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Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt. According to the Shelburne Fire Department, something in the back of a Casella Waste truck caught fire. TheMore >>
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The N.H. Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state. According to the legislation HB573, it would allow patients with cancer, glaucoma, positive status forMore >>
The N.H. Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:34:26 GMT
The Essex Fire Department and Vermont Gas are currently investigating the smell of propane at the Edge Fitness Center in Essex, Vt.FOX44 and ABC22 reporter Michael Page says they haven't found anythingMore >>
The Essex Fire Department and Vermont Gas are currently investigating the smell of propane at the Edge Fitness Center in Essex, Vt.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:22:39 GMT
The annual Spring Move Out Project in Burlington Thursday. The project allows you to get rid of unwanted, but still usable household goods. You can bring clothes, books, furniture, household items, andMore >>
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Thursday, May 23 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:40:21 GMT
If you're planning on traveling this holiday weekend, you're not alone. According to AAA, more than 30 million Americans will be on the roadways. On average, they'll also be driving at least 50 miles forMore >>
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Thursday, May 23 2013 9:31 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:31:51 GMT
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Thursday, May 23 2013 8:54 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:54:39 GMT
Two sides of the law are working together in order to keep the peace at the border. Vermont State Police an Quebec's Provincial Police met to address the challenges of policing at the border in a specialMore >>
Two sides of the law are working together in order to keep the peace at the border.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:13 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:13:33 GMT
New details in an officer involved shooting that happened in Danville, Vt. last year.In September, 36-year-old William Mahoney was shot by a state trooper. This after police say he stole a vehicle andMore >>
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Thursday, May 23 2013 7:21 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:21:15 GMT
The Colchester Police Department is responding to a sink hole in the area of East Road near the intersection of Austin House Road. Police say the sink hole has closed down one lane of travel.Police areMore >>
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:56 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:56:44 GMT
Nearly two years ago, Deborah Drewniak's family wasn't sure if she would be around after being severely injured in a texting and driving accident. Instead of focusing on herself, Drewniak wants to helpMore >>
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HUNTINGTON, Vt. -
If you think you are frugal, you haven't met the "Cheapest Man in America" and he calls Vermont home.
Roy Haynes is obsessed with saving money, which he says has only grown during this tough economy.
Haynes says think about it this way: Most of us work to make money. Haynes says he works to save money and he says his job is a lot better and more rewarding than most of ours.
In the bathroom in his Huntington, Vermont home, he cuts open toothpaste to get the last amount out.
"There's at least enough to get another week out of that," says Haynes.
Haynes is proud, after decades of being frugal, to be considered the "Cheapest Man in America."
"I've kind of made a career out of it. I've been between jobs for 20-years," says Haynes.
That's not to say his wife Lisa has completely bought into her husband's thrifty ways.
"I'm still embarrassed by Roy all the time," says Lisa Haynes.
There were the presents straight from the dumpster.
"It's pretty gross when you figure it out," says Lisa.
And the romantic dinner at a restaurant which ended with Roy asking for the leftovers from another table.
"My friends and family think I'm very bizarre. If we had a lot of money, they would say I was eccentric. But they just think I'm odd," says Roy Haynes.
The 62-year old says while growing up his family didn't have a lot of money. But it was not until years later, his obsession for saving started and grew.
He sharpens dull disposable razors with a matchbook and actually separates his toilet paper to make two rolls.
"I make sure it's the cheapest, most inexpensive two-ply," says Haynes.
Wet paper towels are hung and reused.
There are the condiment packets he picks up at fast food restaurants and cuts open to fill an old ketchup bottle.
"I haven't bought catsup in about six years," says Haynes.
"But doesn't it seem like a lot of work to save, what's a ketchup bottle, $2?" asked FOX 44's Matt Austin.
"Two dollars here, two dollars there. It all adds up. That's my whole point," says Haynes.
Even a trip to fill up on gas becomes a scavenger hunt. Haynes says he can turn a discarded, scratch off ticket into a winner.
That's because on the back you can enter to win other prizes and that's how he and Lisa ended up on a luxury trip to Hawaii.
"Somebody else threw it away and paid for my vacation," says Haynes.
Haynes says he would do almost anything to save money. And while he admits he does like the finer things, they need to come in small doses.
"If you eat steak and lobster seven nights a week it will lose the effect," says Haynes.
"But do you ever eat steak and lobster?" asked Austin.
"If someone else is taking us out for dinner, sure," says Haynes.
But even the cheapest man is willing to bargain. Lisa really wanted internet for her pet rescue organization. After six months, Roy relented.
"It's challenging but Roy is a great guy. He's got a good heart and he's not going to be spending money on other women. So I got him there," says Lisa.
Haynes says he sells bargains he finds to help pay the bills. While the Haynes say they don't have jobs or a big savings account, Roy says they own their house and don't have any debt.
"Is it stressful like you are basically living from ketchup packet to ketchup packet looking to save?" asked Austin.
"Oh no, it's just the opposite. The people who work 50, 60 hours a week, sit in a cubicle and have a job they might get laid off from, that's stressful," says Haynes.
Haynes couldn't say how much all the savings adds up to because it's really every part of their lives.