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An MAUSD elementary school student participates in remote learning. Photo courtesy of the MAUSD.
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.
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...
On a warm spring morning during my sophomore year of high school, I gathered with my P.E. class to form teams for a softball game. Chatting as we stood in line along the backstop, we watched the boys’ class run laps on the nearby track. Suddenly there was a shifting, a movement, and the ground quite literally began to undulate in visible waves. The strongest earthquake to hit Seattle since just before my birth was rolling through. It was fortunate that our class was outside that morning, because in the gym, sections of the ceiling fell to the floor. We students were allowed to gather up our...

Renee Davis (left), Valerie Smith-Hastings and Ashley Paquette are staying home and staying safe while Smith-Hastings's Middlebury salon, the Hair Network, remains shuttered because of the coronavirus pandemic. Smith-Hastings hopes to reopen the shop sometime in May, but that will depend on Gov. Scott's timeline for gradually restarting the state economy. Photo courtesy of Ashley Paquette
VERMONT — Collectively, Vermont residents have grown more than 7 miles of hair since mid-March, when Gov. Scott ordered the shutdown of hair salons and barbershops in order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. We have grown shaggy and our roots are showing. For the do-it-yourselfers among us there is plenty of advice online about how to cut or color or otherwise alter our own hair — or fix the mistakes we made the first time around — or marvel or laugh at others. One particularly well done YouTube video by “The Holderness Family” parodies the song “True Colors” by ’80s pop...
Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, encourages pet owners to plan and prepare — but not to panic — about the impact that COVID-19 may have on their four-legged family members. Pet owners can ease some of the fear of the unknown by taking steps to make a care plan in the event that they become sick or otherwise unable to care for their pets. The essentials of a care plan include a 30-day supply of food and necessary medications, a list detailing the pets in the house, veterinarian’s contact information, the names and contact information of at least two people willing and able to...
VERGENNES — At a virtual Addison Northwest School Board meeting last week, board members, student representatives and administrators joined the district’s efforts in continuing education, providing and transporting meals, and keeping its buildings clean and safe. Director of Finance and Operations Elizabeth Jennings said all ANWSD employees had excelled in responding during the COVID-19 crisis.  “It affects every single kind of person doing every single kind of job,” Jennings said. “I’m in awe and thankful for everyone in the entire district.” Superintendent Sheila Soule also cast a wide net...

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