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Lobbyists call for reusable bag ban; though science doesn’t support it


Many grocery stores are banning the use of reusable bags by customers. Critics point to scientific studies that don't support the need for such a move. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

ADDISON COUNTY — A growing number of grocery stores and other food retailers, including some in Addison County, have banned reusable shopping bags from their stores, hoping it will slow the spread

Vergennes teens lighten the mood with social distancing ‘Spirit Week’


JASMINE LITTLE, KAITLYN Little and Sydney Adreon of Vergennes have put together a Facebook page where Vermonters can share fun and encouraging messages about how they are managing social distancing. They have also set up a “Spirit Week” that begins on Monday.

VERGENNES — Two sisters and a friend, who have been quarantining together at home in Vergennes, have begun an effort to create a sense of unity among their peers, and all Vermonters, who are feelin

Contractors are challenged by COVID-19, rk Miles & Goodro stay open


SOME JOBS NATURALLY involve social distancing. John Swepston of Swepston Arbor Works (SAW) doesn’t want anyone to get too close while he cuts up a tree and runs it through a chipper in Middlebury on Friday. Independent photo/John S. McCright

ADDISON COUNTY — The two largest building-supply firms in the center of Addison County — rk Miles in Middlebury and Goodro Lumber Co.

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