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Women’s March Vermont Expands its Plan for Local Action

Women’s March Vermont Expands its Plan for Local Action

By Sarah Davin On January 21, 2017, at Vermont’s first Women’s March, former Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin spoke to a crowd of more than 15,000 attendees: “We are not alone in our fear; we are not alone in our despair, and we are not alone in our grief for what might have been. We are […]

Number of Lobbyists and Advocates at State House on the Rise

By Phil Dodd The number of people and firms registered with the state as lobbyists—including those who advocate for nonprofits—has risen over the past few years, continuing a trend that long-time lobbyists say has been underway for decades and is making the State House a more crowded environment.  In the 2017‒2018 biennium, a total of […]

Profiles of Compassion: 7 Activists Making a Difference in Central Vermont

Profiles of Compassion: 7 Activists Making a Difference in Central Vermont

Compiled by Mike Dunphy Perhaps Montpelier’s greatest attribute is the dedicated cadre of activists and advocates who go above and beyond in their work—often as volunteers—for area nonprofits and organizations that make the state a better place. In this issue, The Bridge would like to pay tribute to just a few of these advocates and […]

Scott Skinner: A Parting Glass

By David Kelley Scott Skinner of Middlesex, a partner in the Montpelier law firm Biggam Fox Skinner and a former director of the ACLU of Vermont and the Vermont Public Research Interest Group, died December 15 at age 76. He is remembered here by his friend David Kelley. Scott Skinner was born in the 1940s […]

Remembering Nancy Sherman

Remembering Nancy Sherman

Longtime resident Nancy Sherman, who served six terms on the Montpelier City Council and was active in virtually every aspect of city life, died on December 23 at age 74. She is remembered here by John Thomas Poeton of the Unitarian Church and state Rep. Mary Hooper, a former mayor of Montpelier. Pillar of the […]

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, […]

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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 […]