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Family, homes and gatherings are synonymous with holidays. So, this time of year can be an emotional obstacle course for people, like senior citizens, who may be isolated from their families, alone in their homes and secluded by social distancing.

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As skiers cross their fingers for a big snow year, the founder of Stowe Mountain Rescue knows that a thick snowpack will mean a busy winter for the hardy group of backcountry emergency responders.

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Lamoille County’s homeless shelter is back open — and obeying local zoning laws. The Lamoille Community House, located in the village of Hyde Park, opened its doors for the first time this season on Friday afternoon, Nov. 27.

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Northern Vermont University has received a $3.5 million donation — the largest-ever private gift to the Vermont State Colleges — from Mark and Molly Valade, college officials announced Monday.

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Visitors and their dogs can enjoy the park, which is next to the playground at the intersection of Park Street and Copley Avenue, from sunrise to sunset.

A man from Mexico found working at a Lamoille County hemp processing plant has received a 39-day prison sentence for illegal reentry into the United States after being ordered deported 5 years ago by a federal judge.

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The county’s only homeless shelter has served residents overnight for a few years, but staff said during a pandemic that’s not good enough — people need a safe place to stay all day, every day, to lessen the risk of spreading COVID-19.

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The coronavirus has put the Stowe Arena on ice. The municipal rink has shut its doors to recreational hockey leagues, and it’s unsure how much skating time the high school teams will get when their seasons start at the beginning of December.

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Lamoille County’s unemployment rate went from the among the lowest in the state to the highest during the coronavirus pandemic. In the midst of that alarming flip-flop, the county has received a $300,000 grant to help get more people back to work.

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Kim Anetsberger is the new executive director of Lamoille Community House, a warming shelter for people experiencing homelessness in Hyde Park.

Visitors and their dogs can enjoy the park, which is next to the playground at the intersection of Park Street and Copley Avenue, from sunrise to sunset.

Emily Dreissigacker, Peoples Academy grad who competed in the 2018 Olympics in biathlon.

A light dusting of snow makes for a pretty scene along the Lamoille River in Morristown this week.

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