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On The Road with Brent Curtis

On The Road with Brent Curtis

I think many of us get upset when folks park in handicap-designated spots for convenience rather than necessity. This is a very selfish act and deserving of a ticket and a tow. On the other hand, if you have questions about disabled plates and placards, the Department of Motor Vehicles has a great website you […]

SPECIAL ELECTION — Merger: ‘Yes’; Tax stabilization: resounding ‘yes’; leashes in Hubbard Park? ‘No’

UNOFFICIAL JUNE 20 2017 SPECIAL CITY MEETING RESULTS:   1341 ballots cast   Article 1 (School Merger) – PASSED YES: 770 NO: 518   Article 2 (School Directors) School Director, term ending March 2019 (2 positions): Steve Hingtgen 864 Peter Sterling 819   School Director, term ending March 2020 (3 positions): Michele Braun 834 Tina […]

Getting to Know Joe Evans

Getting to Know Joe Evans

by Nat Frothingham When Joe Evans came aboard on April 3 as executive director of the Montpelier Development Corporation he became the city’s first-ever economic development chief. But let this be noted — Joe Evans is not a City of Montpelier employee. Instead he’s the lead — and at the moment the only employee — […]

New England Culinary Institute — Ohio Bound?

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Culinary arts, business administration and  fashion merchandising are all part of a “new chapter in the story of New England Culinary Institute,” according to a press release issued by the institute May 8. But where will they go? What will they do? It remains to be seen. New England Culinary […]

Roxbury-Montpelier School Merger Advocates Address Rotary

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — There are no downsides to the Roxbury-Montpelier School District merger according to two representatives from the Act 46 study committee. Montpelier voters are scheduled to vote the merger up or down at a special city meeting June 20. Taxes would go down for property owners in both towns, according to […]

‘HOWLfest’ in Hubbard Park Planned

‘HOWLfest’ in Hubbard Park Planned

by  Alec Ellsworth MONTPELIER — In anticipation of the upcoming three weeks of warmth we call summer here, Hubbard Park would like to announce a new family event. This July 21–23, Montpelier Parks is inviting the community to spend the weekend in Hubbard Park for the first inaugural HOWL Family Arts Festival! What is HOWLfest? […]

Get Ready For The Breeze, A For Youth, By Youth Publication

The Bridge is continuing its commitment to supporting youth journalism. The Breeze, a by-youth-for-youth publication of The Bridge, will return this summer as a stand alone issue on July 6. During the past couple of summers, with the support of staff at The Bridge, local youth have published The Breeze as a stand alone issue […]

Construction Update from Francine Perkins

Montpelier Paving Update —  Two-Week Look Ahead June 14 — For the remainder of  June, crews will focus on completing the manhole and drainage structure adjustment and crosswalk ramp replacements on State and Main Street as preparation for the final course of paving. As a reminder, in order for final paving of the July 3rd […]

Voters to Advise Council on Proposed Hubbard Park Dog Leash Law

by  Will Kyle MONTPELIER — “Should dogs be required to be leashed in Hubbard Park?” That question will be Article 4 on the special city council ballot less than a week away, on June 20. The question has stirred up a passionate debate among the people who visit the park. The upcoming Australian ballot is […]

Downtown Independence Day Celebration Upon Us

Downtown Independence Day Celebration Upon Us

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — It’s here again! This year’s Independence Day celebration, which attracts hordes of revelers each summer, is just weeks away. Take special note that the Independence Day Parade will be held at 6 p.m. this year following a busy day of activities. This year a competition in two categories for interested […]