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The judge presiding over a case involving former Peoples Academy teacher David Bain and the school superintendent who fired him in 2014, Tracy Wrend, has denied Wrend’s argument that she was immune to being sued.

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As the coronavirus spread in Vermont — cases had reached 123 at press time — the state continued to shut down to keep the virus from spreading.

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Lamoille County schools, empty of children for more than a week, have become staging grounds for delivering meals and learning materials for students who are now communicating with their teachers over the phone and internet.

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Students who have been living — hunkered down, really — on campus at Northern Vermont University-Johnson have been told to move out by Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc with traditional life.

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The United Way of Lamoille County has established a COVID-19 Response Fund and Resource page to help support people in Lamoille County most affected by the impacts of this disease.

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Social Security offices were closed to the public for in-person service as of Tuesday, March 17, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Through an ecosystem restoration program grant provided by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, the Lamoille County Conservation District has produced a stormwater master plan for the towns of Morristown and Hyde Park.

The weeks directly after Town Meeting Day are like spring cleaning for school districts, as they exit budget-crafting season and return to normal.

As people all over Vermont bemoan the lack of available housing as a deterrent to economic prosperity, Morrisville could be experiencing a rental boom.

A group of preservationists is trying to raise a half-million dollars to ensure the continued existence of The Elmore Store, which the group calls “the heart of the community.”

The Lamoille County Planning Commission, The Nature Conservancy and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department are partnering on a project near the Wild Branch River in Wolcott to re-establish wetlands and reduce ice jams and flooding, improve wildlife habitat and improve access to recreation.

Voters in Morristown, Stowe and Elmore approved the Lamoille South school district’s $32 million budget on Tuesday, despite ominous predictions that the rising taxes associated with it might spell its doom.

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The nation may have called it Super Tuesday, but here in Vermont, we know it as Town Meeting Day. It’s the one day of the year where you get to participate in something as close to direct democracy as you’ll get in this country, voting for local highway budgets and complaining about the road…

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4393 Awards: Nominations

Nominations are now open for the sixth annual 4393 Awards, a reader survey sponsored by the Stowe Reporter, Waterbury Record and News & Citizen to honor the best in our area. Here's your chance to nominate your favorite restaurants, shops, local heroes and more. The nomination period will run through March 31, 2020, and official voting for the 4393 Awards will begin in April.

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• Joshua Turkowski of Elmore was named to the fall dean’s list at Endicott College in Beverl…

• Samantha Gentle of Elmore was named to the fall dean’s list at Merrimack College in North …

Though Harwood schools are closed, the school district continues to provide breakfast and lunch to its students. Sarah Brayer and Denise Goodman make good use of a school bus to move the food.

Downtown Morrisville is virtually empty on a weekday; local residents are being very cautious in the coronavirus crisis.

The lack of traffic on Waterbury’s Main Street shows that residents are taking seriously the cautions to stay home unless truly necessary during the coronavirus crisis.

Lynn Altadonna and Mary Skelton made this snowman on Pleasant Street in Stowe village as a way to thank health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis.

The sun will come out tomorrow and the Lamoille County Players hope that the auditioners will come out for their summer musical.

Sometimes it pays to be an insomniac. One frigid winter night, I climbed out of my restless bed and slipped outside to stand under a sky littered with stars and take in the complete silence of darkness.

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