MAUSD and 5-towns net $7.5M in COVID relief

BRISTOL — The five towns of northeast Addison County — Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro — as well as the Mount Abraham Unified School District are in line for roughly $7.5 million in combined COVID-19 relief funding. More than $6 million of that will come from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). ARPA is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package passed by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden last month. In Vermont ARPA funding will be distributed for state, county, … (read more)

Small towns eye COVID money

PANTON — Panton Selectboard chair Howard Hall is looking forward to a “Christmas bonus” that his rural, creekside town on the western edge of Addison County expects to receive in June. But that gift — as much as $200,000 from the federal government’s Amer … (read more)

Opinion: Four ideas for relief funding

This week’s writers are Paul A. Cillo, President, Public Assets Institute; Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont NEA; Michelle Fay, Executive Director, Voices for Vermont’s Children; Matt Levin, Executive Director, Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alli … (read more)