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Support Local Nonprofits by Rounding Up at Hunger Mountain Co-op

Did you know that you can support a local nonprofit organization or community partner by rounding up your purchase at the register at Hunger Mountain Co-op? By doing so, you are participating in a collective effort to support organizations and programs that have a direct impact on our local community. By giving your spare change, […]

Montpelier Aims to Make Streets Safe for All

By Carl Etnier Like many cities around the country, Montpelier touts being a walkable, bikeable community. Yet the term is merely aspirational in key parts of the city. Few streets have bike lanes, and some heavily traveled corridors don’t even have sidewalks. Space is limited, and cars take up much of the streetscape, both for […]

Weaving Ourselves into Our Webs

By Margaret Blanchard I’ve lived through many national crises, but never one as threatening to our claimed values as this current swamp. Although collectively we share responsibility for our addictions of consumer capitalism and greedy, ambitious corruptions of political processes, evidence suggests current cracks in our system have been deepened by Russian hacks and trolls, […]

Read the January 9, 2019 Issue

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What’s Meant the Most to Me at The Bridge

By Nat Frothingham About two or three years ago I was interviewed at radio station WDEV by longtime owner and broadcaster Ken Squier. Midway through the interview, Squier asked me a question I had to ponder deeply. “During all my years at The Bridge, what had meant most to me?” I paused to consider his […]

Busing Proposed for Main Street Middle School

Busing Proposed for Main Street Middle School

By Tom Brown Students at Main Street Middle School (MSMS) in Montpelier would no longer have to navigate traffic and icy sidewalks and their parents would no longer have to explain why they were late for work if a plan to provide busing is approved as part of the 2019–20 school budget in March. The […]

New Bike Path Work Is Underway on Barre Street

By Phil Dodd The eastern end of Barre Street in Montpelier has been a busy place in recent months. In addition to the construction of the new Caledonia Spirits distillery, there has been rerouting of railroad tracks and a ribbon of orange tape stretched along the existing tracks and an inactive railroad spur that extends […]

Vermonters Warming Up to Advanced Wood Heating

By Mike Dunphy Since high-grade Austrian wood pellet boilers first began arriving in Vermont about 10 years ago, they have grown significantly in popularity, providing ever increasing amounts of supposedly carbon-neutral heat to Vermont homes and buildings, with 85 systems installed statewide in 2017, the highest amount yet on record. These are not the simple, […]

Battling the Holiday Blues and Winter Depression

by Richmond Scott, Outpatient Clinician, WCMHS Winter came early to Vermont this year. It arrived with unseasonably cold and snowy conditions. For many Vermonters this was welcome news. Ski areas opened with fantastic conditions for skiers and riders, and folks were enjoying cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the woods. For others, the shortening days, cold […]

Local Businesses that Give Back to Their Community

Local Businesses that Give Back to Their Community

By Sarah Davin Giving and sharing are fundamentals that we learn as children, but how often do we remember and practice these as adults? According to Dr. Brett Steenbarger, professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at SUNY Upstate Medical University, in his December 2017 article for Forbes magazine, the action of giving is like a […]