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Citizens Share Coffee with Cops

Citizens Share Coffee with Cops

by Carla Occaso   MONTPELIER — Residents stopped by Bagitos on Main Street Wednesday, April 22 to drink some java and chew the fat with Montpelier’s finest. All kinds of subjects were discussed in a casual setting, including the officer’s duties and what it is like to be in the law enforcement field. “It is […]

Superintendent Brian Ricca Announces New MHS Principal

Superintendent Brian Ricca Announces New MHS Principal

MONTPELIER — School authorities have chosen a new Montpelier High School principal to serve next year several weeks after current principal Adam Bunting announced he has taken a new job in Chittenden County. “I am delighted to announce that Mike McRaith has accepted the principal position at Montpelier High School.  His contract will be formally […]

Firefighters Rescued Elderly Woman from the River

MONTPELIER — On Wednesday April 15, at around noon, the Montpelier Police received a 911 call from the area of 326 State St. about a woman in the river yelling for help. Montpelier Police, along with Montpelier Fire Department and the Vermont State Police, responded to the area. Responders located a female in the river […]

House Education Bill Moves on to Senate

by Phil Dodd A bill that would require Vermont’s school districts to examine merging with other districts, set statewide school property tax rates for next year, and potentially cap school budgets has passed the House on an 88-to-55 vote and is currently under intense review in the Senate Education Committee. The bill, H.361, could be the […]

Health Connect Audit Concluded, Sent Out for Review

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Three top members of the state auditor’s office finished the Vermont Health Connect audit at the end of March and have sent it off to concerned groups for review. The audit should be released for public scrutiny next week, if all goes well, according to Doug Hoffer, Vermont state auditor, […]

Montpelier Woman Indicted for Heroin Conspiracy

MONTPELIER — The Vermont State’s attorney has reported that Kimberly Kuncz, 45, of Montpelier, and Chris Ross, 51, of New York City, were arraigned April 2 before United States Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy in connection with an indictment returned by the federal grand jury charging Ross and Kuncz with conspiracy to distribute heroin. According […]

New Restaurant to Provide ‘Southern Comfort’

New Restaurant to Provide ‘Southern Comfort’

by Carla Occaso  MONTPELIER — The tortoise that used to reside in the children’s book room of the former Rivendell Books has moved across the street into Bear Pond Books and workers have already started toiling away to turn the building on the corner of Langdon and Main into a restaurant. Mary Alice Proffitt, of […]

Dress Donation to Help Committee

Dress Donation to Help Committee

by Nat Frothingham Montpelier High School teacher Barb Austin-Hutchins captures a moment of excitement as she shows off a display of prom dresses now on sale at MHS. According to Austin-Hutchins, 96 prom dresses with a combined retail value of about $16,000 were recently donated by a central Vermont bridal shop to MHS to help […]

Film Documentary “Trace Amounts” Warns of the Danger of Mercury in Vaccines

by Nat Frothingham   A group of Burlington-area mothers has announced a screening of the documentary film, “Trace Amounts,” as part of the month-long observance of National Autism Awareness Month. Month-long Autism awareness activities are part of a project of the Autism Society, a national grassroots autism advocacy organization. “Trace Amounts” will be shown at Merrill’s […]

Read the April 16, 2015 Issue Online

Read the April 16, 2015 Issue Online

Read the April 16, 2015 issue online