EDITORIAL: Reviving a Neighborhood, One Corner at a Time 9.25.14

by Nat Frothingham   In this issue of The Bridge we’re running a centerfold spread that celebrates the seventh anniversary of the Uncommon Market, a pretty remarkable store at the corner of Elm and School streets in Montpelier. What makes Uncommon pretty remarkable is the many faces it turns to the world. Uncommon is many […]

EDITORIAL: A Salute to Spaulding High School 9.11.14

by Nat Frothingham At a recent breakfast meeting in Barre with Ed Rousse and Norma Malone, I developed a solid respect for what Spaulding High School has been able to do and achieve–which could well be an example for other high schools across Vermont. Ed Rousse, a Barre native, graduated from SHS in 1979. He […]

EDITORIAL: Water and Militancy 8.7.14

By Nat Frothingham. I’m not quite an anarchist–not yet–but I have anarchist leanings. I don’t like paying taxes. As a class–with rare exceptions–I distrust politicians. I hate being told what I can and cannot do. That’s my confession. But having confessed, let me now turn around and contradict myself. Although I hate organized authority, I […]

EDITORIAL: The Play’s the Thing 8.7.14

By Nat Frothingham. We’ve got two stories here. Our first story chronicles the birth, development and magnificent overall achievement of Lost Nation Theater. Lost Nation was founded in Bristol, Vt., in 1977. In 1989, the company opened its first season at City Hall in Montpelier. Today Lost Nation is in its 26th year at City […]

EDITORIAL: A Bridge to Barre

by Nat Frothingham With this issue, we present ourselves to Barre readers in the thoroughest way: as an introductory gesture, a copy of The Bridge is being mailed to every address and post office box in the Granite City. The timing is right, with the Barre Heritage Festival—see our centerfold—coming up July 23-27, and with […]

EDITORIAL: Open Letter from Rep. Warren Kitzmiller to Friends and Constituents

Montpelier’s Water Source is in Danger.  I Need Your Immediate Help. Dear Friends & Constituents, 100 Years of Full Protection For over 100 years the water of Berlin Pond, Montpelier’s drinking water source, was fully protected. The filtration plant, built in 1998, was designed to filter water from a fully protected pond. That water treatment […]

EDITORIAL: In Memory of Alma Mueller

by Nat Frothingham During the decade that began in 2000, The Bridge leaned heavily on the skills, expertise and good advice of Rolf Mueller at Sunlight Computer Services in Calais.  Rolf helped us with our computers. He put the paper up on the Internet. He gave us intelligent and timely business advice. Rolf’s many services to […]

Barre Coop

by Granite City Coop Board of Directors We represent the owners of Barre’s Granite City Grocery, a cooperative with a vision of a downtown grocery store that could provide affordable and accessible food to the whole Barre community, while strengthening local business, local farms and the ongoing revitalization of downtown Barre. We are proud to […]

EDITORIAL: Women Abolishing War

by Nat Frothingham I don’t know if women—acting individually or collectively—have the power to stop war. But war has become so terrible in its indiscriminate killing and wanton destructiveness that abolishing war just must now happen if we are to save civilization and preserve the planet. As a class, it’s fair to say that men […]

A Message from Nat Frothingham about Caroline Garside

by Nat Frothingham This is both a personal and public message. The public message is this. Caroline Garside, who was a wonderful and remarkable woman and had many Vermont friends, died on March 25, 2014 at the Jewish Nursing Home in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Some of Caroline’s friends are organizing an event to remember and honor […]