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While both districts have avoided the full-on closures that others in the state have faced due to teacher and student absences for COVID-19 quarantining, they have both undoubtedly suffered from the spread of this extremely contagious strain of the virus.

With temperatures dropping below zero for three straight nights, the vice-chairman of the Stowe Selectboard has been ordered by his own board to swiftly fix one of his apartments that a family of six has tried to keep warm with portable space heaters, because the furnace is broken.

Vermont’s chief federal judge is considering legal arguments about whether a reported confession in January 2021 by the prime suspect for at least eight fires in Stowe was made voluntarily during a police interview.

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It’s difficult to overstate the ubiquity of onigiri — balls of sticky rice held together by a patch of seaweed — in Japan, but now they’re available to skiers and snowboarders at Stowe Mountain Resort.

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The Manor, a nursing home in Morrisville, is among 10 different long-term care facilities in Vermont currently suffering from an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, with 13 cases recorded at the facility as of Tuesday.

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Stowe Winter Carnival is back with an ice carving festival and snow volleyball. The festivities happen this week, Thursday, Jan. 20, through Sunday, Jan. 23, in Stowe.

The town of Stowe is in a holding pattern as the recently fired fire chief awaits a hearing on his termination.

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More people, more services. More services, more money. That’s the basic formula that will determine Stowe’s operating budget next fiscal year.

The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance Sunday, Jan. 16, 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of the St. Joseph’s Cathedral Church, 20 Allen Street, Burlington.

The Lamoille Valley Housing & Homelessness Coalition hosts its 5th Homelessness Awareness Day Thursday, Jan. 20, from noon-2 p.m. at the Northgate Plaza in Morrisville to memorialize the 53 Vermonters who died while homeless in 2021.

On Thursday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. Healthy Lamoille Valley offers a free online discussion on teens and cannabis and a look at data on the impacts of legal retail markets on youth with John Seales, an appointed member of the legislatively mandated Substance Misuse Prevention Advisory Council and the council’s equity, prevention and policy subcommittees.

Longtime Stowe Reporter salesperson and man about Stowe Lou Kiernan retired at the end of 2021 after 22 years on the job and his coworkers gave him a proper sendoff.

The menu at Miso toh Kome is heavy on the onigiri options, but the miso comes before the rice in stand’s name for good reason. 

On Jan. 6, Johnsonites came together for a “Be-Longing for Justice” demonstration and vigil on the one-year anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

The Antonuccis have crafted the stand menus to feature portable nutrient bombs, perfect for the skier and snowboarder on the go. 

Georgia Reed volunteers at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier.

Stowe’s Aaron Lepikko scored three goals in early January games against Hartford and Burr & Burton Academy.

The Sliwkas showed the inspectors a two-prong electrical outlet in a bathroom that is hot to touch and shocks them if they touch it in a certain way. Scott Brinkman measured the temperature of that outlet at 142 degrees, more than twice the temperature of other outlets in the apartment.

Santiago Ibarra gets the Sterling chairlift ready for skiers and riders at Smugglers’ Notch Resort Jan. 11 in minus-12 degree temperatures at the base.

A group walks across the Waterbury Reservoir dam in the mist.

You can’t always see the driver behind the wheel of Stowe’s big town trucks, but now you can tell which truck is which.

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