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Stowe’s Main Street went back to the future last week after workers removed the last vestiges of power lines that were considered the peak of technology more than a century ago, but came to be, for some, an eyesore that cluttered the skies — a $3.2 million eyesore.

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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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Skiers and riders were thankful for fresh snow on opening day at Stowe Mountain Resort Wednesday. The opening date was pushed back five days after a warm November made it impossible to start the chairlifts last Friday.

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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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A hunter bagging a buck on the fourth day of Vermont’s rifle season doesn’t sound like anything out of the ordinary. But for Marcel G. Gravel, the feat represents something that might best be described as a miracle.

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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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One of Stowe Mountain Resort’s main goals for the upcoming ski season is making sure there will be a full season, from start to finish. Already, the start part is a moving target.

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This season is shaping up to be anything but normal and still filled with a lot of uncertainty.

Author David Goodman will discuss his newest book “Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast: 50 Classic Ski & Snowboard Tours in New England and New York” on Thursday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., 1 South Main St., in Stowe, as part of Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum’s Writers on the Red Bench Series.

Stowe Middle and High School has received a 2020 College Success Award, recently announced by the national nonprofit GreatSchools, whose mission is to empower parents so they can improve educational opportunities for their children.

Did you know that a group of Lamoille County young-at-heart soccer players, average age 60, has played soccer every Sunday for 20 years? The Soccer Fossils currently play at Cambridge Community Center in Jeffersonville. For information, call Paul at 802-238-3903.

Not a skier in the bunch. A flock of Canadian geese heads south for the winter.

It’s officially winter when the road from Cambridge to Stowe, Route 108 through Smugglers Notch, closes until spring.

Micheal Diender, among those who have been wishing for this for decades, shared a painting by former Stowe resident Vera Beckerhoff, that he says inspired the drive to eliminate the wires.

Crews remove the last pole at the intersection of Sunset and Main streets.

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