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3-year-old boy shoots girl, 8; injury not life-threatening

Mar. 26, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

CABOT, Vt. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy shot and wounded an 8-year-old girl in a home in Cabot, Vermont, state police said. Police said the boy accidentally discharged the firearm at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, hitting the girl, who is from Barre, in the arm. The girl's injuries are not life-threatening. The girl...

Vermont coronavirus deaths up to 8, with 123 confirmed cases

Mar. 25, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A look at developments related to the coronavirus in Vermont: ___ THE NUMBERS The death toll from the new coronavirus in Vermont rose by one to eight on Wednesday, with six of the deaths linked to an outbreak at a Burlington nursing home and rehabilitation facility, the state Health...

Van Lith, Mullins named AP Washington prep players of year

Mar. 25, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Record-setting guard Hailey Van Lith of Cashmere and Mount Si sharpshooter Jade Mullins have been voted The Associated Press Washington state high school basketball players of the year. Van Lith was a unanimous selection on the girls side in voting of sports writers and editors from around...

Governor orders non-essential businesses to close

Mar. 24, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday ordered in-person operations of non-essential businesses to close and Vermonters to stay home to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus as the number of deaths in the state rose by two to seven and confirmed cases increased to 95. “I want to be...

Town aims to purchase, revamp historic train station

Mar. 24, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) — A town in Vermont plans to submit a grant application to purchase and revamp an historic train station. The Rockingham Select Board unanimously approved the town to apply for a federal grant to be used toward the renovation of the Bellow Falls train station, the Brattleboro Reformer...

Vermont reports 3 more virus deaths, all from care facility

Mar. 23, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

Three more people linked to the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center have died after contracting COVID-19, Vermont's top public health official said Monday. Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said that more than a dozen patients at the center and one staff member have now tested positive for the...

Alicia Porter, a worker at Saxtons River Distillery in Brattleboro, Vt., stands next to containers that are used to store the high proof gin. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Vermont urges aggressive virus mitigation efforts at centers

Mar. 22, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

The Vermont Health Department is urging the state's long-term care facilities to take the temperature of all staff members before they enter the buildings where they work. Workers who are showing any signs of being ill are being told to stay home. The moves are part of the state's effort to stop the spread of the...

Alicia Porter, a worker at Saxtons River Distillery in Brattleboro, Vt., stands next to containers that are used to store the high proof gin. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Vermont cases up more than 50%; 7 more nursing home cases

Mar. 21, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Vermont jumped more than 50%, going from under 30 to approaching 50, the state health department reported Saturday. Of the new cases, more than half a dozen were at the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center, which had already reported nearly a half dozen cases and the...

Nominations sought for 2020 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year

Mar. 21, 2020 9:12 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Nominations are being sought for Vermont's 2020 dairy farm of the year. The annual award recognizes a farm operation for its overall excellence in dairying, including its milk production, management, land stewardship, practices and commitment to the dairy industry, according to the...

4 test positive for virus at care home whose resident died

Mar. 20, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Four other residents of a nursing home in Burlington have tested positive for the new coronavirus, following the death of a resident from COVID-19, state officials said Friday. The state reported its first two deaths from the disease Thursday: a woman who lived at Burlington Health...