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Emails between members of the Lamoille South school board, who weren’t consulted about the administration’s pandemic-spurred decision to nix the regular grading system, detail a mad scramble to get ahead of the message before the grade changes were finalized.

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Your local guide to the global outbreak.

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Lamoille Union High School, closed for the past two months, turned into a beehive of activity Friday as hundreds of vehicles carrying thousands of people lined up for free food.

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Vermont health officials are looking to test 1,000 people a day, in an effort to better define the virus’ presence in the state, and the state has opened up testing for everyone, regardless of symptoms.

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Launched at the very beginning of the pandemic, a weekly hourlong update organized by Johnson town officials has become must-see TV, with special guests and musical acts.

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Four F-35 fighter jets from the Air National Guard base in South Burlington streak over Copley Hospital, in a flight that went all around Vermont to honor frontline health-care workers. 

Coronavirus: Local Business Operations

View the latest updates on business operations (including town services, restaurants, activities, lodging and shops) and events courtesy of the Stowe Area Association. As Vermont slowly begins to reopen, the information can change rapidly, so please check with a business before going there.

"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."

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A familiar face is back on the Hyde Park Select Board. David Gagnier, a board member for a decade before he stepped away in March, has been chosen to fill a vacant seat on the five-member board.

For brothers Steven and Brian Jones, the writing had been on the wall for quite a while. The brothers own Joneslan Farm, a landmark in Hyde Park for a century and a half. What was on the wall? It’s time to get out of the dairy industry.

A family of bears is roaming around downtown Morrisville, and Vermont Fish and Wildlife is asking village residents to help minimize the danger.

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In a photo supplied by her mother, Olive Mahnke, 9, a third-grader from Hyde Park, reads a News & Citizen article about homeless and housing-insecure people.

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Mason Sawyer of Jeffersonville was named to the spring dean’s list at Northeastern University in Boston. Sawyer is majoring in media arts.

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Stowe Theatre Guild has postponed its entire 2020 season to 2021.

Even “Much Ado About Nothing,” which was the only Guild show that hadn’t yet been canceled, has become much ado about something: COVID-19.

Four players and one coach from the Peoples Academy and Stowe High School cooperative hockey teams have been selected for the annual Make-A-Wish All-Star Hockey Classic scheduled next month.

One of those students is Ngawang Thrinley Palbar, whose nickname is Rinpoche, which means “precious.”

Warm, sunny weather and a layout that encourages social distancing made for a lovely afternoon in the sculpture garden at Stowe Cider.

One of those students is Ngawang Thrinley Palbar, whose nickname is Rinpoche, which means “precious.”

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