ADDISON CENTRAL SCHOOL District lead Nurse Kelly Landwehr, RN, shown in the stands at the Middlebury Union High School football field, is the districts COVID-19 coordinator. She’s among a long list of district health care workers and custodial staff who are working hard to ensure no one contracts the coronavirus on campus. Independent photo/John Flowers
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MIDDLEBURY — Being a school nurse carries huge responsibilities. Tending to cuts, bruises, headaches, hamstring pulls and upset stomachs are but a fraction of the job. There’s also following up on student medical records, ensuring everyone is up to date on vaccinations, and being a medical sounding board for school educators, staff, children and parents.

Well, you can multiply those responsibilities times two these days, with the COVID-19 pandemic.

And Kelly Landwehr — the lead...

ADDISON COUNTY — All Vermont residents who are registered to vote were sent a ballot by Oct. 1, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have not...

IN A VIDEO accompanying this story Sarah Stott of Bristol provides a simple, step-by-step primer on making phone calls in the run up to this election. Watch the video at the link at the bottom of this page.
ADDISON COUNTY — Political activists, both locally and nationally, are preparing for the worst-case outcome on Election Day — an election that’s too...

MIDDLEBURY BUSINESS OWNER Matthew Delia-Lobo was one of three members of the group IDEAL (Invest, Divest, Educate, Abolish, Liberate) who gave the Middlebury selectboard a presentation on the history of systematic racism and its continuing impact today. Independent photo/John S. McCright
MIDDLEBURY — The members of the Middlebury selectboard asked for a tutorial on white supremacy and the root causes of racism. And that’s just what...
ADDISON COUNTY — All Vermont residents who are registered to vote were sent a ballot by Oct. 1, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have not received one in the mail contact your town clerk. Vermonters may mail in their ballots, return them in a secure ballot box outside town offices, return...
October 23, 2020

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  • October 22, 2020
    As Vermonters consider which candidates will move Vermont forward over the next decade, the most crucial issues revolve around the state’s demographic challenges. We need leaders to not only stem the flow of young Vermonters leaving the state, but who know how to use Vermont’s inherent...
  • October 22, 2020
    These last few months of responding to the coronavirus have shown how resilient Vermonters are and how able to react quickly in an emergency. We have come together across parties and sectors to take care of one another. We have assured that people have food and places they can turn to for help. We...
  • October 22, 2020
    Many reputable national polls conducted over the past two weeks show former Vice President Joe Biden with a lead of about 10 percent over President Donald Trump. A gap of this magnitude is larger than the margin of polling error, so a popular vote victory for the Biden-Harris ticket is highly...

Arts & Leisure


  • BY THE TIME Christopher Shaw retired from teaching at Middlebury College in 2018, he had written three books about the Adirondacks, a region he has forged deep, lifelong connections with. This fall he published one of those books, a novel called “The Power Line,” which explores the region’s characters and landscape as it tries to get to the bottom of an alleged shootout between bootleggers in 1929. Photo by Jennifer Kiewit
    October 22, 2020
    BRISTOL — When Christopher Shaw moved to the Adirondacks in 1969, he was looking for something that had been unavailable to him growing up in the suburbs of Schenectady, N.Y. — the kind of intellectual life that arises from, and in turn influences, a region’s sense of “place...
  • October 22, 2020
    Currently we live in one of the most divisive times in American history. However, the past is full of politically charged moments that still resonate with us today as documented by the Sheldon Museum’s archival collections.  *** The (Un)Settled Question An editorial in the Oct. 31...
  • October 22, 2020
    MIDDLEBURY — During turbulent times, it often takes great courage to speak out against injustice. German minister Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s heroic resistance to Adolph Hilter is the subject of a play by Town Hall Theater’s artistic director, Douglas Anderson, which will be...

Sports


  • TIGER JUNIOR SOPHIE Larocque (15) tussles for the ball with Mount Abe’s Sadie Thomas, a senior midfielder, in the first half of Friday’s game in Middlebury. The Eagles led by a goal at the half, but Middlebury scored twice in the second to win the local matchup. Independent photo/Steve James
    October 22, 2020
    MIDDLEBURY — As the second half wore on and the rain kept falling during Friday’s girls’ soccer game in Middlebury, it began to look more and more like Mount Abraham senior Savannah Scrodin’s first-half breakaway goal would hold up as the game-winner. Truthfully, the Eagles...

  • EAGLE SENIOR WIDE receiver Joey Hemingway jumps above BFA Fairfax defender Caden Getty to catch a throw from quarterback Adam Mansfield in Saturday’s 28-21 win in Bristol on Saturday. Independent photo/Steve James
    October 22, 2020
    ADDISON COUNTY — In recent high school 7v7 football play, the Mount Abraham-Vergennes collective team picked up a pair of victories, Otter Valley nearly pulled off a road upset, and  Middlebury lost in OT at Rutland. The Tigers’ Saturday game at Burr & Burton was called...
  • October 22, 2020
    ADDISON COUNTY — In recent high school boys’ soccer action, Middlebury topped visiting Mount Abraham, Vergennes made a move in Division III with three straight wins, the Eagles lost on the road to D-II’s first-place squad, and Otter Valley fell at home.  The Tigers also...

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