Addison County

05/22/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — The Addison County Recovery Team is going over the results of its own survey of the local economy. The online survey garnered an impressive 275 responses from a diverse array of area business sectors, according to Fred Kenney, executive director of the Addison County Economic Development Corp. Retail respondents topped the list at 13%, followed closely by construction and home services (11%) and food & beverage businesses (11%). Of the 275 respondents, 97 (36%) indicated they’re temporarily closed (26% forced, and 9% voluntarily). The remaining 177 (64%) respondents...
05/22/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Anyone interested in the local economy is invited to join members of the Addison County Recovery Team at a community town hall event next Tuesday. Members of the team will share survey results and talk about next steps in the recovery process. The local recovery team pledged to listen to participants’ challenges, share innovations and hear what people need to move toward a successful recovery. Addison County Recovery Team Hosts Community Town Hall will take place Tuesday, May 26, at 3 p.m. online via Zoom. There is not charge to take part. To register head online to tinyurl....

Source: Vermont Department of Labor
04/09/2020
MONTPELIER — A Vermont Department of Labor report issued Thursday showed that — no surprise — claims for unemployment insurance in the Green Mountain State skyrocketed in the first week of April. Claims in Addison County were more than double what they were for the same time last year. The DOL’s weekly report on Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims through the division of Economic and Labor Market Information showed that for the week ending April 4, 2020, the department processed 16,474 initial claims and 21,953 continued claims. That means that together the total number of Vermonters seeking...

Kim Hornung-Marcy, pastor of the North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church, delivers a Palm Sunday service including a sermon via a video posted through Vimeo on the NFUMC website.
04/06/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Chapter 18, verse 20 of the Book of Matthew says of Christ, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” But since the COVID-19 pandemic has made it dangerous to gather in the pews, local church-goers are increasingly getting their spiritual nourishment online, through their computers. And the response has been so encouraging that “virtual sermons” could become part of the salvation of organized religion, according to some Addison County pastors who for the past few weeks have been preaching into a camera instead of to a group of people in a...
04/06/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — We are doing our best to keep this information updated, however things are changing quickly, so please reach out if you are a business owner with new information for us to post. Thank you!   Middlebury Here’s a list of Middlebury businesses in groupings of Restaurants & Tasting Rooms, Shops and Lodging. Businesses are listed alphabetically within their respective categories. Note that as of March 16, per the State of Vermont, any restaurant remaining open is take-out only. Each business’s response to the coronavirus is different and evolving by day, sometimes by...
03/31/2020
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Department of Health on Tuesday, March 31, reported that a total of 23 Addison County residents had tested positive for COVID-19, up from the 21 confirmed cases Monday. Statewide, 293 Vermonters have tested positive for the coronavirus thus far. Thirteen Vermonters have died from the disease. Another 237 patients are being monitored, while 556 have completed monitoring. The Vermont Department of Health had conducted 4,250 COVID-19 tests as of today. Chittenden County has reported the most coronavirus cases, with 152, according to the DOH. Addison County has the...
03/30/2020
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Department of Health today, Monday, March 30, reported that a total of 21 Addison County residents had tested positive for COVID-19, up from the 15 confirmed cases this past weekend. Statewide, 256 Vermonters have tested positive for the coronavirus thus far. Twelve Vermonters have died from the disease. Another 219 patients are being monitored, while 546 have completed monitoring. The Vermont Department of Health had conducted 3,930 COVID-19 tests as of today. Chittenden County has reported the most coronavirus cases, with 133, according to the DOH. Addison County...
03/23/2020
*Update: On Tuesday the number of Addison County cases rose to 8, according to the state Department of Health.* MIDDLEBURY — The state Department of Health announced on Monday, March 23, that a total of 75 Vermonters have tested positive for the coronavirus, including six individuals in Addison County. The number of Addison County cases has surged from one to six since late last week. Statewide, Chittenden County has the most confirmed cases, with 32, according to the DOH. Windsor County is second, with 12, followed by Addison County. Essex and Grand Isle Counties were alone in not having any...
03/23/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center on March 18 implemented a more rigorous visitation police aimed at reducing the chances of patients, staff and the general public contracting the coronavirus. All patients and visitors are required to enter the hospital through the Emergency Department. All Patients and Visitors will be screened in the Emergency Department vestibule. Employee Badge readers will be enabled on the following access points for Staff entry: Emergency Department, “North Entrance” (main entrance for staff entering from the North parking lot), “East Stairwell Door” near the medical...
03/19/2020
ADDISON COUNTY and BRANDON — With the spread of COVID-19 much of the services we are used to are shutting down in one way or another, and public libraries are no exception. Thanks to online technology, however, no one needs to go without a good read, and many libraries are offering services beyond lending books, all at a safe distance. Every library in the Addison Independent coverage area has closed its doors for the time being, adapting strategies to make sure patrons continue to have access without the threat of contamination. Some of them are quite creative, such as the “Library to Go”...

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Addison County Independent

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Middlebury, VT 05753

Phone: 802.388.4944
Fax: 802.388.3100