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Lawson’s Finest Announces Waitsfield Opening

Lawson’s Finest Announces Waitsfield Opening

Lawson’s Finest Liquids has announced the official opening of its brewery, taproom, and retail store at 155 Carroll Road in Waitsfield, which is open from 12 to 7 pm, seven days a week. Karen Lawson states, “We couldn’t be happier to finally have a public destination for our guests. For our first ten years, the […]

Attorney General, Department of Public Service Announce Third Privacy Hearing

A public meeting to consider issues relating to privacy protections for Vermonters will take place in Montpelier on Thursday, November 15, 5:30 –8:30  pm at the Pavilion Building, 109 State Street, 3rd Floor. Interested parties or members of the public should email MyLanh.Graves@vermont.gov to confirm attendance. The meeting is part of a legislative mandate to determine […]

Former Gov. Kunin Reflects on Aging, Politics, Feminism in New Book

Former Gov. Kunin Reflects on Aging, Politics, Feminism in New Book

Former Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin’s new book Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties is a reflection on the emotional and physical manifestations of aging. Kunin served as governor of Vermont from 1985 to 1991 and later served as U.S. deputy secretary of education and U.S. ambassador to Switzerland. Few women are as uniquely […]

Scrag Mountain Welcomes Aizuri Quartet

Scrag Mountain Welcomes Aizuri Quartet

Scrag Mountain Music is excited to welcome the acclaimed Aizuri Quartet back to Vermont for “Aizuri Quartet: Deeply Known,” a program featuring the world premiere of Scrag co-Artistic Director Evan Premo’s String Quartet No. 1, Deeply Known. Of his first-ever string quartet, Scrag co-Artistic Director Evan Premo writes, “Through this piece, I wanted to explore […]

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A Changing Downtown: Ripples of the Proposed Parking Garage

A Changing Downtown: Ripples of the Proposed Parking Garage

By Mike Dunphy It would be no surprise if the first public argument in Montpelier’s 231-year history was about parking, or hitching, rather. After years of agonizing hemming and hawing, the city finally stands on the precipice of realizing a possible solution with a proposed four-story, 360-spot parking garage that will be on the November […]

Candidates for Washington County Senate Share Their Views

The Bridge invited all seven candidates for three Washington County Senate seats to respond to our candidate questionnaire on issues facing the legislature in the 2019-2020 biennium. There is one open seat this term because Sen. Francis Brooks of Montpelier did not seek re-election. Incumbents seeking re-election are Sens. Ann Cummings and Anthony Pollina. Here […]

Voters Asked to Approve Ban on Plastic Bags, Straws

Voters Asked to Approve Ban on Plastic Bags, Straws

By Tom Brown Some 350 U.S. cities have enacted some sort of ban on the kind of single-use plastic bags you find at grocery stores and other retailers. Montpelier intends to add its name to the list if voters approve a  charter change proposed on the November 6 ballot. A “yes” vote on Article 4 […]

Montpelier Eyes Extensive Future Development in New Downtown TIF District

By Phil Dodd The proposed Hampton Inn and Suites hotel and city parking garage, if built, could be just the first of many development projects in Montpelier’s new Tax Increment Finance (TIF) district, according to an August 30 “authorization” document in which the Vermont Economic Progress Council (VEPC) approved Montpelier’s TIF application. If all the […]

Artisans Hand Celebrates 40 Years of Inspiration

Artisans Hand Celebrates 40 Years of Inspiration

Compiled by Maggie Neale and Jill Pralle In November 1978, a group of area craftspeople set up a holiday market on Langdon Street across from Horn of the Moon Café. The 17 artisans assembled their work, divided up tasks, held their breath, and opened the doors. The first two months were so successful that they […]