VUHS seniors tackle Alzheimer’s, hunger, isolation


THE VUHS CLASS of 2021 this year chose to take on several causes as its annual mission — fighting Alzheimer’s disease, funding the Vermont Food Bank and reaching out to the elderly in Vergennes with holiday cards signed by VUHS students. Pictured, from left, are class Treasurer Gabe Praamsma, Vice President Jordan Kimball, Secretary Ema Gernander and President Xander DeBlois. Photo courtesy of Kristine Kirkaldy

VERGENNES — The seniors of Vergennes Union High School Class of 2021 were excited about their charity walkathon set for Nov. 18.

CARES Act funding helps businesses weather pandemic


ATHENA APPEARS TO enjoy her care at Comfort Hill Kennel in Vergennes, where boarding numbers have decreased significantly since the start of the pandemic. CARES Act funding through the Restart VT Technical Assistance program has allowed Comfort Hill to create alternative revenue streams by launching a digital marketing campaign and opening an online store.

VERGENNES — The inside of Comfort Hill Kennel in Vergennes is filled with the sounds of barking dogs, buzzing grooming shears and scurrying paws.

Mt. Abe student briefs Gov. Scott on COVID


LAST MONTH, IN her relatively new role as student representative to the State Board of Education, Mount Abraham Union High School 10th-grader and Monkton resident Angelita Pena helped brief Gov. Phil Scott on how Vermont’s high school students are handling hybrid and remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of Angelita Pena

MONKTON — Mount Abraham Union High School 10th-grader Angelita Pena was selected as a student representative to the State Board of Education in the middle of a global pandemic, so it’s no surprise

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