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Vermont Statehouse
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Vermont officials discussed the latest vaccine distribution plans by the federal government and cautioned younger residents to remain virus vigilant during a COVID briefing Tuesday.

Vermont Senate Chamber
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The Vermont Legislature is reaching the mid-point of its session.  The Senate pro tem and chairs of key committees recently discussed key pieces of legislation that have been passed by that chamber.

The police chief in the Vermont town of Rutland is back on patrol after an increase in theft reports from a local shopping plaza.

Vials of COVID-19 vaccine
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The state of Vermont is considering using electronic road signs to help promote getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in remote Essex County in the Northeast Kingdom.

The death of a man who was found with serious injuries lying by the side of a road is being investigated by the Vermont State Police.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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The state of Vermont has released its schedule that will allow all adults to begin making appointments to receive the vaccine against COVID-19.

Congressman Peter Welch
Office of Congressman Peter Welch

Vermont at-large Congressman Peter Welch met with several groups this week to discuss the effects of the pandemic and provide updates on the recently signed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.

Main Street, Lake Placid (file)
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Village of Lake Placid officials held a virtual information session Thursday evening on the upcoming major renovation of Main Street.  The overview included a review of plans, detours, impacts, and answered questions.

A committee of more than two dozen health care providers and advocates are calling for the immediate vaccination of Vermont's prison inmates.

Screenshot of Vermont Senate virtual session March 18, 2021
Vermont Legislature

On Thursday the Vermont Senate gave final approval to a measure that would permanently allow mail-in voting.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (file)
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The head of the North Country Chamber of Commerce has been holding a series of virtual conversations with New York’s elected officials. This week U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand discussed a number of issues of interest to the business community.

Main Street in Lake Placid overlooking Mirror Lake and the Adirondacks
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Lake Placid voters have elected deputy mayor Art Devlin as the village’s next mayor.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (file)
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders held a virtual Town Hall this week with students across Vermont to discuss the challenges they have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Miro Weinberger wins a fourth term on Town Meeting Day 2021
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Burlington, Vermont’s mayor has reversed his decision to assign the head of the city’s electric department to oversee an assessment of the police department.

Burlington Police car
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Debate over policing and policies related to the Burlington, Vermont Police Department have been at a boiling point in the city over the past year. During a joint meeting of the Public Safety Committee and the Police Commission this week, tensions between the committees and the mayor intensified after the administration announced a change in how a study would be managed.

Lake Champlain
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The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation says more than $1.9 million will soon be available to help Vermont public schools and state colleges in the Lake Champlain basin meet a new stormwater regulation to reduce pollution from entering the lake.

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The Vermont Senate has given preliminary approval to a measure that would permanently allow mail-in voting.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Governor Phil Scott reported on the latest vaccine distribution plan from the White House today and previewed plans to relax guidelines as more Vermonters receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch (file)
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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch met virtually with city councils Monday evening to discuss how they will be affected by the recently passed American Rescue Plan.

Frozen bay on Lake Champlain (file photo)
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The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is warning anglers that ice on lakes around the state is deteriorating rapidly due to recent warm weather.

Lake Placid sign with snow
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Lake Placid voters will choose a new mayor Tuesday.

Vermont Dept. of Corrections Commissioner Jim Baker
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The outbreak of COVID-19 at the Vermont prison in Newport is continuing with 21 new cases.

CVPH Medical Center
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A fully vaccinated resident of the Skilled Nursing Facility at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh has tested positive for COVID-19.

Vermont Statehouse
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced a loosening of gathering restrictions during his COVID-19 briefing Friday.

Lake Placid mayoral forum screenshot
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Lake Placid voters go to the polls Tuesday to choose new village leaders.  The two candidates vying for mayor recently participated in a virtual debate.

Vermont Dept. of Corrections Commissioner Jim Baker
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The Vermont Department of Corrections says 10 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported at the state prison in Newport.

Rendering of Nova Bus LFSe+ bus to be manufactured for Milwaukee County Transit System
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Nova Bus in Plattsburgh has received its first order for electric buses to be produced at the northern New York facility.

NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul (right) discusses economic issues with North Country Chamber President Garry Douglas
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New York’s Lieutenant Governor met virtually with members of the North Country Chamber on Wednesday afternoon. She discussed economic issues and bypassed any mention of scandals swirling in Albany political circles.

Burlington City Hall in early evening (file)
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With Vermont Town Meeting Day in the rearview mirror, the Burlington City Council met this week with a light agenda including an initial review of a rental housing standard and a report on property reassessments.

NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul (right) discusses economic issues with North Country Chamber President Garry Douglas
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The North Country Chamber is hosting a series of virtual conversations with New York’s legislative leaders.  Wednesday afternoon Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul discussed the state budget and the latest federal COVID relief package.

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