The Times Argus' offices in downtown Montpelier are moving … but not too far away.
After more than 100 years as a newspapering fixture on Main Street, the Montpelier office of The Times Argus is relocating Sept. 1 to 3 Pitkin Court.
The office serves the three-member Vermont Press Bureau, whose prize-winning content is shared by The Times Argus and Rutland Herald. The VPB reporters include Bureau Chief Louis Porter and reporters Daniel Barlow and Peter Hirschfeld. The office also serves Times Argus Montpelier reporter, Thatcher Moats.
Editor Steven Pappas said now that circulation and business transactions can be done online at timesargus.com or at the Barre office, located at 540 North Main St., the Main Street space in Montpelier is “too big for our present needs.” The Times Argus stopped using the storefront space nearly a year ago.
Pappas said the move “keeps the reporters in the hub of downtown Montpelier.”
“They rely on running into people on the street and picking up news tips by virtue of being downtown,” Pappas said. “This keeps them at the center of what’s going on. It keeps them where news is happening.”
I'm looking forward to the new digs.
- Dan Barlow