Mayor David Allaire has a list of projects that could use up the first half of the city’s American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA, money.
MONTPELIER — While coronavirus cases are up in Vermont, likely due to the Labor Day weekend, Gov. Phil Scott said increased cases alone will not cause him to declare another state of emergency.
The Board of Aldermen rejected a proposal to ban mask mandates in the city as one for city employees was about to take effect.
Local theater is making its way back to the Paramount stage.
Vermont’s largest one-day total of COVID cases was actually for more than one day, state officials said Thursday.
RUTLAND TOWN — Rutland Town’s leaders said Tuesday they would like to use the COVID stimulus to hold down the tax rate.
As the delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, more Vermont school districts are making vaccines mandatory.
Gov. Phil Scott announced the following pop-up vaccination sites this week:
MONTPELIER — The governor is encouraging school districts to mandate coronavirus vaccines for teachers and staff.
With the school year now under way, Rutland County K-12 schools have been largely successful at keeping COVID-19 at bay. Some haven’t seen a single case.
A woman working from the Rutland County office of the Vermont Department of Health is working on ways to make health care more equitable for underserved populations and develop strategies that can be used in other counties to achieve those goals.
A vaccine requirement for state employees will be extended to all executive branch employees as of Sept. 15 while the Vermont Health Department continues to track COVID-19 cases and outbreaks including one that originated at a Plainfield wedding about three weeks ago and has affected almost …
Since he bought Muckenschnabel’s, John Cioffi Jr. said he has had trouble staffing the longstanding Rutland bar
Three southern Vermont-based state troopers have resigned, and are the subjects of an FBI investigation, following allegations related to fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards, according to a Tuesday statement released by Vermont State Police (VSP).
The Paramount Theater will expect guests to have vaccination cards and masks when it resumes indoor shows later this month.
MONTPELIER — School leaders and public health advocates are calling on Gov. Phil Scott to implement a universal mask mandate for schools across the state.
The president and CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center sent out an update to the public this week warning that the hospital was “at the most critical and challenging period of the entire COVID-19 crisis” and that the staffing shortages faced by health care providers across the country were…
The pandemic appeared to have created some challenges for Rutland County but many of them were challenges that were already known to exist in the area, according to the recent release of this year’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).
BARRE — Police say a Northfield woman spit at a health care worker after refusing to wear a mask at urgent care.
As students return to campuses this fall, some Vermont colleges and universities across the state are reporting record class sizes.
MONTPELIER — With some state workers under a vaccine mandate starting Sept. 1, the governor said he is now considering such a mandate for all state workers.
The Turning Point Center of Rutland is working with partner agencies to host two public events over the next few weeks including one on Tuesday that ties in with International Overdose Awareness Day.
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Local school districts are falling in line with Agency of Education COVID-19 recommendations for the fall.
Enacting a policy similar to the one announced by UVM earlier this month, Rutland Regional Medical Center will require all its employees be vaccinated by Oct, 1 and is tightening its conditions for visitors after the number of COVID patients hospitalized in Vermont and Rutland County increas…
MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott is resisting calls from top lawmakers to reinstate coronavirus pandemic restrictions, saying now is not the time to reimpose a state of emergency order.
Vermont officials at the health department are making efforts to increase staff available for contact tracing to help slow the spread of COVID-19, according to Patsy Kelso, Vermont’s state epidemiologist.
Area religious schools are seeing a slight uptick in enrollment this fall.
Women who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or nursing but who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 should get the vaccine, according to Dr. Robin Leight, medical director of Rutland Women’s Healthcare at Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC).
While K-12 schools across Vermont will return to in-person instruction this fall, some still plan to offer a virtual option.
A year off as result of the pandemic doesn’t seem to have reduced the enthusiasm of 4-H kids who were at the Vermont State Fair on Thursday.
Programs that can help Vermonters with overdue utility bills and rent are available — along with help to apply to them. Some local officials say the programs have more capacity to help than applicants currently asking for help.
Following direction from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state officials, including Gov. Phil Scott, said some Vermonters are eligible for booster vaccination shots but added they’re not certain when boosters will be available for all or when vaccinations will b…
As construction prices have soared over the past year, Vermont school districts are struggling to keep upcoming projects on budget and on schedule.
Masks will be required on two more Vermont college campuses this fall.
With Vermont K-12 schools set to reopen in next several weeks, school districts are scrambling to fill a higher than normal number of staff positions.
MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott says he will soon require some state employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
WATERBURY —The spread of COVID-19 in a recent outbreak that began at Waterbury’s summer recreation day camp has reached 25 cases, according to the state Department of Health which continues to investigate the situation.
While face masks will be mandatory for Vermont K-12 students when they return to school this fall, school officials are looking for more clarity on the state’s latest pandemic-mitigation recommendations as COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise around the state.
MONTPELIER — Thousands of Vermonters are set to lose their unemployment benefits when federal programs end in less than a month.
Just like many other organizations, Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region (CEDRR) hadn’t been able to bring the community together in over 17 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This past month, we hosted our first of several in-person events as a newly merged organization.
MONTPELIER — State officials say they are recommending masking for the start of the school year.
FAIR HAVEN — Students in western Rutland County will have new after-school opportunities this fall.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont State Colleges System is once again offering free classes to Vermonters whose employment has been impacted by the pandemic.
Rutland County Head Start students danced away the morning Thursday.
MONTPELIER — State officials see no reason to reimpose coronavirus pandemic restrictions, citing the state’s high vaccination rate.
COVID-19 vaccinations will be a prerequisite for students returning to three Vermont State College System schools this fall.
Heritage Family Credit Union has closed its West Street office to the public after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.
MONTPELIER — Officials say there’s a slight uptick in coronavirus cases in the state, though they aren’t concerned thanks to the state’s high vaccination rate.
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