By the way for May 7

Look for a couple of important decisions to be announced later this week. On Thursday or Friday, several local schools should announce at least tentative plans on what they will do about high school graduations next month. In his daily message to the community, Middlebury Emergency Management Director Tom Hanley also said we can look for information on a timeline for easing restrictions on childcare and summer camps. In a message to students last week, Addison Central officials told seniors that they should “be assured that we are definitely going to have some sort of graduation ceremony for you and your families. Gov. Scott is due to provide an update on the State of Emergency next Monday. 
Hanley also tried to correct a rumor on a positive COVID-19 test in Addison County. He said that on April 25 a homeless person who left Massachusetts a few days earlier made his way to Middlebury. After two days here the man was taken to Harbor Place in South Burlington for quarantine, where he then tested positive. So while he was in Vermont and Addison County for two days, he didn’t contract the disease here nor test positive for it here.
As you may know Vergennes has been doing a Bang-N-Clang parade every night at 7:00 to support the essential workers. Cars — including official police and fire vehicles — drive through the community and make a lot of noise as the residents come outside to join in. Next Thursday, May 14, will see the 50th parade during the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. All are invited to join in the celebration that evening! 
Despite being canceled this year due to coronavirus, the Bristol American Legion announced that six Mount Abraham Union High School juniors were chosen for Green Mountain Boys’ State this year. They include Brewer Atocha of Lincoln, Liam Davidson of Bristol, Lucas Jensen of Monkton, Koby LaRose of Bristol, Evan Logan of Bristol and Christofer Wolack of Monkton. Each student will receive a certificate or letter  from Boys’ State that can be included in their college applications.

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