As the nation endures a bitter learning experience that is nowhere near being over, we are also finally answering the question many of us have been asking since Donald Trump was inaugurated in January 2017: What will happen when the country is facing a “real” crisis? We’re just now, while co…
In a week’s time, a lot has changed. COVID-19 has sickened more than 482,800 people, according to official counts on Thursday morning. At least 21,896 people have died, and the virus has been detected in at least 171 countries. Nationwide, more than 1,000 deaths have been reported. As of Thu…
It’s challenging times for Vermont’s health providers. In response to COVID-19, the University of Vermont Health Network and Washington County Mental Health Services have ramped up telehealth services to increase their capacity to serve patients remotely.
American-Canadian Tour and Pro All Star Series officials have announced that Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, have been set as “if needed” make-up dates for the inaugural Northeast Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
It’s 3:30 a.m. at the Ackermann household in Hardwick, and the alarm is already going off. It’s time for Sara and Jimmy, a husband and wife team of dairy farmers, to get up and milk the cows. It’s just like they do every day of the year, even when a virus pandemic is spreading across the country.
While Vermonters are being directed to stay home in order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, there remain staff and resources available for those who are victims of sexual or domestic violence and those who want to escape an abusive relationships.
With Vermonters under a directive to stay at home, law-enforcement officers are responding to fewer calls but not staying idle.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening c…
A Vermont gun advocacy group is asking Gov. Phil Scott to exempt federally licensed firearms dealers from Thursday’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order.
MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott said he closed down in-person teaching for the rest of the school year so people wouldn’t be left guessing.
PROCTOR — Planned renovations to Town Hall may end up delayed, as the COVID-19 outbreak and the effort to slow its spread continues.
Shopping for flour in Rutland last weekend felt like searching for bigfoot — there were several signs that maybe it had once been in the area, but the real thing never seemed to turn up.
MONTPELIER — The state is contemplating changes to how hunters report the turkeys they shoot during the approaching season.
How’s everybody doing? I mean, we’re all feeling some strain. Mayor David Allaire has let out more than one tired sigh in our conversations during the past week. A number of sources have used metaphors entirely too colorful to get past my editors to describe what they are dealing with right now.
Gov. Phil Scott directed the end of the 2019-20 school year on Thursday as part of the state’s effort to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease it caused, COVID-19.
The Board of Aldermen held its first remote meeting Thursday, giving water users a break on late bills and establishing a mayoral order of succession.
Weddings, vacations, graduations, few rituals and practices of life have been left untouched by COVID-19 and the measures implemented to slow its spread. That includes funerals.
A Vermont nonprofit whose members help poor, disabled or elderly residents with civil legal matters has created a web page to track changes made in areas such as scheduled hearings, foreclosures, food, unemployment and taxes.
Another 35 patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, were identified by the Vermont Department of Health on Thursday.
Strange days, indeed.
Gov. Phil Scott offered more details on his “stay home, stay safe” order during a news conference Wednesday, while public health and safety officials shared what they’re expecting as the COVID-19 outbreak continues.
As health care workers in Vermont are taking on the challenge of responding to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, some individuals who have had close contact with the sick are asking for consideration.
EAST MONTPELIER — Seven Peace Corps volunteers are quarantined in a real estate office in East Montpelier after being evacuated from Rwanda due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The one-per-customer limit of boxes of gloves at local stores even applied to the United Way this week.
In keeping with Gov. Phil Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, Burlington Bishop Christopher Coyne announced all Catholic churches, chapels and shrines throughout the state will be closed as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Castleton State University, Northern Vermont University and Vermont Technical College will not resume on-site classes in April, as originally planned, and will continue remote classes through the end of the spring semester, according to a letter to students posted this week by Vermont State …
Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday issued a “stay home, stay safe” order and directed the closure of in-person operations for all non-essential businesses.
The GE Aviation plant won't reopen before 6 a.m. Thursday.
The state and federal governments have pushed back the filing deadline for income taxes to July 15 to accommodate people dealing with problems caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak, but doing so has raised another issue.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont is continuing to call on the state to release as many inmates as possible to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, pointing out that an employee of the Newport jail tested positive for the virus this week.
BURLINGTON - The University of Vermont Health Network has suspended collections-related activities due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The city is in a state of emergency as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Green Mountain National Forest has closed its offices, but remains reachable online.
Local addiction treatment organizations are changing practices, following state and federal guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19, but officials have expressed some concerns about how that could affect patients’ recovery.
On Saturday afternoon, members of The Times Argus news staff started receiving reports that a local grocery store had rushed people out of the store because employees at the store had been exposed to COVID-19.
BOSTON — USO New England is offering virtual activities for military members and their families during the COVID-19 outbreak.
MONTPELIER — Before Superintendent Libby Bonesteel notified parents, faculty and staff that a member of the Montpelier-Roxbury Public School community had a confirmed case of COVID-19 during the weekend, she reached out to the state Health Department.
BARRE — Monetary donations are the best way to help food shelves that are bracing for an expected surge in people needing their services as the novel coronavirus outbreak shakes the economy, officials say.
Meals are being made available for pickup at designated locations around Rutland County for school-aged children.
Restaurants/Food Services offering takeout and/or delivery. We suggest you call ahead.
BARRE TOWN - A grocery store in Barre Town temporarily closed Saturday after an employee may have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
MONTPELIER — State officials say three more people have died from COVID-19, bringing the death toll for the novel coronavirus pandemic to five in the state.
Mayor David Allaire declared a state of emergency in Rutland Monday following news the GE Aviation plant would temporarily close because one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.
Mayor David Allaire declared a state of emergency in Rutland on Monday and activated the city's emergency operations center.
MONTPELLIER — The state has a map telling people where they can find free public WiFi spots.
While a lot of theater seats that would have been occupied by happy music fans eager to hear the Beach Boys or Classic Rolling Stones empty for the foreseeable future as COVID-19 concerns have closed the state to large gatherings, three arts venues remain optimistic for the future.
With the spread of COVID-19, the ground shifted. Life was suddenly upended for visual arts organizations in central Vermont, like everyone else.
Stages have gone dark across the state.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the following cancelations have been reported, and it is wise to call ahead when planning to attend any event. Note that Gov. Phil Scott, in declaring a state of emergency, ordered all events involving more than 50 people canceled until April 15. For the latest, …
On Saturday, the state Department of Health reported 16 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single-day increase since the numbers have been released, with seven of the cases reported from the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center.