Thursday, Sept. 10, was officially my first day of school, as I am in the A-L cohort of students on Mondays and Thursdays.
Students shared their experiences of being back in school for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic state of emergency was declared.
Dave Pittinaro said teachers keep an eye on everybody, but so far no one has broken the mask code. Grumble they might, but they still are doing it behind cloth, he says.
A little trepidation was to be expected as students headed back to school amid a pandemic, but for Lamoille Union junior Lindsey Bullard, anxiety was overruled by excitement.
This was my last first day of elementary school – the start of sixth grade at Hyde Park Elementary School.
Wolcott Elementary School third grader Gavin Houle said he is “very excited to be back in school!”
A small group of Stowe High School students may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, and a worker at Stowe pizzeria Piecasso has tested positive for the disease.
The Lamoille South school district has filled all of its teaching positions, assuring students will have some new instructors along with all the familiar faces — all of them half covered by masks.
Even as Vermont gets high marks for the way it’s keeping coronavirus at bay, the opiate scourge that’s rocked the Green Mountains for the past decade still needs tending to.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 7 and 8, the News & Citizen and Stowe Reporter will host debates between a total of 12 candidates vying for six seats representing different parts of Lamoille County in the Vermont House of Representatives.
Legislative Bridge Session
We checked in with local lawmakers to see how the legislative bridge session was going. Here are their responses, edited for length.
Democrat, Lamoille-2, Wolcott
Democrat, Lamoille-Washington, Morristown
Democrat, Lamoille-3, Waterville
Democrat, Lamoille-2, Wolcott
Republican, Lamoille-1, Stowe
Republican, Lamoille County, Cambridge
Democrat, Lamoille-Washington, Worcester
Stowe has a reputation for a being something of a foodie town, with eateries catering to all manner of appetite. Word appears to have spread to the state’s bear population.
Stowe High School’s decision to not offer Advanced Placement classes this year has drawn the ire of parents and students, who describe the move as hastily made and an obstacle to getting into competitive colleges.
An incumbent who missed the filing deadline has set up a five-person race for two seats that serve Essex and Orleans counties in the Vermont Senate.
Vermont’s Catholic schools may put their faith in a higher power but, like public school districts around the state, when it comes to reopening for in-person learning, they also rely on a plan.
Coronavirus: Local Business Operations
Explore Stowe-area businesses and events with modified operations as a result of COVID-19. Information courtesy of the Stowe Area Association.
"To our Lamoille County Neighbors: There will be plenty of information coming out over the next several weeks. We will specialize in providing information that pertains to our local businesses and services."
High school sports in northern Vermont are set to kick off later than initially expected this month.
Vermont’s high school football teams now know just who they will be playing in the abridged, abnormal 7-vs.-7 season that will take the place this fall in place of the traditional gridiron season in the Green Mountain State.
Hinesburg native Bobby Therrien came back to reclaim the lead, and then the victory, in the 200-lap Labor Day Classic at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, Sept. 6.
With support from Union Bank, the cycling community has come together to put on Ride for Justice on Saturday, Sept. 19. All proceeds benefit the Lamoille Restorative Center.
The Moss Glen Falls trail will be closed through Sept. 25.
Enjoy your favorite fair foods at a Fair Food Fest at Field Days in Johnson, Friday, Sept. 25, 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Volunteers from all corners of Lamoille County and beyond will come together to help their neighbors secure a little more warmth this winter.
The Lamoille County waste district’s final hazardous waste collection of the year is Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m.-noon, G.W. Tatro parking lot, Routes 15 and 108, Jeffersonville.
Who’s ready for chicken pie?
Eleventh grader Sarah Evans, left, and her freshman sister Grace, prepare to enter the halls of Stowe High School for the first time in half a year.
Dust and smoke fill the air as paving continues along Route 100 between Morrisville and Stowe.
Crews from the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps rebuild the raised, wooden walkways at Moss Glen Falls. The popular trail is closed weekdays through Sept. 25, but open on weekends and after 4:30 during the week. The trail goes through a wetland and the walkways have deteriorated over time.
A masked Lamoille Union High School boys soccer squad practices drills in net.
Stowe girls field hockey practice under the guidance of new coach Justina Wentworth Reichelt.