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Legal Cannabis Grows Legal Loopholes, as well as Profits

by Mike Dunphy Marijuana advocates had much to cheer on July 1, when Act 86 come into force, eliminating “all penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana and two mature and four immature marijuana plants for a person who is 21 years of age.” Entrepreneurs may have even more to celebrate, as […]

Montpelier-Roxbury Schools Welcome New Superintendent

Compiled by Irene Racz and Mike Dunphy This is the first of two parts of an interview with Montpelier’s new school superintendent, Elizabeth “Libby” Bonesteel. The second part will appear in the July 19 issue of The Bridge. In this part, Bonesteel discusses her background and motivation for seeking the position, as well as the […]

Supporting Youths and Strengthening Communities for a Half Century: The Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club

by Nicole Bachand If you are a Montpelier resident, you may be familiar with the Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club because it sponsors and coordinates the annual Thanksgiving Day community dinner. You may not know, however, that for almost 50 years, the Bureau has been at the forefront of youth care work […]

Let’s Get a Creemee!

by Larry Floersch According to some sources, the creemee, incorrectly called soft serve ice cream in other parts of the country, was invented by accident in 1934, when Tom Carvel, the founder of the Carvel brand of ice cream, had a flat tire on his ice cream truck and had to sell his melting ice […]

Read the July 5, 2018 Issue Online

Read the July 5, 2018 Issue Online

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Independence Day Celebrations in Montpelier

by Dan Groberg, Montpelier Alive Executive Director We hope you’ll join Montpelier Alive downtown for Montpelier’s July 3rd Independence Day Celebration. This year, Montpelier’s celebration will be better than ever! We’ve heard your feedback and added more—more Family Olympics, more music in the parade, more food vendors, and more family-friendly conveniences. Read on or visit […]

With the Loss of Vermont Life, how does Vermont sell itself?

by Mike Dunphy “The way you become a resident of Vermont,” says Wendy Knight, Commissioner of the Department of Tourism and Marketing, “in a lot of ways, is you are a tourist first.” And certainly the State of Vermont has shown intense interest in the past year to making this so. Keen to attract young […]

The Community Honors Nat Frothingham and Kicks off Bridge to the Future Fundraising Campaign

The Community Honors Nat Frothingham and Kicks off Bridge to the Future Fundraising Campaign

The Friends of The Bridge, a new 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, kicked off its Bridge to the Future fundraising campaign with a community celebration on June 6 at the College Hall Gallery of The Vermont College of Fine Arts. The event, which drew more than 100 people, honored the contribution and service of retiring editor and […]

Kitten Season Comes to the Central Vermont Humane Society

Kitten Season Comes to the Central Vermont Humane Society

by Laurie Garrison You know how there are five seasons in Vermont? The Central Vermont Humane Society has yet another season: Kitten Season! Every summer, the Humane Society is inundated with kittens. This results in three urgent needs at the adoption center. First, adorable kittens need homes; second, because of all the kitten adorableness, adult […]

North Branch Vineyards Expands Production

North Branch Vineyards Expands Production

by Phil Dodd John McCann was so busy establishing grape plants in the rocky soil at his new five-acre vineyard in Middlesex this spring that he fell behind bottling last year’s wine. However, it’s a sign of his success at North Branch Vineyards, the Montpelier business he runs with his wife Kate, an award-winning math […]