VERNON — The last cask full of high-level radioactive waste will be loaded by the end of the week at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, and with it, "99.9 percent" of the radioactivity will be out of the plant next month.
Lyme disease is often in the news these days, so by now, most people know at least the basics about how it is contracted, what to do if you get a tick bite, and how to avoid it. What about the other common tick-borne disease — anaplasmosis? The black-legged tick, also called the deer tick, c…
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BENNINGTON — Rebecca Souza is the new director of nursing services at Vermont Veterans’ Home.
BENNINGTON — The news was good for Southwestern Vermont Medical Center from Montpelier this week — preliminary approval of the hospital’s request for a 6.35 percent increase in its budget for the upcoming year over 2002.
As colder weather approaches, many people are wondering where they can get vaccines for illnesses that typically increase in prevalence during the fall and winter.
BENNINGTON — United Counseling Service will present “The Hungry Heart” on Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bennington Performing Arts Center. The presentation is free.
For some, retirement is a time of newfound freedom and well-earned fun. For others, it can be a time of isolation and decline. While we often think about how we will support ourselves financially throughout our golden years, which is certainly important, we seldom discuss the other things we…
BENNINGTON — Green Mountain Retired Senior Volunteer Program (GMRSVP) is looking for volunteers to help at local non-profit organizations that serve the community.
BURLINGTON — State health officials announced Tuesday that Vermonters will be able to receive the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine booster shots starting Wednesday. The updated boosters are designed to be a match for the BA.5 omicron variant currently affecting most people.
BENNINGTON — Thank you, Alex Bettez.
On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized ‘bivalent’ formulations of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for COVID-19 as boosters. The new boosters are expected to provide increased protection against the omicron variant circulating now and are recommended for everyone who …
BURLINGTON — Vermont has expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine to certain groups at higher risk of contracting the virus and has increased vaccination opportunities.
POWNAL — The state Department of Environmental Conservation, which regulates the water systems in Vermont, confirmed Wednesday that water has been restored to almost all of the 56 homes at the Pownal Estates Mobile Home Park, and if all goes well, a boil water notice will be lifted there as …
BENNINGTON — Medical Matters Weekly hosts Matilde Castiel, a nationally recognized leader in population health and health equity programs in Worcester, Mass., on its Wednesday program. The show airs live on Facebook at noon.
MONTPELIER — Walgreens Co., in its response to a complaint by the state about the unplanned closures of pharmacies and the effects on customers, has asked the Vermont Board of Pharmacy to dismiss the complaint entirely.
BENNINGTON — Although struggling with staffing shortages and difficulty filling medical positions — like most hospitals across the country — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has hired a medical director of critical care, a new post to oversee and run the intensive care unit.