coronavirus Apr 9

Vt. Nonprofit: Lifting COVID-Era Capacity Limits Offers Lifeline to Community Landmark

A major announcement this week from Vermont’s governor means the state’s largest annual event will be coming back — providing a lifeline to a nonprofit that says its future was riding on t...

  • 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 ...
  • Vermont Mar 29

    Vermonters Aged 50 and Over Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

    Vermonters aged 50 and over are now eligible for making appointments to be vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19. The 50-and-up age band opened on Monday. The Vermont Health Department website began accepting appointments at 8:15 a.m. Over the next three weeks, the age will drop for people to be eligible to make appointments t...
  • Vermont Mar 27

    3 Vt. Police Agencies Join National Movement to Recruit Women

    A growing number of police agencies across the country — including three in Vermont — are pledging to bring more women into their ranks. “You want a diverse force,” said Cpl. Carolynne Erwin of the Burlington Police Department, adding that she believes police departments everywhere could benefit from recruiting more women. “I thin...
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