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Burlington's CityPlace remains undeveloped in this September 2019 photo
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The Burlington City Council has approved a revised settlement agreement with developers that will allow a long idle multi-million dollar downtown project to move forward.

Vermont Statehouse
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Vermonters 65 and up will be able to sign up for a COVID vaccine starting next week. 

Burlington Terminal Integration Project concept rendering
Burlington VT Mayor's Office

The Burlington International Airport terminal is in line for a major expansion. Officials announced the renovation Monday.

School bus
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Education officials from across Vermont say they've lost track of some students during the pandemic, and need help from the state to reconnect with them.

Burlington International Airport sign
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Federal funding has been secured to expand the Burlington International Airport.

Plattsburgh City Hall
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The Plattsburgh Common Council had a number of items on its agenda Thursday evening, including rescinding an action it took last year.

farm tractor in field (file)
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Gov. Phil Scott has signed an executive order creating the Governor’s Commission on the Future of Vermont Agriculture.

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan talks to Burlington High School students during addiction forum
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UPS has ended its franchise deal with a store in Newport, Vermont, after it refused to comply with the company's uniform policy, which includes wearing masks.

VT Gov. Phil Scott
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Governor Phil Scott is revising Vermont’s pandemic travel guidance.

Old Mill Building on the University  of Vermont campus (file)
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The University of Vermont has reported nearly 80 coronavirus cases among students during the first two weeks of the spring semester.

Vermont City Marathon & Relay logo
Vermont City Marathon & Relay

The annual marathon in Burlington, Vermont has been rescheduled from May to October because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Photo of Vermont Statehouse in winter
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Vermont Legislators are proposing and committees are reviewing bills with a focus on the budget and the impact of the pandemic. Numerous groups including the House Progressive Caucus are lobbying legislators in a virtual world to address their priorities.

CVPH Medical Center
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The medical center in Plattsburgh is reporting a multi-million dollar operating loss in the first quarter of 2021.

New York Senator Charles Schumer (left) and Vermont Congressman Peter Welch
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Congressional representatives have been meeting virtually with constituent groups as a new COVID relief package is negotiated in Washington.  In northern New York business interests recently heard from Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, while Vermont’s Congressman spoke to business interests in the Rutland region.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott posted a video to Twitter as he signed a proclamation making Feb. 17 "Recovery Day."
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Vermont state representatives joined advocates today to discuss ways to deal with barriers to treatment and recovery and legislation that is planned this session to address the overdose crisis.

The Black Lives Matter flag flies in front of Burlington City Hall
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The Burlington, Vermont City Council postponed consideration of a settlement agreement with developers of a downtown project and also chastised the University of Vermont during Tuesday evening’s meeting.

Vermont State Police patch on the Williston barracks sign
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State police say a Washington, Vermont, man has died after a two-vehicle crash on a snow-covered road.

Photo of Vermont Statehouse in winter
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Vermont’s governor and members of his administration gave their latest COVID-19 briefing today. It came as the state dealt with a deluge of calls as it opened appointments for the next eligible group in its age-based vaccination rollout.

Vermont Mayors Coalition logo
Vermont Mayors Coalition

The Vermont Mayors Coalition recently announced the issues it wants the state legislature to prioritize this session.

Moderna vaccine
Courtesy of Rockland County government

The next age group in Vermont eligible for coronavirus vaccinations may start registering for vaccine appointments on Tuesday.

Plattsburgh City Hall
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The city of Plattsburgh, New York is investigating resident complaints that their water smells odd.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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During the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, House managers presented video evidence that included comments from Republican officials. Among them were statements Governor Phil Scott made to the Vermont Legislature in January.  On Friday, the governor responded to the use of his comments.

Burlington street sign
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The U.K. variant of COVID has been confirmed in Vermont for the first time. On Thursday, officials in the state’s largest city reported they detected evidence of the variant in wastewater.

Daguerrotype of Alexander Twilight
Collection of the Orleans County Grammar Schools / Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

A Middlebury artist has been picked to paint a portrait for the Vermont Statehouse of Alexander Twilight.

Vermont Statehouse
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The appropriations committees of the Vermont Legislature took testimony this week on Governor Phil Scott’s proposed 2022 state budget.

A more easily transmissible variant of the coronavirus first found in the United Kingdom is likely in Vermont after wastewater testing in Burlington detected the presence of two virus mutations associated with the variant.

Burlington City Hall
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On Town Meeting Day March 2nd, Burlington, Vermont voters will select who they want to lead the city for the next three years. The candidates for mayor have participated in a series of debates focused on policing, public safety, housing and downtown development.

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A northern New York man has been sentenced to five years in jail for attempting to distribute marijuana in the North Country.

Senator John Reagan
New Hampshire state Senate

A New Hampshire state senator unaware he was unmuted during a virtual hearing has apologized after calling a female colleague a vulgar name.

At the beginning of the pandemic, Burlington, Vermont officials distributed free masks to residents to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Now, the city plans to give out more.