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Slowing Down the River

By Michele Braun We all know that water flows downhill; young children experiment with this by engineering in rainy...

Montpelier’s Mud Angels

Years ago, my mom told me about the time she spent studying art in Florence, Italy. She recounted the 1966 flood, and...

More on Applying the Stockholm Method of Tree Planting in Montpelier

The street-tree planting strategy reported by Jenny Blair (“Growing Trees with Stones”) in the June 12–25 issue of The Bridge impressed me....

The Power of Reparations 

By Sister Sankofa As we lean into the celebrations of freedom during this time of year, with Juneteenth and...

Trotting to a Different Drummer

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about with climate change and the possibility of flooding, asteroids striking the earth, and...

History Corner: Farmers Cashed in on the Coming of the Railroad

When the railroads came to Vermont in the 1840s and 1850s, they brought wealth to some and financial burden to others. Construction...

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A Message From City Hall: Get to Know the 2024 City Plan 

By Michael Miller, Director of Planning and Community Development If you’ve seen our social media, signed up for city...

A Message from City Hall: Department of Public Works Summer Projects 

By Zach Blodgett, Deputy Director of Public Works The arrival of springtime weather means “Construction Season” in Vermont is...

A Message from City Hall: Springing Into 2024

It wouldn’t be March in Vermont without the promise of spring just around the corner. The switch back to daylight saving time...