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Writing a column during a pandemic is an exercise in doing what’s not important. So much in my life these days pales in comparison to what’s going on in my town, my state, my country and my world. People are truly suffering.

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It’s so nice to get away from the real world this week and write about sports. Today the Red and White Sox celebrate Opening Day at Fenway Park, I’ll be there with 40,000 other fans, verbally expressing our outrage that Mookie Betts is in Los Angeles. We will officially restore The Curse of …

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Stay Home/Stay Safe: The governor has issued a “Stay Home/Stay Safe” order directing people to go out only for essential purposes. The link to this directive and the Vermont Department of Health recommendations can be found on the Town of Stowe’s website (townofstowevermont.org).

There is a surprisingly large online community of domestic arts historians. We would be the people who trace recipes promoted during the Great Depression and World War II back through the years to their roots in the 18th century, when the first cookbooks start appearing.

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Over the last weeks, the Stowe Area Association staff and board of trustees have been closely following and acting on the developments around COVID-19.

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We are living through an unprecedented time. Vermont is just beginning to feel the effects of the pandemic and its overwhelming economic impacts. Fear and uncertainty are rippling throughout our state as small businesses are suddenly grappling with this new reality with which they are faced.

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The world is in a turn-around. Last week I was in a grocery store hoarding hard cheese and red wine. I stopped on the way out to grab a cup of coffee. There was a homeless guy ahead of me getting a cup. “Sorry, man,” he said in a graveled voice. “They’ll cut this off next, you know,” he said…

“All the lonely people, where do they all come from? All the lonely people, where do they all belong.” These lines from the great Beatles song “Eleanor Rigby” played in my mind this week as I walked from meeting to meeting in the Statehouse.

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The Statehouse closed Friday evening due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will remain closed for at least a week (and likely longer). The Statehouse poses a particular threat of disease transmission, as hundreds of people pass through it each day and legislators commute back and forth from a…

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