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MIDDLEBURY — While Vergennes officials this week favored taking action to require mask wearing by customers at city businesses, members of the Middlebury selectboard this week discussed taking similar steps in the shiretown but put off a decision until at least June 9.

At a May 26 meeting held via teleconferencing, Middlebury selectboard Chair Brian Carpenter initiated discussion on the issue when he said the town had received multiple requests for town support for a mandatory...

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott on Friday announced the resumption of additional close contact businesses, dental procedures, businesses that require...
ADDISON COUNTY & BRANDON — In Vergennes, the city council on Tuesday made it official there will be no Vergennes Day for the first time since the...
MIDDLEBURY — With COVID-19 activity on a steady, downward trend in Addison County, Porter Medical Center continues to ramp up services, including...
MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott on Friday announced the resumption of additional close contact businesses, dental procedures, businesses that require work in the home, and of limited overnight youth summer camp programming. As state modeling continues to indicate a low number of COVID-19 cases, he...
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Letters - Opinion - Columns

  • May 28, 2020
    So much of the essence of Trump’s three years in office can be summed up with his recent politicization of wearing a mask during this Covid-19 pandemic.  He started down this rabbit hole by initially refusing to wear a mask because, as he said to folks close to him, it made him look...
  • May 28, 2020
    I was pregnant with my third child when I picked up a copy of Bill McKibben’s “Eaarth.” All my life I’ve been hugging trees, growing food, and collecting rocks. I became an educator so that I could teach children about the joys and wonders of the natural world in the hopes...
  • May 28, 2020
    I may be speaking too soon, but I’m pretty sure 2020 is going to be my best gardening year ever. I’ve got a game-changing tool and a bold new attitude. A friend of mine recently recommended a gardening implement she called a “Japanese weeding knife.” It’s also known...

Arts & Leisure


  • A COUPLE OF Lauren Ringey's dolls
    May 28, 2020
    Being stuck at home all day has probably inspired more than a few of us to revisit our passion projects and hobbies that have just been collecting dust in the basement for months. For Lauren Ringey of Cornwall the isolation of COVID-19 has reignited a creative flame for her handmade doll company....

  • WHAT LITTLE IS known of these female moral reform societies comes from the reports they sent in to the parent society in New York and were published in its paper, The Advocate of Moral Reform.
    May 28, 2020
    Of the various reform causes that Addison County women supported in the first half of the nineteenth century, there was one that became almost solely a women’s cause. Though moral reform is little known today, compared to temperance and antislavery, it was the first uniquely women’...

  • NOW THAT HIKING season is here, be sure to follow social distancing guidelines, such as hiking in single file and maintaining a distance of at least six feet from your fellow hikers. Photo courtesy of Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreation
    May 28, 2020
    The end of May sees the start of the hiking season in Vermont. From its rocky summits to its gentle valleys, Vermont is home to hundreds of miles of hiking opportunities. This year, with COVID-19 as a dominant concern, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is asking hikers to take a few extra...

Sports


  • EXCEPT FOR HER time in college, when she was a successful sprinter on the track, Tracey Thompson Turner has always been a passionate horsewoman, and still competes at a high level in an equestrian event called “Combined Driving.”
    May 28, 2020
    In the new (2015) field house at Middlebury College, against the north wall (nearest the main entrance), down on the actual playing surface, large boards behind glass list the individual record holders in track and field — men and women, indoors and outdoors. It’s hard not to take...

  • VERMONT’S SUMMER FREE Fishing Day will be on Saturday, June 13 this year, which is also opening day of Vermont’s regular bass fishing season. Photo/Vermont Fish & Wildlife
    May 28, 2020
    MONTPELIER — Vermont’s annual, statewide Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 13 this year, which will also be opening day of the regular bass fishing season. “Vermont’s Free Fishing Day gives anglers the opportunity to go fishing without a license for the day in...
  • May 28, 2020
    MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College recently honored nine seniors at its annual Athletic Awards Ceremony, which took place via Zoom this year.  The following members of the class of 2020 were recognized: •  A. Bayard Russ ’66 Memorial Athletic Awards went to hockey...

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