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University of Vermont Promises ‘Strong, Swift Action' Against Students Who Gathered at Beach

The University of Vermont is promising to “take strong and swift action” against students who violated the school’s COVID-19 safety restrictions at a Lake Champlain beach in Burlington. On Saturday, h...

  • coronavirus Apr 7

    Here's How Much COVID Funding New England Is Getting From the CDC

    Tens of millions of dollars in funding to boost local COVID vaccine efforts are being pumped in to New England from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with Massachusetts, the most populous state, getting the most.

  • Vermont Apr 6

    Vermont Gov. Scott Outlines Plan to Completely Reopen State by July 4

    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday laid out a plan to completely reopen the state’s economy and normalize life by July 4 if residents continue to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Scott outlined his “Vermont Forward” plan, which would see the complete reopening of businesses, events and gatherings over the course of three months. &...
  • coronavirus Apr 5

    Vermont Health Dept. Gets Critical Help at Vaccine Clinics From Nontraditional Staff

    The Vermont Department of Health says the smooth operations at COVID-19 vaccine clinics around the state are largely thanks to people from a wide range of backgrounds who have stepped up to help their communities in new ways. “We couldn’t do these clinics without the full staff,” said Joan Marie Misek, a district director at the department, referri...
  • Rutland Apr 4

    Police Investigating 19-Year-Old Man's Killing in Vermont

    Officials say a 19-year-old whose body was found in a motel room in Vermont was shot by another young man. Police said Sunday that 18-year-old Kahliq Richardson turned himself in to detectives hours after Jonah Pandiani was found dead Saturday morning in a motel room in Rutland. Richardson was released from custody and is due in court on Monday.......
  • Vermont Apr 5

    Vermonters Aged 40 and Over Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Starting Monday

    Vermonters aged 40 and over are eligible starting this week to make an appointment to receive the coronavirus vaccine. The Vermont Health Department website will begin accepting appointments for the new age band at 8:15 a.m. Monday. The current vaccination schedule allows people over age 50 to be vaccinated against COVID-19. On Monday, the age...
  • Vermont Apr 2

    ‘Black Voices of Vermont' Aims to Build Community and Promote Learning

    A new project in Vermont aims to amplify voices of Black youth and strengthen a sense of community. “We’re getting progressively better over time,” Yeshua Armbrister, 19, said of Vermont communities’ goal of being ever more inclusive. Armbrister is one of the first participants in Black Voices of Vermont, a new, interactive ...
  • coronavirus Apr 2

    As Virus Spreads, Vermont Loses Its Relatively Safe Status

    The number of new coronavirus cases across Vermont continues to increase, causing the state to lose its long-cherished point of pride as one of the safest states in the country during the pandemic. The state is approaching its highest-ever 14-day average of new cases, according to statistics released Friday. The seven-day average is at its highest ...
  • Vermont Apr 1

    No Joke: April Fools' Day Brings Snow to Vermont

    Many Vermonters got a flashback to winter Thursday, in the form of April Fools’ Day snowfall. While not a major storm by any stretch of the imagination, it was a reminder that spring may not be here quite yet. “For sure—an April fool,” one driver said after sliding off the road in Westfield in snowy and slushy conditions. That...

  • Vermont Apr 1

    Vermont House Unanimously Supports Eugenics Apology

    Legislators in the Vermont House have unanimously supported a resolution apologizing to all Vermonters and their families and descendants who were harmed by state-sanctioned eugenics policies and practices that led to sterilizations. Under the eugenics movement, some Vermonters were placed on a state-sanctioned list of “mental defectives&#822...
  • Vermont Mar 31

    Following Death of Vt. Tattoo Artist, Friends Urge Focus on COVID Prevention: ‘Pandemic Is Not Over'

    A death this week of one of Vermont’s youngest victims of COVID-19 has that man’s friends pleading with folks in their teens through forties especially to keep treating the disease super-seriously. “He was kind and cared about so many people,” said Chris Morgan, who viewed her friend, Anthony Audy, as a family member. “And now he’s gone because of....
  • coronavirus Mar 30

    Vermont Urging Vaccination, Care as Virus Continues Spread

    Vermont officials are urging the state’s residents who are eligible to get vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19, but they are also asking people to keep up with the measures designed to slow the spread of the virus. The Tuesday call came as Vermont continues to set or approach records for the number of new cases of the...

  • Vermont Mar 30

    Rescued Vt. Pet Owner Now Searching for Lost Dog After Water Emergency

    A Vermont man is searching for his dog, who went missing during the same water emergency that put the pet owner in serious danger. “I thank them for saving my life,” said Derek Taylor, 30, of Bolton, referring to the specialized teams that pulled him to safety from a life-threatening predicament. “Everyone was really, really, real...
  • tornado Mar 29

    Cleanup Continues Following Rare Vt. Tornado

    Cleanup continued Monday after a rare tornado touched down Friday in part of Vermont’s Addison County. Monday, a road crew from the town of Middlebury closed Painter Road as it worked to cut up and take away several large fallen pine trees. There was no erasing the memory of the unusual weather event that brought them down. “I’ve ...
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