Category Archives: Montpelier VT


What Post Office?

Montpelier, VT, is known as the only state capital without a McDonald’s. But now it is apparently also the only state capital without a post office. Montpelier’s federal building, including the PO and the federal […]

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Just When You Thought It was Over

Montpelier firefighter Leon Eggleston tilts his helmet to deflect the water reaching him from a ladder truck hose as he steps back from the rk Miles fire. Below a firefighter on the deck of Hunger […]

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Montpelier Youth Conservation Corps

In the 1930s, the US had the Civilian Conservation Corps, which built public works projects around the country, including a dam that this summer saved Montpelier, VT, from even worse flooding than it had. Montpelier […]

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Climate Change March

Last Sunday (February 11) hundreds of people marched from Montpelier’s City Hall to the State House calling for action to address climate change. Organized by 350Vermont and 30 other groups, the demonstrators called for in-state […]

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Winter Toss

Case Phinney, above (very), goes flying at the annual Montpelier, VT, celebration of winter known as Ice on Fire. The blanket toss, based on the Inuit method, was the most dramatic part of the event. […]

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The Joy of Pavement (Without Cars)

Unless you’ve been reading the local papers, you don’t know about the long and painful process over the past summer of paving the County Road, the main drag from Montpelier, VT, to the bucolic hills […]

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Veterans and Kids on Vets’ Day

This year’s Veterans Day Parade in Montpelier included veterans, of course, but also kids from Union Elementary School wearing placards dedicated to a veteran close to them. They all marched through downtown to the war […]

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Montpelier’s July 3rd July 4th Parade

After a two-year COVID absence, Montpelier’s July Fourth parade (always held on July 3rd) was back, in most of its glory. There was a strong presence of marchers for abortion rights, and more politicians than […]

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All Species Day, Montpelier, VT

Montpelier welcomes spring in its own way, via All-Species Day, which starts in a local park and dances its way to the Vermont State House.

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MHS Boys Soccer in the Playoffs

I photographed a couple Montpelier High School soccer games during the end-of-the-season playoffs. They made it to the finals, but lost to Milton High School.

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Montpelier Halloween

You have to admit, for a tiny town, Montpelier, VT, (pop. just over 7,000) knows how to do Halloween. From the the Vermont Dance Alliance zombie takeover of State Street to neighborhood trick-or-treating, the one-mile […]

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Middle School Track Meet

Last week, about 200 kids from 10 middle schools showed up for one of the first track and field meets to be held in Montpelier for a long time. From the looks of it, good […]

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