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Lunches keep kids connected to their schools


ADDISON CENTRAL SCHOOL District board member Mary Gill, donned in protective mask and gloves, help load food onto buses that made deliveries to shut-in children throughout Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham and Weybridge. Independent photo/John Flowers

MIDDLEBURY — During the past few weeks Middlebury Union High School hasn’t been serving up as much nourishment for the mind as it typically does; the coronavirus has temporarily put a stop to that.

College opens dorm for Porter nursing home staff


MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE HAS made its Munford House dormitory available to house up to 31 staff from Porter Medical Center as a contingency. None of the staff had moved into this dorm, or two others offered by the college, as of Thursday afternoon. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

MIDDLEBURY — In a continuing effort to work with the town and hospital on measures to address the coronavirus pandemic, Middlebury College has opened one of its dorms as temporary housing for a sma

Public safety workers take care of their well-being


MIDDLEBURY REGIONAL EMERGENCY Medical Services Director Kate Rothwell, shown at the recent Weybridge town meeting, said first responders are taking care not to become infected with coronavirus. Independent file photo/John S. McCright

ADDISON COUNTY — While residents are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic by staying home, that’s not an option for those entrusted with public safety. 

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

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