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While both districts have avoided the full-on closures that others in the state have faced due to teacher and student absences for COVID-19 quarantining, they have both undoubtedly suffered from the spread of this extremely contagious strain of the virus.

The Morristown Centennial Library won’t be getting as much financial support from the town next year as its trustees would like, but it won’t have its contribution from taxpayers slashed as much as trustees initially feared.

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The Cambridge Conservation Commission voted 5-1 to send a letter to the state voicing its concerns about the planned Smugglers’ Notch RV Park, disagreeing that such a development is in accordance with the town plan.

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The Manor, a nursing home in Morrisville, is among 10 different long-term care facilities in Vermont currently suffering from an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, with 13 cases recorded at the facility as of Tuesday.

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A Johnson man who pleaded guilty three years ago to a half-dozen criminal charges related to child sexual abuse, and who later withdrew that plea after firing his second lawyer, is having his case presented before a jury this week.

A group of Cambridge residents, led by neighbors, has launched a crusade against the potential Smugglers Notch RV Park planned for the Route 108 corridor with a flurry of letters and a petition.

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Girls’ basketball and Nordic skiing events were canceled this week, but the boys’ basketball team managed to squeeze in two games last week, winning one and losing the other.

The Lamoille Valley Housing & Homelessness Coalition hosts its 5th Homelessness Awareness Day Thursday, Jan. 20, from noon-2 p.m. at the Northgate Plaza in Morrisville to memorialize the 53 Vermonters who died while homeless in 2021.

On Saturday, Jan. 22, from 4-5:30 p.m., Johnson Public Library offers a Zoom presentation entitled “Your Vegetable Gardening Questions Answered” with Tony and Joie Lehouillier from Foote Brook Farm in Johnson. (Note: This is a corrected time.)

On Thursday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. Healthy Lamoille Valley offers a free online discussion on teens and cannabis and a look at data on the impacts of legal retail markets on youth with John Seales, an appointed member of the legislatively mandated Substance Misuse Prevention Advisory Council and the council’s equity, prevention and policy subcommittees.

The Craftsbury Public Library has been recognized as a 2021 Star Library. This national distinction compares usage and expenses of libraries across the United States and means that it is used more than other libraries of comparable size.

On Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. the Vermont Studio Center offers a free, virtual talk over Zoom with artist Jean Shin, who is recognized for her monumental installations that incorporate everyday objects.

Longtime Stowe Reporter salesperson and man about Stowe Lou Kiernan retired at the end of 2021 after 22 years on the job and his coworkers gave him a proper sendoff.

Georgia Reed uses a high-tech power chair to zoom around Montpelier.

Mist shrouds Mount Mansfield where skiers and riders, especially those chomping to get into the woods, await the season’s first big dump of snow.

A group walks across the Waterbury Reservoir dam in the mist.

On Jan. 6, Johnsonites came together for a “Be-Longing for Justice” demonstration and vigil on the one-year anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Mountain operations at Stowe Mountain Resort blow snow on Mount Mansfield on a recent bluebird day.

A lone ice fisherman looks for the perfect spot on a frozen Waterbury Reservoir.

You can’t always see the driver behind the wheel of Stowe’s big town trucks, but now you can tell which truck is which.

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