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by Brent Curtis I talk to a lot of visitors. The number and frequency of these conversations will increase exponentially as we head into foliage season. Visitors seem to mention two things, how clean our roadsides are and second, how much the absence of billboards adds to their trip. Starting in 1970, then-Governor Deane C. […]

Applications for The Children’s Literacy Foundation’s Community Building Grant Due October 15

WATERBURY —  The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is offering a Community Building grant to organizations — including elementary school classrooms, after-school programs, clubs, and non-profits- – that serve low-income, at-risk, and rural kids in Vermont and New Hampshire. The grant is intended to help build connections between children and other members of their communities through […]

One “L” of a Difference — City of Montpelier Accepts Gift from City of Montpellier, South of France

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — A batch of misprinted soccer shirts has led to a new international friendship and lots of good feelings — right here in Montpelier. On Sept. 14, Philippe Saurel, mayor of Montpellier, Mediterranee Metropolis, France, sent an email to his counterpart in Montpelier, Vermont, to offer the local high school soccer […]

Uncommon Market to Host a 10th Anniversary Party on October 2nd — Everyone’s Invited

Uncommon Market to Host a 10th Anniversary Party on October 2nd — Everyone’s Invited

by Nat Frothingham Uncommon Market — the popular corner store and deli at the intersection of Elm and School Streets — is throwing a party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its opening, and everyone’s invited. Over the years, Uncommon Market has become both a business success and a neighborhood and downtown anchor point. If […]

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One “L” of a Difference — City of Montpelier Accepts Gift from City of Montpellier, South of France

One “L” of a Difference — City of Montpelier Accepts Gift from City of Montpellier, South of France

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — A batch of misprinted soccer team shirts has led to a new international friendship and lots of good feelings — right here in Montpelier. On September 14, Philippe Saurel, mayor of Montpellier, Mediterranee Metropolis, France, sent an email to his counterpart in Montpelier, Vermont, to offer the local high school […]

On The Road

On The Road

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 […]