Administrators at schools all over Vermont reported receiving overwhelmingly positive responses from students and families about their plans to host in-person, outdoor ceremonies.
State seems likely to approve Ripton’s withdrawal, and now townspeople need to figure out the road ahead.
‘Asking for support is really hard. You get criticized, stigmatized, blamed, othered, put into a box, you feel less worthy, you go through a lot of paperwork, a lot of rigmarole. We wanted to take that out.’
Residents and college administrators are far less worried than they were last August, despite a higher prevalence of Covid-19 cases nationwide, more contagious strains of the virus, and pandemic fatigue,
Without in-person services, families don’t get the closure that funeral directors try to provide.
One in every four Vermonters are now experiencing food insecurity compared to one in 10 before the pandemic. The greatest challenge for food pantries is meeting demand.
Tuesday’s town meeting agendas include much more than the usual fare of budgets and local elections, including decisions on retail marijuana and if Ripton can secede from the Addison Central School District.
As application deadlines for colleges across Vermont roll in, counselors and deans gear up for an admissions season rife with uncertainty.
After a relatively safe fall semester, colleges and universities across Vermont hope continued caution will keep Covid-19 cases low.
“Summer camps that didn’t run last year are going 20 months with no income. You can imagine the financial loss that is.”
The mayor refused to elaborate further on her allegations and declined a request for comment. People want to know what she meant.
Policing looks different on the three campuses examined by VTDigger: UVM has a full-fledged force, staffed by more than 30 armed officers, while Middlebury and Bennington don’t employ officers formally trained in professional policing.