A Health Department spokesperson said Wednesday, “there has been no discussion of making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory by the state.” At this Friday’s press conference, Vermont Daily plans to ask them for an update on any consideration mandatory vaccination.
Restaurant owners continue to struggle to survive as Gov. Phil Scott ratchets up ever-increasing restrictions on business.
The Monday after Thanksgiving, Vermont school staff under direction from the Agency of Education will be asking returning students and parents if they traveled to other households for Thanksgiving dinner. If they answer yes, the students will attend school via remote learning for at least 7 days.
Gov. Phil Scott issued tough restrictions on multi-household gatherings a little over a week ago, but police say it’s unlikely that anyone in law enforcement will crack down on individuals and families violating the governor’s orders.
Regardless of how Emerge candidates performed this year, one thing is clear: women are running the show in the Vermont Legislature. Jill Krowinski will lead the House. Emerge grad Becca Balint will lead the Senate, which will be presided over by Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, another Emerge grad.
Sen. Randy Brock (R-Franklin) will be taking the reigns when new members are sworn in on Jan. 6, according to current Minority Leader Sen. Joe Benning (R-Caledonia). Sen. Brian Collamore (R-Rutland) will continue to serve as assistant minority leader.
A recount held in North Hero Friday confirmed the election of Republicans Leland and Michael Morgan to the two seats in the Grand Isle — West Milton House districts. The recount was requested by Rep. and House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, who trailed by 20 votes in the Election Night tally.
Vermont Daily posed a follow-up question: “What software is used to tabulate the votes? Is it Smartmatic?” Winters’ response is printed verbatim below. “Our tabulators do not use Smartmatic software,” he said.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said in an interview published Friday that it would be “enormously insulting” for President-elect Joe Biden to leave progressives out of his cabinet.
Five percent of Vermont schoolchildren — 1 in 20 — are being home schooled, according to statistics received from the Vermont Agency of Education.
The Barre City Council Tuesday night resolved heated debate over flying the Black Lives Matter flag in City Hall Park by narrowly deciding to let it fly next month, and then take it down and fly 22 other flags, one per month, through October 2022 — including the “Back the Blue” banner.