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MONTPELIER — Churches will be allowed to hold services with up to 25 percent of the church filled, Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday. As expected, he also announced that restaurants will be able to resume outdoor dining this weekend and salons and barbershops will be able to reopen on Friday,…

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ESSEX JUNCTION -- The summer of 2021 was supposed to see the 100th rendition of the Champlain Valley Fair. Instead, it will just be the 99th edition as the Champlain Valley Exposition announced that this year’s fair has been cancelled.

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — This year the traditional Memorial Day laying of the wreath ceremony at the Veteran's Administration Healthcare facility in White River Junction will be celebrated virtually.

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ESSEX JUNCTION -- With people staying home to avoid the spread of COVID-19, and disruptions in the workforce, Meals on Wheels has experienced a rapid increase in the number of seniors seeking deliveries as their primary source of food.

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ST. ALBANS — This weekend is expected to bring the warmest weather we've had so far this year. With Vermonters likely to head outside for all kinds of activities, the Dept. of Health (DOH) wants people to be careful of the heat and to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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ST. ALBANS — The National Guard will be distributing boxes of food to families in need at the North Avenue exit of Vermont Route 127 in Burlington on Tuesday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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MONTPELIER – The Scott administration revealed Wednesday its proposal for a $400 million relief package for shoring up the state’s economy amid the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Three Milton students graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Durham on May 16 during a virtual celebration.

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BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network has begun scheduling non-urgent and elective outpatient procedures and appointments that do not require a hospital stay, beginning with those that were postponed in preparation for a COVID-19 surge. Timing and types of encounters wi…

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WATERBURY — The Department for Children and Families (DCF) is reminding eligible child care and summer day programs to request a Restart Stipend by midnight on Friday, May 22. The Restart Stipends were launched last week to help child care and summer day programs with additional expenses dir…

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The Milton School Board is promoting a new kind of drive-thru; but instead of ordering fries or a milkshake, Miltonians will be able to vote on the board's second FY21 budget proposal from the safety of their cars.

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MONTPELIER — Memorial Day has long served as the unofficial kick-off to yard and garage sale season. Now, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development has clarified that sales are allowed.

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Between Friday, May 1 and Thursday, May 7, the Milton Police Department responded to 94 incidents and calls for service. During that time, three arrests were made: two for driving under the influence of drugs and one for violation of conditions of release. Officers also issued two tickets an…

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MONTPELIER — Community College of Vermont (CCV) has launched its new Endowment for Life Gap Grants and is expanding its Life Gap Fund, building on an existing program that helps students bridge challenging situations and persist in their studies.

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MONTPELIER — If Vermont’s COVID-19 cases remain flat, hair salons and barber shops may be allowed to open before June 1, Gov. Phil Scott said Monday.

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MONTPELIER — This summer, state officials are hoping Vermonters will consider vacationing within the state.

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Despite a postponement of the Vermont Shakespeare Festival to next year, performers of the festival are making themselves available for on-demand mini-performances to bring “joy and connection” during the pandemic.

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Vermont’s turtles on are on the move this spring, and the Vt. Fish and Wildlife Department is asking for the public’s help in keeping them safe. Female turtles are looking for places to deposit their eggs, sometimes choosing to lay them along the shoulders of roads, which can bring them into…

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The Milton, Essex and Colchester Police Departments honored Peace Officers Memorial Day last Friday with agencies across the state. Every year on May 15, officers commemorate local, state and federal peace officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty.

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The facility in Essex is joining that of Williston as being the only Chittenden Solid Waste District (CWSD) sites currently open for drop off.

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Milton Elementary School (MES) teachers and staff crafted collages for families with messages of love and encouragement. 

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MONTPELIER – While his emergency declaration has been extended into June, Gov. Phil Scott confirmed Friday the so-called “spigot” would see another turn as lodging facilities, marinas and campgrounds will be allowed to reopen.

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MONTPELIER — The construction project planned to revamp Exit 16 is postponed again, but not due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, the Vermont Supreme Court heard arguments from the Vt. Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and R.L. Vallee, owner of Maplefields gas station chain. The latt…

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Around 6 a.m. on Friday, troopers with the Vermont State Police (VSP) Williston Barracks arrested a Milton resident for Careless and Negligent Operation on the interstate.

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SOUTH BURLINGTON – Mass testing for COVID-19 at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility (CRCF) has found no new cases among the South Burlington prison’s staff and population after a staff member tested positive for the disease earlier this week.

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ST. ALBANS — The combination of low prices and the need to cut production in an effort to bring supply and demand for milk into alignment are cutting dramatically into farmers’ incomes.

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Michaela Foody specializes in emergencies. As a Saint Michael's College (SMC) alum, she served on the SMC Fire and Rescue squad before joining the University of Vermont Medical Center as an Emergency Communications Specialist. Now, amid a global pandemic, she began a new job as Milton's Publ…

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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott began his press conference on Wednesday by addressing an incident in Hartford in which a family that had moved to Vermont from New York a couple of months previous was harassed.

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State health officials announced Tuesday that Vermonters who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 can be tested for the virus at one of the pop-up testing sites around the state. Initially, the clinics were only open to essential workers.

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After investigating reports of multiple burglaries in Milton, the Milton Police Department tracked down and arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male from New Jersey who allegedly had a hand in the crimes.

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April proved to be another challenging month as COVID-19 continued to alter our work, school, and home life. But coming to the month’s close, we’re glad to see buds on trees, birds in the sky, and milder weather– at least some days.

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ST. ALBANS — One in four Vermonters is now food insecure, according to researchers at the University of Vermont, meaning they have skipped meals or are at risk of doing so because of a lack of access to food.

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Between Friday, April 24 and Thursday, April 30 the Milton Police Department responded to 81 incidents and calls. During that period, Milton officers made four arrests, and issued eight tickets and one warning.

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Milton High School (MHS) ranks second out of all Vermont public high schools, according to recent findings from the U.S. News and World Report, whose ranking system placed college readiness high on the list of indicators.

MONTPELIER — The state has once again taken an unusual step to clear through the backlog in unemployment claims created when 70,000 Vermonters were laid off in roughly one month.

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MONTPELIER — The retail sector will be the next portion of the economy allowed to reopen, Gov. Phil Scott announced on Monday.

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Deer fawns are being born this time of year and the Vt. Fish and Wildlife Department asks that people avoid disturbing or picking them up.

MONTPELIER – According to state modeling shared Friday, should Vermont’s reopening continue in moderation and public health guidelines be followed, the state should be able to avoid a summer surge of COVID-19 hospitalization.

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MONTPELIER – With COVID-19’s spread through Vermont believed to have peaked, Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday child care centers and summer camps would be the next quarter turns of Vermont's economic “spigot.”