Members of Burlington City Council on Wednesday night voted unanimously to impose a citywide mask mandate, but many local residents warned beforehand that the mandate would do more harm than good.
Gas prices are expected to remain high over the holidays and rural Vermont drivers will have to accommodate those added expenses despite President Joe Biden’s move to release strategic oil reserves.
Vermont will be using federal COVID-relief funds as incentives to get schools to push vaccinations on young children.
Filmmaker Bradford Broyles on Monday sent a message to the Essex-Westford School District Board urging members to remove a sex-education library book that contains explicit graphic material.
The decision by Vermont lawmakers to implement a town-by-town masking policy is causing widespread debate as each community decides how to respond to the threat from the coronavirus.
The mayor of Burlington is asking that businesses that do not require a vaccine for employees and customers implement a mask mandate.
At his weekly presser Tuesday, Gov. Phil Scott again took a strong stance against further COVID-related mandates, saying they cause divisiveness among Vermonters and distrust in the very policies expected to be followed.
Vermont state lawmakers came to Montpelier for a special session on Monday and passed a bill allowing towns to impose their own local mask mandates.
As a compromise offer to Democrats who are calling for a new statewide mask mandate in Vermont, Republican Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday that while his administration will not be implementing new COVID-related mandates for now, he would support a town-by-town approach if lawmakers approve the idea Monday in a special session.
A South Burlington city councilor says new zoning proposals designed to protect forested areas may not only prevent new affordable housing during a housing crisis, but also could cause longer commutes for the city’s already largely non-local workforce.
Highly vaccinated Vermont continues to see high case counts for COVID-19, and the governor and his staff on Tuesday continued to blame variants for the state’s pandemic troubles.
As cases of COVID-19 rise in Vermont, the Republican Party wants people to have choice in whether to wear masks, even as top Democrats call for new mandates.