WTSA news for your Wednesday, November 3:
Vermont recorded 168 new cases of covid 19 in the state on Tuesday, including 3 in Windham County. There have been 4 deaths and 341 new cases of the covid virus in New Hampshire, with 8 cases in Cheshire County. Massachusetts has recorded 25 covid deaths and 1,066 million new cases. There were 6 new cases of covid in Franklin County.
With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s decision to approve COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 5 to 11, Governor Phil Scott, the Social Services Agency and the Department of Health announced that Starting at 8:00 a.m. today, parents and caregivers can register their eligible children to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Families will be able to book appointments at state-run sites across Vermont recording system. With support from EMS and other healthcare partners, the Department of Health also held clinics in nearly 100 schools across the state over a six-week period, starting Monday, November 8.
Vermont Education Secretary Dan French said the state is once again delaying the rollout of the 80% rule to end school mask mandates. It will not come into effect until January 18, 2022, when students return to school after Martin Luther King’s vacation. The governor and his staff say these are just recommendations because there is no state of emergency, no warrants. Local school districts, like local businesses and individuals, must establish their own rules.
Almost $ 10 million has been donated to Vermont Communication Districts to help build community broadband internet statewide. Eligible costs include expenses for feasibility studies, business planning, pole data studies, engineering and design, and preparatory work associated with the construction of broadband networks, including expenses for consultant, legal and administrative. The Vermont Community Broadband Council will issue grants for construction costs (materials, equipment, labor) early next year. Three of the four groups awarded in this first round of grants plan to begin construction in spring 2022.
An agreement was reached as part of the federal budget reconciliation program to reduce prescription drug costs. The deal in President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation specifically includes a provision to lower the cost of insulin. New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen says we’ve all heard too many stories of people rationing their insulin because of the sky-high prices – risking their lives to make ends meet.
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy is part of a compromise on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The proposal – which builds on the version presented earlier in October – reflects months of negotiations and seeks broader support in the Senate. The bill was designed to bolster the support of senators from both parties, and it remains true to the same bipartisan plan followed by Congress in each of the five times it has already enacted legislation to update and reauthorize the law on 1965 voting rights. Further discussions are underway. expected before a final bill reaches the Senate.
SORT STATE PICK 3 6-0-4
SORT STATE PICK 4 7-1-0-5
LUCK FOR LIFE 8-19-26-38-39 LUCKY BALL 6
MEGA MILLION 5-10-26-58-65 MEGA BALL 9
MASS SPECIES 2-9-10-25-26
The Atlanta Braves are now World Series champions. The Braves closed the series with a 7-0 shutout against Houston last night. Jorge Soler was named MVP of the series.
The Celtics are in Orlando tonight. Kick-off against the Magic is at 7 p.m.