Vax rate data may be off in one town

WEST FAIRLEE—Mailing address issues are causing West Fairlee’s COVID-19 vaccination rate to appear lower than it actually is. The Vermont Department of Health website shows a vaccination rate between 21 and 30% for West Fairlee and a rate greater than 90% for Fairlee, with a disclaimer saying that the vaccination rate in West Fairlee may […]

Schools want input on federal money

BRADFORD—Over $10 million in federal funding will come to Orange East Supervisory Union as part of various federal coronavirus relief packages. The district has begun asking for public input on how to spend the money. The funds have been or will be distributed through three separate acts. The initial disbursal came through the CARES Act […]

Scenic spot set for makeover

WAITS RIVER—One of the most photographed sites in Vermont is Pike Hill Road’s approach to the New Hope Methodist Church in Waits River. There are barns on either side of the road and in the foreground is a small bridge with wooden railings. New England photographer and blogger Jeff Folger calls it “an iconic location.” […]

Bail reform, Covid played role in stand closure

NORTH HAVERHILL—Why is there an inmate labor shortage on the Grafton County Farm? Last week’s story, “County farm turns to cover crops in 2021,” about the temporary closure of the Grafton County farm stand spurred questions about the lower numbers of incarcerated at the Grafton County House of Corrections. The lack of farm help started […]

Photo of the Week

The Wells River chewed up Route 302 just west of Route 232 in Groton during the flooding on July 10. This stretch of roadway also washed out after Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. The road will remain closed until repairs have been completed by the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

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