Vermont Has Film Festivals, but Does It  Have a Film Industry?

Vermont Has Film Festivals, but Does It Have a Film Industry?

by Mike Dunphy Living abroad, it was often a challenge for me to explain Vermont. The vast majority of people I’d meet had never heard of it, and oddly, would often confuse it with vermouth.  Thankfully, when The Lord of the Rings movies came out, I was able to say, “You know Hobbiton? That’s essentially […]

Local Businesses Donate Solar Power

Local Businesses Donate Solar Power

Two Central Vermont businesses—The Alchemist and S.T. Paving—have gone solar, but with an unexpected twist. The solar panels on their roofs, installed in collaboration with SunCommon, are producing more power than their facilities need, so they’re sharing it. The Alchemist will be donating that extra power to the Waterbury Senior Center, averaging $250 of clean […]

Montpelier Celebrates its First Gold Medal and Olympian Amanda Pelkey

Montpelier Celebrates its First Gold Medal and Olympian Amanda Pelkey

by Michael Bielawski When Amanda Pelkey stepped off a Greyhound bus from Boston and arrived back in Montpelier on March 9, for the first time in its history, the city got a chance to celebrate an Olympic gold medal. Pelkey, who is from Montpelier and a 2011 graduate from Montpelier High School, was a member […]

Vermont’s Youths Rise Up Against Gun Violence

by Sarah Davin On February 14th, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, 17 students and teachers were killed by a 19-year-old former student carrying an AR-15 assault rifle. Since this tragedy, there has been an ongoing national discussion about gun control, with the most outspoken voices being the survivors of the mass […]

Composer Paul Perley to Share a Four-Season View of Berlin Pond on April 7 and 8

by Nat Frothingham Musician and luthier Paul Perley from nearby Berlin (VT) has composed a piece he calls “Berlin Pond Suite.” That suite will be performed at two upcoming  spring concerts on Saturday, April 7 at 7 pm at Waterbury Congregational Church and Sunday, April 8 at 4 pm at Montpelier High School. Paul Perley […]

Your Summer Camps Crib Sheet

Your Summer Camps Crib Sheet

With so much summer goodness to tap in Vermont, it’s no wonder that camps for children (and adult children)  flourish in Central Vermont from June to August, providing a wide range of opportunities to both learn new skills, make new friends, and have a lot of fun. The Bridge has put together a crib sheet […]

The GMFF Serves Film-to-Table Events this Season

by Britten Leigh This year the Green Mountain Film Festival is feeding both minds and stomachs, debuting their innovative Film to Table series. Six films—two documentaries and four narrative films—will be paired with unique culinary experiences. The Film to Table events kick off on Sunday, March 18 with Ramen Heads, a documentary looking at the […]

Vermont Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife, Louis Porter, Weighs in on Trapping

compiled by Mike Dunphy The Bridge: Why does the State of Vermont support trapping? Louis Porter: I understand and respect people for their views on trapping and their right to oppose it, but there are several aspects they don’t understand. One is that in some places where trapping is banned, or virtually banned, such as […]

Read the March 15, 2018 Issue

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Montpelier–Roxbury Proposes  $23.4 Million (2018-2019) Budget

Montpelier–Roxbury Proposes $23.4 Million (2018-2019) Budget

by Nat Frothingham The newly formed Montpelier-Roxbury School Board is asking voters in Montpelier and Roxbury on March 6 to approve a joint school budget of $23,452,706 for FY 2018–2019. Comparing School and City Budget Requests Now, this is not new. But still it’s worth considering. As in previous years, a Montpelier property taxpayer is […]