MONTPELIER — Approximately 2,300 Vermont businesses applied for coronavirus assistance grants on Monday, the first day applications were accepted, according to Vermont Commissioner of Economic Development Joan Goldstein.

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MONTPELIER — Students and faculty will need to sign contracts agreeing to follow COVID-19 prevention measures prior to returning to college and university campuses this fall.

MONTEPLIER — Sophie Zdatny has been named Chancellor of the Vermont State College System (VSCS).

GRAND ISLE – Boaters returning from the waters of Lake Champlain at Shelburne Bay have reported large quantities of invasive fishhook waterflea fouling their fishing lines.

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MONTPELIER -- The Division for Historic Preservation has announced the Vermont State Historic Sites opened on a limited basis the week of July 1.

CHITTENDEN COUNTY — As the community celebrates the Fourth of July this weekend, the American Red Cross warns that additional care is needed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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MONTPELIER – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says many people are having problems with bears looking for food near their homes, and with the new food scrap ban now in effect the department is providing tips for people who are composting at home so they can avoid attracting hungry bears.

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We measure… size 9.5! Yes. We take sizing, fitting and recommendation very seriously at our store. We determine that 90% of customers, if over age 35, have had to go up a half size, then another half size. Minimally… minimally, 80% of new customers are in shoes too short. For the majority of…

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ST. ALBANS — Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy reported Wednesday morning that on Tuesday night U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) informed him it will be furloughing 1,111 people out of the 1,700 employed at the Vermont Service Center.

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MONTPELIER – Trying to figure out Vermont fishing regulations? Wondering what kinds of fish are in a lake? Looking for new fishing tips? The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering new “Fish With a Warden” sessions to help with questions like these.

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ST. ALBANS — In the view of Attorney General T. J. Donovan the debate taking place about use of force by police officers in Vermont and around the country is a necessary one.

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BURLINGTON – As Vermonters spend more time in the water this Fourth of July weekend and throughout the summer, state health officials are urging the public to learn what cyanobacteria blooms look like and try to avoid them.

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It feels like we wait all year for fresh lettuce, and the window seems to close quickly. How can we maximize lettuce season?

Burlington — Interest in gardening has surged this summer with more people staying closer to home and looking for fun, healthy family activities.

The Essex Police Department reported 147 incidents during the week of June 22-28. Listed below are some of those calls.

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Furlough notices have begun going out to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) employees, while the Trump Administration remains unable to say how many employees in Vermont may be furloughed. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Presi…

COLCHESTER – Green Mountain Power (GMP) has launched a new Save and Share pilot program through which customers can reduce energy use while also supporting the Vermont Foodbank.

The Vermont Fuel Dealers Association (VFDA) is reminding Vermonters who heat with fuel oil that their tanks must be inspected soon -- if they have not already been during the last three years.

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With July 4 just around the corner, you might want to celebrate the holiday with a red, white and blue dessert. What better way to bake then with locally-sourced berries? 

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MONTPELIER -- Vermonters working in the state’s hospitality industry can expect further revival in business in the coming weeks as administrators expand the number of out-of-staters allowed to visit Vermont.

MONTPELIER — On Friday, the Vermont Senate gave its stamp of approval to a bill providing $35 million in coronavirus relief to agriculture and forestry, sending the bill to Governor Phil Scott’s desk.

MONTPELIER – Few birding experiences rival hearing the haunting call of the loon or seeing them glide by in protected coves on a lake. However, for the birds’ protection, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking boaters and anglers to enjoy loons from a safe distance this summer.

South Burlington — Nonprofits serving Chittenden County will benefit from a new $1.5 million round of program funding grants in a three-year investment by the United Way of Northwest Vermont (UWNWVT).

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One of Vermont’s top high school nordic skiers isn’t going far next year -- at least for classes. He will, however, be travelling a little further on the weekends to compete for his school.

MONTPELIER — In the wake of two deaths on Lake Champlain this past week, Public Safety Commissioner Michael Schirling took time on Wednesday to remind people of the importance of swimming and boating safely.

The Town of Essex and Village of Essex Junction released updates Tuesday in regards to its public services in light of Governor Phil Scott’s extension of Vermont’s State of Emergency through July 16.