Editorials

Nat Frothingham to Readers and Friends of The Bridge

Dear Friend of The Bridge: Please read what longtime friend of The Bridge, David Kelley has written here. In a compelling letter, David does two things. First, he kicks off our annual fall fundraising drive. And second, he describes changes to the media landscape that make a paper like The Bridge — if anything — […]

EDITORIAL: State Street Saturday All-Day Wing Ding

by Nat Frothingham After moving the popular Capital City Farmers Market up onto State Street from State & Main to Elm Street) for two Saturdays in a row — State Street Saturday organizers are saying — “We’re ready for the big event.” That big event on Oct. 9 is the Capital City  Farmers Market as […]

EDITORIAL: Thanking Carla Occaso

EDITORIAL: Thanking Carla Occaso

by  Nat Frothingham Carla Occaso — our very effective Managing Editor for almost three years — has left The Bridge to take a position at Union 32 High School. We miss her and wish her well. When Carla became Managing Editor of The Bridge in the fall of 2014 — her news writing, editorial experience […]

GUEST EDITORIAL: Relearning to “Fish”

by  Larry Floersch There is talk in Washington these days about the possibility of cutting back the budgets for SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) and similar social support programs. Such cuts could be devastating to the many children and elderly persons (they constitute over half of all SNAP beneficiaries) and hard-working but poor Americans […]

EDITORIAL: Among A ‘Rainbow Of Humans’ — In All Classes And Colors

by Nat Frothingham In all of our history to date, I can’t think of a greater American achievement than the “rainbow of people” who have managed, despite their differences, to live together in this country with a degree of tolerance and respect that from time to time has been an example to the world. As […]

GUEST EDITORIAL: Re-fresh, Re-new, Re-create — Hate Has No Place Here

GUEST EDITORIAL: Re-fresh, Re-new, Re-create — Hate Has No Place Here

by Joe Fox The following is the text of a memo I sent to staff and coaches of the Recreation Department yesterday (Aug. 14). I felt it is important for you to know what we stand for. — Joe Fox, Director of Recreational Programs (St. Johnsbury) In light of the most recent despicable instances of bigotry […]

EDITORIAL: Light at the End of the Tunnel

by Nat Frothingham After what has been a long, often confusing, also an exhausting and controversial process involving the City of Montpelier’s master plan and its proposed new zoning regulations, there may be “light at the end of the tunnel.” First, a little history. In November 2010, the City of Montpelier won approval for its […]

EDITORIAL: At 40 years — Bravo to Lost Nation Theater

EDITORIAL: At 40 years — Bravo to Lost Nation Theater

by Nat Frothingham By turns — funny, silly, sentimental, tuneful, fast-paced and colorful — often amazingly profound — with music that’s as alive and live music often is — drums and horns and strings — and with moments both tender and beautiful — the current production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods” at Lost […]

EDITORIAL: Remembering James Facos: July 28, 1924 to May 14, 2017

EDITORIAL: Remembering James Facos: July 28, 1924 to May 14, 2017

by Nat Frothingham I am writing to thank and remember James “Jim”  Facos who died in Montpelier on May 14 at the age of 92. I want to thank him for his friendship and remember him for who he was and what he achieved. Jim was part of what writer and TV anchorman Tom Brokaw in […]

EDITORIAL: An Appeal to our Readers and Friends

Dear Friend of The Bridge: Before you venture forth into the green and glorious Vermont countryside, please read this short note and please participate in our Spring Fundraising Campaign. When you make a gift to The Bridge you will make a difference. • You will enable us to write local stories on issues of local […]