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A Welcome Return To The Classroom

By STEVE M. TIETJEN, Ed.D. Most Merced County students return to the classroom this week after a year-and-a-half of in-person learning, distance learning, or a hybrid of both. While these measures were implemented with the best interest of our staff and students in mind, we know that the isolation from their peers was detrimental to…

Virus surge extends to third month; more vaccines on way

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  The Times and various Merced-area residents have been asking in recent days how people will be notified that they can start to receive critical COVID-19 vaccines. An answer came today, Wednesday, Jan. 13, but it was too late for the story in our print edition ... We include the following update here: The Merced…