State says face covering should be a personal choice

State officials say face masks should be optional at indoor settings in Vermont beginning March 14.

Masks will stay in place in Addison County schools

ADDISON COUNTY — All three Addison County school district superintendents confirmed on Thursday, Sept. 2, that in-school mask mandates for students, staff and visitors would remain in place for the foreseeable future.Initially, schools in the county and a … (read more)

Facemasks available for Middlebury businesses

MIDDLEBURY — In his Emergency Management update to the Middlebury selectboard Tuesday evening, Police Chief Tom Hanley reported that a supply of cloth masks provided by the state is now available to Middlebury businesses for customer use. Better Middlebur … (read more)

Bristol board to consider town mask resolution

BRISTOL — After a downtown store owner raised concerns about employees being accosted by customers who don’t want to wear required face masks, the Bristol selectboard is considering a resolution that would express support for local businesses that require … (read more)

Middlebury considering a face mask ordinance

MIDDLEBURY — While Vergennes officials this week favored taking action to require mask wearing by customers at city businesses, members of the Middlebury selectboard this week discussed taking similar steps in the shiretown but put off a decision until at … (read more)

Editorial: To wear or not to wear…

So much of the essence of Trump’s three years in office can be summed up with his recent politicization of wearing a mask during this Covid-19 pandemic.  He started down this rabbit hole by initially refusing to wear a mask because, as he said to folks cl … (read more)

Chinese parents donate masks to Middlebury College

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College Physician Mark Peluso received a welcome delivery on April 15 — a donation of 10,000 surgical masks from 79 families of Chinese students who attend Middlebury. When Peluso first learned about the donation in early April, hi … (read more)