WTSA news for your Thursday, May 20:
There has been one new death and 45 cases of covid 19 reported in Vermont, according to the state’s health department on Wednesday. Five of the state’s latest positive tests were from Windham County. 1 death and 124 new cases of Covid 19 in New Hampshire, including 11 positive covid tests in Cheshire County. The state of Massachusetts on Wednesday reported six deaths and 359 new cases of the covid virus, including two positive tests in Franklin County.
Non-residents of Vermont aged 12 and over can now get the COVID-19 vaccine in Green Mountain State. Vermont lifted the residency requirement effective today (Thursday). Clinics, including walk-in clinics, are listed in the Vermont Department of Health website. They include clinics run by emergency medical service workers this weekend, as well as in schools and for workers in the restaurant, hotel and tourism industries. A bonus is that anyone who gets vaccinated at an EMS clinic this weekend gets a coupon for a free soft ice cream called a pancake, the health department said.
Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan filed a brief in support of Koffee Kup bakery workers who lost sick leave after their payment. The problem is the refusal of the court-appointed receiver of Koffee Kup and Key Bank to pay $ 797,568.17 in employee obligations after the business closed in April. In its brief, the State argues that aIncreased power take-off (paid time off) can be seen as a salary that must be paid when an employee is fired, regardless of whether a company goes bankrupt or goes into receivership. Failure to follow a statutory mandate to pay wages and benefits would violate both Vermont labor laws and the Vermont Consumer Protection Act.
Vermont’s Route 9, along with Route 7 and Route 2 have been designated as alternative transportation corridors. The Vermont Agency of Transportation says the designation helps promote support for alternative fuel vehicles. Vermont pursued a multi-pronged strategy in charging infrastructure funding, aimed at ensuring convenient fast charging along highway corridors while seeking to ensure that all locations in the state are within thirty miles from a fast charger. The state also funds Tier 2 pricing in a variety of locations, including tourist destinations, multi-unit apartment buildings, downtown areas, overnight accommodation, and workplaces.
Tax revenues from the Vermont General Fund, Transportation Fund and Education Fund in April totaled $ 24.7 million, 7.9% below the monthly consensus expectations. While there was an explainable decline in April’s actual income from the January forecast, cumulative, or year-to-date targets were exceeded by a total of $ 80.5 million, for the three main funds. The general fund itself is up 3.8 percent, or $ 58.2 million. For the month of April, general fund revenues totaled $ 201.5 million, or $ 40.1 million below the consensus monthly income target.
The Republican-controlled New Hampshire legislature plans a preemptive strike against the general election and voter access legislation being debated in Washington, DC The House Election Law Committee heard testimony Wednesday on a amendment to the bill that would keep the New Hampshire electoral system in place for state and county races if Congress passes the “For the People Act.” The legislation, a top priority for Democrats after the 2020 divisive election, is said to affect almost every aspect of the electoral process.
TRI STATE PICK 3 9-6-9
TRI STATE PICK 4 0-4-8-3
SORT STATE GIMME 5 5-9-20-24-39
TRI STATE MEGABUCKS 2-16-22-25-34 MEGA BALL 5
POWERBALL 11-13-55-56-69 POWERBALL 4
CASH MASS 7-22-24-25-35
Craig Smith scored 5:48 in the 2nd in overtime Wednesday night as the Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 to take a 2-game-1 lead in their playoff streak. Boston and Washington play again Friday night, the puck loose at 6:30 a.m.
Corey Kluber pitched Major League 6e no hitters this season, as he led the Yankees to a 2-0 victory over Texas. The Yankees and Rangers are playing again this afternoon, the first pitch is at 2:05 am. The Red Sox had a 5-point first inning before beating Toronto 7-3 on Wednesday night. The ‘Sox &’ Jays are playing again this evening, the first pitch is at 8:35 am.