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State now recommending face mask usage in public

MONTPELIER — The state is now recommending that Vermonters wear face masks when out in public, in light of the fact that infected people can spread the new coronavirus before they show …

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Grocers detail safety measures BENNINGTON — Large grocery stores in the area have implemented an array of safety-related measures in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Price Chopper/Market 32 supermarkets continue "to …
Arts, culture organizations make adjustments BENNINGTON — Bennington Museum will remain closed until July 1, reduce staff to a bare minimum and cut all reasonable expenses as it attempts to weather the coronavirus pandemic, the museum's …
Restrictions on bars, restaurants in place at least until April 15 MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott on Friday clarified that his order forbidding dine-in service at restaurants and bars will be in effect at least until April 15. That order, and another order …
UCS ramps up services BENNINGTON — United Counseling Service has announced that it is increasing services to better help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic with the addition of a "Warm Line" for those who …
Dorset Theatre Festival cancels planned summer season DORSET — The Dorset Theatre Festival announced Thursday that its planned 2020 summer season has been canceled as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but organizers are holding out hope …
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat 6 feet apart inside an empty room as the faith carried out its signature conference by adhering to social …
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Vermont's COVID-19 growth rate slows While Vermont's COVID-19 growth rate has slowed considerably, suggesting social distancing is having a positive impact, officials caution that the peak in cases is yet to come, and are urging …
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SVMC staff saluted by law enforcement BENNINGTON — Dozens of law enforcement vehicles paraded up Hospital Drive early Thursday morning to salute the staff of the Southwesern Vermont Medical Center as they fight the COVID-19 …
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Caldwell reflects on stellar season cut short

PERU — Sophie Caldwell was so excited for the final sprint tour stretch of the World Cup season, she took the races immediately before off and returned home from Europe for the first time in …

Former Hoosick Falls star earns award Banner Sports SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Megan Flynn was named to the Capital District Sports Women of the Year Class of 2020 after a standout senior basketball season with The Sage Colleges, …
Former Hoosick Falls star earns award Banner Sports SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Megan Flynn was named to the Capital District Sports Women of the Year Class of 2020 after a standout senior basketball season with The Sage Colleges, …
Former NFL player signs with Southern Vermont Storm BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont Storm have signed an NFL veteran to their team for the first time in the 15 year history of the semiprofessional football organization. Wade Hansen agreed to a …
Virtual gym class: Teachers learning to adapt Hoosick Falls, N.Y. — As classes switch from in-person to virtual because of the coronavirus outbreak, physical education teachers are finding unique ways to keep their students …

Three Patriots named to all-state team in Nordic

The Nordic skiing all-state teams were named recently, with both Mount Anthony and Burr and Burton skiers on the squad. The all-stars are chosen from the skiers who finish with the top 10 combined …

VPA puts off decision on 2020 spring season

BENNINGTON — Despite Vermont Governor Phil Scott's decision to close schools for in-person instruction for the rest of the school year, a Friday morning announcement from the Vermont Principals …

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In era of social distance, golf continues at MACC BENNINGTON — With everything from schools to parks closed during the coronavirus outbreak, people are looking for ways to stay active despite stay-home orders from state and federal …
Vermont moves Field Day course online for hunters BENNINGTON — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has canceled all in-person hunting education courses as the state and country deals with the coronavirus outbreak, but they are giving …
Amid outbreak, coaches get creative to 'meet' with teams HOOSICK, N.Y. — Hoosick Falls girls lacrosse coach Liz Leva stands in front of the town skating rink with a lacrosse stick, a goal and a stand-up trampoline called the Rebounder. With sports …
NYSPHSAA gives update on spring sports to sections HOOSICK, N.Y. — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association sent out a memo to every section's executive director on Monday, telling leaders that the association has made some …
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Jacob's Pillow cancels season

BECKET, Mass. — In a blow to the Berkshires' peak cultural season, there will be no dance in the Becket hills this summer. For the first time in its 88-year history, Jacob's Pillow Dance …

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