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For the first time in a long time, Gov. Phil Scott and his administration had good news to report Tuesday on the COVID front, with case counts steadily dropping in recent days and hospitalizations leveling off after setting records.

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BENNINGTON — Imagine spending your days surrounded by the beautiful words of Amanda Gorman, Louise Erdrich, Anthony Doerr and Amor Towles. Or …

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For the first time in a long time, Gov. Phil Scott and his administration had good news to report Tuesday on the COVID front, with case counts steadily dropping in recent days and hospitalizations leveling off after setting records.

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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott and the Department of Housing and Community Development announced Monday that the Homeowner Assistance Program, a service to help Vt. homeowners facing pandemic hardships, is now accepting applications. The program is funded by $50 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, and will offer up to $30,000 per household towards overdue mortgage payments, utility bills, property taxes and property association charges.

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Arlington girls basketball defeated Mill River 64-35 on Saturday. Sidney Herrington led the Eagles attack with 22 points. Taylor Wilkins (16), Molly Briggs (12) and Katrina Gordon (10) all reached double digits in the win, as well.

DORSET — Long Trail girls basketball lost a close battle to Bellows Falls 48-42 on Saturday. The Mountain Lions forced the game to overtime, but were unable to come away with their second win of the season in a hard-fought battle.

HOOSICK, N.Y. — Thursday was senior night for the Hoosick Falls bowling team as they hosted Berlin at the Barbecue Recreation. The team honored its five seniors: Colin King, Brody Mullen, Riley Hayes, Ethan Yonconish, and Jamie Haviland with a win over Berlin. The Panthers won by a score of …

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It only takes just a few minutes online to get a snapshot of America in 2022; a country divided; a digital battleground of rhetoric where information is wielded as a weapon.

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BENNINGTON — Imagine spending your days surrounded by the beautiful words of Amanda Gorman, Louise Erdrich, Anthony Doerr and Amor Towles. Or visiting the magical midnight library, the memory-filled kitchen of Stanley Tucci, or the inspiring mind and vision of Jane Goodall. 

“I don’t take responsibility at all,” former President Donald Trump blamed his administration’s lagging ability to test Americans for the coronavirus outbreak, insisting instead — without offering evidence — that fault lies with his predecessor, Barack Obama.

It is important to ensure the doors of our justice system remain open to those who’ve been harmed, including those harmed by wrongful government action. The civil court system is how we solve disputes, how we keep society peaceful and ordered. It is how Vermonters access justice.

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