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Heard on the Street 4.28.21


Farmers Market to Open May 1

The Montpelier Farmers Market is opening May 1 for the summer market season. The market features nearly 50 vendors, live music, fresh-brewed coffee, and is COVID-safety enforced. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, every Saturday through October 30, at 133 State Street (the Tax Department parking lot). Check out capitalcityfarmersmarket.com.

New Cafe?

A little bird told us a bakery/cafe may be going into the combined space of the old Coffee Corner and the former Heney Real Estate office on Main Street. Details are not official, yet.

Coronavirus Update from the City Manager

The city got more details on the “Vermont Forward Plan,” which serves as a roadmap toward reopening. It involves relaxing health and quarantine rules over time, starting on April 9, with the goal of no mandatory (only encouraged) health rules by July 4. All dates are subject to change, because they are dependent on reaching vaccine milestones. The city is working on creating a re-opening plan to present to the city council soon. Citizens are still encouraged to wear masks, stay distant, wash hands, and avoid crowded spaces to prevent infection and possible loss of life. 

No Burn Order

The fire department has issued a no-outside-burn order until further notice. With the recent dry conditions, it is currently unsafe for any outdoor burning. We expect this order to be in place until at least late next week. Any questions or concerns please contact Fire Chief Robert Gowans at rgowans@montpelier-vt.org or 802-371-9633.