Bivalent vaccine numbers are lagging

About 26,000 Vermonters have gotten the Omicron booster, putting the state on a slower pace than previous booster campaigns, according to data from the state Department of Health.

Loan forgiveness criteria changes

On Sept. 30, Hannah Regier called the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, the state’s nonprofit lender, seeking information about student loan relief. 

Siegel challenges Scott’s record at debate

Facing off at a Sept. 29 debate in Burlington, Republican Gov. Phil Scott and his Democratic challenger, Brenda Siegel, offered voters two dramatically different narratives of Vermont’s political and economic trajectory. 

Program to help Vermont businesses

Another program is launching to help Vermont businesses that are short on operating funds because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

VTrans funds microtransit programs

With the support of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, on-demand microtransit programs will launch next year in Middlebury and four other communities across the state.

Regulator cuts hospital insurance rate increases

The Green Mountain Care Board trimmed commercial insurance rate increases at two University of Vermont Health Network hospitals Monday, drawing a sharp response from the state’s largest hospital operator. 

Data show that number of home investors surged in Vermont

The percentage of Vermont homes bought by investors more than doubled in 2021, according to data from a company that analyzes property information.

Omicron boosters are coming

A new COVID-19 vaccine booster targeted at Omicron strains, called the bivalent vaccine, is coming to Vermont this week, according to the state Department of Health.

Terminal patient and her doctor challenge Vermont’s aid-in-dying law

As she seeks to end her life through Vermont’s medical-aid-in-dying law, Lynda Bluestein faces one major obstacle: her ZIP code.

Useful beetles are back in Vermont

In Vermont, 45 species of lady beetles have been identified, including 36 native species, but 12 have been missing from the state since the 1970s.

Vt. surgeon builds better chair for active sitting

A Colchester doctor and his son are hoping to change the way people sit.

New laws will invest $45M into housing

Gov. Phil Scott signed two key pieces of legislation Tuesday meant to address the state’s housing crisis.

Scott vetoes Act 250 update

Phil Scott has vetoed a bill that would have updated Act 250, Vermont’s broad land use and development law, over concerns that it would impede efforts to alleviate the state’s severe housing crisis.

Area man facing multiple charges

A Leicester man has pleaded not guilty to a slew of criminal charges after police said he threatened to kill two adults and two children who were related to his ex-girlfriend, and then recklessly drove after them at Moosalamoo Campground in Salisbury over … (read more)

Gov. Scott vetoes climate change bill

Gov. Phil Scott on Friday vetoed the clean heat standard, which is widely viewed as the largest climate change bill of the session.

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