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New Vermont Addiction Recovery Program Set to Expand Services

A Vermont nonprofit will open a new sober living home this week, as it continues making progress in its mission to deliver a wide range of services to people seeking long-term recovery from substance ...

  • Martin Henry Freeman Nov 18

    First Black College President Honored in New Vt. Sculpture, Designed by Mass. Firefighter

    A new public sculpture made its debut Wednesday in downtown Rutland, Vermont, celebrating a figure from the city’s history books. “One more thing which continues to put Rutland on the map,” beamed Al Wakefield, a resident of Rutland County. In recent years, Rutland has been working to grow its reputation for outdoor murals and scu...
  • coronavirus Nov 18

    With COVID Rising in Vt., Including Rurally, Leaders Plead for Social Distancing

    Vermont’s governor and health commissioner Tuesday called on residents of their state to get even more serious about disease prevention, following sharp spikes in coronavirus infections recently. Gov. Phil Scott defended strict coronavirus restrictions put in place by his administration Tuesday, saying those who choose to flaunt guidelines should n...
  • coronavirus Nov 17

    $75M in Relief Allocated for Vt. Lodging Properties and Restaurants

    Help is on the way to two of Vermont’s sectors hit hardest by the pandemic, but business and state leaders alike know it won’t be enough to make them whole from their losses. “There’s certainly a lot more pain to come from the industry,” warned Amy Spear, the vice president of tourism for the Vermont Chamber. At a week...
  • Vermont Nov 15

    Vermont to Issue Free Hunting Licenses to Native Americans

    The state of Vermont is set to begin issuing free hunting licenses to Native Americans. Members of state-recognized Native American tribes still have to buy hunting and fishing licenses if they want to hunt or fish this year. But free tribal citizen hunting and fishing licenses will become available in January. To qualify, a member of a Native Amer...
  • Vermont Nov 15

    Vermont Teachers, School Staff Set for Regular COVID Testing

    Vermont will start testing K-12 teachers and staff for COVID-19 starting next week as a strategy that health officials hope will help to track the spread of the coronavirus in communities. Teachers and school staff are not at a higher risk of contracting the illness caused by the virus but they “represent a large group of individuals in an organize...
  • coronavirus Nov 13

    Vermont Temporarily Bans Multi-Household Gatherings, Shuts Down Bars

    Gov. Phil Scott on Friday announced the state would temporarily prohibit gatherings involving more than one household and close bars and social clubs, among a spate of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The ban on multi-household gatherings, which began Friday, applies to indoor and outdoor settings and public and private spaces, Scott...
  • Vermont Nov 12

    Burlington, Vt. Launches Pop-Up Clinics After Coronavirus Found in Wastewater

    The city of Burlington is setting up pop-up clinics in the New North End to test for the virus that causes COVID-19 after the virus was found in wastewater. The free tests will be offered Thursday and Friday at the Robert Miller Community and Recreation Center. City officials say wastewater monitoring shows the virus may be on the rise in…...
  • community center Nov 11

    Nearing Completion, Vermont Wellness Center Aims to Help Veterans Heal

    A community center promoting wellness for veterans is expected to open early next year in Colchester, Vermont, thanks to the hard work of parents who say one vet’s suicide is one too many. “I just hope it’s going to be so helpful,” said Val Pallotta, who lost her only child, Josh, to suicide in 2014. Josh Pallotta returned h...
  • coronavirus Nov 11

    Maine's Rising COVID Rate Leads US; Vermont Has Record Number of Cases in 1 Day

    While Vermont reports the most coronavirus cases it’s seen in a single day of the pandemic, Maine’s two-week rise in cases is leading the nation. No other state in the United States has seen a bigger increase in the number of cases as a percentage of all its cases than Maine, according to NBC News data. Maine’s number of...
  • Vermont Nov 10

    As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Vt. Tightens Rules on Visiting

    While Vermont maintains the lowest COVID-19 positivity rate in the nation, according to the administration of Gov. Phil Scott, state numbers released Tuesday show new coronavirus infections are up more than 40% this week and hospitalizations are rising. That had Scott, a Republican, announcing he’s getting stricter on travel by requiring universal ...
  • Vermont Nov 10

    Vermont Voters Write in Tom Brady, Dr. Fauci and Cheese for President

    Tom Brady for president of the United States? At least a few voters in Vermont thought he should be. While more than 65% of the state’s votes were for Joe Biden and just over 30% were for Donald Trump, there were thousands of Vermonters who thought neither was the right choice for president. Brady, one of the most beloved athletes…...
  • coronavirus Nov 10

    Vermont Gov. Issues Quarantine Order, Compliance Checks

    Gov. Phil Scott is implementing quarantine requirements for anyone traveling to Vermont and deploying state police and other officials to conduct compliance checks amid a spike in coronavirus cases. “I know it’s disappointing, but it’s more important than ever to be vigilant, to wear a mask, stay six feet apart, avoid non-essentia...
  • Save Our Stages Nov 9

    Vermont Rocker Lends Voice to ‘Save Our Stages' Push

    A well-known Vermont musician lent her voice to a push to deliver federal relief money to independent concert venues hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. “If we don’t have stages to go back to, things don’t go back to business as usual,” warned Grace Potter. The Vermont-born musician was in the early performances of an album r...
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