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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The school district here is one of the few across the region to take the precaution of going remote, after about 15 percent of its students were out from illness prior to switching to distance learning Thursday.

Vermont’s COVID-19 numbers — from caseload to vaccinations to hospitalization rates — continue to move in the right direction, prompting Gov. Phil Scott to suggest that the state’s mask mandate in schools could be lifted as soon as later this month.

BENNINGTON — In a push to increase the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in the region and protect especially young Vermonters from the virus, the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center will hold a pediatric vaccination clinic on Jan. 28 from 1 to 5 p.m. for children ages 5 to 11 at the hospital’…

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PUTNEY — A show in which Walter Parks, longtime guitarist sideman to Woodstock legend Richie Havens, joins accordionist Rob Curto has been postponed to curb the spread of COVID.

BENNINGTON — A cluster of COVID cases has been reported among staff at Vermont Veterans Home, and one resident is hospitalized with the virus.

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White House officials and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch announced Friday that Vermont will receive $45.5 million to help low- and moderate-income families pay for home heating this winter and cover their rent and utility costs, twice the amount received last year and by far the largest such appropri…

BENNINGTON — Jane Schaeffer turned to yoga 49 years ago on the advice of a friend. She had just given birth to her first daughter, Ani, and described her mental state as “cuckoo” at the time.

BOSTON — A winter storm that had already blanketed parts of the South in snow moved into the Northeast on Friday, snarling air travel, crushing morning commutes and delivering a dilemma to school districts that had been trying to keep children in classes during a surge in coronavirus cases.

MANCHESTER — As the state set all-time records for new COVID-19 cases this week and came close to equaling the mark for hospitalizations, area schools remain open, saying they’re taking things day by day.

BENNINGTON — Police Chief Paul Doucette joined other town department heads Monday in highlighting some key aspects of their proposed fiscal 2023 spending plans during the first budget review session before the Select Board.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting Monday, the center will be conducing walk-in only COVID testing at the site from 8 a.m. to noon; vaccinations and boosters will be held — walk-in or scheduled — from 1 to 5 p.m. Previously, both testing and vaccinations were held at the same times. Dobson said only test…

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BENNINGTON — Vermont law enforcement, including the Bennington Police and Bennington County law enforcement, will be participating in the national campaign Click It or Ticket beginning today and continuing through June 5. Click It or Ticket (CIOT) is a national seat belt enforcement mobiliza…

POWNAL --Vermont State Police are investigating a hit-and-run that occurred in front of the Stewarts Shop on Route 7 in Pownal. Troopers were advised of the incident on Sunday afternoon, with one of the operators leaving the scene right after the collision.

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