I wasn’t sure what this column should be about. Then, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to write it.
Last week, I thought, “Everyone’s writing about the new coronavirus, so perhaps I shouldn’t. Maybe my column can be a refreshing break from the news of the world.” But it quickly became clear that to write about anything other than the COVID-19 pandemic that’s sweeping the world would be to ignore an enormous elephant in the room, as the number of confirmed cases rose across the nation and entered Vermont, and as the first Addison County resident tested positive.
As the COVID-19 numbers climbed...
Local schools are now closed, until at least April 6, to contain the spread of COVID-19. Libraries are closed. Restaurants are closed. Many parents are scrambling for childcare, or scrambling to suddenly homeschool their children, or just scrambling to stay sane and calm.
It’s hard coming up with fun stuff to do with kids when you’re also balancing work changes, uncertainty and anxiety. So we asked three creative Addison County parents to share their recommendations.
KURT BRODERSON, executive director of MCTV and technology coordinator at Ilsley Library:
As the Technology Coordinator at...