Op-ed

OPINION: In Defense of Parents Who Vaccinate Their Children

by Ashley Shelby In an opinion published in The Bridge’s March 5 edition, anti-vaccine activist and homeopath Charlotte Gilruth makes false and defamatory accusations about the parent-led vaccine organization Voices for Vaccines, for which I volunteer as co-director. The other director, Karen Ernst, is a military wife and mother of three. Neither she nor I […]

OPINION: Cool The Arctic, Save The World

by Cody Michaels So it’s official:  The National Academy of Sciences recently announced that we are in fact in a climate crisis of our own making due to our failure to get off fossil fuels when we should have done that back in the 1970s and ’80s. The academy is now calling for dramatic reductions […]

OPINION: Dancing and Singing is Fun and Healthy

by Constancia Gomez I have been lucky enough to dance and sing with many kids around the state since I stopped teaching Spanish full time in a school. I really think that kids learn best when they are happy, and singing is a great tool for teaching. I have been singing Spanish songs with kids, with […]

EDITORIAL: “Over the Top” Kickstarter Campaign to Benefit The Bridge

by Nat Frothingham “Humbled, Grateful, Overwhelmed” – these were among the many reactions at The Bridge office on Thursday afternoon, March 12 to news that a Kickstarter Campaign to support the paper had gone over the top. When the Kickstarter campaign began on Friday, Feb. 13, the dollar goal was set at $10,000, but when […]

LETTERS: 3.19.15

LETTERS: 3.19.15

Cringed at the Term “Women Wannabes” Editor: While I appreciate The Bridge’s profiles of interesting (and fabulous) local businesses, I have a few language issues with your story on the Wig Goddess, Feb. 5. The correct, broad term for folks whose gender identity is different than the one assigned to them at birth is transgender (or […]

EDITORIAL: The Bridge on Kickstarter

by Nat Frothingham The Bridge is on Kickstarter with a fundraising campaign.  Our goal is $10,000. Already we’re up and over $3,000 in pledges but we’re in the countdown at the end of a 30-day drive. We put The Bridge on Kickstarter to reach out to old and new friends who want to support the […]

OPINION: Being Spanish In Vermont

by Constancia Gomez WARREN — I am so lucky that I live in Vermont. I love my family; I love my diverse group of friends and  I love Vermont, but I also love Argentina and my life there. When I think about my childhood and all the possibilities that I have in Buenos Aires, growing […]

OPINION: Save Vermont’s “Blue Gold”

by Dot Helling It is time for Vermonters to take charge and prioritize the security of our drinking water. Clean, safe drinking water sources are threatened; some are already contaminated. Contamination comes most notably from agricultural runoff, but it also comes from recreational uses. Rep. Warren Kitzmiller, D-Montpelier, has said, “Vermont stands alone in its […]

OPINION: Reality Bites (the Dust)

by Walt Amses The snow is so deep and powdery that it has a flow,  like wading through three feet of water without resistance as my snowshoes seem to glide — like walking on a cloud.  By any measure, it’s bitterly cold but it doesn’t seem to matter this day.  Abundant sunshine and no wind […]

HUMOR: You are Not Ready to Retire to Vermont, if:

by Colin Tait You don’t realize that Vermont has five seasons: Early winter, hard winter, late winter, mud season and getting ready for winter. You think Vermont and New Hampshire are divided only by the Connecticut River. You think Montpelier is a city in France You think that Vermont highway signs that warn “watch out” […]