Vergennes eyes rule that would require mask wearing

VERGENNES — Customers of Vergennes businesses and those who wish to enter city buildings will soon be formally requested to wear protective masks, according to an agreement in principle the Vergennes City Council reached at its Tuesday meeting. After discussion, council members agreed to ask City Manager Daniel Hofman to draft a resolution requiring masks in Vergennes shops and buildings, one modeled after resolutions already in place in Burlington and South Burlington. They expected to review the draft doc … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Make masks mandatory

This is a letter I wrote to the Vt. Governor’s office: I am writing this email to ask if you would consider making the wearing of masks mandatory inside of stores, public transportation, and other public enclosed environments. Here is my reasoning and som … (read more)

A Weybridge seamstress sews masks for fun, charity, survival

WEYBRIDGE — Molly Smith has learned firsthand that if you give, you can receive a lot in return. The talented clothing designer and maker decided to produce and donate face masks around a month ago, when the COVID-19 pandemic took the starch out of her fa … (read more)

Folklife Center launches “Show Us Your Masks!” project

MIDDLEBURY — Like many people across the globe, Vermonters have stepped up and started making homemade face masks — both in response to a call for us to wear them while out in public, and to help address the shortage of basic protective equipment for doct … (read more)

Porter accepts hand-sewn masks; directions provided

MIDDLEBURY — It is not surprising that doctors and first responders on the front lines of the effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic are wearing facemasks to protect themselves around contagious individuals. But officials have been telling members of … (read more)