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  • Vermont Aug 1

    Vermont's Mandatory Face Mask Rule Goes Into Effect

    Starting Saturday, people in Vermont must wear face masks or face coverings in public spaces — both indoors and outdoors — where physical distancing is not possible. Gov. Phil Scott announced the mandate last week, as he said modeling showed another coronavirus outbreak may hit the Northeast. It applies to anyone over 2 years old at locations like grocery stores,…

  • Champions in Action Jul 29

    Boston Harbor Now Named Champion in Action in Environmental Stewardship Category

    Boston Harbor Now, a nonprofit working to realize Boston Harbor’s potential to benefit our city and region, has been named a 2020 Champion in Action in the category of Environmental Stewardship. The award, announced jointly by Citizens Bank and NECN, includes $35,000 in unrestricted funding, as well as promotional and volunteer support for the organization’s outstanding work. Boston Harbor Now…

  • coronavirus Jul 28

    Vermont Gov. Announces Sept. 8 as ‘Universal Start Date' for School Year

    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday he would sign an executive order this week to designate September 8 as the universal start date for the upcoming school year across the state, giving districts additional time to prepare to reopen. In a press conference, Scott said he would work with lawmakers to change school calendar requirements to give districts, providing one…

  • bailey island Jul 28

    New Details Released in Maine's 1st Deadly Shark Attack

    The woman killed in Maine’s first known deadly shark attack Monday has been identified as a 63-year-old woman from New York City who had a summer home in the community. The Maine Department of Marine Resources on Tuesday identified the woman as Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63. She was attacked by a great white shark, authorities said Tuesday. “It is tragic…

  • Cape Cod Jul 23

    One Year On, Remembering the Cape Cod Tornadoes of 2019

    Cape Cod on Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the day three EF-1 tornadoes wrought havoc amid the peak of the tourism season, severely damaging buildings and knocking out power for thousands. The tornado caused damage to buildings and trees and left some areas too treacherous for people to go, even while the region was packed with tourists. But there...

  • coronavirus Jul 21

    462 New Coronavirus Cases Reported Across New England Monday

    A total of 462 new coronavirus cases and 13 deaths were reported in New England states on Sunday as people took to beaches, parks and other public spaces to help beat the heat. Massachusetts reported one new coronavirus death and 174 newly confirmed cases on Monday. According to the state Department of Public Health, that means 8,214 people have now…

  • Vermont Jun 24

    Vermonters Urged to Complete 2020 Census as State Seeks to Rebound From Pandemic

    Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday urged Vermonters to complete the 2020 Census, saying failure to do so could hurt the state’s economy at a time when it is rebounding from the coronavirus crisis. Officials said only some 55 percent of households in the state have completed the census so far, compared to the 60 percent that completed the 2010 Census….

  • black lives matter Jun 14

    Racial Justice Protests Held in Boston, Elsewhere Throughout Mass.

    It was a busy day for racial justice protests in Boston and across the state of Massachusetts on Saturday as the calls to end systemic racism continue. Black Lives Matter protests took place in East Boston at 11 a.m. and at Government Center at 3:30 p.m., one day after Mayor Marty Walsh declared racism a public health crisis in Boston…

  • coronavirus Jun 17

    Despite Improving Numbers, Raimondo Wants COVID-19 Testing Ramped Up

    Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Friday she wants more people without symptoms of the new coronavirus tested in order to prevent a potential outbreak. During a news conference, the governor said even though the state was moving in the right direction, it was important to stay vigilant. As of Friday, there were 15,947 cases of COVID-19, according to the Rhode Island…

  • shooting Jun 9

    16-Year-Old Shot Twice in Manchester, NH, Police Say

    A teenage boy was shot in Manchester, New Hampshire, Monday, police said. The 16-year-old told officers that he was shot after someone tried pulling him from a car that morning. The teenager was shot twice and taken to Elliot Hospital, according to a news release from police sent Tuesday. He is expected to survive. The teen told police he had…

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