OPINION: Reflections on WaterFest

by Margaret Blanchard, Montpelier Now that our WaterFest is over, I’d like (as the only person who participated in every event except the bike ride) to share some reflections. Between the opening, where I celebrated with friends the fluid gifts of our eco-artist friend Jackie Brookner, and the closing which featured the talents of screenwriter […]

LETTERS: 10.20.16

A Call For Republicans To Take A Public Stand On Trump Editor: As you know, this November voters in Vermont will have a variety of choices on the ballots they cast, from president down to more local races like state representative and justice of the peace. Unfortunately this year we have a candidate at the […]

EDITORIAL: Paij Wadley-Bailey: A Treasured Life

EDITORIAL: Paij Wadley-Bailey: A Treasured Life

by Nat Frothingham Many of us here in Montpelier and across Vermont and beyond are feeling the loss of our deeply loved and admired friend and mentor Paij Wadley-Bailey who died on August 18 in Montpelier at the age of 77. In looking back on her life and measuring its many powerful impacts — Paij […]

OPINION: The Missing “Why” in Vermont’s Energy Transition

by Brian Shupe, Waitsfield Vermonters use a lot of energy to heat our homes, power our lives and transport us where we need to go. Virtually all of the energy we use to drive our cars, trucks and buses is imported into the state, as is the majority of the energy we use to heat […]

LETTERS: 10.6.16

Enjoyed The Bridge’s Food Issue Editor: Thank you for your latest food issue. We enjoyed the article on the Woodbury Community Store. The day we read the article was beautiful and sunny. A good time for a ride to check it out. When we got to the store, my husband’s first words were, “They have […]

EDITORIAL: Twenty-Seven Design Ideas for a Net Zero Montpelier

by Nat Frothingham Because of efforts by the Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee with full support from the Montpelier City Council, Montpelier has set a goal of “Net Zero Energy” in less than 15 years by 2030. At The Bridge we support this difficult, but achievable, objective. To be more specific about Net Zero Energy — […]

LETTERS: 9.15.16

Thank You For Participating  In Movie Event Editor: A big thank you to everyone who attended the Movie on the State House Lawn: “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” We were so pleased with the turn out and hope everyone had a wonderful night! Thanks to Ben and Jerry’s for the ice cream, and to Montpelier […]

OPINION: Fond Memories of Paper Papers

by Walt Amses Although dismayed by the announcement that the Times Argus and Rutland Herald would cut back production of their paper editions to four a week, (publishing online seven days a week), I realized that I’m a component of this vicious cycle, preferring my information instantaneously like most everyone else. Coupled with the Hardwick […]

EDITORIAL: A Message of Thanks to the Friends of the Winooski a and to Friends of Those Valued Friends

by Nat Frothingham Over the past few weeks with ever-growing intensity, The Bridge has been working in partnership with Ann Smith and other stalwarts at the not-for-profit Friends of the Winooski River organization to put together the spread you now have in your hands — celebrating a theme of water and rivers and community solidarity. […]

LETTERS: 9.1.16

LETTERS: 9.1.16

Save The Ridgelines: Support Phil Scott Editor: Phil Scott believes renewable energy is critical to our future and the future of our planet. But Vermont’s current energy policies are doing damage to our environment and to our economy. Today we are destroying Vermont’s ridgelines and landscape by building helter skelter industrial wind projects so that […]