April 2021

Where are all the workers?


JENNIFER SHAFER-STOCKER, co-owner of Shafer’s Market & Deli in Middlebury, works the counter at the College Street business earlier this week. She and family members are having to work longer hours while cutting store hours because they — like many other businesses in the county and statewide — can’t find enough employees. Independent photo/William Haig

MIDDLEBURY — Only 14 months ago, Shafer’s Market & Deli at 54 College St.

Free clinic rolls out COVID vaccine to farmworkers


OPEN DOOR CLINIC RN Martha Redpath administers a first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a worker at a Salisbury farm in late March as part of the clinic’s push to vaccinate as many farmworkers as they can. Photo courtesy of Open Door Clinic

MIDDLEBURY — Most people see the COVID-19 vaccine as a ticket to freedom, travel and reconnecting with friends and loved ones after 14 months of pandemic-forced seclusion.

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