COVID-19

WILMINGTON- Selectboard members approved a proposal to support Wilmington businesses struggling during the COVID-19 state of emergency with a short-term “resiliency loan” program. 
Under the proposal, part of an existing revolving loan fund, Wilmington businesses that were in operation...
By Mike Eldred
HALIFAX- Southern Valley School Board members held their regular meeting remotely Wednesday evening, following recent guidance from the state regarding open meetings via teleconference during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Windham Southwest Supervisory Union Superintendent...
Note: This article was updated with additional information at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, April 1. WILMINGTON - On Tuesday morning, Wilmington economic development consultant Gretchen Havreluk said changes to unemployment due to COVID-19 were still in the process of being implemented, but were...
BRATTLEBORO - As news of coronavirus-related shortages of some staples like toilet paper and cleaning supplies has emerged, so have fears about potential shortages of infant formula. That fear has led some to share unsafe advice on social media about making homemade baby formula or diluting FDA-...
  By Mike Eldred MONTPELIER- Late Thursday afternoon, Gov. Phil Scott issued an order dismissing in-person education at Vermont schools for the remainder of the school year.
The latest order supersedes his earlier order, which closed schools until April 6. Under the order, districts...

Sadie Wheeler, age 7, completes her school work at home. Photo courtesy Shannon Wheeler
DOVER – Seven-year-old Sadie Wheeler says that these days her mother, Shannon Wheeler, is acting like a “teacher-mom.” That is, a teacher-mom hybrid. Which is an apt description. Since school was dismissed last week, Shannon Wheeler has been juggling multiple roles — professional, mom, and, yes,...
MONTPELIER- Vermont Governor Phil Scott issued a “stay at home” order Tuesday afternoon, requiring all non-essential businesses to stop any in-person operations by 5 pm Wednesday. 
The order does not affect essential businesses including grocers, pharmacies, retailers of essential supplies...
But concerns raised if surge is overwhelming BENNINGTON- Southwestern Vermont Health Care CEO Tom Dee and chief medical officer Trey Dobson, MD, gave Vermonters in the region an overview of the health care network’s preparations for the COVID-19 pandemic in southern Vermont. ...
WILMINGTON- Twin Valley School Board members held their regular meeting by public conference call this week, their first under the state of emergency for COVID-10 declared by Gov. Phil Scott.
Superintendent Barbara Anne Komons-Montroll said the supervisory union and the district have been...
Gov. Phil Scott signs the stay at home order on Tuesday, March 24.
Gov. Phil Scott signs the stay at home order on Tuesday, March 24.
Orders Vermonters to restrict and minimize activities outside of the home Directs non-essential businesses and non-profits to cease in-person operations    24 MARCH 2020   MONTPELIER – Governor Phil Scott today issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and directed the...

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