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Widespread concerns about school reopening


  by Meghan Wayland Teachers and administrators shared their concerns with state legislators on the House Committee on Education Thursday during a discussion of reopening plans.  Staffing was top among them. There is widespread concern about a teaching shortage, Superintendent Bev Davis said at a Lake Region Union Elementary-Middle School District (LRUEMSD) board meeting last week.  She cited a le... More »

Jay nurse on the frontline of the pandemic


by Meghan Wayland   North Country Hospital employee Hannah Johnson spent two months — mid-April to mid-June — as a COVID nurse in a hot spot.  In those weeks, out of hundreds of intensive care coronavirus patients admitted to the New Jersey hospital where she worked, only eight people survived.  When a patient was discharged, the hospital would play a 30-second clip of “Here Comes the Sun” by the ... More »

Who’s running in the August 11 Primary?


   This year offers plenty of choices for the state’s highest offices, if not always for local races. No fewer than four Republicans are vying for the chance to unseat Representative Peter Welch, the state’s lone delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. Even more surprisingly Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, faces four challengers from his own party, as well as those who hope to face him a... More »


A farewell to Currier’s market


Currier’s Quality Market in Glover closed on Friday, July 31.  Jim Currier bought the store 53 years ago and has operated it, along with family members, ever since.  The store has a buyer, and it will reopen but not for two o... More »

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We owe it to our kids


  by Governor Phil Scott Earlier this summer, my team set a goal for our state:  If our positive health trends continue, let’s return to in-person instruction for our kids in the fall. Our core principle has been to help school districts safely provide every child with an educati... More »

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