Montpelier Police Seek Information on Burglary

On Sunday, March 22 at approximately 10:10 p.m., the Montpelier Police Department responded to an alarm activation at Simon’s Market, 377 River St., Montpelier. Upon arrival, officers found an open door and upon checking the premises, they determined that a burglary occurred. Money and story merchandise were taken. Video surveillance from inside the store showed […]

City Employees Gather for St. Paddy’s Day Feast

City Employees Gather for St. Paddy’s Day Feast

by Carla Occaso   MONTPELIER – “It is one of the few times the city (employees) get together to get to know your fellow employees,” said Vito Naikus,  water and sewer maintenance staff member with the Montpelier Department of Public Works. Naikus headed up the cooking crew for the city employees’ annual corned beef and […]

Local Humane Society Comes  to the Rescue in Eden

Local Humane Society Comes to the Rescue in Eden

by Michelle A.L. Singer EAST MONTPELIER — Late one cold Monday evening in February, Anne Ward, director of operations of the Central Vermont Humane Society, got a call at her home. The Humane Society of the United States was in contact with the Vermont State Police about a case in Eden, Vermont. There were up to […]

Shark Fins, State Dog, Dog Fights and Bites in the Legislature

by Ed Sutherland MONTPELIER — If the dog is humanity’s best friend, and if all politicians are human, then the dog must be the best friend of members of the legislature. From the start of this year’s session, politicians under the Golden Dome have been turning to dogs (and other animals) as inspiration for legislation, […]

Dog Owner Threatens Disobedience if Fee Goes Up

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Cindra Conison, owner of The Quirky Pet, a pet supply store on State Street, claims she will refuse to pay the new dog licensing fee if it goes up from $10 to $22 as proposed in the latest city budget adopted on Town Meeting Day. The fee was increased to […]

Protect Pets from Poison

by M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM, Vermont Veterinary Medical Association Poison prevention week for pets is March 15–21. This annual observance started in 1961 to highlight the dangers of accidental poisonings in children, and is a great time to discuss potential dangers to our pets as well. In reviewing over 180,000 calls about pets exposed to […]

Bill to Protect Sources of Drinking Water Stalled

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — Rep. Warren Kitzmiller, D-Montpelier, has expressed disappointment at a 2-7 straw vote on March 12 in the Vermont House Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources Committee. That negative straw vote appears to have ended further consideration of H.33 in this session. H.33, a bill that has been championed by Kitzmiller had […]

Montpelier High and East Montpelier Elementary Principals Moving On

by Carla Occaso A popular principal will be sorely missed at Montpelier High School. Principal Adam Bunting confirmed rumors that had reached The Bridge about his departure. Wrote Bunting by email, “Sadly, it is true. I will miss so much about the school and community I have fallen in love with!  The temptation to return ‘home’ […]

Teams to Compete in “Film Slam” Competition

by John O’Brien Have you ever made a seven minute video? I suspect many readers can respond in the affirmative to this question. It’s not all that difficult to record your cat for seven minutes. Or to shoot your child in the chorus at a school concert. Or to “film,” with your iPhone, a friend […]

Films Abound at the Green Mountain Film Festival

Films Abound at the Green Mountain Film Festival

  by Dahria Messina MONTPELIER — Spring is upon us and so is the event of the year! Every March the Green Mountain Film Festival takes over the town, as for a few days the community is brought together by a diverse selection of some of the greatest films recently produced. The festival’s tagline, “The […]