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by Brent Curtis What vehicle is big, yellow, displays flashing yellow and red lights has arms that unfold with red lights and stop signs on it? A school bus of course. That was easy to figure out. What is not easy to figure out is why people still pass school buses while they are loading […]

National Life, Hiring Will Be At Veterans Job Fair

SOUTH BURLINGTON — National Life, which is hiring for positions throughout the company, will participate in a job fair next week dedicated to veterans. National Life employees who are military veterans will be part of the company’s contingent at the Sept. 11 Community and Military Veteran Job Fair sponsored by the Vermont Department of Labor. […]

Montpelier Pharmacy Changes Hands —  An Interview with Richard Harvie

Montpelier Pharmacy Changes Hands — An Interview with Richard Harvie

Compiled by Nat Frothingham Editor’s Note: Richard Harvie and his business partner Jocelyn Depaolis opened Montpelier Pharmacy in January 2007. In recent days Richard Harvie has signed an agreement to sell Montpelier Pharmacy to Kinney Drugs. October 15 is the first day that Montpelier Pharmacy will become Kinney Pharmacy at the same 69 Main St. […]

Final Hubbard Park Dog Policy Deadline Set

by Michael Bielawski MONTPELIER — A new slew of dog-related incidents in Hubbard Park has prompted a divisive debate over dog safety policy, going on for years, but there may be an end in sight. The city council at its  meeting Aug. 23 approved a proposal, put forth by mayor John Hollar, to set a […]

Six Unit Apartment Building Going Up

Six Unit Apartment Building Going Up

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Imagine living a stone’s throw from Hunger Mountain Coop, Beau, practically on the bike path and soon, just down the street, Caledonia Spirits. Mighty fine living. That is what is in store for those who nab one of the six units in the process of being constructed at 42 Maple […]

Local Writers Launch Campaign To Publish

BERLIN/WORCESTER — Cécile Green of Worcester and Jeremy Hansen of Berlin have launched a Kickstarter project to fund the release of their forthcoming local food book “The Vermont Locavore’s Guide.” Their goal is to provide a resource that connects all of the different parts necessary to bring Vermonters closer to their food and food producers. […]

On The Road

by Brent Curtis Do we need a “Distracted Walking Law?” Drivers have had too many close calls with distracted walkers. So many in fact, I have broken them down into categories: The jacket and tie “Business Walker” talking on the phone; game playing “Pokémon Walker” following the screen and nothing else; the spandex wearing “Exercise, […]

Capital City Concerts To Open New Season

MONTPELIER/RUTLAND:  Capital City Concerts opens its 2017–2018 season of world-class chamber music on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, and Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. at the Paramount Theater in Rutland in a program called “Magic, Modes & Minerals.” The performers are an all-star ensemble of some of […]

VCFA Wins $30,000 Grant To Reconstruct Access Ramp Next Spring

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — In mid-August, Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) was notified of a $30,000 Cultural Facilities grant through the Vermont Arts Council to support the construction of a newly renovated and ADA-compliant public access ramp at the entrance of College Hall.  Construction of the ramp will begin in May 2018 with […]

Read the September 7, 2017 Issue

Read the September 7, 2017 Issue

Read the September 7, 2017 Issue