I’ve heard it said (well, written) that the only print newspapers guaranteed to survive the Great Newspaper Culling of our free-content-web-era are uber-local, neighborhood papers. The logic, as I understand it, is that when folks can get global and national content for free, they will only pay for local news that is directly related to their life. In my mind, the Montpelier Bridge is a perfect example of this type of local paper. For the last two or so years, Nat and John have been super supportive of my profiles of the local food businesses that contribute to our economy. The Montpelier Farmers Market is a great example of local agricultural commerce in action. A couple of weeks ago I profiled Ray and Janet of Greenfield Highland Beef, and this week I had the privilege of speaking with Solenne Thompson, proprietor of Amai Bijoux whole foods sweet treats. Bringing these stories of our neighbors’ endeavors to readers is the Bridge’s mission, and I love being a part of it!