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Your local guide to the global outbreak.

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While many segments of the local economy have suffered from the COVID pandemic, the construction industry doesn’t appear to have been socially distanced from the dollar.

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The last three months of the fiscal year that ended June 30 nearly coincided with the first three months of the pandemic. But, save for tourist-dependent Stowe, the pandemic isn’t reflected in cash register receipts around Lamoille County.

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Back in April, when the leading doctors made recommendations about how to handle COVID-19, they were sharing their best scientific guesses. By now, nearly every primary care and hospital medicine doctor in America has observed COVID-19 firsthand.

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You can’t always get what you want, at least in Stowe these days, when it comes to using local taxes collected from restaurants, bars and hotels to fund improvements that aren’t necessarily needed.

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I am not an epidemiologist and am certainly not Anthony Fauci. I am, however, a former social worker and a physician with over 25 years of experience in health care. And I think it is time we face some facts about the COVID pandemic.

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The current state of our world is one we have not experienced before. The coronavirus has wreaked havoc over the past few months, and altered not only the present, but the future as well. With COVID comes an obligation to take on new precautions necessary for day to day life. It takes time, money and sacrifice as we reshape the way in which we live.

Six positive COVID-19 cases recently confirmed in schools across the Lamoille North school district have been traced back to two social gatherings, according to school officials.

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Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday afternoon told reporters that he cast his vote for former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democrat, a line other Republican governors — even others critical of President Donald Trump — haven’t been willing to cross.

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Ashley Prout McAvey of Shelburne finally breathed a sigh of relief on Oct. 8, when Governor Phil Scott signed a bill making it illegal in Vermont to buy and sell most products, like ivory, composed of animal parts from endangered wildlife.

A high school teacher-turned-lawyer has been picked to become the new U.S. Magistrate Judge for Vermont.

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Anyone hoping to vote by mail in the Nov. 3 general election should have completed ballots in the mail by Saturday.

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The number of fatal car crashes on Vermont’s roads is up substantially. Despite there theoretically being fewer drivers on the road because of the ongoing pandemic, the number of people killed in motor vehicle crashes this year has already surpassed last year’s total.

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Molly Gray, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, and Statehouse leaders gathered Monday in Montpelier to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.

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Vermont voters showed up at the polls in historic numbers last week, shattering the record for turnout in statewide primary set four years ago.

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