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Vermont reports 8 new cases, no new deaths

Sep. 26, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Health Department on Saturday reported eight new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of cases to more than 1,730 since the pandemic began. The number of deaths remained at 58, a figure that has not changed since July 28. There were...

Vermont Fish and Wildlife to celebrate 100th wildlife area

Sep. 26, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

SHREWSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Officials from the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, the town of Shrewsbury and others on Saturday are going to be celebrating the state’s 100th Wildlife Management Area. The Rutland Herald reports the event in which the name of the area in Shrewsbury will be held...

International group seeking info on Lake Champlain flooding

Sep. 26, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An international organization that is studying flooding in Lake Champlain in Vermont and upstate New York and along the Richelieu River that drains the lake into Quebec will be holding public hearings on their work. The International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board will...

System to provide child care during COVID-19 bearing fruit

Sep. 25, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

A system to provide child care to Vermont children during the COVID-19 pandemic so parents can return to work on days their children aren’t in school is continuing to expand, officials said Friday. Speaking at Gov. Phil Scott's regular virus briefing Friday, Holly Morehouse of the organization Vermont...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 25, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT Lamont must attend to New London wind project before it falls apart The Day Sept. 23 This might happen elsewhere, we suppose, but it is hard to imagine another scenario in which a city looking at the $157...

NH town to move 3 dozen graves from eroding cemetery

Sep. 25, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Residents of a New Hampshire town voted to move the remains of around three dozen people from a cemetery that is eroding into a river. In a secret ballot last week, residents of Stark voted 34 to 1 to discontinue Blake Cemetery as a town cemetery and move the remains of the...

Vermont town wants fire-damaged race track demolished

Sep. 25, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

POWNAL, Vt. (AP) — The Pownal Board of Health wants the fire-damaged grandstand building at the long-closed Green Mountain Racetrack to be demolished. The Bennington Banner reports the board, which is made up of the town health officer and the Select Board, began the legal process on Thursday. The...

Springfield Hospital submits plan for state bailout to court

Sep. 24, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Springfield Hospital and its associated Springfield Medical Care Systems submitted a plan for a bankruptcy bailout funded by the state of Vermont that would have them move forward as separate organizations. The hospital and clinics, which employ around 600 people, proposed in a...

Vermont governor, main challenger outline visions in debate

Sep. 24, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

Republican Gov. Phil Scott said Thursday he would not seek to raise taxes or fees to help the Vermont state government cope with an expected economic shortfall in next year’s state budget caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In a radio debate with his Democratic challenger in the November election, Lt. Gov....

Vermont statistics show minorities hit hardest by COVID-19

Sep. 24, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Racial minorities in Vermont have been the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, statistics from the Vermont Health Department show. Collected between March 5 and Sept. 16, the statistics show that while white Vermonters represent more than 80% of Vermont COVID-19 cases, the rate per...