Vermont Biz: National Digital Archive project absorbs Vermont music album art

Vermont Biz: National Digital Archive project absorbs Vermont music album art. “Vermont Business Magazine The ‘Green Mountain Digital Archive’ (VT-GMDA) is a collaborative statewide initiative to bring Vermont’s digital cultural content to a highly visible national platform, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Big Heavy World, with the generous expert support of staff at Middlebury College, recently channeled digital images of approximately 5,000 Vermont-made musical recordings into this national digital collection.”

New-to-me: Northeast Slavery Records Index

New-to-me: the Northeast Slavery Records Index. From the front page: “The Northeast Slavery Records Index (NESRI) is an online searchable compilation of records that identify individual enslaved persons and enslavers in the states of New York, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Jersey. NESRI indexes census records, slave trade transactions, cemetery records, birth certifications, manumissions, ship inventories, newspaper accounts, private narratives, legal documents and many other sources.”

VT Digger: ACLU launches database to track problem officers

VT Digger: ACLU launches database to track problem officers. “The database, accessible on the Vermont ACLU’s website, will track Vermont officers with Brady letters filed in their name, including access to the Brady letters themselves. There are currently 60 letters posted or referenced, 51 of which were written since 2016.” If you’re not familiar with Brady Letters, VT Digger has a more extensive article about them here.

Vermont Public Radio: The ACLU wants Vermonters to get to know their elected prosecutors

Vermont Public Radio: The ACLU wants Vermonters to get to know their elected prosecutors. “The ACLU of Vermont is launching an online database to inform voters about their candidates for upcoming state’s attorney elections. The website features detailed profiles on every county’s current incumbent. Each profile includes publicly-available written policies, contact information, and links to learn more.”

University of Vermont Libraries: Special Collections Launches a New Digital Collection

University of Vermont Libraries: Special Collections Launches a New Digital Collection. “Silver Special Collections is pleased to announce the launch of our latest digital collection, Diaries. The collection provides access to more than thirty digitized and transcribed Vermont diaries from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, with three-fourths of the diaries authored by women.”

WCAX: Vt. launches website for rapid tests; 350K nabbed in under 5 hours

WCAX: Vt. launches website for rapid tests; 350K nabbed in under 5 hours. “Vermont officials Wednesday launched a new website as part of a pilot project to deliver rapid antigen tests to Vermonters. As of 10:00 a.m., Vermonters began ordering the COVID tests online as part of the ‘Say Yes! Covid Home Test’ program. Officials say demand was heavy and all 350,000 tests in the first phase of the program were snatched up by 2:45 p.m.”

VTDigger: Thousands of Covid-19 test results delayed in Vermont as hospitalizations hit record high

VTDigger: Thousands of Covid-19 test results delayed in Vermont as hospitalizations hit record high. “Vermont set a new record Monday with 101 people hospitalized for Covid-19, according to state officials. Meanwhile, thousands of Vermonters who were tested for the virus at state-run sites last week are experiencing significant delays in getting their results, and case counts could be increased retroactively.”

State of Vermont: Free Rapid Test Kits Available For Vermont Students In Grades K-12

State of Vermont: Free Rapid Test Kits Available For Vermont Students In Grades K-12. “Governor Phil Scott today announced that parents and caregivers of Vermont’s K-12 children will be able to pick up one free rapid antigen test kit per student this week at sites around Vermont. The state is encouraging parents to use these kits to test kids before they return to school next week, but a test is not a requirement for returning to school.”

My NBC5: Vt. Dept. of Health urges people to upload at-home COVID-19 test results to database

My NBC5: Vt. Dept. of Health urges people to upload at-home COVID-19 test results to database. “The Dept. of Health said uploading results alows it to connect people who may test positive for COVID-19 with the resources they may need and answer questions they may have. It also helps the health dept. have a more accurate representation of active COVID-19 cases in the community. So far, Vermont’s health commissioner, Dr. Mark Levine, said a couple hundred people have used the features.”

The Atlantic: America’s Pandemic Star Loses Some Luster

The Atlantic: America’s Pandemic Star Loses Some Luster. “As the Delta variant has penetrated Vermont’s once-formidable defenses, the state’s leaders are now debating how to respond—or whether to respond much at all. Vermont’s experience, they concede, might simply be a preview of the virus’s endemic future, when states can realistically hope only to keep COVID-19 contained, not eliminate it entirely.”

Washington Post: State troopers accused of making fake vaccination cards resign after colleagues turn them in

Washington Post: State troopers accused of making fake vaccination cards resign after colleagues turn them in. “Shawn Sommers and Raymond Witkowski resigned Aug. 10, a day after a colleague raised concerns about the alleged fraud to supervisors, while David Pfindel’s resignation took effect Friday after an investigation by Vermont’s Department of Public Safety, according to a police statement. Authorities said the three men, who were reported to supervisors by their fellow troopers, ‘are suspected of having varying roles in the creation of fraudulent covid-19 vaccination cards, which may be a violation of federal law.’”

VT Digger: As Covid-19 reappears in Vermont long-term care facilities, many staff remain unvaccinated

VT Digger: As Covid-19 reappears in Vermont long-term care facilities, many staff remain unvaccinated. “Almost eight months after vaccines became available to medical staff, the overall vaccination rate at Vermont nursing homes was 78%, as of late July. Individual nursing homes ran the gamut when it came to their clinical staff’s vaccination rates, from a high of 95% at Menig Nursing Home in Randolph to a low of 56% at St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation.”

NBC Boston: New Online Trail From Famous Vt. Cheesemaker Connects Consumers to Farms

NBC Boston: New Online Trail From Famous Vt. Cheesemaker Connects Consumers to Farms. “One of the best-known brands in grocery stores across New England and beyond has a new tool that aims to drive business to dairy farms that welcome visits. The Vermont-based Cabot Cooperative Creamery, which makes the famous Cabot Cheddar Cheese and other dairy products, is pointing consumers to where they can visit member farms — the ones that are set up for public visits.”