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Montpelier Names Provencher as Finance Director

MONTPELIER — Montpelier City Manager William Fraser announced today that he has appointed Todd R. Provencher of Barre Town to the position of Finance Director for the city effective Tuesday, September 21. Provencher has served as the Acting Finance Director  for Montpelier since September 1.   He has most recently been the Accounting Manager for the city […]

Josh Fitzhugh Seeks Election to the Vermont Senate

by Nat Frothingham John “Josh” Fitzhugh — a Berlin Republican convinced that state government has gotten too big, that it’s trying to do too much, and that it’s growing faster than the Vermont economy — is seeking one of three Washington County seats in the Vermont Senate on Election Day, November 8. Fitzhugh won his […]

Bill Doyle Seeks Reelection

by Nat Frothingham As part of a conversation with Washington County Senator Bill Doyle, who is seeking reelection to the Vermont Senate — Doyle discussed two or three achievements that have given him personal pleasure. He talked about his town meeting questionnaire which has given him the opportunity to find out what his constituents are […]

Federal USDA Grant Received — Honors for Staff Member Tyler Sweeten, Mary Alice Proffitt

Federal USDA Grant Received — Honors for Staff Member Tyler Sweeten, Mary Alice Proffitt

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — For the two dozen or so people who gathered in the “Skylight Conference Room” at the Vermont Center for Independent Living on September 6 — the press conference that followed had two distinct moments. The first moment was business and the second was pleasure. USDA Grant Awarded During the business […]

National Life Group Sending Classic Mural To Vermont History Museum

National Life Group Sending Classic Mural To Vermont History Museum

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — A large “Tribute to Vermont” mural by noted artist Paul Sample which measures 50 feet across and 8 feet high and was first installed in the lobby of the then-new National Life headquarters in Montpelier in 1961 will be taken down over the next few days in two sections, then […]

Junk And Stacks Of Tires Removed From Winooski River — T&T Trucking Volunteered His Services

MONTPELIER – If you were anywhere near the Winooski River in Montpelier or Middlesex on September 10, you probably saw dozens of people wading through the water carrying buckets and pushing canoes full of tires. There were kids as young as six, employees from local businesses and even an entire AmeriCorps crew from the NCCC […]

Read the September 15, 2016 Issue Online

Read the September 15, 2016 Issue Online

Read the September 15, 2016 Issue Online

Court Rules Brooks Wins Recount By One Vote

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Democratic senate candidates Francis Brooks and Ashley Hill finally found out who won the state primary election. It is Brooks by one vote. Hill had petitioned the court for a recount after losing by four votes to Brooks in the August 9 election in which Brooks got 3,720 votes to […]

Montpelier Rotary Club Reports Its Activities to the Visiting District Governor

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — During a Montpelier Rotary Club meeting on August 22 club members met with visiting Rotary District Governor Jay Polimeno and reported on a range of local club activities in Montpelier and beyond. Rotary member Robert Lehmert who has been the club’s committee chair for the “School Backpack Project” reported that […]

U-32 Assistant Principal Nominated  for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

U-32 Assistant Principal Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

MONTPELIER– U-32 Assistant Principal Jody Emerson has been nominated for the 2016-2017 National LifeChanger of the Year award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the National LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference […]