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Scott allows bar seating with restrictions; lodgings can now book at 100 percent

Scott allows bar seating with restrictions; lodgings can now book at 100 percent

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Gov. Phil Scott has “turned the spigot” for the hospitality sector this week, allowing for lodging to increase to 100 percent capacity and for restaurants and bars to offer bar seating with some restrictions. Lodging may now book 100 percent of rooms, however travelers should either be from Vermont or if […]

First day of school goes smoothly despite changes, challenges

First day of school goes smoothly despite changes, challenges

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The day that many have been waiting for and  — and somewhat dreading — arrived Tuesday as most Green Mountain District students reported to their classes to begin a strikingly different school year. By most accounts, the results were good and several parents said that their children […]

GMUSD schools seem more prepared for reopening than NEA statewide grades indicate

GMUSD schools seem more prepared for reopening than NEA statewide grades indicate

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Thursday, Sept. 3, the Vermont NEA – the union that represents public school teachers in the state – released a “report card” for “overall preparation for safe start of school” as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. The grades in the report came from representatives of the local […]

Whiting Library reopens Aug. 3 by appointment

Whiting Library reopens Aug. 3 by appointment

The Whiting Library, 117 Main St, in Chester, will be reopening the library building to the public by appointment only beginning Monday, Aug. 3. Patrons will be required to call in advance at 875-2277 to schedule a 25-minute appointment slot. Appointments will be available at 11 and 11:30 a.m. and noon and 12:30 p.m. Monday, […]

A Complex Equation: Solving the puzzle of reopening schools

A Complex Equation: Solving the puzzle of reopening schools Part 1 of a series on reopening schools in the Time of Covid-19

This is Part  1 in a series on the issues around reopening schools closed by the pandemic in the fall. By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The countdown clock is ticking. In less than three months the 2020/21 school year begins. And while Agency of Education Secretary Dan French is working with Vermont’s […]

Family Center Thrift Shop to reopen June 19

Family Center Thrift Shop to reopen June 19 New safety protocols will be in place

The Chester-Andover Family Center Thrift Shop will reopen on June 19 with new hours and limited days: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Saturdays. New Thrift Shop Safety Protocols A limit of five customers allowed in the store at one time. Customers are required to wear a […]

Vermont Covid numbers rise as state continues to reopen businesses

Vermont Covid numbers rise as state continues to reopen businesses

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health confirmed 16 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, contributing to a weekly increase of 84. This is the largest single-week increase since early April, prompting CBS News Wednesday night to identify Vermont as one of 16 states that have seen “dramatic increase of cases since Memorial […]

Salons, gyms, libraries given go-ahead to re-open as Vermont Covid-19 infections rise by 23

Salons, gyms, libraries given go-ahead to re-open as Vermont Covid-19 infections rise by 23

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As Vermont continues to “loosen the spigot,” in Gov. Phil Scott’s words, the state Department of Health on Friday confirmed one new case of Covid-19, bringing the state total to 975, an increase of 23 in the last week. The state also announced that another person has died from the virus, […]