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Your local guide to the global outbreak.

Last week, after the schools were shut down, teachers and leaders in the Harwood Union school district labored tirelessly to set up an online system to continue educating children.

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A list of Waterbury area businesses that are open, closed or offering delivery/takeout courtesy of Revitalizing Waterbury as of March 26, 2020.

Waterbury Cares — a COVID-19 alliance, resource exchange and support group — has been set up by town leaders to connect people who need help with people who want to give help. To connect online: bit.ly/waterburycares.

Gov. Phil Scott announced Monday that the state has pushed back tax deadlines for businesses and individual Vermonters, in an effort to provide economic relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With no budget, a room full of parents and residents looking for answers, and the deadline looming for coming up with a school construction bond, the Harwood Union school board tried last Thursday to forge a path forward.

Harwood school board members and school officials have their work cut out for them. In the coming months, they will tackle a trio of issues, each of which would be challenging on its own, but together will test the abilities and the limits of people responsible making the hard decisions.

After a turbulent town meeting, Duxbury’s new select board met Monday to figure out what’s going on with the millions of dollars in grant projects the town has on its plate, and to look at the corresponding paperwork.

After months of acrimony with district officials, parents and taxpayers unhappy with proposed changes went to the polls and defeated the proposed Harwood school budget by almost 800 votes.

For most Vermonters, neighboring New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary brings the challenge of enduring seemingly endless campaign commercials. For Greg and Amy Tatro, it offered something more: The chance to take a selfie with a potential future commander in chief.

Harwood won the Division 2 championship, 3-2 — its first boys hockey title since 2005 and its third ever.

Without taking a single shot, the Harwood Union High School girls basketball team became co-champions in Division 2.

All around Stowe, in this time of social distancing, signs deliver messages of thanks, of regret about closing for now, of spirit, of encouragement, and how to pick up your takeout food.

Mask-maker Nancy Small of Stowe shows off one of her masks in a selfie.

Tony Adams delivered Vermont sports news on WCAX-TV for 35 years.

The faithful stand at attention during the National Anthem before the PA-Stowe boys hockey team played St. Albans for the title.

Stowe’s Roshawn Russell floats through the lane for a bucket against Peoples Academy, and Stowe won the match-up for the first time in a decade.

Cars jam the main parking lot at Stowe Mountain Resort on Friday, as skiers skinned up the hill and skied back down — violating the rules on social distancing.

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During the current public health crisis, getting outdoors close to home and connecting with nature is an excellent way to help maintain mental and physical health.

The sun will come out tomorrow and the Lamoille County Players hope that the auditioners will come out for their summer musical.

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