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Shoreham church will close its doors


BISHOP CHRISTOPHER COYNE has decided that St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Shoreham should close, ending its 143-year run as a place of worship. A group of congregants had hoped to save the church through a myriad of spiritual and philanthropic events held during the past six months at the majestic building. Independent photo/John Flowers

SHOREHAM — Christopher Coyne, bishop of the Burlington Catholic Diocese, has decided to close St. Genevieve Church in Shoreham village. It has served as a place of worship for 143 years.

Local stores are slowly opening up


This photo taken last month shows how quiet downtown Vergennes was at the height of the pandemic. Today some businesses are opening up. Independent photo/John S. McCright

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont retailers, closed for seven weeks to halt the spread of coronavirus, on Monday began a gradual reopening, after Gov.

Bristol, Vergennes roadwork back on


CREWS AND HEAVY equipment have taken over downtown Bristol as the long-awaited Paving and Sidewalk/Lighting Replacement projects get started. The projects, which have merged under the supervision of the Vermont Department of Transportation, were supposed to be completed Oct. 9, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the end date is now up in the air. Independent photo/John Flowers

BRISTOL / VERGENNES — After a couple of slow and quiet months, downtown Bristol is suddenly abuzz with activity — great yellow machines, masked workers with helmets, excavation, grading, upgrading.

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