Editorial: COVID’s back: Should masking be too?

ANGELO LYNN In the movie this winter, “Don’t Look Up,” a huge comet is approaching Earth on a trajectory that’s sure to cause cataclysmic destruction upon impact. The president, however, chooses to tell her supporters not to believe the scientists who are trying to inform the nation, and world, of the yet-unseen gigantic rock that will soon collide with Earth. The chant among the president’s followers becomes “don’t look up” — a parody of those who initially chose to deny the deadly threat of the Covid-19 v … (read more)

Most county schools to drop mask requirement March 14

Wearing masks will become optional in Addison Central School District schools soon.

In light of new state policy, local schools reconsidering masks

After Gov. Scott recommended lifting school masking recommendations, some Addison County schools are making tentative plans to do so.

Masks will stay on in local schools

ADDISON COUNTY — All three Addison County school district superintendents confirmed that in-school mask mandates for students, staff and visitors would remain in place for the foreseeable future.Initially, schools in the county and around the state had st … (read more)

Kids in masks? Local parents weigh in

ADDISON COUNTY — When Gov. Phil Scott last week announced that all state COVID-19 guidelines would be lifted since Vermont has vaccinated 80% of its eligible population, the recommendation that kids under 12 years old continue to wear masks indoors remain … (read more)

Vergennes lifts mask law

VERGENNES — Masks or other protective facial coverings will no longer be required to enter Vergennes businesses and public buildings, effective as of Tuesday’s Vergennes City Council meeting.Councilors voted unanimously on Tuesday to rescind their 2020 or … (read more)

Scott mandates masks in public

Gov. Phil Scott on Friday ordered people in Vermont to cover their faces when out in public. The Republican governor said that while Vermont’s COVID-19 infection rate is still among the lowest in the country, a rise in cases elsewhere in the U.S. has put … (read more)

Faith Gong: Letter from Maine: Fog and face masks

Much to my surprise, I am writing this column from the front porch of our rental house in Ogunquit, Maine. It is the tenth summer that I have spent a week at this beach with my husband, our growing brood of children, and my parents. This year, as the COVI … (read more)

Middlebury will consider a rule on face masks

MIDDLEBURY — While Vergennes officials this past week took action to require mask wearing by customers at city businesses, members of the Middlebury selectboard began discussing similar steps in the shire town but put off a decision until at least June 9. … (read more)