WTSA news for your Tuesday, May 4:
WTSA news for your Tuesday, May 4:
One death and 31 new cases of Covid 19 reported by the Vermont Department of Health on Monday, with no cases reported in Windham County. There have been 161 new cases of Covid 19 in New Hampshire, including three in Cheshire County. From Massachusetts, 18 deaths and 481 new cases of the covid virus, with 3 new cases in Franklin County.
More and more COVID-19 vaccination clinics have started accepting “walk-in” times to be vaccinated without an appointment. Visit Health Vermont dot gov to see if there are any near you or near someone you know! Then share! Thanks for helping spread the word. Vaccine appointments are also available statewide for all Vermonters 16 and older, so if you haven’t made your own yet, register today! If you later book a vaccination that works best for you, be sure to cancel the initial appointment.
Vermont now leads the country in COVID-19 vaccine doses administered per capita. According to the CDC, Vermont administered 93,100 per 100,000 doses. Overall, more than 60% of Vermonters have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Over 40% are fully vaccinated. “We have been a national leader throughout the pandemic, and it’s up to all of us to end strong,” Governor Phil Scott said.
No injuries were reported from a fire in a kitchen at 61 Grove Street in Brattleboro last night. Shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Monday, the first teams to arrive found the lone occupant of Apartment 2 on the porch, informing him that his kitchen was on fire. The apartment suffered moderate damage to the kitchen, while others rooms in the apartment, making it impossible to live in. The other four units in the building can be reoccupied. The Red Cross has been contacted to help find shelter for the occupant. An investigation is conducted by the fire department investigation team.
The US Small Business Administration says owners of Vermont Restaurants can now request covid 19 assistance. The SBA has opened an application portal that will remain open until all available funds are exhausted. The SBA’s Vermont office is host a free webinar at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the Fund.
Selected members of the Brattleboro Board of Directors are being asked to authorize the next stage of emergency repairs to the Whetstone Trail retaining wall. Also, to review, the annual budgets of public services and the parking fund. Council members meet at 615 via zoom. You can also watch on Brattleboro Community T V.
An injured ATV rider was rushed to hospital on Saturday after an accident in Richmond. The New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game said Brittany Croteau, 30, was riding an ATV in the woods near Whipple Hill Road and encountered a rough section of the track, causing it to be thrown from the machine. She was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Croteau was transported to her residence where a call was placed to 911. Emergency responders arrived and the operator was transported by Diluzio Ambulance Service to Cheshire Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. The accident is still under investigation at this time.
In keeping with the need to enable social distancing – and in order to highlight this unique moment in Groundworks Collaborative’s ongoing effort to end homelessness in the Brattleboro area – the organization is reverting to a virtual broadcast for the 9th drive. Camp for a Cause annual fundraiser. The event, which in the pre-COVID era sought an annual permit to lift the Town of Brattleboro’s public camping restriction on the Common Town for one night each May, will occur virtually again this year on Friday May 21. The organizers encourage participants to camp at home – on lawns, in garages, on balconies and terraces, in cars, on sofas, etc. – and in doing so, to raise the funds that Groundworks says it needs “more than ever”.
TRI STATE PICK 3 4-0-4
TRI STATE PICK 4 5-7-8-6
SORT STATE GIMME 5 3-8-11-12-18
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Patrice Bergeron scored his 20e goal of the season, and the Bruins notched their 5e playoff birth by excluding New Jersey last night, 3-0. The Bruins face the Devils again tonight, with the puck falling at 7 p.m. ET.
The Red Sox host Detroit tonight, the first pitch is at 7:10 am. The Yankees welcome Houston, the first pitch is at 7 p.m.