The Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce restarted its monthly legislative gatherings on Monday after a near two-year pandemic pause.

The Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce restarted its monthly legislative gatherings on Monday after a near two-year pandemic pause. It’s not yet back to normal, though. COVID persists, which means crowds are discouraged, barring a return to the traditional legislative breakfast events at the St. Johnsbury House. Monday’s event was via online video conference. Pre-pandemic breakfast gatherings featured many Kingdom legislators seated before a room full of community members consuming breakfast fare while discussing the legislative issues germane to that particular legislative session. Despite the inability to return to the normal breakfast connection the chamber decided to establish the online meeting to open up a communication channel between legislators and the community.