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The Vermont Press Association has issued a news release condemning protesters collecting copies of Seven Days and torchi...
09/29/2020
Vermont Press Association condemns burning of 'Seven Days' issues by protesters - Manchester Media

The Vermont Press Association has issued a news release condemning protesters collecting copies of Seven Days and torching them during a march on the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont, last Thursday night. We have reprinted it on our website.

"The VPA noted there is a certain irony that the protesters are using the last two freedoms under the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment – the right to assemble and the right to petition government for grievances.

"'Yet at the same time they failed to acknowledge two freedoms ahead of those in the First Amendment – the right to a free press and free speech,' VPA president Lisa Loomis said.

“'We are encouraging the protesters to become involved in civic engagement – yes, civic engagement – and that requires communication.'”

The Vermont Press Association executive board has voted to condemn the confiscation and burning of piles of Seven Days newspapers by protesters who were unhappy with the paper’s coverage of their movement in Burlington. Board members believe the action is ill-informed and reflects a failure to und...

From the Vermont Department of Health . . .Getting a flu shot is important every year, but it’s even more vital during t...
09/28/2020
Preventing the Flu

From the Vermont Department of Health . . .

Getting a flu shot is important every year, but it’s even more vital during the current pandemic, said health commissioner Mark Levine, MD at last Friday’s press conference.

This year, there are many more unknowns, said Dr. Levine. Like how common it would be to get the coronavirus and the flu, or if having the flu makes you more susceptible to getting COVID-19. We also don’t know whether a surge in cases of COVID-19 and the flu could happen at the same time – overwhelming our health care system and putting people at risk.

“Simply put: we know more about the flu than COVID-19, and we already have a vaccine to prevent it,” Dr. Levine said. “So please, get your flu shot. And make sure your children do too – anyone over 6 months old, with rare exceptions, should be vaccinated.”

It’s especially important for anyone in a high-risk group or who has underlying health conditions to get vaccinated.

The Health Department has ordered more flu vaccine than usual to prepare for the increased demand, and is working closely with providers in getting their patients vaccinated. We are encouraging community partnerships to provide clinics where access may be limited, like at schools, community centers or assisted living facilities.

Get your flu shot through your doctor’s office, your local pharmacy, or look for a clinic near you. If you don’t have insurance, reach out to your local health office.

And keep up those actions that have helped Vermont prevent the spread of COVID-19 — they also help with whatever flu season may have in store.

Learn more at healthvermont.gov/flu.

Get information about the flu vaccine, where to get vaccinated, and information on the effectiveness of the flu vaccine.

09/26/2020

Rutland Area Christian School is hosting two craft markets in lieu of its regular annual bazaar. The first will take place today, Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Vermont State Fairgrounds, 175 S. Main St. in Rutland.

Vendors will be selling handmade toys, Pink Zebra Candles, Lilla Rose, Tupperware, Color Street Nails, LulaRoe, Scentsy, Usborne Books, masks, goat milk products, lotions and soaps, canned goods, jewelry, wrought iron, wreaths, knit, fabric, wire and resin crafts and more.

The next will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24.

09/25/2020

The Fair Haven Public Works Department has scheduled routine flushing of fire hydrants next week: Monday, Sept. 28-Friday, Oct. 2.

During this period, users of the municipal water system may experience fluctuations or partial loss of water pressure and the water may become cloudy or rust colored. These conditions are normal, and allowing water to run for a period of time before use will often remedy the problem.

In particular, commercial establishments using water for public consumption, and those with automatic sprinkler/alarm systems that respond to reductions in system pressure, are advised to make the necessary arrangements to compensate for this period of disturbance to the water system.

For further information, please contact public works superintendent Aaron Kerber at 802-265-3192 or 802-683-5834, or town manager Joe Gunter at 802-265-3010, ext. 5.

There’s still time to complete the 2020 Census!The census shapes the future of our communities — informing how billions ...
09/25/2020

There’s still time to complete the 2020 Census!

The census shapes the future of our communities — informing how billions of dollars in federal funds are distributed for health clinics, school lunch programs, disaster recovery initiatives and other critical programs and services for the next 10 years.

It’s quick and easy, safe and secure, and it’s not too late to complete!

Fill out your census by September 30th.

Go to www.2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020.

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The Poultney Rotary Club and Young at Heart Senior Center have teamed up with the Vermont Farmer’s Food Center, the Town...
09/23/2020

The Poultney Rotary Club and Young at Heart Senior Center have teamed up with the Vermont Farmer’s Food Center, the Town of Poultney and local restaurants to bring the Everyone Eats program to the Poultney community.

