This page contains all of the Vermont Community Newspaper Group’s coverage of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

ALERT

Your local guide to the global outbreak.

The last edition of our newspapers did not make it to newsstands or mailboxes last week on time due to a series of failures at our printer, with whom we contract to print all five weekly newspapers under the ownership of the Vermont Community Newspaper Group.

I appreciate Vermont Health Department commissioner Dr. Mark Levine’s honest answer at Gov. Phil Scott’s press conference this week when asked why our state’s COVID-19 rates are so high given that Vermont has the country’s highest vaccination rate.

Williston schools have had many more students test positive for COVID than other schools in the Champlain Valley School District and no one seems to know why.

The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to drag on for nearly two years, changing all our lives in ways great and small. For our two daughters, ages 5 and 7, this pandemic has lasted for a significant portion of their lives.

On Oct. 29, the restaurant Tres Amigos and historic Stowe music venue The Rusty Nail closed permanently under the ownership of Mark Frier and Chad Fry.

A group of local business and community leaders have established the Stowe Community Fund, a permanent philanthropic asset designed to build upon and evolve the work of the Stowe C19 General Relief Fund that was established to meet essential needs of our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

I offer you some resources that perhaps will help make everyday life a little easier as we accept the world isn’t as we’d like it to be right now. To help us relish our one precious life and to give help to others.

At a community outreach meeting Tuesday night, the Lamoille North Supervisory Union school district presented its plan to allocate approximately $5.09 million received through the American Rescue Plan Act.

After the Centers for Disease Control approved a COVID-19 vaccine for children ages five to 11, clinics where parents can get their children vaccinated have been scheduled in schools across Lamoille County, beginning next Tuesday.

World Health News

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Matthew Davidson was one of the more than 100,000 people to die from a drug overdose in the US from May 2020 to April 2021. CNN's Miguel Marquez speaks to his mother on how she works to stop others from joining that statistic.

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