Milne Won’t Back Down

Milne Won’t Back Down

by Carla Occaso It is one thing to interview a political candidate as part of a press conference — diving in front of TV cameras to get a clear photo and crouching down to take notes — but it is another thing to have a nice long talk with a man who is on what […]

Scott Milne: Up Close  and Personal Q&A

Scott Milne: Up Close and Personal Q&A

by Nat Frothingham Why Didn’t Milne Concede? Nat Frothingham: You took some time between the election and your announcement at the Statehouse just a few days ago. How did that decision get made? Were people pressuring you or did you just come up with the decision on your own not to concede? Scott Milne: I […]

Heard on the Street 12.18.14

A New Arvads Opens in Waterbury WATERBURY — A local fixture since 1989, Arvads Grill re-opened Dec. 15, unveiling a new menu, chef, decor, logo, website, name and tagline—“It’s Fresh. It’s Local. It’s Arvads.” This major renovation comes right before the 25th anniversary, which staff and customers will celebrate Jan. 15. With the addition of […]

School Budget Hits Snags; Pre-K Delay Causes Confusion

by Ed Sutherland BARRE — It’s budget time in most school districts, and for Barre, the process is fraught with roadblocks, resignations and remembrances of an electorate eager to turn against the slightest hint of higher taxes. Little wonder John Bacon, superintendent of the Barre City Supervisory Union, describes the budget process at “a very […]

Calling All Landlords: Temporary Housing Needed for Soon-to-be-Relocated Renters

by Carla Occaso   BARRE/MONTPELIER — Central Vermont Community Land Trust is seeking help finding temporary housing for about 30 people who must vacate their apartments to accommodate construction. The property manager is looking for spots within the community where residents can get around on foot. “I am moving people out now,” said Liz Gengue, […]

Bo Muller-Moore Wins  “Eat More Kale” Lawsuit

Bo Muller-Moore Wins “Eat More Kale” Lawsuit

by Nat Frothingham and The Bridge staff MONTPELIER — Bo Muller-Moore, the “Eat More Kale” artist, won his trademark case against fast food chain Chick-fil-A, it was announced Friday, Dec. 12, at the Statehouse. Chik-fil-A had slapped Muller-Moore with a “cease and desist” order, claiming the kale guy was infringing on its trademarked “eat mor […]

Dark and Stormy Nights: Diary of a Monster Storm

by Richard Sheir MONTPELIER — The tale begins early October when the plow drivers go over their winter routes in a dry run and all winter equipment is checked. Montpelier Public Works is ready. Then, a few months later, the first big storm hits. It is bad enough to keep workers plowing, shoveling and checking […]

Common Core: Is it the Silver Bullet for Education

by Ed Sutherland Education reform is in the air. Along with discussions over affordability and taxes, Vermont is preparing to introduce Common Core Standards in all classrooms for 2015. Some schools have already started implementing the new standards. Limited testing in March gave school officials some insight into how Common Core will be received statewide. […]

Gossens Bachman Architects Win Design Awards

Gossens Bachman Architects Win Design Awards

MONTPELIER —  Two buildings received design excellence awards from the Vermont chapter of American Institute of Architects. The projects, designed by Gossens Bachman Architects, were awarded at AIAVT’s annual meeting at the Statehouse on Dec. 4. The first was award for the Capstone Community Action office. The new facility, located in Barre, had many sustainable […]

Barre History Collection Finds New Home at  Vermont History Center

Barre History Collection Finds New Home at Vermont History Center

by Emily Kaminsky BARRE — A rich collection of archival material and artifacts representing Barre’s earliest history through the turn ofthe 19th century and beyond will soon be settled into its new home at the Vermont Historical Society’s Vermont History Center, which is home to the Vermont Heritage Galleries and the Howard and Alba Leahy […]