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Perspective on the Folks Living Outside

by Kenneth Russell This work is humbling, it causes you to lose whatever caricature you had about those living...

Sheir: Parklet is Out Of Control

Editor’s Note: The following email from Montpelier resident Richard Sheir was sent to City Manager William Fraser, Assistant City Manager Cameron Niedermayer,...

The Way I See It: The Sins of Dr. Coates

For most of her working life, my wife was an obstetric nurse. She worked primarily at Central Vermont Hospital, when John Boyd...

State of Mind: Come Boss, It’s a New Year

So I fully intended, at the request of my editor, to write about New Year’s resolutions for this issue. New Year’s resolutions,...

Nature Watch, 1.12.22

Monochrome days feature a limited winter palette with occasional dawns or dusks of improbable crimson brilliance. These cold, dry winter days and...

Then and Now, 1.12.22

The trustees of the Heaton Hospital constructed a large nurses’ home across the street from the city’s hospital in 1925. The building...

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A Message from City Hall: Budget and Bond Decisions Ahead

Happy 2022 to everybody. Let’s hope that we can find some semblance of normal this year.  The city council...

Financial Planning Fundamentals

Financial planning can help you gain a better understanding of where you are financially, how to prepare for challenges that may be...

Pet of the Week: Emma

Emma is a girl who is looking for her "furever" dance partner. Emma likes to dance around her human’s feet and not...