Thursday, Sept. 10, was officially my first day of school, as I am in the A-L cohort of students on Mondays and Thursdays.
Students shared their experiences of being back in school for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic state of emergency was declared.
Dave Pittinaro said teachers keep an eye on everybody, but so far no one has broken the mask code. Grumble they might, but they still are doing it behind cloth, he says.
A little trepidation was to be expected as students headed back to school amid a pandemic, but for Lamoille Union junior Lindsey Bullard, anxiety was overruled by excitement.
This was my last first day of elementary school – the start of sixth grade at Hyde Park Elementary School.
Wolcott Elementary School third grader Gavin Houle said he is “very excited to be back in school!”
A small group of Stowe High School students may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, and a worker at Stowe pizzeria Piecasso has tested positive for the disease.
The Lamoille South school district has filled all of its teaching positions, assuring students will have some new instructors along with all the familiar faces — all of them half covered by masks.
The Green Mountain Club will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Taft Lodge, the oldest shelter on the Long Trail, on Saturday, Sept. 19, Barnes Camp Visitor Center, Mountain Road, Stowe.
Even as Vermont gets high marks for the way it’s keeping coronavirus at bay, the opiate scourge that’s rocked the Green Mountains for the past decade still needs tending to.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 7 and 8, the News & Citizen and Stowe Reporter will host debates between a total of 12 candidates vying for six seats representing different parts of Lamoille County in the Vermont House of Representatives.
Legislative Bridge Session
We checked in with local lawmakers to see how the legislative bridge session was going. Here are their responses, edited for length.
Democrat, Lamoille-Washington, Morristown
Democrat, Lamoille-2, Wolcott
Democrat, Lamoille-3, Waterville
Republican, Lamoille County, Cambridge
Democrat, Lamoille-2, Wolcott
Democrat, Lamoille-Washington, Worcester
Republican, Lamoille-1, Stowe
Stowe has a reputation for a being something of a foodie town, with eateries catering to all manner of appetite. Word appears to have spread to the state’s bear population.
Stowe High School’s decision to not offer Advanced Placement classes this year has drawn the ire of parents and students, who describe the move as hastily made and an obstacle to getting into competitive colleges.
Vermont’s Catholic schools may put their faith in a higher power but, like public school districts around the state, when it comes to reopening for in-person learning, they also rely on a plan.
State officials want to start a novice turkey-hunting weekend and introduce an electronic reporting system for big game, changes that could help combat a decline in the number of hunters — and in the state’s revenue from hunting licenses — and make reporting game easier during COVID-19.
Remember when you were a little kid and your teachers taught you how to stay in the lines when coloring? That skill will be put to good use when the older kids head back to Stowe High School next week.
Coronavirus: Local Business Operations
Explore Stowe-area businesses and events with modified operations as a result of COVID-19. Information courtesy of the Stowe Area Association.
"To our Lamoille County Neighbors: There will be plenty of information coming out over the next several weeks. We will specialize in providing information that pertains to our local businesses and services."
High school sports in northern Vermont are set to kick off later than initially expected this month.
The Stowe Tennis Club championships took place at the end of August after two separate, pandemic-friendly weeks of tournaments.
A hunter may take up to four deer in Vermont’s two-part archery season if they do not shoot any deer in the other deer seasons.
The Canada goose hunting season, to help control Vermont’s resident Canada goose population prior to the arrival of Canada geese migrating south from Canada, started Sept. 1.
The Moss Glen Falls trail will be closed through Sept. 25.
Enjoy your favorite fair foods at a Fair Food Fest at Field Days in Johnson, Friday, Sept. 25, 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Volunteers from all corners of Lamoille County and beyond will come together to help their neighbors secure a little more warmth this winter.
The Lamoille County waste district’s final hazardous waste collection of the year is Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m.-noon, G.W. Tatro parking lot, Routes 15 and 108, Jeffersonville.
At 70.2 feet in length, the 1887 Montgomery Covered Bridge crosses the North Branch of the Lamoille River in Waterville.
The Scribner Covered Bridge crosses the Gihon River and is named after one of the area’s former farm owners. Built in about 1919, the bridge is 47.8 feet long.
Antique car enthusiasts visit the Kissin’ Bridge, an antique covered bridge also called the Codding Hollow Covered Bridge, built in about 1877 in Waterville.
Emily’s Covered Bridge (also called Gold Brook or Stowe Hollow Bridge) located in the Stowe Hollow area of Stowe. The possibly haunted bridge is 48.5 feet long and was built in 1844.
Drew Thoeni, a sixth grader at Hyde Park Elementary, donned her mask — and her reporter’s cap — to deliver a first-person account of being back in school.