Letter to the editor: Delta variant makes masking up more necessary

The present surge in COVID cases in Vermont, partly due to the Delta variant, is troubling, and I believe preventable.

Scott touts state’s pandemic response

MIDDLEBURY — Saturday was indeed a day of giving thanks and congratulations in Middlebury, as residents and visitors alike hailed the newly minted Lazarus Park and a downtown transformed by a just-completed tunnel project.Gov. Phil Scott praised those res … (read more)

Guest editorial: COVID spreading again; time to take precautions

On Aug. 7 Vermont recorded 112 cases of COVID-19, at the time the highest single-day count since April 29. I was one of those cases, and the third person in my family to test positive to COVID with a breakthrough case in early August.All three of us who d … (read more)

Eric Davis: Delta challenges Scott’s approach

The Vermont Department of Health reported on Monday that there were 1,553 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the state over the past two weeks, and that there were 33 people hospitalized with COVID, 13 of them in intensive care. The count of new cases and … (read more)

College preps for Delta variant of COVID-19

MIDDLEBURY — As Middlebury College prepares for student arrivals next month, officials are bracing for the possibility of yet another semester spent limiting the spread of COVID-19.“Our plan remains to establish a fully vaccinated campus community, with t … (read more)

Vermonters brace for the Delta variant

MIDDLEBURY — State and local health officials urged unvaccinated Vermonters to consider the emergence of the Delta variant of the coronavirus as a wake-up call to finally get a COVID-19 vaccination.Delta is a highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus strain, fir … (read more)

COVID strikes visiting family

Careful what you wish for.Last week I wrote in the Minibury e-newsletter about pining for the simpler days of last summer.This week there is nothing on my calendar, and I’m not happy about it: My family is on Day 6 of quarantine after being exposed to COV … (read more)