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Your local guide to the global outbreak.

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In-person shopping visits at the Shelburne Food Shelf will cease as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread throughout the region.

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In the age of staying socially distant, some community members are finding creative ways to come together and offer support.

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While many Vermont businesses, restaurants and bars are changing plans during the coronavirus pandemic, the great outdoors remains open for business.

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Vermont “strongly discourages” incoming travel from coronavirus hotspots in the Northeast, Gov. Phil Scott said Monday, and directed all “nonessential” travelers from outside the state to self-quarantine for 14 days once they get here.

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The phone lines were flooded at the Vermont Department of Labor last week. As COVID-19 keeps most Vermonters at home, businesses, restaurants and shops are feeling financial strain, some having to layoff or terminate workers amid the economic crunch.

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For most Vermonters, neighboring New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary brings the challenge of enduring seemingly endless campaign commercials. For Greg and Amy Tatro, it offered something more: The chance to take a selfie with a potential future commander in chief.

Gov. Phil Scott vetoed legislation Monday that would raise Vermont’s minimum wage to $12.55 by 2022.

In 2019, Vermonters filed 5,447 scam reports with the Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAP). Scam reports total more than 40 percent of all contacts CAP had with consumers last year. The report shows that though old scams persisted, new scams emerged.

A system designed to help criminal offenders serve less time in prison is driving up Vermont’s prison admissions, according to new research from the Council of State Governments. 

The Vermont Commission on Women, a state agency that works to advance opportunities for girls and women, has been around for 55 years.

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