The local program kicks off today, Wednesday, Sept. 23, with its first distribution of meals from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Young at Heart Senior Center at 206 Furnace St. in Poultney. Volunteers will oversee the distribution of approximately 50-60 meals served drive-through-style on a first-come, first-served basis. Meals will be provided by Serena Gallagher and her staff at Taps Tavern.

Read more at https://manchesternewspapers.com/2020/09/23/everyone-eats-arrives-in-poultney/

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09/21/2020
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09/18/2020
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From the Vermont Department of Health:Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, joined Governor ...
09/16/2020
LIVE Stream Event: Governor Scott and Administration Officials COVID-19 Update 9/15/2020

From the Vermont Department of Health:

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, joined Governor Phil Scott and Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, at a press conference Tuesday, praising Vermont’s successes in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Appearing by video, Dr. Fauci said he has been working hard to communicate to the nation about how to open up the economy, get our children back to school and get people back to work in a safe, prudent, measured way.

“There were certain parameters that would make that easy. And I was sitting here listening to the numbers that (Gov. Scott) said, and I would wonder if I could bottle that and take it with me when I go around talking to other parts of the country,” Dr. Fauci said.

“I believe strongly that if we do what you’ve been doing in Vermont in the rest of the country… that we cannot only get through the fall and the winter, but we can come out on the other end better off then we went in,” he said.

Dr. Fauci answered questions from reporters, and from Dr. Levine, who asked Dr. Fauci to explain to Vermonters the process to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and why they can trust it. Dr. Fauci explained the multiple layers of checkpoints, including an independent data and safety monitoring board, a safety pledge by the Food and Drug Administration, and the scientific community, that is watching and “are not shy about giving our scientific opinions.”

“So I can tell you, based on my experience and what I’m seeing, if there’s a vaccine – which I’m fairly certain there will be – that’s safe and effective, I, for one, would not hesitate to take it, nor would I hesitate to recommend that my entire family do it,” Dr. Fauci said. “So I feel good about it.”

Dr. Fauci's remarks begin at around 10:30 in https://www.orcamedia.net/show/live-stream-event-governor-scott-and-administration-officials-covid-19-update-9152020

Whitehall Times, Whitehall, NY
09/15/2020

Whitehall Times, Whitehall, NY

Area students returned to the classroom last week for another year of learning. We asked our readers to share their “Back to School” photos with us.

09/07/2020
Whitehall Times, Whitehall, NY

Whitehall Times, Whitehall, NY

Congratulations to all students starting school this week!

We invite you to post first-day-of-school photos of your kids here on Facebook. Please include names, grades and school, and we’ll create a gallery of our students!

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09/04/2020
Granville Sentinel, Granville, NY

Granville Sentinel, Granville, NY

We spent about 40 minutes today chatting with Granville superintendent Tom McGurl, Hartford superintendent Andrew Cook, Whitehall superintendent Patrick Dee and Glens Falls Hospital clinical health psychologist Gerard Florio about the districts' back-to-school plans for the 2020-2021 school year.

09/04/2020
Granville Sentinel, Granville, NY

Granville Sentinel, Granville, NY

Colleges face different challenges than high schools regarding going back to class during COVID-19. We talked with emergency management coordinator Stephen Conard and National Center for Security and Preparedness interim director Jayson Kratoville from the University at Albany and dean of students Dennis Proulx from Castleton University in Vermont about the starts of their respective school years.

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09/04/2020

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Guidance from the Vermont Department of Health:Make sure a mask is on your back-to-school list. As many of us get ready ...
09/04/2020

Guidance from the Vermont Department of Health:

Make sure a mask is on your back-to-school list. As many of us get ready to go back to school, it’s a good time to make sure we all have masks that fit comfortably on kid, teen and adult-sized faces, so we can keep everyone around us safe.

Check out these graphics from the Centers for Disease Control to help you choose and wear the right mask for you.

Get more information about masks, including guidance on face coverings for children athttps://www.healthvermont.gov/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/COVID19-childfacecovering.pdf

09/03/2020

In an effort to assist with thorough testing around the recent Killington COVID-19 outbreak, the Vermont Department of Health has asked Rutland Regional Medical Center to open its testing facility on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 4, from 3 to 7 p.m.

The testing site is located at 160 Allen St., Rutland, Vermont, in the upper lot. Look for signs/tent.

