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MONTPELIER -- The Department of Children and Families is being urged by field experts to reconsider terminating benefits that provide motel units to many immunocompromised people, domestic violence survivors and pregnant women without housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Vermont Holocaust Memorial, a nonprofit organization working to advance Holocaust and genocide education throughout the state, has announced a search for student design proposals for a Holocaust Monument and Garden. Once complete, the monument will serve to educate generations of Vermont…

BENNINGTON — Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s ‘Medical Matters Weekly’ with Dr. Trey Dobson — a weekly interactive, multiplatform medical-themed talk show — will feature Ayla Ellison, the editor-in-chief of Becker’s Hospital Review, on its Wednesday program. The publication is a leading so…

On Thursday, between 1 and 3 p.m., an exercise of the Vermont AMBER Alert System will be conducted by the Vermont Department of Public Safety.

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WILLIAMSVILLE — The Manitou Project will hold its Healing Walk on Friday from 4 to 5:30 p.m., rain or shine. The walk will be led by Mike Mayer and will include poems or other readings and chances to share about the experience.

Welcome a new season and get to know the river that runs through our tri-state community with a free recreational bike tour on Sept. 25. The ride, co-presented by the Pownal Parks and Recreation Committee and Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA), is limited to the first 20 pre registe…

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MANCHESTER — For the first 70 minutes of Saturday’s clash between perennial girls soccer powers Burr and Burton and Champlain Valley, the two teams were separated by a single tally that came with less than a minute left in the first half.

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In 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami devastated northeast Japan, taking the lives of more than 18,000 people and triggering one of the worst industrial accidents in history: the crippling breakdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Three of the plant’s six…


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