Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:54:42 GMT
An Au Sable Forks, New York theater is one of ten in the North Country doing what it can to stay open. "We'll be dark. There will be no movies shown in these theaters and you'll have toMore >>
After being denied a state grant, a number of North Country theaters could go dark by the end of the year. That's because Hollywood is getting rid of film movies, which is what those theaters rely on. But they're not giving up yet.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:51:11 GMT
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path. Governor Shumlin was at the site of the hardestMore >>
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:25:36 GMT
Beansie's Bus is situated right along the start and finish of the race so they're looking to get swamped by hungry customers Sunday but rain too. "Unfortunately the weather might not cooperate," Beansie'sMore >>
VCM organizers making sure they have cold/rainy weather equipment for runners.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:21:38 GMT
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.In just a few hours heavy rains flooded much of Northern Vermont. Hardest hit were Essex, Jericho, and Underhill.The torrential rains Thursday nightMore >>
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:15:28 GMT
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon. A press release says that if possible, motorists should avoid downtown Burlington on Sunday,More >>
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:07:11 GMT
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday. Officials say they are postponing due to the upcoming inclement weather expected this weekend. Here's the updated schedule of events:7:30amMore >>
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:26:27 GMT
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather predictions. According to Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee, the parade has been postponed one week to Saturday June 1 at 10 a.m.More >>
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been postponed due to inclement weather predictions.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:31:32 GMT
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.Police say Stephanie Rivers, 24, and Victoria Hammond, 23, bothMore >>
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has some recommendationsMore >>
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:52:16 GMT
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket. Frederick Randall matched 4 out of 5 numbers plus the power ball for the April 5th drawing.He would have won $10,000, but he played an extra buckMore >>
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket.More >>
A controversial political party announced candidates Friday for the 2010 elections. The Vermont Independence Day Party announced nine candidates, including for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
The party's main platform is seceding from the United States.
"I say the gods of the American empire are not the gods of Vermont," said Dennis Steele, the party's gubernatorial candidate.
Peter Garritano will be running for Lieutenant Governor, and the party announced seven members running for state Senate: Robert Wagner, Addison County; Richard Jeroloman, Chittenden County; William Cruikshank, Rutland County; Dennis Morriseau, Rutland County; Craig Hill, Bennington County; Peter Moss, Franklin County; Gaelan Brown, Washington County.
The Independence Day Party platforms include pulling the Vermont National Guard out of all wars, shutting down Vermont Yankee, giving more power to local schools. More controversial platforms include stopping financial aid to Israel and reverting away from capitalism, but above all else, seceding from the United States.
"Secession is our only option against the overreaching powers of a corrupt government," said Steele.
Steele bashed current elected leaders including Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, and Representative Peter Welch.
"In fact I'm not just fed up, I'm disgusted with how they have allowed themselves to be manipulated by corporate America, Goldman Sachs, and the Israeli lobby."
Members of the Independence Day Party described America as a "racist empire," though Steele says the group is not un-American.
"Don't let anyone tell you are unpatriotic, un-American, anti-American, or a radical. I put forth to you that we are the true patriots, we are the true Americans," said Steele.
When Steele was asked about his stances on the budget, healthcare, abortion, gun laws, and gay rights, he replied, "That's up to the people, I'm not here to change those policies at all."
As for how an independent Vermont would be governed, nobody had details.