Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today announced that because Vermont has already hit its necessary vaccination threshold with over 60% of the population receiving at least one dose, it will move into Step 3 of the Vermont Forward Plan more than two weeks ahead of the anticipated schedule.
DERBY – Lieutenant Tom Hanlon has spent most of his life serving and protecting citizens. He took a job with the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department in 2007 after a 25-year career with the Vermont State Police.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has begun an internal review to determine how to remove any extremists from within federal law enforcement following the arrest of current and former police officers for their involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Attorney General Merrick G…
BURLINGTON, VT – Vaccination registration will open to Vermonters ages 12 to 15 on Thursday morning, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s action late Wednesday authorizing use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for this age group.
BURLINGTON, VT – As part of the state’s increasing efforts to encourage people to get their COVID-19 vaccine, the Health Department has launched a new outreach series featuring Vermonters sharing what getting vaccinated means to them.
MONTPELIER – Today, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released the latest Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory (1990-2017), which estimates the greenhouse gas emissions across different sectors of the Vermont economy. As in prior years, Vermont’s three largest so…
Check out our feature on Dr. Robert Primeau in the Express on 5-12-21. The feature is part of our ongoing series about local healthcare providers.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont will be ready to begin providing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15 within days of its use being authorized by the federal government, officials said Tuesday.
MONTPELIER – Citing serious concerns about the safety and well-being of children and the harm social media poses to young people, Attorney General T.J. Donovan has co-led a coalition of 44 attorneys general urging Facebook to abandon its plans to launch a version of Instagram for children un…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care, the Biden administration declared Monday, reversing a Trump-era policy that narrowed rights at the intersection of changing social mores and sensitive medical decisions.
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott proclaimed May 9-15, 2021 Inclusion Week in Vermont and reiterated Vermont’s commitment to welcoming all people.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont could ask the federal government for vaccine in excess of the 25,000 doses a week it currently receives, officials said Friday.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — About a year into mask mandates, nasal swabs and remote classes, the atmosphere turned tense at the University of Vermont as the school cracked down on rules for social distancing and face coverings amid a spike in student COVID-19 cases.
he week of May 9th to May 15th will be recognized around the country as National Police Week. This tradition of recognizing the service and sacrifice of law enforcement began in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy issued the first proclamation for Peace Officer’s Memorial Day and National P…
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine says Vermonters vaccinated against COVID-19 have a role to play to help others get vaccinated.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Truck drivers and mechanics for Shaw's supermarkets represented by the Teamsters went on strike Monday, stopping shipments to Shaw's and Star Market grocery stores in New England.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A spike in fraudulent unemployment claims has prompted the Vermont Department of Labor to stop accepting first-time unemployment claims that are filed online, the department says.
THETFORD, Vt. (AP) — Police are urging volunteers picking up trash during Vermont's annual Green Up Day on Saturday not to pick up syringes or dangerous waste from methamphetamine labs.
WASHINGTON – Participants in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) may soon see a temporary increase to their benefits for the purchase of fruits and vegetables. With $490 million provided by the American Res…
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Koffee Kup Bakery, an-80-year-old Vermont company that sold products in New England, around New York City, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and Maryland, closed Monday and laid off hundreds of workers in Burlington and Brattleboro.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers.
George Azur changed his pleas in Orleans County Criminal Court last Thursday to guilty on multiple charges stemming from a few different reported events. The 47- year- old Derby man received a sentence of 18 months to four years, all suspended with three years of supervised probation. He al…
A Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic will be held at the Barton Fairgrounds on Tuesday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled through the state registration system at healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos will be performing a post-election audit of the 2020 Vermont General Election results, his office said.
BURLINGTON, VT – The Vermont Department of Health announced it will resume use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine the week of April 26. The decision was made following the announcement late Friday by the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that it has studied and confirmed t…
Vermont college students from out-of-state who do not plan to stay for the summer and other part-time residents can start signing up for COVID-19 vaccines in Vermont on April 29, the state Health Department announced Wednesday.
Statewide: Scattered and isolated snow flurries this afternoon will be present this afternoon into early evening. These small-scale nuisance events are not expected to affect road conditions for the rest of the day. Drivers should expect mostly bare and wet roadways throughout the state with…
WASHINGTON (AP) — A decades-long movement to reshape the American political map took a further step Thursday as the House of Representatives approved a bill to make the nation's capital the 51st state.
On April 24th, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will again conduct one of its most popular community prevention programs: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Saturday, the public can dispose of their expired, unused, and unwanted prescription med…
BURLINGTON, VT – Wild leeks, also known as ramps (Allium tricoccum), are a wild edible that many Vermonters enjoy each spring. If you are foraging for them, be careful to not mistake the ramps for a poisonous lookalike plant called false hellebore.
Minneapolis, Minnesota-We would like to thank the jury for their dedicated work and we understand they had an enormous burden. We also want to reach out to the community and still express our deep remorse for their pain, as we feel it every day as well.
The Vermont Criminal Justice Council, born out of the predecessor Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council, was established in December 2020 by the Vermont General Assembly to begin reformation of the police profession. The ethnically and racially diverse twenty-four member Council includes…
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man's neck in a case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing…
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