Schools across Vermont are looking to adapt to new state COVID-19 guidance with an eye toward getting more students back into classrooms following the April school break.

Hoping to encourage staff and the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19, administrators at Casella Waste Systems are telling the community who “Got the Shot.”

MONTPELIER — Officials have laid out a plan to give kids things to do this summer after being cooped up for the past year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s no secret that the last year has been challenging for local businesses. But despite the challenges, I’ve been impressed with the fortitude and creativity that they have demonstrated in adapting their businesses. I spoke with a few local businesses about some of the difficulties they hav…

In 1897 a sensational account of a lethal contagion in St. Johnsbury was reported in the pages of The Caledonian: “This town is now in a fever of excitement over the diphtheria epidemic, which is raging here, and which threatens to be as terrible as was the typhoid fever epidemic one year ag…

BARRE — Itching to announce the expansion of in-person instruction for the Barre Unified Union School District’s oldest students, school officials opted to scratch tentative plans to do just that in the absence of revised state guidance they had expected would be released on Tuesday.

Editor’s note: In Mutual Aid is a series of profiles and articles that introduce us to the people providing and the benefactors receiving services during the ongoing pandemic.

MONTPELIER — The state’s top health official says he’s “very concerned” with the direction the state is heading in combating the novel coronavirus pandemic.

BARRE — A free, 5-week summer camp is part of a broader, still-evolving plan designed to help students in the Barre Unified Union School District make up academic ground they might have lost during the pandemic.

MONTPELIER — Vermont set a new record Friday with 251 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported and state officials say a significant portion of them are people younger than 30 years old.

With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more available, some medical professionals are worried vaccine hesitancy could delay the effort to reach herd immunity levels, but local doctors said they’ve been able to reach some patients by listening to their concerns.

MONTPELIER — It was a different night and a different city, but Vermont’s lone congressman delivered the same “help is on the way” message to city councilors in Montpelier Wednesday night as he did to their counterparts in Barre on Tuesday.

MONTPELIER — Those in the restaurant world are excited about a tax incentive passed by Congress in December that’s intended to get people dining out again.

BARRE — When it comes to the American Rescue Plan, Barre — the city, the town and the two communities’ shared school district — represent a $16.7 million drop in a $1.9 trillion bucket.

As schools around Vermont returned to in-person learning during the course of this school year, music classes were drastically altered to adhere to state health and safety guidance.

On a chilly, bright March morning, Betty Jones, 84, raps on the door of an old shingled farmhouse on Barnes Hill Road in Waterbury Center, a cheerily-wrapped bundle under her arm. Her errand is to drop in on her old friend Florilla Ames and convey birthday wishes from Waterbury Center Commun…

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott says his administration will announce Friday when everyone 16 years old or older can sign up for the novel coronavirus vaccine, with everyone eligible to sign up before May 1.

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott says unvaccinated households can gather again, but only one at a time, and restaurants can seat up to six people together from other households.

In a year where nearly all aspects of the student experience have been impacted by COVID-19, applying to college is no different. Now, as many high school seniors prepare to enter college next fall, the shadow of a year spent living in a pandemic looms large.

MONTPELIER — Multiple cases of COVID-19 at two Capital City schools triggered an administrative decision to shift to an all-remote learning format at one of them, while prompting a more surgical response at the other.

MONTPELIER — Officials say 99 doses of the novel coronavirus vaccine were spoiled or wasted last month at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.

BARRE — A new-look City Council will enjoy a stress-free transition as Granite City voters comfortably approved the $12.8 million municipal budget that was among the biggest questions on Barre’s ballot Tuesday.

BARRE — Most school boards and superintendents around the region are breathing easier following an unconventional election that, but for Barre, produced mostly run-of-the-mill results.

MONTPELIER — Despite a lower-than-expected turnout, everything passed easily on Town Meeting Day in the Capital City, including an article to allow retail sale of marijuana.

MONTPELIER — Mining employees, cattlemen and beef producers, Lyft taxi ride drivers, postal workers and massage therapists are among 56 statewide or national groups that have petitioned Gov. Phil Scott to provide them priority status during Vermont’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

MONTPELIER — Mining employees, cattlemen and beef producers, Lyft taxi ride drivers, postal workers and massage therapists are among 56 statewide or national groups that have petitioned Gov. Phil Scott to provide them priority status during Vermont’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

MONTPELIER — State officials say students are struggling during the novel coronavirus pandemic and “kids are not OK.”

KILLINGTON — The state’s tourism industry has been pushing for more information and clarity on what pandemic restrictions will look like in the spring and summer, and while a letter sent Friday helped, some would like more information.

MONTPELIER — Officials say they are ready to ease some restrictions on travel and gatherings at long-term care facilities as more people in the state get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

CHITTENDEN — Fans of the annual Maple Open House Weekend will sadly have to wait another year before it’s held again, as it’s been canceled a second time as consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

Vermont extended vaccine availability to those 70 and older as of today, but staff at the Vermont Department of Health say there has been a large number of calls and Vermonters should expect delays if they call in.