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Reporter debrief: Scott admin stumped by high COVID case counts, advocates concerned with motel housing program

Scott administration officials fielded a bevy of questions at Gov. Phil Scott's weekly press briefing Tuesday, including about the administration's extension of the motel housing program and Vermont's high COVID case counts.

5mins

20 Oct 2021

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A Thursday night — the last Thursday night — at Northfield's Rustic Restaurant

Since the coronavirus pandemic hit 19 months ago, restaurants around the state have pivoted, changed hands, or shut down entirely. And in a small town, the loss of places like these can acutely impact the community.

7mins

20 Oct 2021

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With more than a year until the midterms, Vermont’s congressional delegation already sits on millions

More than a year before the next federal election, all three members of Vermont’s congressional delegation have several million dollars at their disposal, but both Sen. Patrick Leahy and Congressman Peter Welch are not raising money at the same pace as they did in previous cycles.

6mins

19 Oct 2021

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'A refrigerator on steroids': Vt. engineering firm to help NASA fuel rockets on the moon with cryocooler technology

Space: it’s really big, and really cold. But apparently not cold enough for NASA. And a White River Junction engineering company says it has the ultra-cold technology the space agency’s needs for Project Artemis, which aims to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024.

6mins

19 Oct 2021

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In Bennington, lead water line removal acts as pilot for communities across Vermont

The town of Bennington is using $11 million in federal funding to remove lead water lines across town.

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18 Oct 2021

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This NEK business closed nearly a year ago. But longtime employee Gary Ely says his heart is still inside

After 98 years in business, Caplan’s Army Store in St. Johnsbury is closed. They closed on the last day of 2020. Independent reporter Erica Heilman stopped by to talk with longtime employee Gary Ely about the store, and his many years there.

7mins

15 Oct 2021

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Vermonters turned to telemedicine during the pandemic. Now some providers — and teenaged patients — prefer it

The early months of the pandemic saw a dramatic increase in Vermonters using telemedicine services. A year and a half later, doctors still rely on telemedicine, but a number of health care providers — and teenaged patients — say in some situations, it's actually preferred.

8mins

14 Oct 2021

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This veterans’ book club finds resonance in war stories from thousands of years ago

Every Monday night, a group of veterans in the Upper Valley meets for a virtual book club. They are not reading the latest bestsellers. Instead, they discuss works by Sophocles and Homer. In stories written thousands of years ago, they find parallels to what war has meant for them.

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13 Oct 2021

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Reporter debrief: COVID case counts climb after dip last week. Infection rates highest among kids under 10

At Gov. Phil Scott's COVID briefing on Tuesday, Oct. 12, officials said case counts over the past seven days rose to some of the highest levels since the beginning of the pandemic, and infection rates are most severe among young children who aren't yet eligible for the vaccine.

4mins

12 Oct 2021

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Ten years after 'don't ask, don't tell', a Vt. National Guard vet reflects on serving while in the closet

A conversation with a veteran who served in the National Guard under "don't ask, don't tell."

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12 Oct 2021

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