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Many 3SquaresVT households to get additional food benefits WATERBURY — The Department for Children and Families (DCF) announced Thursday that many 3SquaresVT households will get a higher benefit in June to help them through the current health crisis. …
Police report, face masks on board's agenda BENNINGTON — The Select Board on Monday will continue weighing recommendations from consultants who reviewed the Bennington Police Department policies and procedures. Also on the board's …
The Checkup: 1 new COVID-19 case reported in Bennington County With this regular feature, the Banner runs down breaking local and regional developments in the coronavirus crisis. The numbers According to the Vermont Department of Health, two new cases of …
The Checkup: COVID-19 death toll stands at 54; 2 new cases reported With this regular feature, the Banner runs down breaking local and regional developments in the coronavirus crisis. The numbers According to the Vermont Department of Health, two new cases of …
The Checkup: 2 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Vermont With this regular feature, the Banner runs down breaking local and regional developments in the coronavirus crisis. The numbers According to the Vermont Department of Health, two new cases of …
The Checkup: 6 new COVID-19 cases reported in Vermont With this regular feature, the Banner runs down breaking local and regional developments in the coronavirus crisis. The numbers According to the Vermont Department of Health, six new cases of …
Scott outlines $400M economic recovery plan MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott announced a $400 million aid package on Wednesday that targets the state's hard-hit small businesses and Vermont's threatened 670 dairy farms. The money, which …

The Checkup: COVID-19 cases, deaths hold steady in Vermont

With this regular feature, the Banner runs down breaking local and regional developments in the coronavirus crisis. The numbers According to the Vermont Department of Health, no new cases of …

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Watch: Gov. Baker delivers daily COVID-19 briefing Gov. Charlie Baker delivers his daily coronavirus update, along with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders. They will provide briefings on the …
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Food kits to be distributed to at-risk veterans, military families BENNINGTON — At-risk veterans and military families have until midnight tonight, May 19, to register for a distribution of food kits on Wednesday. The Bennington distribution event will be …
The Checkup: 4 more cases of COVID-19 reported in Vermont With this regular feature, the Banner runs down breaking local and regional developments in the coronavirus crisis. The numbers According to the Vermont Department of Health, 944 cases of …
Governor worries about hospitality industry MONTPELIER — With only partial lodging openings and 14-day quarantine rules for those coming to Vermont for longer than a day, Gov. Phil Scott described himself as being "very concerned about …
CCV expands financial aid in response to COVID-19 MONTPELIER — Community College of Vermont announced Monday that it has expanded a fund to help students with unexpected financial needs, and created an endowment to support the fund. The new …
The Checkup: Statewide COVID-19 cases hold steady at 940 With this regular feature, the Banner runs down breaking local and regional developments in the coronavirus crisis. The numbers According to the Vermont Department of Health, the number of …
John McClaughry: Help our small businesses weather the storm A major and depressing casualty of the COVID-19 economic lockdown is the calamitous effect it is having on small business, especially retail, entertainment, and restaurant firms and the service …
Fresh farm products being distributed to families in need PERU — The Vermont National Guard will be distributing free food boxes at Bromley Mountain on Tuesday, part of a federal program that aims to alleviate hunger during the pandemic. Besides …
The Checkup: 1 Vermonter dies of COVID-19; 7 new cases reported With this regular feature, the Banner runs down breaking local and regional developments in the coronavirus crisis. The numbers According to the Vermont Department of Health, a total of 940 …
The Checkup: Rutland gym ordered to stay closed With this regular feature, the Banner runs down breaking local and regional developments in the coronavirus crisis. The numbers According to the Vermont Department of Health, a total of 934 …
Vermont COVID-19 growth rate lowest in nation MONTPELIER — Saying the last two months have felt more like a year, Gov. Phil Scott expressed how grateful he is to the Vermonters who have followed the state's safety guidelines in response to …
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BANGKOK (AP) — South Koreans will be required to wear masks when using public transportation and taxis nationwide starting Tuesday as health authorities look for more ways to slow the spread …
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Americans prepared to mark a Memorial Day like no other as the coronavirus pandemic upended traditional commemorations, while Greece sought to revive its crucial tourism …
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NEW YORK (AP) — Memorial Day in New York City is being marked with car convoys and small ceremonies instead of parades, as those looking to honor fallen military members have to contend with …
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Martin Langeveld | Corona Diary: We're looking at a recession on a par with the Depression Back on Jan. 15, I visited my financial adviser to see how our nest egg is doing, as I do every year. As usual, the conversation included speculation about whether a recession might happen …
Podcast | Don Morrison commentary: Going viral Here's a little podcast on our government's current epidemic of denial. Don Morrison, who produces his eponymous Don Morrison Commentary, is an author, lecturer, member of The Berkshire Eagle's …
Letter: Serious crisis must be treated seriously To the editor: First the disclaimer: I hope every single word of this letter is wrong. In Berkshire County right now, we are facing an unprecedented medical, humanitarian and economic crisis …
Letter: Facts, not fear, are fueling response To the editor: I respectfully disagree with Ronald Hersh's assessment of the coronavirus response ("Fear is fueling coronavirus reaction," letter March 14.) Does media fear-mongering exist? Of …
Letter: Helping out during pandemic To the editor: As the vibrant life in the beautiful Berkshires shuts down with the coronavirus precautions, there are things we can do to protect the institutions and businesses that mean so much …
Elliott Greenblott: Fraud Watch | Beware of coronavirus-related scams With the spread of COVID-19, a number of scams and phishing attempts have appeared recently. Scammers impersonate officials with federal health services, state health departments, Homeland …
US study testing possible treatment for coronavirus OMAHA, Neb. — The first clinical trial in the U.S. of a possible coronavirus treatment is underway in Nebraska and eventually is expected to include 400 patients at 50 locations around the …
Benjamin Abelow, M.D.: Could inexpensive generic drugs stop a dangerous pandemic? GREAT BARRINGTON — Whether or not the new coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 strikes the U.S. hard, events in China and elsewhere are a frightening reminder that modern societies are highly …
Donald Morrison: A plague on all our houses BECKET — I lived in Beijing for two years and Hong Kong for seven, and never came down with anything more lethal than a head cold. But now, a decade after quitting the Middle Kingdom, I am …
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Bennington man arrested after crash at reservoir SOMERSET — Police arrested a Bennington man on Saturday for driving while intoxicated and negligent operation after crashing into a tree at the Somerset Reservoir. Derek M. Billings, 23, …
Motorcyclist cited for doing 112 in 55 mph zone SUNDERLAND — A Pennsylvania man was cited on Sunday afternoon after he was caught on radar doing 112 miles per hour on Route 7 in the town of Sunderland. Vermont State Police said on Sunday …
Going door-to-door to save lives BENNINGTON — If you'd seen them, you might have wondered what the three people were up to: wearing face masks and gloves, they went from door to door at the Best Western motel, leaving …
Planning started on Battle Day celebration BENNINGTON — The citizen group that formed to commemorate this year's Bennington Battle Day after cancellation of the traditional parade events because of the coronavirus epidemic now has a …
Guidelines released for the return of high school sports BENNINGTON — With spring sports canceled in both New York and Vermont, officials in both states have been looking for guidance in how sports can get back on the field in the fall when school …

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