The Italian American One Voice Coalition, a national organization dedicated to defending Italian Americans against bias and defending their heritage, is campaigning to save Columbus Day in Vermont. The group is based in Bloomfield NJ. Andre DiMino, Communications Director of the organization, was a guest on WDEV Radio Vermont and the Gene Valicenti...

Mimmo’s Pizzeria and Restaurant is a family business in more ways than one. Owner Dominic “Mimmo” Spano has brought several family members into the business, including his youngest brother, Carlo, who manages the restaurant here in St. Albans. Two brothers also operate the Mimmo’s in Essex. Mimmo’s brother-in-law met his wife while both worked at t...

Goodbye, Columbus. Vermont is on the brink of abolishing Columbus Day in a politically correct blow against colonialism. “You know, it’s just a day, and we’ll get through it,” said Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R). He also said he is likely to sign the measure, which passed both houses of the state legislature this week, into law. The legislation will o...

An upside-down figure on the porch of Danielle Gori-Montanelli’s home studio near Middlebury Union Middle School, gives you the idea that this neighborhood home might be a little different from the rest. And indeed it is. This is where Gori-Montanelli creates her “fanciful felt jewelry.” Walking into her first-floor studio, you’re greeted by eclect...

Bucatini tossed with house-cured jowl bacon, Pomodoro and parmesan cheese, Vermont lamb neck ragu with orange, black olive, shaved pecorino and fried breadcrumbs over potato Paccheri, black orrchiette with pan-fried rock shrimp, Calabrian salami and chili: these are the sorts of dishes that jump off the dinner menu at the Arcadian in Middlebury. Ch...

On a recent sunny and chilly January afternoon, Sarducci’s Restaurant founder and co-owner Carol Paquette relaxed by a front table and looked back on 25 years. Sitting alongside head chef and new co-owner Jeff Butterfield, Paquette marveled at surviving two-and-a-half decades in the restaurant business—a momentous achievement. This past weekend, th...

At 'This Place in History,' we're in Barre with Executive Director of the Vermont Historical SocietySteve Perkins. "We're behind the Old Labor Hall on Granite Street in Barre and we're going to be talking history and bread and an incredible new project that the Barre Historical Society is putting on. We're going to go inside and see Carolyn Shapiro...

Three months ago, Federica Brignone of Italy was on crutches after hurting her left knee in a training crash. It didn't take her long to get back up to speed. Brignone won a giant slalom for her ninth career World Cup victory Saturday, with Mikaela Shiffrin taking fourth as the American competed before a home crowd. On a windy afternoon, Brignone m...

Rutland was always a part of Andrea Mead Lawrence, and now her legacy in the city is carved in stone. The latest of the downtown marble statues, unveiled Friday on Merchants Row near the intersection with Center Street, depicts the late Lawrence in her prime, tearing down a ski slope. At its base is a quote from Lawrence that sculptor Steve Shaheen...

There is a new granite monument at Barre's Hope Cemetery not far from a string of headstones dating to October 1918 when what became known as the Spanish flu swept Vermont, killing about 1,700 people in the state in a matter of weeks and 50 million to 100 million worldwide over its nearly three-year pandemic. Among the Hope Cemetery headstones is o...