New York Times staffer to discuss reporting on a pandemic

Apoorva Mandavilli will deliver Middlebury College’s 2022 Robert W. van de Velde Jr. ’75 Memorial lecture, “Reporting on an Unprecedented Pandemic,” this coming Monday at 7 p.m.

COVID continues to crop up at local schools

ADDISON COUNTY — An individual associated with Middlebury Union High School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement Wednesday afternoon from MUHS Principal Justin Campbell. “Luckily, this individual was not in school when contagiou … (read more)

Faith Gong: Anxiety, hand-washing, and eye contact: A report from the kids

The temperature hasn’t risen above freezing all day, but the sky is a brilliant blue traversed by wispy clouds and the sun is shining on the sparkling white snow. In our front yard, my four daughters are zipping around on their skates, playing broomball o … (read more)

Ways of Seeing: Pandemic shrouds family’s loss

Six years ago, at 5 o’clock in the morning on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, my dad died. He was in his bed at home at the edge of the woods, five miles outside a northern Connecticut town. Outside: five inches of fluffy snow. A muffled world: with no b … (read more)

COVID & Community: Learning how coronavirus affects us all

Middlebury College students in Prof. Lindsay Repka’s fall Biochem class took an in-depth look at the science of coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. In their studies they saw how this pandemic reaches beyond the proteins, RNA and other buildin … (read more)

Starksboro school reports COVID case

STARKSBORO — A member of the learning community at Robinson Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. Mount Abraham Unified School District officials received the news on Nov. 23, according to an announcement Monday afternoon by Superintendent P … (read more)

Karl Lindholm: Pandemic sports: ‘The best part of their day’

Katharine DeLorenzo’s Middlebury College field hockey team has won three NCAA Division III championships in a row with an overall won-loss record in that time of 62-4. This fall season, however, they didn’t win a single game! The Middlebury football team, … (read more)

Gov. Scott tightens pandemic restrictions

VERMONT — As the state grapples with the spike in COVID-19 cases that Vermont has seen in the past two weeks, Gov. Phil Scott and other officials are explaining how they came to the decision to severely limit social interactions among Vermonters just as t … (read more)

Willowell launches a 100% outdoor school

MONKTON — This summer, when Addison County Schools announced their plans to reopen with a hybrid of remote and in-person learning, Willowell Foundation Administrative Director Tasha Ball started getting a lot of email. “Parents were looking to us to pull … (read more)

Marquis Theater gets facelift during shutdown

MIDDLEBURY — At least one Main Street business in Middlebury has been inactive during the pandemic, but continues to survive with the prospect of reopening next spring: The Marquis Theater. Ben Wells, owner of the Marquis, was forced to close the theater … (read more)

Editorial: Scott takes tough approach to COVID spike, justifiably so

Gov. Phil Scott’s decision this past Friday to ban inter-household gatherings, while allowing schools to remain open and limited access to restaurants and bars, prompted rare public pushback among Vermonters who have been model-citizens in obeying the dic … (read more)

Vt. physicians: Prioritize our communities and protect schools

The American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians and Vermont Medical Society join Governor Scott and the Vermont Department of Health in calling on Vermonters to refrain from any social gathering in order to protect … (read more)

Letter to the editor: New restrictions make no sense

I have been a strong supporter of Gov. Scott’s efforts to curb COVID-19 in Vermont. But with his most recent dictum, something has gone awry. I hope the governor and his team will consider another approach. It makes zero sense to me that under the new dic … (read more)

Scott bans multi-family gatherings in Vermont, closes bars and clubs

Gov. Phil Scott on Friday said the state is “at a tipping point” with the recent influx of COVID-19 cases. He announced a ban on inter-household gatherings, the closure of bars and social clubs, and the cancellation of recreational sports leagues as the C … (read more)

College goes into quarantine as COVID-19 surges in Vermont (updated)

MIDDLEBURY — As COVID-19 cases rose to record levels in Vermont, Middlebury College announced Thursday evening it will move to a mandatory campus quarantine beginning 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, and continuing until students depart for the year on Saturday, N … (read more)