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QUECHEE — On Wednesdays, Patricia Dwyer makes her way to the Upper Valley Haven to sort and shelve produce for the nonprofit organization’s food...

COVID-19: Vermont eases restrictions on residents of border towns

2/26/21

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — There’s good news for Upper Valley residents who live near the Connecticut River. Vermont this week relaxed its COVID-19...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College shifted to “grab-and-go” dining options rather than in-cafeteria meals on Wednesday amid a spike in COVID-19 cases that...

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information in this FAQ is current as of April 29, 2021. Find additional information and updates under the “more resources” section...

With temperatures in the 20s on Sunday morning, heading off on a run, breaking out the snowshoes or bundling up to take the dog for a long walk all...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College employees who have been working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to return to campus in September...

Two major developments in Vermont’s COVID-19 battle were announced Tuesday:Vermonters age 65 and older can register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine...

WEST LEBANON — People without health insurance can enroll in plans through the Affordable Care Act now through mid-May.Both Vermont and New...

The changing methods of vaccine distribution and rise in vaccine allocations are already having an effect on Vermont’s vaccine pace, significantly...

WEST LEBANON — As soon as registration for COVID-19 vaccine appointments opened to people 65 and older in New Hampshire at 8 a.m. on Jan. 22, Dean...

Vermont state officials announced two new measures Friday to reduce restrictions on those who have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine...

CONCORD — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday that he’s going to issue an executive order stipulating all school districts in the state...

HANOVER — Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Dartmouth College received an all-time high of more than 28,000 undergraduate applications this year,...

ORANGE, N.H. — Most New Hampshire towns in the Upper Valley will have Australian ballot voting for Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 9, but several...

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Department of Health was flooded with phone calls Tuesday morning as COVID-19 vaccination scheduling began for people ages...

NEWBURY, Vt. — Drew Hazelton and Dave Mannion were running 47 minutes late as they pulled up by a ramshackle farmhouse in Newbury. They had been on...

SOUTH ROYALTON — Four school campuses in the White River Valley closed for in-person learning on Thursday due to cases of COVID-19.The White River...

WEST LEBANON — COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue in the Twin States with both states expanding to include public vaccine clinics at Walgreens...

COVID-19 has crippled and toppled many businesses, most notably restaurants, hospitality and retail shops.Yet a handful of Upper Valley enterprises...

Renée Epler has been a nurse for 24 years. During that time, she’s worked in hospital settings ranging from critical care to oncology, emergency...

In early January, some health care providers reported that a third of their staff were opting out of the COVID-19 vaccine, a number concerning to...

HANOVER — A resident of Kendal at Hanover died this week after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a spokesman for the senior living...

UNITY — A fifth resident of the Sullivan County nursing home has died after testing positive for COVID-19 during an ongoing outbreak at the...

HANOVER — As potentially more infectious variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 arrive in the U.S. from the United Kingdom, South Africa and...

HANOVER — Dartmouth College plans to hold an in-person commencement on campus in June this year, but attendance will be limited to graduating...

Some state-run COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites will be closed Tuesday in the wake of a major snowstorm that’s expected to migrate through...

Windsor outbreak centered at care home

2/1/21

WINDSOR — A COVID-19 outbreak at the Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community included 23 people as of Monday morning, an uptick of a couple of cases...

QUECHEE — Like most Vermonters under the age of 75, Allene Swienckowski is still waiting for her turn to be vaccinated against COVID-19.In addition...

UNITY — Four residents have now died at a Sullivan County nursing home in a COVID-19 outbreak that has grown to be the largest in the Upper Valley...

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Moderna determined that 860 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine stored at Springfield Hospital are “effective and safe for use...

Judy and Joseph Perez were told they did everything right.When the registration portal opened at 8 a.m Friday morning, they immediately logged in...

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Springfield Hospital canceled a COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for Wednesday morning after a monitor belonging to the...

UNITY — Deaths continue to climb amid COVID-19 outbreaks in Upper Valley long-term care facilities.Three residents have now died in an outbreak at...

The questions usually start in the fall: When will the Girl Scout Cookies arrive?This year was no different, with some Upper Valley Scouts finding...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Vermont Department of Health began allowing people 75 and older to schedule appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations on...

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce has named the whole community as its 2020 person of the year. “All of you...

CLAREMONT — Two top officials from Claremont have signed a letter from mayors and school leaders around New Hampshire aimed at ensuring public...

CLAREMONT — Running his own eatery has been Rocky Beliveau’s ambition since he was a teenager, when he got his first job as a busboy at Dusty’s...

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health is using its electronic medical record system to let New Hampshire health officials know which patients are...

MONTPELIER — The state will debut a website and phone number Monday morning for Vermonters age 75 and older to register for COVID-19 vaccine...

CONCORD — Registration for the next phase of New Hampshire’s coronavirus vaccination plan got off to a quick start Friday, with more than 70,000...

WINDSOR — After testing positive for COVID-19, a man over the age of 90 in the memory center at the Village at Cedar Hill died on Wednesday and...

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Two students at the Weathersfield School tested positive for COVID-19 late last week, according to the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union...

WINDSOR — A COVID-19 outbreak at the Village at Cedar Hill has grown to include 17 people, including 10 residents and six workers at the Judith...

Vermont team focuses on nursing homes

1/18/21

Ashley Hudson, co-owner of Four Seasons Care Home, found out at 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 that a staff member had tested positive for Covid.In less than...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Listen Community Services has temporarily closed its two Vermont stores at least through February due to declining revenues,...

In the three weeks since Christmas Eve, Vermont has had 2,769 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s worst three weeks since the pandemic began...

WINDSOR — More retirement communities in the Upper Valley are dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks.At the Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community on Route...

New Hampshire’s 400-member Legislature took up a pandemic-era experiment last week, meeting in a UNH parking lot in staggered spaces for a socially...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Public health officials in both states say they are gearing up to begin vaccinating older adults in coming weeks as part of...

WEST LEBANON — Federal officials are warning residents in Vermont and New Hampshire to watch out for a new type of scam related to COVID-19...

UNITY — An outbreak at Sullivan County nursing home in Unity has grown to include 35 people, including 21 residents and 14 employees, said Ted...

CONCORD — For months, a panel of New Hampshire’s foremost doctors, public health scientists, nurses, and state officials debated and developing a...

WINDSOR — A residential care home and two schools in the Windsor area have cases of COVID-19, and Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is adding...

UNITY — COVID-19 cases at senior living facilities in the Upper Valley continue to climb.An outbreak at Sullivan County Health Care in Unity has...

LEBANON — Logistical and legal hurdles surrounding Town Meeting procedures have led at least two Upper Valley communities to schedule in-person...

HANOVER — The Hanover Improvement Society will not allow hockey games to be held at Campion Rink through the month of January.The HIS, which owns...

Natalie Sinkew has worked her way through more word searches than she can count in her weeks of bedridden isolation at Queen City Nursing &...

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