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MONTPELIER- Today Governor Phil Scott ordered additional restrictions for anyone traveling into Vermont. The order prohibits short term rentals at hotels, motels, inns, and even Airbnb rentals, and requires anyone coming Vermont to self-isolate for two weeks. The order follows police compliance...
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...
BRATTLEBORO - On Wednesday morning, Suzie Walker, executive director of Turning Point of Windham County, is trying to figure out whether the work she does at Turning Point would be considered  “essential” under Gov. Phil Scott’s new “stay at home” order, which ordered the closure of all in-person...
WILMINGTON - Some changes have been implemented at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s Deerfield Valley campus due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Many appointments will now happen via telephone or telemedicine. Patients who do need to visit the office can expect new signage and social distancing...
DOVER - On Tuesday, the Dover Selectboard held a virtual special meeting at which it discussed and approved a commercial emergency assistance program that will give eligible Dover businesses up to $1,000 per month for the duration of the COVID-19 state of emergency. The program will be funded out...

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