Montpelier, VT

Adolescent Bear Cubs Wrestle in Yard

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Occurred on July 30, 2022 / Berlin, Vermont, USA Info from Licensor: We live near a pond just outside of Montpelier Vermont so wildlife sightings are very regular. We also feed the birds so a bear visiting every few weeks was not a surprise. I had also run into it while walking the dogs through the woods. On a hot summer afternoon in late July, my wife and I checked the feeder from our kitchen window to watch the birds and squirrels and discovered the siblings wrestling. They had been wrestling a few minutes before I started recording. They came back that same day and teamed up to harvest some apples from our apple tree. One would climb the tree to shake the apples out and the other would lay on the ground, eating the newly dropped fruit. Such a pleasure to watch.

DUI crash in East Montpelier

EAST MONTPELIER — A 38-year-old man from Adamant was cited for DUI following a crash in East Montpelier yesterday. The single-vehicle crash took place on Horn of the Moon Road at around 8:40 p.m. Police say they responded and made contact with the driver, identified as Charles Vanderlip. Police...

Wee Bird Bagel Café Opens in Randolph

After selling 120 bagels in two hours during its August 2 soft opening, Wee Bird Bagel Café more than doubled production for the official opening last Friday, owner Chelsie Brown said. The new bakery is located at 22 South Pleasant Street in Randolph, in the space vacated by Huggable Mug Café but best known as the longtime home of Three Bean Café.

Driver facing several charges after DUI #2 in Jericho

JERICHO — A 24-year-old man from Johnson was arrested following an incident in Jericho yesterday. Police say they initiated a traffic stop on Browns Trace Road at MMU Highschool after observing several lane violations at around 10:40 p.m. The driver was identified as Bradlee Bryant. While speaking with Bryant,...
The Valley Reporter

Warren fireworks ordinance request, traffic calming update

At the Warren Select Board’s most recent meeting a concerned local couple requested a change to the town’s fireworks ordinance. The couple suggested the town adopt the policy of only permitting fireworks on national and state holidays. The request came after a large public display of fireworks at a wedding on or near Fuller Hill Road on a recent weekend. The fireworks were permitted and supervised by the town’s fire department per town statute. The concerned couple said the fireworks can be problematic for livestock and pets and requested that they not be permitted at weddings and other events, with the exception of holidays.

From the Publisher: Cat Tale

When my beloved cat Frankie died unexpectedly in March, I described the experience in this column. One minute a handsome gray tiger was luxuriating on the warm tiles of the sunroom. The next he was dragging himself across the floor, as though hit by a car. My significant other, Tim,...

Mystery Is the Seductress in Bill Brauer's Paintings

Mystery is the seductress in a Bill Brauer painting. The Warren artist, who died in 2019, was known for his lush depictions of willowy women in enigmatic settings. As with French impressionist Edgar Degas a century earlier, Brauer's muse was the graceful female form, including that of dancers — though Brauer's women are more likely to be swept into a tango by a not-quite-seen partner.

Letters to the Editor (8/10/22)

Funny, I didn't see a category for "best imaginative, quasi-political, excellently executed drawings for a special edition of the Seven Daysies." Had I seen such a category, and were I prescient, I would have voted for illustrator Jeff Drew. I might compare his drawings for All the Best last week...

Building performance standards push grows amid electrification incentives, White House efforts

More cities plan to advance policies that generate “cleaner, healthier, and more affordable buildings” by April 2024 since the Biden administration formed the Building Performance Standards Coalition just over six months ago. Building performance standards that establish specific energy use or emissions performance targets are one tool cities...

Cyclist hit by car in Albany

ALBANY — A cyclist was hit by a car in Albany on Saturday. The incident took place on Vermont 14 at around 11:20 a.m. Police say that Kenneth Stokes, 41, of Barre, was cycling south on the shoulder in Albany near Shutesville Road. Gregory West, 63, of Albany, was...

NEFCU to hold Shred Fest Sept 10

Vermont Business Magazine New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) will hold its fall Shred Fest of 2022 on Saturday, September 10th, from 9 am to 1 pm at the Credit Union’s 141 Harvest Lane branch in Williston. All NEFCU Shred Fests™ are free and open to the public, with ample free parking.