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05/27/2020
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Department of Health (DOH) today, Wednesday, May 27, reported a total of 62 Addison County residents had tested positive for COVID-19 thus far, unchanged for the past several days. The DOH provides limited data on town-by-town coronavirus cases. According to that data, Vergennes has reported 10 COVID-19 cases thus far, and Bristol has had seven. None of Addison County’s 21 other communities have reported more than five cases, according to the DOH. Statewide, 971 Vermonters have tested positive for the coronavirus so far, according to the DOH, up from 967 cases...

MAUSD EMPLOYEES DRESS in costume as they help out with the MAUSD meals delivery program.
05/26/2020
Editor's note: This is a project of the Mount Abraham Unified School District's Community Engagement Committee (CEC). The Addison Independent is hosting this content as a service to the community. Names of the interviewees have been withheld in accordance with the commitments made by the CEC for the project. (Click here to read more about this project.) Part 5: Is there anything else you’d want people to know about what this shift has been like, so far? Kindergartener It’s been sad and also exciting. It’s been exciting because in the wintertime, when we go to school in the morning, we have to...

STAFF FROM THE MAUSD Essential Persons Childcare Program show off their masks.
05/26/2020
Editor's note: This is a project of the Mount Abraham Unified School District's Community Engagement Committee (CEC). The Addison Independent is hosting this content as a service to the community. Names of the interviewees have been withheld in accordance with the commitments made by the CEC for the project. (Click here to read more about this project.)   Part 4: What have been the biggest surprises or discoveries you’ve made in shifting the way you work? Kindergartener Well, at first I didn’t even know what the coronavirus was. I thought this might be something good. Now I know it makes...

TWO MAUSD STUDENTS write Two Way Postcards as part of a program connecting students and the elderly during the pandemic.
05/26/2020
Editor's note: This is a project of the Mount Abraham Unified School District's Community Engagement Committee (CEC). The Addison Independent is hosting this content as a service to the community. Names of the interviewees have been withheld in accordance with the commitments made by the CEC for the project. (Click here to read more about this project.) Part 3: What have been the most helpful supports for you so far in shifting the way you work? Kindergartener My mom and dad help me — they say, “You can do it.” My teacher says, “Keep doing your work and your brains will grow.” Second-grader...

STAFF FROM THE MAUSD Essential Persons Childcare Program wear masks.
05/26/2020
Editor's note: This is a project of the Mount Abraham Unified School District's Community Engagement Committee (CEC). The Addison Independent is hosting this content as a service to the community. Names of the interviewees have been withheld in accordance with the commitments made by the CEC for the project. (Click here to read more about this project.)   Part 2: What have been your biggest challenges or concerns related to your work during this time?   Kindergartener   Reading is hard because I’m not really good at it. I’m not really having so much fun because my friends aren’t...

An MAUSD elementary school student participates in remote learning. Photo courtesy of the MAUSD.
05/26/2020
Editor's note: This is a project of the Mount Abraham Unified School District's Community Engagement Committee (CEC). The Addison Independent is hosting this content as a service to the community. Names of the interviewees have been withheld in accordance with the commitments made by the CEC for the project. (Click here to read more about this project.) Part 1: What does your working life as a (student, teacher, administrator) look like these days? What have been the biggest shifts in your everyday routine? What does a typical work day look  like for you during this time? Kindergartener First...

An MAUSD elementary school student participates in remote learning. Photo courtesy of the MAUSD.
05/26/2020
Editor's note: This is a project of the Mount Abraham Unified School District's Community Engagement Committee (CEC). The Addison Independent is hosting this content as a service to the community. Names of the interviewees have been withheld in accordance with the commitments made by the CEC for the project. On Sunday, March 15, Gov. Phil Scott ordered all Vermont schools closed as of Wednesday, March 18, until at least April 6. Scott’s directive tasked all local school districts with planning to continue to offer food and special needs services, and ensuring children would continue to be...
05/22/2020
MIDDLEBURY — In lieu of a traditional graduation ceremony this year, the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center will hold a Celebration of Learning event next Thursday, May 28, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., to honor all Career Center seniors and all students completing their technical programs. Seniors and program completers and their families are invited to the Career Center’s North Campus at 372 Mainelli Road in Middlebury that day  at a designated time slot for their technical program.  Students will receive award bags, which will contain any of the following items that pertain to the individual student...
05/22/2020
Gov. Phil Scott on Friday announced the resumption of additional business operations, including outdoor seating at restaurants and bars, hair salons and barber shops and some additional health services. “I believe these steps forward will be welcome news for many and because Vermonters are being smart to stay safe, our data continues to show we’re still moving in the right direction,” Scott said in a press release. “As more Vermonters get back to work and there are more places to visit and meet with others, it is more important than ever to stay vigilant about your health and the health of...
05/22/2020
The Vermont Department of Health is opening nearly two dozen additional pop-up sites to test people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 for the virus. As of late Friday afternoon there were still a few times available at the Middlebury testing sight on May 29. There is another one scheduled for June 4 in Middlebury. Both will be at the American Legion Post on Wilson Road. Pre-registration is required. The specimen collection sites are located throughout the state. Vermonters can find a list of the sites and make an appointment to be tested at humanresources.vermont.gov/popups(link is...

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