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Large grocery stores have made significant changes to how they operate as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

MONTPELIER — When shelter-in-place is done, hungry Vermonters will meet again at what once was Bagitos restaurant in Montpelier.

Staff from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is “strongly” advising the public to postpone all outdoor burning through at least May 30 to prevent the risk that an out-of-control fire that could strain emergency resources needed to assist the state's efforts to slow the spread of the no…

Several organizations have come together to create a community response coordinating team to help the community-based response teams and mutual aid networks that have risen in response to Vermont’s effort to “flatten the curve” of the spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.

BARRE – The lineup is set and a forum featuring the three candidates still in the running to replace Superintendent John Pandolfo will start 30 minutes earlier than originally planned on Monday.

WATERBURY – A St. Albans-based short-term residential care program for youth is temporarily being relocated to Middlesex on Monday as part of an ongoing juggling act that is part of the state’s COVID-19 response.

MONTPELIER — State officials are recommending Vermonters wear masks in public to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

BARRE — The Salvation Army appears ready to fight for unfettered access to the rear door of the historic downtown building it acquired last year and plans to transform into its new Barre headquarters.

KILLINGTON – Killington Music Festival, a summer music school for high school and college students, has canceled what would have been its 38th summer season due to the COVOID-19 pandemic, according to a notice on its website.

BARRE — A locally owned lumber company will stay in the Allen family’s hands for a little longer than expected due to delays associated coronavirus crisis.

With Vermont anticipating an increase in COVID-19 patients, a group of sites were identified Thursday that could be used as “surge” sites to provide additional capacity for hospitals across the state.

With Vermont anticipating an increase in COVID-19 patients, a group of sites were identified Thursday that could be used as “surge” sites to provide additional capacity for hospitals across the state.

BARRE — The courthouse in Barre is running as smoothly as it can be, given the novel coronavirus pandemic, but the Washington County State’s Attorney isn’t happy about one tweak affecting individuals being held.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Vermont’s oldest professional theater, announced Thursday that it is canceling its previously announced summer productions at Weston Theater and Walker Farm over COVID-19 concerns.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Vermont’s oldest professional theater, announced Thursday that it is canceling its previously announced summer productions at Weston Theater and Walker Farm over COVID-19 concerns.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Vermont’s oldest professional theater, announced Thursday that it is canceling its previously announced summer productions at Weston Theater and Walker Farm over COVID-19 concerns.

NORTHFIELD — Police say a Northfield woman died in a house fire that appeared to have been caused by a chimney Thursday.

EAST MONTPELIER — The Washington Central School Board ratified a tentative settlement with unionized teachers following a virtual closed-door meeting Wednesday night, but didn’t publicly send the unambiguous signal some members suggested was needed to calm the fears of staff amid the COVID-1…

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BARRE – City councilors were briefed on a pandemic-fueled budget deficit that has come into sharper focus, but were told Tuesday night there is anything but clarity when it comes to how some municipal employees will be compensated during a partial city shutdown.

BARRE TOWN — Local officials have pushed back the annual election until at least June 2 thanks to emergency legislation.

The state has started a new website looking for volunteers to help the state's efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, according to a news release sent Tuesday by Gov. Phil Scott.

As Vermonters shelter at home under directives by Gov. Phil Scott and advice of the Vermont Department of Health, to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, the stress of the changes in daily life and the worry about health and economics is likely to cause a strain on the mental health of …

PLAINFIELD — Residents aren’t happy the state is planning on using Goddard College as a quarantine facility for the novel coronavirus pandemic.

ROXBURY -- Monday’s burglary of a camp on Old Mail Route Road is the latest in a series of Roxbury thefts that have been reported to State Police during the past week.

MONTPELIER — When it comes to Vermonters requiring hospital care due to COVID-19, serious but stable may be the best way to describe the current condition.

BARRE — Too many cooks might be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to keeping vulnerable Vermonters fed in the middle of a pandemic.

Green Up Day is postponed to May 30 because of the COVID-19 outbreak and government measures to suppress it.

The Vermont Department of Health reported 72 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, between Friday and Monday. The number of tests also went up by almost 1,700 over that three-day period.

The following is a sampling of calls to Montpelier police in recent days:

Editor’s note: Each week during this economic crisis, The Times Argus will publish a brief story by Bronwyn Fryer about someone who is struggling financially in the face of the pandemic and business shutdowns. If you would like to nominate someone to profile, email news@timesargus.com with t…

On Monday, Gov. Phil Scott ordered additional restrictions on travelers arriving in Vermont and announced additional guidance for the lodging industry to enhance compliance with his "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order.

BARRE – Social service leaders, many who work with central Vermont’s most vulnerable residents, have banded together to create a regional command center aimed at addressing and resolving emerging needs throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s challenging times for Vermont’s health providers. In response to COVID-19, the University of Vermont Health Network and Washington County Mental Health Services have ramped up telehealth services to increase their capacity to serve patients remotely.

It’s 3:30 a.m. at the Ackermann household in Hardwick, and the alarm is already going off. It’s time for Sara and Jimmy, a husband and wife team of dairy farmers, to get up and milk the cows. It’s just like they do every day of the year, even when a virus pandemic is spreading across the country.

MONTPELIER – Do Good Fest has been canceled for this summer amid the uncertainty created by the coronavirus crisis but will return next year.

BARRE – The School Board’s first virtual meeting was interrupted by breaking news Thursday night as Gov. Phil Scott one-upped Superintendent John Pandolfo and the “new normal” with respect to schools in Barre and beyond shifted yet again.