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Coronavirus News

Smarts season: Scholars’ Bowl thrives in virtual format

The high school winter sports season in Vermont was a turbulent one, with squads playing far fewer games and several schools pulling out of the playoffs completely after students tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

Balancing vaccines, virus spread, Lamoille North looks ahead

It’s a tumultuous time in Lamoille North school district, as it has been across Vermont and the nation, but vaccination rollouts have brought some signs of hope, even as coronavirus cases in the state and county grow. Read more

Vermont on track to open

There could be a lot to celebrate this Independence Day. Read more

Local & State News

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Second chances: Jenna’s Promise repurposes old lumberyard

A new surplus store in Johnson is bringing about second chances: one for a historic property that has lay dormant for years, the other to people fighting drug and alcohol addiction. Read more

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Wrend goes to Stowe: School board balks at its leader fielding questions

Lamoille South superintendent Tracy Wrend has agreed to field questions from Stowe residents next week about what might happen if the town decides to leave the school district. Read more

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Loads of odes: Poet pens verses of Lamoille County towns

Jeffersonville poet Susan Sanders has spent the last month capturing in verse what she sees as the essence of every Lamoille County town, focusing on what makes each unique and an attribute to the whole of the community. Read more

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New economic corporation chief ready to lead

Patrick Ripley, the new head of the Lamoille Economic Development Corporation, is ready to take the reins. His first step: listening. Read more

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Rail Trail funding, annual maintenance in capital bill

The state budget working its way through the Vermont Senate includes full funding and annual maintenance for the 93-mile Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Read more

After election, Johnson board sees big change

Editor's Note: We received word after going to press that, given the decision by Andrew Crews, the seat remains vacant for now. The trustees will meet Monday, April 12, to talk about how to proceed.   Read more

Sports

Hoops players lean on each other in pandemic

For several high school sports teams this winter, the opponent that knocked them out of the playoffs wasn’t another team, but COVID-19. Read more

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Westervelt competes at World’s

Bjorn Westervelt competed in his third Biathlon World Championships earlier this month in Obertilliach, Austria, part of a relay team that finished eighth. Read more

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Stowe’s scribe tallies 54 Vermont ski areas, but won’t finish his backyard tour until 2022

The end is in sight. No indication from Mother Nature, or those lesser minions known as the snow gods, has given any reason to suppose that the ski season will be extended past April 18. Read more

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Phil Mahre still holds World Cup record, wins for the men

The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum will livestream a conversation with Phil Mahre as part of its Red Bench series, Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m. Read more

Opinion

Let’s leave a legacy of grace, patience, caring

We Need To Talk | Lisa Senecal

COVID-19 vacation: Of sea bass, dreams, ‘Downton’

Anecdotes & Antidotes | Alan Handwerger

Pension problem provides no easy path forward

From The House | Lucy Rogers

Workers who provide key services deserve a raise

From The House | Dave Yacovone

Senate bill would give smaller utilities flexibility

From The House | Avram Patt

Leaving the forced union is the best answer

Guest Perspective | Richard Bland, Jim Brochhausen, Drew Clymer and Leigh Pelletier

Not investing in tourism promotion is short-sighted

Guest Perspective | Ed Wilson

Planning, zoning boards need more diversity

Guest Perspective | Emily Rosenbaum

Clergy supports reproductive liberty

Guest Perspective | Faith Leaders

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Summer Camps 2021 Guide

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Green Mountain Conservation Camps are calling, she must go

After over a year of remote learning, we hear Vermont students: they are struggling. They want in-person experiences and experienced mentors to teach them. They want career readiness. They are looking for connection and a safe place outside of their house and COVID bubble. Read more

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Camp unplugged: loosen the digital umbilical cord

Young people between eight and eighteen spend an average of 6.5 hours a day absorbed in media — much of the time is solitary. Read more

Community News

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Hybrid salamanders reproduce through cloning

On a warm, rainy April night a few years ago, I drove up our muddy, rutted dirt road through the mist, steering around the wood frogs hopping across the road. Read more

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Stowe Guide & Magazine Winter/Spring 2020-21

Just in time for the winter season... Stowe’s only indispensable publication is available around town. Read more

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Stowe/Green Mountain Weddings 2020-2021

Plan a magical wedding day in Vermont amid the wondrous Green Mountains, whether ablaze with fall color, capped with snow, or lush with the green of summer. Vermont’s allure as a wedding destination is matched only by the caliber of topnotch professionals ready to help plan your most special day. Read more

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Because of the coronavirus outbreak, many events and activities have been canceled, postponed or transitioned to a digital format; but, as life begins a return to normalcy, we are bringing back the weekly calendar, which will detail both virtual and in-person events.

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