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Then and Now 4.7.21

Yes, Montpelier used to have a YMCA! It was located on State Street where the Northfield Savings Bank portion of the Capitol...

Nature Watch 4.7.21

Wild leeks! The first green, a tide of renewal. At a neighboring pond, wood frogs are “quacking,” a garter snake patrols the...

State of Mind: Trading Places

When my editor’s face appeared on my computer last week, via Zoom of course, and said the theme for the next issue...

The Way I See It: The Prison Camp, Part 1

My father, Joachim Lambek, and his sister Sonja arrived in England in 1939, having been delivered by the Kindertransport from their hometown...

Opinion: Disclosing Home Energy Use in Montpelier

Montpelier city councilors are currently weighing a new ordinance on home energy use. It would require a person listing a home for...

Letters to the Editor 4.7.21

Thank You for Helping Those Experiencing Homelessness Editor, As you can imagine, the past year has...

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Walter Tries Cross-Country Skiing

By Walter Carpenter This pandemic winter was the first in 58 years where my skiing consisted entirely of cross-country....

A Message from City Hall: The Hotel and Parking Garage Project

Most people, by now, have read or heard that the proposed 80-room Hampton Inn and 345-space parking garage located mostly on Capitol...

A Sustainable Investing Primer

If you are paying more attention to how your lifestyle decisions may impact the planet or your community, you can apply the...