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Covid-19 Roundup: 1 new case; DMV to open with license, permit tests first

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Cate Chant is a news editor at VTDigger. Her professional life has included various aspects of publishing, including graphic arts, writing and editing. She has lived off and on in Vermont; her latest return was in 2002 after 11 years in western Massachusetts. She had her start in journalism as a reporter at the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Mass., and was a copy editor there for many years. She was a western Massachusetts stringer for The Boston Globe for 4½ years. Most recently, she was a copy editor for the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. She has a B.A. in journalism from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She lives in East Montpelier with her husband, Steve Belitsos, and their twins, Luke and Libby.

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