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Silence Surrounds Manager’s Contract Situation

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — City Council members  agreed on at least one thing Monday, Nov. 21 following a behind-closed-doors meeting for “continuation of discussion regarding the City Manager’s contract:” No talking to the press. Following a call to order by Mayor John Hollar shortly after 4:35 p.m., the council met privately in a conference […]

Vermonters on the North Dakota Pipeline

by Ivan Shadis The Bridge spoke with four local people who have recently joined the encampment of Tribes and pipeline resisters gathered at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota to oppose construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Katrina Coravos, Ki Walker, Bianca Caputo,  and Emily Ruff share their stories. First, a summary of […]

Discarded Railway Station to Become Artist Studio and Storage Space (Maybe)

Discarded Railway Station to Become Artist Studio and Storage Space (Maybe)

by Nat Frothingham After years and years of creating art and storing his paintings, sculpture and theater sets in some pretty funky locations across Central Vermont — in the past few months artist Nicholas Hecht has good reason to believe he’s finally found a near-perfect studio and storage location. And that studio and storage location? […]

Didgeridoo Artist Opens Sound Therapy Studio

Didgeridoo Artist Opens Sound Therapy Studio

by Nat Frothingham BERLIN — Pitz Quattrone, a local musician and healer who has done so much to popularize and explain the didgeridoo, a long bamboo-like instrument from northern Australia with roots that go back, some say, as far as 40,000 years of human history — Quattrone and others are discovering that the “didge” when […]

An Inside Look at the Tragic 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

An Inside Look at the Tragic 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Delia Bell Robinson has published her first book, “A Shirtwaist Story” — an inside-looking-out artistic interpretation of lives affected by a horrific inferno, which took place in one of Manhattan’s many ‘sweatshop’ garment factories in 1911. As the title suggests, this is just one of many such firsthand stories that […]

Book Reading with Author Fay Webern

Book Reading with Author Fay Webern

Author Fay Webern, 89, will read from her new book “The Button Thief of East 14th Street” at two events, one in Burlington on Monday evening, Dec. 12 at The Light Club Lamp Shop from 7 to 8 p.m. She will also read in Montpelier on Friday evening, Dec. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. […]

Bear Pond-Based Mystery Book Club Continues To Thrill Locals

by Bill Miles MONTPELIER — What do mystery bibliophiles like to do other than read mysteries? Evidently they like to talk about mysteries. The Mystery Book Club is entering its tenth year, led by George Spaulding and assisted by the Bear Pond Bookstore. Bear Pond stocks paperback copies of the books to be read, if […]

Read the December 1, 2016 Issue Online

Read the December 1, 2016 Issue Online

Read the December 1, 2016 Issue Online

‘Speedy Resolution’ Sought in Manager’s Contract Situation

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — City Council members  agreed on at least one thing Monday, November 21 following a behind-closed-doors meeting for “continuation of discussion regarding the City Manager’s contract:” No talking to the press. Following a call to order by Mayor John Hollar shortly after 4:30 p.m., the council met privately in a conference room down the hall from […]

Four Things To Know About Proposed Montpelier Zoning

by Phil Dodd MONTPELIER — The planning commission has wrapped up work on the latest draft of its zoning proposal, but because the final wording is still unfinished, a public hearing originally planned for Dec. 12 was postponed and a new hearing date of Jan. 9 has been set by the commission. The final draft […]