For many moviegoers, a trip to the theater is more than just viewing the newest film--which they could see on-demand in the comfort of their home a short time later.
ST. ALBANS – The Dept. of Children and Families (DCF) announced Friday its residential stabilization program typically housed at the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center in Essex will be moving from its temporary St. Albans location to Middlesex.
MONTPELIER – Gov. Phil Scott will likely extend his administration’s social distancing orders to continue staggering the spread of COVID-19 as the state awaits new federal guidelines asking the public to wear masks regardless of whether they show symptoms.
As the coronavirus pandemic threatens public health and the U.S. economy, more people are working from home on a regular basis. The move follows social distancing guidelines as an attempt to slow the outbreak, but keeping scattered workforces connected and productive can be challenging for m…
A special meeting held online Thursday night provided more questions than it did answers in regards to when the Village of Essex Junction will hold its annual meeting and vote on the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
MONTPELIER -- The state has continued to expand its ability to treat medical patients based on models of how severely COVID-19 will impact Vermont, adding additional medical surge beds Thursday in Essex and Rutland.
MONTPELIER -- State officials released data on Thursday showing that social distancing does appear to be slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Vermont.
Vermont’s traditional trout fishing season opens Saturday, April 11, and despite lingering snow cover, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says anglers can still have fun and be successful early in the season while following COVID-19 safety precautions.
MONTPELIER – The Champlain Valley Exposition (CVE) in Essex is one two additional medical surge sites currently being set up by the Vermont National Guard.
In the last few days, the Essex Junction Fire Department has started to post old photos of its volunteers and vehicles--giving people a sense of what the department and its members used to look live and allowing others to reminisce.
Zooming with friends and family has become a popular way to be mentally active while staying home and keeping healthy. Now you can “Zoom a Scientist” courtesy of the University of Vermont Extension Lake Champlain Sea Grant education team.
MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is reminding farmers to avoid spreading over saturated and snow- or ice-covered fields, and fields prone to possible runoff as the winter manure spreading ban lifted Wednesday.
Montpelier, Vt. – The Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) is directing large “big box” retailers, such as Walmart, Target, and Costco, with in-store sales of food, beverage, and pharmacy--as well as electronics, toys, clothing, and the like--to cease in-person sales of non-es…
Vermont lawmakers passed a bill this week that makes changes to elections and voting laws in the state--one in particular potentially being essential for a local municipality.
A thirteenth Vermonter has died from COVID-19. Health Department spokesperson Bennett Truman confirmed this afternoon that the person was a resident of Pinecrest at Essex, a housing complex catering to those over 55.
MONTPELIER – Insurance companies in Vermont are now being required to cover telehealth and telephone visits with health care provides on the same basis as in-person visits.
For many of us staying home means doing a lot more cooking at home, which can be a daunting when you’re also trying to work and manage kids home from school.
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Vermont's annual statewide Green Up Day when citizens go outside to help clean their communities. However, due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the event has been postponed to May 30.
MONTPELIER — On Monday, Governor Phil Scott amended his “Stay home, stay safe” order to clarify that all lodging establishments not being used as part of the COVID-19 response must close and cease taking bookings, including Airbnb locations.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put an end to large gatherings in Vermont, such as local meetings, and Governor Phil Scott’s directive to “Stay Home, Stay Safe” further made situations like that unfeasible.
The Essex Police Department (EPD) gave local kids an idea to pass the time while schools are closed and people are being urged to stay at home.
WATERBURY, Vt. — The Vermont Department of Public Safety (DPS) on Wednesday issued guidance to local police departments regarding potential enforcement of Governor Phil Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, announced Tuesday, March 24, and effective at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
With short notice of needing to do so, the Child Nutrition Program of the Essex Westford School District (EWSD) quickly altered its operations in order to provide free meals for children in the area upon a state-mandated closure of schools.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a historic $2.2 trillion bailout package for fortifying the U.S. economy against the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, sending the historically massive bailout bill to the President’s desk Friday by way of a voice vote.
MONTPELIER – The state of Vermont will be widening the availability for testing for COVID-19 to include those showing mild or moderate symptoms of the disease, the state’s health commissioner announced during a press conference with Gov. Phil Scott’s administration late Friday morning.
As many as 1 in 10 Vermonters depend on the state's network of food shelves for some of their nutrition. Most of those food shelves are run by volunteers, many elderly, out of church basements and community centers. It's a fragile system and, advocates say, coronavirus may break it, even as …
Both Essex Junction and the Essex Westford School District (EWSD) have opted to delay voting on next year's budgets and elections scheduled for April.
ST. ALBANS — It started as a way to stay in touch with her stepdaughter while self quarantining. It turned into a way to share music, stories, and fun with children who are stuck at home and parents who are looking for new ways to help pass the time.
Virtual worship looks like the new normal since churches across Vermont closed last week, following a series of orders from Governor Phil Scott in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MONTPELIER — Governor Phil Scott directed schools to remain dismissed through the end of the 2019-20 school year Thursday evening.
MONTPELIER – Small majorities in the two houses of the Vermont General Assembly convened this week to pass emergency legislation expanding unemployment benefits and health care supports to fortify the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ESSEX -- The Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center will be used to treat patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and also have significant mental health needs, Ken Schatz, head of the Dept. of Children and Families told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
While equipment and crews were on site and working a week before, the Village of Essex Junction held an official groundbreaking ceremony March 19 to celebrate the commencement of Phase 1 of the Chittenden Crossing project at the Five Corners.
BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont Extension 4-H is making it possible for kids and teens to continue to take part in 4-H and UVM’s science cafes virtually.
Community members are coming together to help their neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic--one initiative using online forms and social media to lend a hand.
BURLINGTON – In response to a growing concern from dairy farmers and farm workers about what will happen if they get sick and cannot work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) has created a database of “Relief Milkers”—people with authen…
MONTPELIER -- On Tuesday, Governor Phil Scott today issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and directed the closure of in-person operations for all non-essential businesses.
Despite businesses closing, events being cancelled, and people being urged to stay home, local boards are still conducting meetings--just in a different format.
MONTPELIER -- The governor has directed the commissioner of taxes to exercise his authority to provide relief to Vermont businesses who owe Meals and Rooms Tax or Sales and Use Tax until further notice. Many local businesses find themselves unable to meet the March 25 and April 25 filing dea…