Vaccinated no longer need to wear mask says Gov. Scott

Gov. Phil Scott announced on Friday that Vermonters who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks or adhere to social distancing guidelines. The change follows a drastic shift in guidance announced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday. The new rules stipulate that fully vaccinated people can largely resume normal activity without masks …

W. Courtney Lowe named president of Woodstock Inn & Resort

John T. Hallowell, managing director of the Woodstock Inn & Resort and vice chair of the Woodstock Resort Corporation, announces the promotion of W. Courtney Lowe to president of the Woodstock Inn & Resort, effective July 1. Lowe, who joined the resort in 2010 as director of sales and marketing, was named vice president of Marketing and Business Development in 2018. …

VTrans paving in Woodstock update

Through Friday, May 21, between the hours of 7 a.m.  to 7 p.m., motorists should expect intermittent lane closures and alternate one-way traffic controlled by flaggers on US-4, VT-12 and VT-106 in Woodstock. Motorists should expect delays. The drainage work next week will require the use of jackhammers. Additional noise should be expected. Crews will be in the project area …

Village Trustees suspend outdoor mask requirement

The Woodstock Village Board of Trustees has voted to suspend requiring outdoor wearing of masks in the village. On Tuesday, the board voted 3-1 in favor of the suspension in anticipation of new state guidelines. Chair Jeff Kahn voted against the suspension, instead supporting a compromise solution, which would require masks be worn outdoors only on busy Central and Elm …

Barnard approves radar speed signs

The Barnard Selectboard has given the green light to the purchase of four radar speed signs at an estimated cost of $13,000 to address speed concerns in the village. On May 5, the board authorized Selectboard Assistant Rob Ramrath to move forward with the purchase, after conducting a market and vendor study for permanently mounted solar-powered radar signs. Ramrath said …

Rutland man hurt in crash on Route 12 in Hartland

A Rutland man was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries following a single-car crash on Route 12 in Hartland Friday morning. At 9:30 a.m., troopers from the Vermont State Police – Royalton Barracks responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash with possible ejection on Vermont Route 12 in Hartland. Troopers determined Wade E. Vivian, 29, was traveling north on …

Gov. Scott proclaims Inclusion Week from May 9-15

Governor Phil Scott proclaimed May 9-15 as Inclusion Week in Vermont and reiterated Vermont’s commitment to welcoming all people. The governor also established a Proclamation of Inclusion, which makes clear the State of Vermont condemns discrimination in all forms, and welcomes all people who want to live, work and visit Vermont. Both proclamations acknowledge the work of many in state …