Call 802-747-1880 to schedule a testing time. Unscheduled testing will still be accommodated but will extend wait times.

A doctor’s order is not necessary to get this test, but it will expedite the process.

Vermont utilities are warning customers of a phone scam.
09/03/2020
Vermont utilities warn customers of phone scam - Manchester Media

Vermont utilities are warning customers of a phone scam.

V ermont utilities are warning customers of a phone scam. In a sudden surge of calls, the scammers claim to be from a Vermont utility, including Green Mountain Power (GMP), Burlington Electric Department (BED), VGS, Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC), Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA) an...

09/02/2020

We'll be chatting with the superintendents of Granville, Hartford and Whitehall schools, as well as personnel from SUNY Adirondack, Castleton University and University at Albany on Friday afternoon, Sept. 4, about how COVID-19 is affecting their reopening this fall.

We're recording the two chats and will be posting them on Facebook later on Friday afternoon.

Do you have any questions you'd like answered about how school will be this pandemic year? Send them to [email protected] or comment below, and if time allows we'll ask them.

09/01/2020
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08/29/2020
US National Weather Service Albany NY

The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a

* Tornado Warning for... Southeastern Saratoga County in east central New York... Southern Washington County in east central New York...

* Until 545 PM EDT.

* At 511 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Round Lake, or near Mechanicville, moving northeast at 45 mph. HAZARD...Tornado and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.

* This dangerous storm will be near... Greenwich around 530 PM EDT. Cambridge around 535 PM EDT. Salem around 545 PM EDT. Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Deans Corners, Cossayuna, Center Falls, Grangerville, Willow Glen, Northumberland, Coons, Wayville, Middle Falls and Eagleville. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. && Please report hail size...damaging winds and reports of trees down to; the National Weather Service by email at [email protected]...; On Facebook at www.facebook.com/nwsalbany or twitter @nwsalbany; TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED; HAIL...1.00IN

Official page for the National Weather Service Albany, New York. Details: weather.gov/facebook

08/29/2020
US National Weather Service Albany NY

The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southeastern Warren County in east central New York... Northeastern Saratoga County in east central New York... Southern Washington County in east central New York...

* Until 600 PM EDT.

* At 454 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near West Glens Falls to near Galway, moving east at 30 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, Salem, Milton, Ballston Spa, Fort Edward, Corinth, Cambridge, Greenwich, Rock City Falls, Glens Falls North, North Ballston Spa, West Glens Falls, Kings, Gates, Wilton, Malta, Greenfield and Porter. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. && Please report hail size...damaging winds and reports of trees down to; the National Weather Service by email at [email protected]...; On Facebook at www.facebook.com/nwsalbany or twitter @nwsalbany; HAIL...

Official page for the National Weather Service Albany, New York. Details: weather.gov/facebook

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Memorial Day Coloring Project By: Olivia Shipley Castleton, Vermont
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Stone Valley Arts in Poultney is proud to present: Platform VT! Art, Fashion and Performance Saturday, October 12, 5:00 – 8:00pm Featured events include live music and dance performances, an opening reception for the International Collage Exchange & Vermont Feministé Exhibits, a dazzling Fashion Show and locally made refreshments. PLATFORM VT! presented at Stone Valley Arts in Poultney features performances by GeorgesBackPocket, Devin Balcacer, and Vital Spark North. Exhibiting in the SVA galleries are 76 collage artists from around the world joined by Vermont artists, Nina DuBois, Heidi Smith, Jane Davies, Athena Tasiopolis and Erika Schmidt. The PLATFORM Fashion show features dazzling design collections: Cosmic Dance by Jen Usher, We were wildlife by Chikako, and Imaginary Friends by Saffron. The multimedia art events happen throughout the evening from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Local beer and comfort foods are included with ticket. Tickets: $18 pre-sale / $20 at the door. 100% proceeds from ticket sales benefit SVA’s renovation and preservation work of the historic stone building. Information: 802 325-2603
Looking for something to do March 23rd? Come on out to Castleton Legion from 7-11pm to an 80s/90s dance and listen to your favorite music from the 80s and 90s we will also have a 50/50 raffle some items and have a couple door prizes cost is 10.00/person 15.00/couple or 25.00/family of 5. All are welcome and all proceeds go to cancer. Bar will be opened. So come on out and dance the night away and give to a good cause. Hope to see you all there.
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Free Clothing Giveaway sponsored by Revive Church on March 2, 9am to 1pm at Poultney HS Donations welcome! [email protected]