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Prof Gets Fellowship To Research Female Murderers

Prof Gets Fellowship To Research Female Murderers

NORTHFIELD — Norwich University Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Elizabeth Gurian has earned a prestigious research fellowship to support her work on women murderers. The American Association of University Women awarded Gurian a 2016–17 American Fellowship. American Fellowships, AAUW’s oldest and largest funding program, date back to 1888, making them one of the oldest and most […]

Barre Buttoning Up and Saving Energy

Barre Buttoning Up and Saving Energy

The Push Continues During Heritage Festival by Carla Occaso BARRE — A renewed effort to get municipal buildings, businesses and multi-family dwellings to button up and save energy is heating up. A coalition called the “Barre Saves Energy Initiative” headed up by The Barre Partnership, Barre City Energy Committee and Efficiency Vermont will be reaching […]

Staff Shifts Implemented Within The City

MONTPELIER — Even though Financial Director Sandy Gallup and tax collector Beverlee Pembroke Hill have left the building (City Hall), taxes still need to be collected and numbers still need to be crunched. Therefore, staff changes have been put in place to fill in the gaps. For example, Todd Provencher will be promoted to accounting […]

Herbicide Application Scheduled

MONTPELIER — According to a notice from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture (Food & Markets) — herbicide treatment will be applied to a right-of-way owned by the Washington County Railroad prior to 6 a.m. sometime between July 20 and July 22. The area is between Main Street and Granite Street beginning at Sarducci’s Restaurant and […]

Bye, Bye, Bev!  Longtime City Employee Leaving

Bye, Bye, Bev! Longtime City Employee Leaving

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Longtime city employee Beverlee Pembroke Hill retired effective June 30. “Beverlee Pembroke Hill started working for the City of Montpelier in 1987. She has held a number of positions including interim city manager, assistant city manager and delinquent tax collector. She has made an enormous impact on the city over […]

Residents Air Ire Over Zoning

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Getting property owners to embrace new zoning bylaws and map redraw is proving to be challenging. Over a dozen people gathered at a recent city council meeting to share feelings and opinions on what has been described as a major overhaul of Montpelier’s previous zoning and floodplain ordinances. Issues are […]

Geothermal Technology Powers Elm Street Home

Geothermal Technology Powers Elm Street Home

MONTPELIER — Montpelier residents Doug and Susan Becker meet resiliency and net zero goals. Everyone would like to develop a homestead that has resiliency and is as net zero as possible. The house that Doug and Susan Becker bought on Elm Street already had many aspects of resiliency as their heat came from a wood […]

Sustainable Montpelier 2030 Design Competition Launched Winner Gets $10,000

MONTPELIER — Net Zero Vermont, Inc., an independent nonprofit dedicated to fostering a sustainable future, is launching a nationwide architectural design competition to envision what a sustainable Montpelier might look like in 2030. Offering a $10,000 prize for the winning design submission, this project hopes to attract top talent to the challenge of creating a […]

Barre Heritage Festival Calendar of Events

Barre Heritage Festival Calendar of Events

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Self-guided factory tours, operating Monday-Friday, 8:00-3:30 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Shop Local, Win Big! — Various Downtown Merchants. Shop at participating downtown Barre merchants and receive a chance to win great prizes! Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Rock of Ages Visitors Center features […]

Read the July 21, 2016 Issue Online

Read the July 21, 2016 Issue Online

Read the July 21, 2016 Issue Online