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As a pediatrician, I have waited a long time for the approval of COVID vaccines for ages 6 months to 4 years. I know many parents are excited for this opportunity as well! The Academy of Pediatrics supports vaccination of all eligible children with the COVID-19 vaccine. I am so eager to have…

BENNINGTON — Employees of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) collected more than 110,000 COVID specimens at the COVID Resource Center (CRC) since January 2021. Clinical staff worked outdoors in inclement weather. Staff members throughout the organization spent time beyond their regular …

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Training Program (VTP) helps fund innovative solutions to today’s workforce challenges. VTP grants may cover up to 50 percent of expenses related to training and up-skilling staff, including employee wages for time spent training on the job. Training can be on-site o…

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Education has committed $200,000 to support two national refugee non-profits with a presence in Vermont to ensure that refugee students and their families are provided with access to summer programs and community mentoring. The AOE will also leverage an exi…

ESSEX JUNCTION — Vermont 211, a confidential 24/7 helpline connecting Vermonters with community, health, and human services, has launched a new website at https://vermont211.org/.

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont State House was vandalized during the early hours of Saturday morning, leaving seven broken windows and a message of “If abortions aren’t safe you’re not either” in black spray paint on the front granite portico of the building, according to the Capitol Police Department.

BENNINGTON — Early voting in local and statewide primary elections starts Saturday, and the Secretary of State’s office and town clerks are working to make the process smooth for voters who want to cast a ballot in advance of the Aug. 9 primary.

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Warden Service responded to a coyote attack in Panton on Sunday. The complainant is a resident of Panton and has not responded to a request to be identified.

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BRATTLEBORO — On a night that was all about NBA teams making selections, American Legion Post 13 coach Ryan Greenslet had to make one of his own.

BENNINGTON — Less than 24 hours removed from graduating Flood Brook Middle School, Manchester Union Underground’s Milo Tucker was inserted into a pressure situation with Manchester leading Bennington Post 13 8-4 in the bottom of the seventh in Tuesday’s American Legion baseball game.

Thursday marks the 50-year anniversary of Title IX being passed into law. Deborah Larkin — coach of the Mount Anthony girls tennis program — has worked on a national social impact campaign named ‘DemandIX’ to call attention to Title IX and the work that still needs to be done for gender equi…

BENNINGTON — If Saturday’s preseason game is any indication, the Southern Vermont Storm are once again going to be a legitimate threat in the semiprofessional New England Football League this fall.

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This isn’t the world I grew up in. I was raised in the 50s and 60s, when everything seemed so much simpler. Times were good, people were happy.

At long last, COVID infections are on the wane, according to Gov. Phil Scott. That’s great but let’s continue to be careful and stay safe and healthy.

Bennington has TIF districts. Those initials stand for “tax increment financing,” a private-public funding mechanism used to pay for infrastructure — sidewalks, storm drains, and streets — to enhance the value of developed properties. The program requires a vote of the town to work.

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