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COVID-19 news in the Upper Valley

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Vermont health officials say they’re working with hospitals and the federal government to work through a nationwide shortage of personal protective...

Silo Distillery in Windsor has been offering the community a helping hand after converting a chunk of its operations to producing hand sanitizer...

Column: In the end, the sun will shine

4/4/20

Here’s to the health care workers who put it on the line every day to tend to the needs of those who are ill and require healing from this novel...

THETFORD — Genevieve Lemire’s plan for retirement had always been the Peace Corps.“It always intrigued me,” she said.After spending more than 40...

Anyone could benefit from a touch of whimsy right now.And what better way to get in touch with your whimsical side than making life-size puppets...

The HIV/HCV Resource Center was having trouble finding a permanent location in Windsor to offer its syringe exchange service, so the nonprofit...

Vermont and New Hampshire each marked their highest single-day increase in cases so far in the coronavirus pandemic.Vermont reported an additional...

Are you wondering how you could do some good during the COVID-19 pandemic? Here’s a suggestion: Become a foster parent or volunteer child advocate...

Vermont reported 51 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the statewide total to 389, according to Health Commissioner Mark Levine.He said the...

LEBANON — Honor Hingston-Cox started a Facebook group recently to gather information for people in the Upper Valley who are making cloth masks for...

When the COVID-19 pandemic came to the Upper Valley and social distancing took effect, people from around the region stepped up to help neighbors...

LEBANON — Patricia Norton, who founded the Juneberry community choir group which is made up more than 70 singers throughout the Upper Valley and is...

Current models show that social distancing measures seem to be helping Vermont avoid the worst-case scenario in terms of cases of COVID-19...

Counselors worried about clients

4/2/20

LEBANON — With schools and many businesses closed, regular appointments canceled and basic staples such as toilet paper hard to find, mental health...

BRADFORD, Vt. — Volunteers were all set to open a new teen center on Wednesday in downtown Bradford when COVID-19 hit the region.Now, while the...

When the COVID-19 pandemic started to become prevalent in the United States last month, volunteers throughout the country stepped up to donate...

When Vermont and New Hampshire first sent students home, they were more or less on the same page, ordering a three-week halt to classes and a...

LEBANON — Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock are participating in fast-moving clinical trials to see if the antiviral medicine known as remdesivir...

The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks in the next three weeks. The payments are part...

ENFIELD — When I told my partner I was writing a column about a contest that asks people to come up with the worst first line of a play and would...

Can some greater good come out of contracting the coronavirus? Mary Maxfield, a retired Lebanon High School biology teacher, hopes so. Maxfield, 65...

LEBANON — As states across the country crack down on “stay-at-home” orders amid the spread of COVID-19, law enforcement officials in Vermont and...

LEBANON — Images of hospitals and caregivers inundated by a wave of seriously ill patients in New York City and other COVID-19 hot spots raise...

FAIRLEE — For families looking to explore the great outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic, the Cross Rivendell Trail Association’s “COVID 19...

COVID-19 news for Monday: Scott tells nonresidents to self-isolate

3/30/20

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Gov. Phil Scott on Monday told nonresidents who have recently come to Vermont to self-isolate in their homes for 14 days in...

MONTPELIER — Just hours after Gov. Phil Scott issued a “stay at home” directive Wednesday shutting down all but “essential” businesses, a panel of...

People eager to get outside as the weather gets warmer are triggering warnings from police who have been tasked with enforcing new stay-at-home...

CHARLESTOWN — Retired registered nurse Katie Lajoie was one of hundreds of nurses across New Hampshire to answer a survey the New Hampshire Nurses...

WINDSOR — Saturday’s cool, cloudy weather was not the ideal spring day, but it was still a chance for people to get outside and maybe think less...

On the day the federal government declared a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic, Phineas Ellis got a call from his parents.“You...

After the Montshire Museum of Science closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, staff immediately started thinking of ways they could keep bringing...

Delivery drivers usually don’t get much respect. They sure don’t get paid well.Neither do most workers in minimum-wage and low-wage jobs. Yet it is...

LEBANON — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s stay-at-home order through early May due to the COVID-19 pandemic extended more than two weeks longer...

Most experts believe that dogs and cats cannot contract COVID-19, but the pandemic is nonetheless making it harder for pet owners seeking to make a...

Demand for Meals on Wheels spikes

3/27/20

LEBANON — A few weeks ago, the Upper Valley Senior Center was delivering about 60 meals to homebound residents and serving another 60 or so to...

We are about to embark on a massive national experiment, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, and if the U.S. had a functional Department of Education,...

HANOVER — The COVID-19 pandemic is clearly having a financial impact at the two biggest institutions in the Upper Valley, Dartmouth-Hitchcock...

ORFORD — Vermont municipalities with upcoming or postponed Town Meeting votes are applauding legislation passed this week that could open the door...

NEW LONDON — The mail is taking a day or two longer to get to residents at Woodcrest Village these days, but it’s not the fault of the Postal...

New Hampshire residents are under a stay-at-home order effective midnight on Friday, which also means non-essential businesses will have to end all...

CONCORD — As New Hampshire health officials ready hospitals for an expected rise in coronavirus infections in the coming weeks, a top priority is...

Concord Coach Lines, which owns Dartmouth Coach, said it will suspend bus service throughout New England on Saturday after a former passenger...

HANOVER — Public health experts on Wednesday praised Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s executive order mandating that Vermonters stay home and go out only...

BRADFORD, Vt. — It’s no longer business as usual.In fact, for countless small Vermont firms, restaurants and mom-and-pop stores, it’s no longer...

ENFIELD — With Easter barely two weeks away, it’s many of the traditional egg hunts that families look forward to each year won’t be taking place...

Here’s the latest COVID-19 news for the Upper Valley:Vermont seeing‘exponential growth’Vermont officials warned Wednesday that they are seeing...

LEBANON — Municipalities trying to hold open meetings while encouraging social distancing are turning to tools normally used to connect distant...

Column: Supporting local businesses is crucial

3/24/20

The efforts to suppress the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes, are having an unprecedented effect on our local businesses, nonprofit...

WOODSTOCK — Children can’t visit the animals at Billings Farm & Museum due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the nonprofit is bringing the animals...

WINDSOR — Leaders of two of the Upper Valley’s critical access hospitals say they’re ready to weather an anticipated surge of COVID-19 patients...

LEBANON — Among the many Upper Valley musicians who won’t be playing for audiences for a while, Lebanon pianist Elizabeth Borowsky is trying to...

To our readers:We are all living in a different world from a short time ago, shaped by a growing health crisis, a fragile economy and the upheaval...

Here is a roundup of COVID-19 news in the Upper Valley:NH bars gatherings of more than 10WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday...

LYME — COVID-19 has divided the Hanissian family, at least physically.Dr. Jeff Hanissian is an emergency department physician at Valley Regional...

LEBANON — On Saturday morning, Kim Avery saw on Facebook that Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was looking for people to sew masks to be used at...

Editor’s note: Tim Lahey is a practicing infectious diseases doctor, ethicist and professor of medicine at the University of Vermont’s Larner...

New Hampshire has reported its first death from the new coronavirus. A Hillsborough County man who was over 60 and had underlying health conditions...

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Like many other nonprofit organizations in the area, the majority of people who volunteer to assist members of the Upper Valley...

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