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Heard on the Street – 11.6.14


Barre Street Paving on the Fast Track

Tired of those potholes and cracks on Barre Street in Montpelier? Well after Friday, you should have smooth sailing. A paving project started on Tuesday, Nov. 4 is scheduled to be finished by Nov. 7, according to Acting Director of Public Works Tom McArdle on Nov. 4 in a phone conversation to The Bridge. “We’re trying to beat the weather,” McArdle said. “We should be substantially done by Friday (Nov. 7).”


Barre Author to Read from Her First Nonfiction Book, Stories of My Life, in Montpelier

Katherine Paterson will read from Stories of My Life at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Paterson has been publishing children’s literature since 1973. Her more than 25 previous books include Bridge to Terabithia, Jacob Have I Loved, and The Great Gilly Hopkins. Now, she has published her first work of nonfiction about her own life: Stories of My Life. Scholastic quotes Paterson as saying: “You don’t have to fight dragons to write books. You just have to live deeply the life you’ve been given.” This reading is part of the regular authors series and is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.bearpondbooks.com or call the store at 229-0774.

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East Montpelier Author to Read from His Latest Book 

Charles W. Johnson, former Vermont State Naturalist, veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard will be holding a reading of his book Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram at the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Ice Ship presents well-researched material “about Norway’s great triumvirate of explorers—Nansen, Sverdrup, and Amunden—and the ship to which they owe their success and even survival,” according to Jerry Kobalenko, author of The Horizontal Everest: Extreme Journies on Ellesmere Island. Bear Pond Books will also have new copies for sale.

The event will be Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7:00 p.m.