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Curbside shopping easier than expected


MARTIN’S HARDWARE EMPLOYEE Katie Wilch loads items into a customer’s car this past weekend. Martin’s and other businesses that are considered “essential” during the coronavirus pandemic are restricted to providing delivery or curbside pickup service. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

MIDDLEBURY — Like many of our neighbors in Addison County this time of year, my family has a number of home-improvement and gardening projects we’re itching to get started on.

Funeral homes adjust to these times


WITH GATHERINGS IN Vermont currently restricted to 10 or fewer people, county funeral directors are adjusting the way they coordinate end-of-life services. Some, like Sanderson in Middlebury and Brown McClay in Bristol and Vergennes, expect to see more cancelations and postponements, especially now that travel restrictions will make attendance difficult for out-of-state family members. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

ADDISON COUNTY — End-of-life celebrations are often an occasion for large gatherings, but during the coronavirus pandemic local funeral homes are having to adjust their practices and look for new w

Green Up Day postponed to last Saturday in May


SOME PEOPLE HAVE already started picking up trash along Vermont roads, as is shown by this Green Up bag spotted on Seminary Street Extension in Middlebury late last month. But the official Green Up Day has been postponed to May 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Independent photo/John S. McCright

MONTPELIER — Green Up Vermont has been closely monitoring cornonavirus (COVID-19) communications and guidance from the Vermont Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports, an

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