On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that the number of new infections in the United States could more than double to 100,000 a day if the country fails to contain the surge that is now underway in many states. The nation’s top infectious disease expert said the recent sharp rise in cases, l…

Today, the pandemic version of our “Five Questions With …” comes to an end. Over the last three months, we have introduced you to just under 50 Vermonters and let them explain, in their own words, how their lives have been shaped by the pandemic and, specifically, how they have been coping w…

The reporters of The Times Argus and Rutland Herald were having an email discussion on Wednesday morning about their observations about how, where and when they are seeing individuals not wearing face masks. The reporter who posed the original query had stopped at a convenience store and, up…

As Vermont small businesses re-open during the ongoing pandemic, their struggle is real. There have been pools of money provided by the feds, the state and even at the local level in the form of grants. And there is constant chatter about more stimulus money going to mom-and-pop operations.

You don’t have to look far to see how upset people have become. The tension in the nation is palpable, and many of our nation's leaders are calling for calm. Over the weekend, there were a handful of protests right here in Vermont (Burlington, Bennington and Montpelier).

You don’t have to look far to see how upset people have become. The tension in the nation is palpable, and many of our nation’s leaders are calling for calm. Over the weekend, there were a handful of protests right here in Vermont (Burlington, Bennington and Montpelier).

One of the opportunities that has come from the challenge of this pandemic is a renewed interest in local produce, meats and other Vermont-made products. It is a most welcome trend. The movement has farmers eager to see just how prosperous this growing season might be.

In these challenging times, we seem to crave a sense of normalcy. In many ways, we are blessed this pandemic unfolded at the end of winter, on the cusp of spring. We can, at a minimum, be outside with ease, enjoy the blooming of springtime flowers, and the leafing of spring foliage. We neede…

In these challenging times, we seem to crave a sense of normalcy. In many ways, we are blessed this pandemic unfolded at the end of winter, on the cusp of spring. We can, at a minimum, be outside with ease, enjoy the blooming of springtime flowers, and the leafing of spring foliage. We neede…

We have heard more people are planting gardens this spring. And that classes about canning and preserving are at capacity already, and the harvest is still months away. People are talking about walking and cycling more, using their vehicles less. And there is a concerted push on to buy local…

Monday saw many Vermont businesses back to work, albeit in a somewhat limited capacity. Everyone is cautiously optimistic that this turn of the spigot is the one that fills the pump enough to prime it. Each step in this process needs to be thought out, planned, executed and enforced — a word…

In recent weeks, we have been featuring answers to emailed questions to a handful of Vermonters that ask how they have been coping with self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. Each “Five Questions With ...” has been unique, and we have chosen individuals who represent a cross-section…

Our apologies to the governor for making him the protagonist in a full-page reader engagement exercise on the cover of this section. But we felt that he was the perfect subject for a story that required levity. Besides, how many states have race car drivers who double as governors?

Town Meeting Day feels like a long time ago. From the floor of a few meetings that March 3, either the town health officer, or someone from the local volunteer fire department, or a local nurse perhaps, gave a brief report or observation to the gathering about coronavirus.

As we continue to adjust to this self-isolation routine, the changes we have been forced to make in lifestyle and behavior can only be described as “jarring.” Isolation of any kind feels confining and a bit confused; it creates anxiety.

Within moments of Bernie Sanders announcing that he was suspending his run for the White House, many of his supporters too to social media. They lamented his decision, suggesting that despite longshot odds for the nomination at this point, there still had to be a way the Vermont senator coul…

In a week’s time, a lot has changed. COVID-19 has sickened more than 482,800 people, according to official counts on Thursday morning. At least 21,896 people have died, and the virus has been detected in at least 171 countries. Nationwide, more than 1,000 deaths have been reported. As of Thu…

In the last week, we have witnessed the volatile effects COVID-19 has had on the financial markets and the business community. For the world markets, it has been a wild ride, with the lowest lows since 1987, and bold attempts at rebounds that feel more like one step forward, three steps back.

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Just over three months ago we started “Five Questions With ...” to put a human face to this pandemic. Today marks the final installment in this stage of the project, but it will continue with a new set of questions more focused on Vermont’s recovery. Here, Paul Costello, of Montpelier, offer…

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Marlee Brunton, of Middlesex, talks about the pandemic and its effects on her family.

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Marlee Brunton, of Middlesex, talks about the pandemic and its effects on her family.

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Alayna Martel, of Barre Town, is a registered nurse at UVM Medical Center. She talks about how, as a frontline workers, her life has been affected by the pandemic.

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Gayle Townsend-Lang, of Rutland, works full time wearing many hats for the Rutland City Public Schools as “Miss Gayle.” Here she talks about how she has been affected by the pandemic.

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Yankee Notebook columnist Willem Lange, of East Montpelier, talks about how he has been affected by self-isolation and the pandemic.

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CPA Thomas Lauzon, of Barre, discusses how his life has been affected by the pandemic and self-isolation. Earlier this spring Lauzon was named to the governor’s Economic Mitigation & Recovery Task Force.

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Chrispin White, of Rutland, discusses how he has been adapting to self-isolation and how the pandemic has been affecting him.

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Christina Sweet, of Rutland, discusses how she and her family have been affected by the pandemic and self-isolation over these months.

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Educator and Vermont Mountaineers General Manager Brian Gallagher, of East Montpelier, discusses how the pandemic has affected his life. Earlier this spring, the Mountaineers’ organizers announced they would cancel the 2020 season.

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Cat Heatley, of Rutland, talks about how her life has been affected by the pandemic in recent weeks.

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Cat Heatley, of Rutland, talks about how her life has been affected by the pandemic in recent weeks.

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Salon owner and fitness instructor April Rogers Farnham, of Plainfield, talks about how she has been affected by self-isolation.

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Barre Partnership Executive Director Tracie Lewis talks about self-isolation and how the pandemic has been affecting her life.

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Montpelier writer Thomas Greene discusses how he has been affected by self-isolation and the pandemic.

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Drew Smith, of Rutland, talks about self-isolation and how the pandemic has affected his life.

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Jessica Van Orman talks about her experience in self-isolation and how the pandemic has affected her life.

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Artist Jen Rondinone, of Rutland, reflects on self-isolation and how the pandemic has affected her and her family.

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Mark Breen, the "Eye on the Sky" guy from the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, shares his thoughts in self-isolation and how the pandemic has been affecting his life.

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Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe discusses how self-isolation and the pandemic have affected his life.

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Executive Director of the Paramount Bruce Bouchard, of Rutland, talks about how his life has been affected by the pandemic and its consequences.

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Carrie Allen, of Rutland, explains how she has been coping with self-isolation and what she hopes will come from it after the pandemic is over.

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Vermont cartoonist Tim Newcomb provides a bit of levity to his answers about self-isolation and how he is coping.

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Recovery Vermont’s Melissa Story, of Montpelier, shares her thoughts on self-isolation and how it has affected her.

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Major Jackson is a poet and professor at the University of Vermont. He lives in South Burlington.