strange taste to the water on […]

Local Organizations Support Summer Lunch Program

by Elizabeth Parker MONTPELIER — This summer each day Monday through Friday from July 6 through August 14, 20 to 50 school children from Montpelier had lunches on the terrace in front of the Montpelier Senior Center. This new lunch program germinated from the mission of Just Basics, Inc. to bring together structures and programs […]

Read the August 20, 2015 Issue Online

Read the August 20, 2015 Issue Online

Read the August 20, 2015 Issue Online

Need A Vermin Permit? Just Ask MPD

MONTPELIER — The Montpelier Police Department often receive questions regarding hunting and firearms use within city limits. The link to the City of Montpelier, VT – City Government ordinances regarding hunting, firearms, and bows is below. This time of year, the department gets many requests for vermin permits which, per city ordinance, allow the restricted use of firearms […]

Murdered DCF Worker Remembered as Being a Beloved ‘Hero’

Murdered DCF Worker Remembered as Being a Beloved ‘Hero’

story and photos by Carla Occaso BARRE — Joe Faryniarz and his wife entered the sweltering Old Labor Hall in Barre August 9 at a little past 4 p.m., both faces wet with tears, joining hundreds of people, including politicians, state workers, community and family members. “She was my cousin,” he said as he took a […]

Vintage Trailers Send Montpelier Back in Time

Vintage Trailers Send Montpelier Back in Time

story and photos by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — On Saturday morning I walked past a 1958 Serro Scotty trailer, a shiny 1962 Airstream with an owner dressed in a 1960s-era frock and a 1964 pink-themed Holiday Rambler. Had I unknowingly traveled back in time? Or, as one little girl asked her mother, “Why is everybody camping?” […]

New Law Means Consolidation for Many Schools

by Lindsey Grutchfield Gov. Peter Shumlin signed Act 46 — an act relating to education reform — into law on June 2. The new law is the culmination of years of legislative attempts to improve the delivery of education, starting in 2010 with the passage of Act 153. Act 153 concerned voluntary school district mergers […]

Waterhouse Named Spaulding’s Principal

Waterhouse Named Spaulding’s Principal

by Emily Sargent BARRE — For Brenda Waterhouse, the world opened up in first grade. Waterhouse, who began her new position as principal of Spaulding High School this past spring, remembers learning to read and “realizing there was something out there beyond my immediate community … it was amazing. And that all came through education […]

Neighborhood Weighs In on Sibley Housing Project

Neighborhood Weighs In on Sibley Housing Project

story and photo by Nat Frothingham At a late afternoon meeting on August 4, about a dozen residents of the College Hill neighborhood met with Win Turner of Montpelier and Jamie Hansen of East Montpelier who are exploring the feasibility of a proposed (now-scaled-back) eight-unit apartment building at 25 Sibley Avenue that would house 16 […]