Senate Tacks Pot Legalization Onto An Unrelated Bill

MONTPELIER— Today, April 27, the Vermont Senate added language to tax and regulate recreational marijuana to an unrelated bill that is going up for consideration in the House, according to an email received at The Bridge from Senator David Zuckerman’s office. Senators took language from senate bill S.241 — known as the “pot bill” — […]

POLICE NEWS: Thefts, Sick Raccoons and More

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Montpelier, in recent weeks, has seen a rash of car break-ins and incidences of thefts, threats, assaults and two reports of a sick raccoon among other issues. This is according to media logs published by the Montpelier Police Department covering the time period between  April 11 -24. Multiple thefts from […]

VIDEO: CVRPC April 12, 2016 meeting

The April 12, 2016 meeting of the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission included: • Moretown Town Plan Approval • Executive Director’s Report • Nominating Committee Report • Brownfields Advisory Committee Rules of Procedure • Central VT Clean Water Advisory Committee • Proposal for Alternatives to a Housing Distribution Plan • Acceptance of Housing Element • […]

Purse Snatcher Strikes Montpelier Shaw’s

Purse Snatcher Strikes Montpelier Shaw’s

              MONTPELIER — On Monday (today) April 25 at approximately 5 p.m., the victim was shopping in the Shaw’s grocery store located at 4 Main Street, Montpelier, Vermont when a male (shown below) grabbed the victim’s purse from her shopping cart leaving the store and running North on Main […]

VCFA Announces 2016 Vermont Book Award Judges

VCFA Announces 2016 Vermont Book Award Judges

MONTPELIER —Vermont College of Fine Arts has chosen seven Vermont writers and readers to be the 2016 Vermont Book Award judges. This year’s judges include poets Elizabeth Powell and Ryan Walsh; editor Carolyn Kuebler; memoirist Jessica Hendry Nelson; Vermont Public Radio host Mitch Wertlieb; and award-winning children’s writers Kekla Magoon and An Na. Selections for […]

Burley Running for E. Montpelier/Middlesex House Seat

Burley Running for E. Montpelier/Middlesex House Seat

EAST MONTPELIER — Ginny Burley of East Montpelier announced April 21 that she is a candidate to represent East Montpelier and Middlesex in the House of Representatives. The seat is currently held by Tony Klein, also of East Montpelier. The Democratic primary is scheduled for August 9. Burley hopes her years of experience on local school […]

Norwich Welcomes Olmsted Scholar for ROTC Centennial Symposium

NORTHFIELD — Norwich University welcomes the chairman of the Olmsted Foundation, Vice Admiral Doug Crowder, United States Navy, (retired), to the “ROTC Centennial Symposium: Preparing the Next Generation Leaders in a Complex World” being held from April 21 – 23. Admiral Crowder will participate in the panel discussion, “Preparing for the Next Century of ROTC,” to be […]

On the Front Lines of the Addiction Crisis

by Phil Dodd By now, we all know there is a serious drug addiction crisis in Vermont and across the nation. We heard Gov. Peter Shumlin’s 2014 description of an addiction epidemic in Vermont, and many of us know or have heard of someone locally who has become addicted to opioid painkillers, heroin or fentanyl, […]

National Life Message:  ‘Do Good’

National Life Message: ‘Do Good’

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — One of the oldest (and certainly largest) businesses in Montpelier has learned over time to do what they do best. “What we really think we do well is ‘do good’,” said Beth Rusnock, president of the National Life Group Foundation and associate vice president of corporate marketing and community relations. […]

Pot Bill Passes Ways and Means and Hits Appropriations

by Carla Occaso The pot bill (S.241) has taken as many twists and turns as the stems of a hookah pipe. The Senate-initiated bill — pertaining to the regulation and retail sales of legalized marijuana for recreational use — laid out an elaborate system to allow state-sanctioned cultivation in strictly monitored areas overseen by a […]