As Vermont rolls out its next wave of COVID-19 vaccinations to individuals ages 75 and up this week, school teachers are putting pressure on the state to provide a plan for them.

BARRE — The state has been given half a million dollars to test light-based air filters on public buses to see whether they will improve air quality and protect against coronavirus and other airborne illness.

BARRE — City officials are refining a proposal they hope will result in a rare rental of the Barre Municipal Auditorium for a series of March-ending high school basketball championship games.

MONTPELIER — State officials say 39 towns will have a vaccine site for those 75 years old and older starting next week.

As the ongoing pandemic forces municipalities across Vermont to rethink how business will be conducted this Town Meeting Day, some school districts are facing challenges in coordinating with member towns to get their budgets and other ballot items to voters.

As the ongoing pandemic forces municipalities across Vermont to rethink how business will be conducted this Town Meeting Day, some school districts are facing challenges in coordinating with member towns to get their budgets and other ballot items to voters.

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott is isolating after officials said a contractor who has attended the two most recent news conferences tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Medical staff at Rutland Regional Medical Center are developing a plan that would allow patients with COVID-19, if they are willing and if they have someone who can help support their care, to recover at their homes rather than in the hospital.

The owner of Club Fitness of Vermont, a Rutland gym, and Attorney General T.J. Dononvan settled a case that began in May when the gym’s owner, Sean Manovill, opened the business to the public despite an order from Gov. Phil Scott closing gyms because of the pandemic.

The owner of Club Fitness of Vermont, a Rutland gym, and Attorney General T.J. Dononvan settled a case that began in May when the gym’s owner, Sean Manovill, opened the business to the public despite an order from Gov. Phil Scott closing gyms because of the pandemic.

MONTPELIER — State officials say the next phase of vaccinations for the novel coronavirus is ready to start in a little over a week.

BARRE — Teachers aren’t the only ones feeling targeted in the Barre Unified Union School District because one of four School Board members who won’t be running for reelection in March says it’s not because she doesn’t care about the pre-K-12 school system.

COLCHESTER — Green Mountain Power says there’s been a surge in scammers calling people, pretending to be from GMP, demanding people send money immediately or have their power shut off.

As the pandemic continues, Vermont hospitals, like Rutland Regional Medical Center and Central Vermont Medical Center, have instituted requirements that patients must meet to be admitted for a surgery or procedure and those requirements are serious and necessary, according to health care providers.

MONTPELIER — More than 26,600 Vermonters have now received their first shot of the novel coronavirus vaccine, though officials warn there are now two variants of the virus that have their attention.

WILLIAMSTOWN — Turnout tripped up the Select Board’s planned return to in-person meetings Monday because, on a night when the first “yearly review” of a controversial ordinance that allowed all-terrain vehicles access to nearly 20 town roads was on the agenda, too many people showed up.

At the end of December, about half a dozen people, including Chief Paul Doucette tested positive for COVID-19, raising questions of how other departments are protecting officers who must respond to scenes with individuals whose health they know little about.

MONTPELIER – Three incumbent city councilors stood on the steps of City Hall late Monday morning to confirm they’ll be running again on Town Meeting Day.

MONTPELIER — Businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic were able to apply for a second round of the Paycheck Protection Program starting Monday, meanwhile the state works to identify who might fall through the cracks.

MONTPELIER – The cost of running the Capital City would drop nearly $400,000, and the municipal portion of the tax rate would tick up less than 1% based on a budget proposal that will be the subject of the first of two public hearings Wednesday night.

The entire night shift of the Vermont State Police Rutland barracks, about eight or nine troopers, was in quarantine earlier this week after a potential exposure to COVID-19, according Michael Schirling, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Safety.

BARRE — Teachers are feeling "targeted," a "false narrative" is being fueled and a frustrated School Board was told it shoulders some of the blame as the Barre Unified Union School District begins its phased return to in-person instruction.

The incidence of new COVID-19 cases in Vermont increased sharply and Tracy Dolan, deputy commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health said the year-end holidays could be partially to blame.

BURLINGTON — A Burlington man, who federal officials say made possible threats toward the distribution process for COVID-19 vaccine shots throughout Vermont, was ordered held Thursday as a danger to the community.

The federal government has renewed the Farmers to Families Food Box program, which was taken up privately by the Vermont Foodbank after it was set to end with 2020.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump is responsible for the right-wing mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday while Congress worked to certify the election, said Vermont’s House Rep. Peter Welch, in an impromptu conference call with reporters.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump is responsible for the right-wing mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday while Congress worked to certify the election, said Vermont’s House Rep. Peter Welch, in an impromptu conference call with reporters.

BURLINGTON – A two-day delay was ordered for a court hearing scheduled for a Burlington man who has made possible threats toward the distribution process for the COVID-19 vaccine in Vermont.

BURLINGTON — A Burlington man who has made possible threats toward the distribution process for COVID-19 vaccinations in Vermont was jailed by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Monday, court records show.

BARRE – Roughly half of the students in the Barre Unified Union School District on Monday returned to school for the first time since mid-November. The other half will soon get their chance, as the district begins its phased return to in-person instruction.

MONTPELIER — Three of the businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic have been movie theaters, hotels and restaurants. The Bashara family owns all three.

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott said Thursday that the state of Vermont will investigate to see whether police and fire personnel that are on the front lines for medical emergencies can be moved up the list of people expected to get vaccine shots for COVID-19 shortly.

MONTPELIER — Officials say the amount of vaccine coming to Vermont has again been reduced and they haven’t been told why.

The union that represents 200,000 United States Postal Service employees is hoping new leadership in Washington will help it in areas it’s been struggling with.