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BURLINGTON – The number of known cases of COVID-19 in Vermont has grown by 32 according to the state’s health department, leading to a statewide total of 575 cases as of Tuesday afternoon.

A canoe was found floating in Malletts Bay Tuesday morning, prompting public safety entities including the Colchester Police Department (CPD), Colchester Rescue, Technical Rescue, Malletts Bay Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard to respond.

MONTPELIER – Gov. Phil Scott has requested a federal disaster declaration, a declaration that, if granted, would allow the state and municipal governments to tap into federal funds to partially reimburse public costs of locally managing the COVID-19 pandemic.

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On Tuesday morning, when 11-year-old Reid Putnam would normally be in school if not for the coronavirus pandemic, a parade of honking cars surprised him at his home in Colchester.

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MONTPELIER – Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Education (AOE) today announced a partnership with Vermont PBS to provide educational content to supplement remote learning for Vermont students and school districts during the COVID-19 outbreak. This initiative will give over 83,500 Vermont…

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MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott’s press conference on Monday offered a peek into the chaotic system of securing needed medical supplies during a worldwide pandemic in the absence of an organized and coordinated federal response.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) has launched an interactive portal mapping sites offering free meal pickups for families with children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Food assistance programs have relaxed requirements and expanded access to more Vermonters as the effects of COVID-19 continue to leave many jobless and food insecure.

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BURLINGTON – The number of known cases of COVID-19 within Vermont has grown to more than 500 as the state ramps up testing to better track and respond to the disease.

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MONTPELIER – Repeated violations of the governor’s social distancing mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic may be met with fines, according to a new directive issued by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office Friday.

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending people wear cloth face masks in public regardless of whether they show symptoms of COVID-19 after studies showed those without symptoms could still spread the disease.

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ST. ALBANS – The Dept. of Children and Families (DCF) announced Friday its residential stabilization program typically housed at the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center in Essex will be moving from its temporary St. Albans location to Middlesex.

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MONTPELIER – Gov. Phil Scott will likely extend his administration’s social distancing orders to continue staggering the spread of COVID-19 as the state awaits new federal guidelines asking the public to wear masks regardless of whether they show symptoms.

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Colchester is lucky to have 14 miles of bike paths, 32 miles of sidewalks and eight parks where folks can escape their homes and families for a bit and go outside—while practicing social distancing, of course.

As the coronavirus pandemic threatens public health and the U.S. economy, more people are working from home on a regular basis. The move follows social distancing guidelines as an attempt to slow the outbreak, but keeping scattered workforces connected and productive can be challenging for m…

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MONTPELIER -- The state has continued to expand its ability to treat medical patients based on models of how severely COVID-19 will impact Vermont, adding additional medical surge beds Thursday in Essex and Rutland.

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Vermont’s traditional trout fishing season opens Saturday, April 11, and despite lingering snow cover, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says anglers can still have fun and be successful early in the season while following COVID-19 safety precautions.

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Vermont’s traditional trout fishing season opens Saturday, April 11, and despite lingering snow cover, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says anglers can still have fun and be successful early in the season while following COVID-19 safety precautions.

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MONTPELIER – The Champlain Valley Exposition (CVE) in Essex is one two additional medical surge sites currently being set up by the Vermont National Guard.

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Zooming with friends and family has become a popular way to be mentally active while staying home and keeping healthy. Now you can “Zoom a Scientist” courtesy of the University of Vermont Extension Lake Champlain Sea Grant education team.

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MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is reminding farmers to avoid spreading over saturated and snow- or ice-covered fields, and fields prone to possible runoff as the winter manure spreading ban lifted Wednesday.

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Residents living at Holy Cross Senior Housing in Colchester have been advised to act like they have COVID-19—no community meals, no bingo and no visitors.

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Montpelier, Vt. – The Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) is directing large “big box” retailers, such as Walmart, Target, and Costco, with in-store sales of food, beverage, and pharmacy--as well as electronics, toys, clothing, and the like--to cease in-person sales of non-es…

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For many of us staying home means doing a lot more cooking at home, which can be a daunting when you’re also trying to work and manage kids home from school.

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Vermont's annual statewide Green Up Day when citizens go outside to help clean their communities. However, due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the event has been postponed to May 30.

MONTPELIER — On Monday, Governor Phil Scott amended his “Stay home, stay safe” order to clarify that all lodging establishments not being used as part of the COVID-19 response must close and cease taking bookings, including Airbnb locations.

WATERBURY, Vt. — The Vermont Department of Public Safety (DPS) on Wednesday issued guidance to local police departments regarding potential enforcement of Governor Phil Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, announced Tuesday, March 24, and effective at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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Two Colchester residents have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 27, according to Town Manager Aaron Frank.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a historic $2.2 trillion bailout package for fortifying the U.S. economy against the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, sending the historically massive bailout bill to the President’s desk Friday by way of a voice vote.

MONTPELIER – The state of Vermont will be widening the availability for testing for COVID-19 to include those showing mild or moderate symptoms of the disease, the state’s health commissioner announced during a press conference with Gov. Phil Scott’s administration late Friday morning.

Many restaurants in Colchester are closed for in-person business but open for takeout and delivery. Here is a list of local establishments to support as of Thursday:

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The Colchester Planning and Zoning Department is open for business via online services due to COVID-19. Since Governor Phil Scott's order on March 24, construction is limited to repairs for safety and health purposes.

As many as 1 in 10 Vermonters depend on the state's network of food shelves for some of their nutrition. Most of those food shelves are run by volunteers, many elderly, out of church basements and community centers. It's a fragile system and, advocates say, coronavirus may break it, even as …

Saint Michael's College alumna Emily Loebs '16 has stepped up to help in the effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. A business risk manager for a collateral and cash funding desk at State Street by day, Loebs has recently been following up her nine-plus-hour work days by working until midni…

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Saint Michael's College (SMC) announced they will postpone commencement for graduating seniors, following Governor Phil Scott's order Thursday mandating Vermont schools to remain dismissed through the end of the school year.

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Virtual worship looks like the new normal since churches across Vermont closed last week, following a series of orders from Governor Phil Scott in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center will be used to treat patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and also have significant mental health needs, Ken Schatz, head of the Dept. of Children and Families told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

The Colchester Community Food Shelf (CCFS) will be open for regular hours today, Thursday, March 26, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Food shelves are considered essential and are exempt from the shutdown order that began on March 25.