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2022 Election Results

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Katherine Sims prevails over Vicki Strong In the game of musical chairs that began when the two-person Orleans County district jointly represented by Vicki Strong of Albany and Katherine Sims of Craftsbury was reduced to a single-member district, Representativ... More »

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Border will open to Canadian visitors next month

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    by Joseph Gresser On Tuesday evening, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced land borders with Canada and Mexico will be reopened to non-essential travelers some time next month.  In his announcement, Secretary Mayorkas said potentia... More »

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COVID deadlier than 1918 flu

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  by Joseph Gresser At Governor Phil Scott’s press conference Tuesday, Financial Regulation Commissioner Michael Pieciak delivered the unwelcome news that the national death toll from the COVID pandemic has surpassed that recorded in the influenza pandemic of ... More »

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Governor Scott lifts all state COVID-19 restrictions

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GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES STATE HAS REACHED ITS 80% VACCINATION GOAL; LIFTS ALL STATE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS 14 JUNE 2021 Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced that 80.2% of Vermont’s eligible population – those age 12 and older – have recei... More »

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Vaccination for ages 12 to 15 now open!

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Vermont Opens Vaccination to Ages 12 to 15 Following CDC Approval of Pfizer Vaccine Appointments can be made starting Thursday, May 13 at 8:15 a.m.   BURLINGTON, VT – Vaccination registration will open to Vermonters ages 12 to 15 on Thursday morning, following... More »

Vermont eases outdoor mask requirements

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Vermont eases outdoor mask requirements, moves to Step 2 of Vermont Forward Plan Governor Phil Scott announced today that as of May 1, masks will only be required outdoors in situations where a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained.   Health Commissioner Mark L... More »

J&J shots available at Barton fairgrounds April 27

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Area residents will have the opportunity to get inoculated with the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Tuesday, April 27.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday they have... More »

All those 16 and up can register for vaccine

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by Joseph Gresser As of Monday all Vermonters 16 years of age and older are eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. At his Friday briefing, Governor Phil Scott gave 16, 17, and 18 year olds a head start on making appointments. The Governor said he was offering ... More »

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Vermonters age 16+ can make a vaccine appointment

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  Vermonters age 16 and older are able to make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.   Going online to healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine is the fastest way to make an appointment, and there are enough slots at sites throughout Vermont for everyone who is eligible... More »