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‘Chair Bombing’/Ribbon Cutting Event Planned For Langdon Street

‘Chair Bombing’/Ribbon Cutting Event Planned For Langdon Street

Several business owners/managers not informed of chair portion of event by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Don’t try to drive down Langdon Street Friday after work or you just might tangle with a lawn chair. This is according to information from someone on the organizing committee for Langdon Street Alive — a public urban art project […]

Thoughts on Berlin Pond:  Montpelier’s Primary Source of Drinking Water

Thoughts on Berlin Pond: Montpelier’s Primary Source of Drinking Water

From The Breeze by Anders Shenholme As is quite apparent, the recreational use of Berlin Pond has been highly controversial ever since the Vermont Supreme Court revoked Montpelier’s control over the small water body in 2012. Now, with a charter change that would give Montpelier power over its water source still yet to be passed, […]

Majority Voices at Hearing ‘Want Out’ of Design Review

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — Residents turned out in force at a June 9 combined hearing before the City Council and the Planning Commission in City Hall. At issue was the city’s Design Review District and which properties would be governed by Design Review and which would not be governed by that review. As part […]

New President and Rotarian of The Year Announced

New President and Rotarian of The Year Announced

photos and story by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — The Montpelier Chapter of the Rotary Club has named a new president and a new Rotarian of The Year. Sue Kruthers, formerly of Central Vermont Medical Center, is stepping up to become president to replace Rotary President Eddie Rousse. Rousse ceremoniously introduced her to the group, who […]

Democrats Seek To Unseat Republican Incumbents In Berlin/Northfield

BERLIN/NORTHFIELD — Two Democrats, Jeremy Hansen and Gordon Bock, have successfully petitioned to be on the primary ballot to be voted on in August. They are running against two incumbent Republicans. Their district, Washington-1, covers Northfield and Berlin. The two incumbent Republicans — Anne Donohue of Northfield and Patti Lewis of Berlin — are also […]

Hotly Contested House Seat Contenders Step Forward

Hotly Contested House Seat Contenders Step Forward

by Carla Occaso EAST MONTPELIER/MIDDLESEX — The Bridge ran press releases from candidates vying for the House seat to be vacated by Vermont House Representative Tony Klein, D-Washington 5, of East Montpelier in its last issue. Klein announced this past term would be his last after serving 14 years. He was known for his work […]

Independence Day Gets International Flair

Independence Day Gets International Flair

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Take a trip around the world, yet never leave town. New Food? Mexican, Japanese, German, Italian. New marching candidates? Yes. New activities? Olympic games on the State House lawn, Montshire Museum exhibit. New music? The Full Cleveland. What is it? Montpelier’s big Independence Day celebration, Sunday, July 3. “It’s an […]

Finance Director Sandra Gallup To Retire

Finance Director Sandra Gallup To Retire

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Longtime Finance Director Sandra Gallup is bidding “adieu” to City Hall come September 1. She has been at the post for 10 and a half years, since December 2005. “I will miss Montpelier a lot. It is a great city and the staff has been so wonderful to work with,” […]

Read the June 16, 2016 Issue

Read the June 16, 2016 Issue

Read the June 16, 2016 Issue

Rain Forces Postponement of Thunder Road Event

BARRE — Persistent rain showers have forced the postponement of the Harvest Equipment event at Barre’s Thunder Road scheduled for Sunday, June 12. A make-up date is to be determined. Despite multiple efforts to dry the racing surface for the event, which was originally scheduled for May 22, the rains returned each time. All grandstand admission tickets and […]