Vergennes youth keep focus on anti-racism

MEMBERS OF ONE of three anti-racism discussion groups on the Vergennes city green on Saturday listen intently as VUHS graduate Rory Patch, back center left, makes a point. Patch is one of the half-dozen members of the school’s Racial and Social Justice Alliance who organized the event. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy

VERGENNES — For the third straight Saturday afternoon organizers staged an anti-racism event on the Vergennes city green: This time members of the Vergennes Union High School Racial and Social Just

College will reopen this fall, cautiously

IN ANTICIPATION OF reopening this fall, Middlebury College has contracted with a telehealth company to help provide counseling, psychiatric, nutritional and medical services to students, no matter where they are physically. Health Services is also working with other departments to ensure that all students receive regular information about mental health and medical self-care. Independent photo/Alexa Lapiner

This story, which was first published online on Monday, June 22, was updated on Thursday, June 25.

Many work together to help Vergennes club provide meals

COOKIE STEPONAITIS, LEFT, and Lisa Davis of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes prepare food in the United Methodist Church of Vergennes on June 20 for the club’s Meals for All program, which since March 18 has prepared more than 16,000 meals for anyone in the Vergennes area who asks. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy

VERGENNES — The lights have gone on in the United Methodist Church of Vergennes kitchen at 6:30 a.m. every weekday since March 18. 


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