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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 >>
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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 >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:52:16 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 8:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:01:42 GMT
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY. New York State Office of General Services CommissionerMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 7:18 AM EDT2013-05-24 11:18:04 GMT
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday. The 1,400 member national council voted to change its current policy to allow openly gay youth. TheMore >>
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:08:29 GMT
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone. We told you the fountain was being removed last month. Church Street Marketplace leaders say it was too expensive to run and blocked foot traffic.More >>
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Thursday, May 23 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:01:37 GMT
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SHELBURNE, Vt. -
From politicians to people in our area, there has been lots of reaction to the president's announcement that he supports same-sex marriage.
Surprisingly, both opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage are happy the president has cleared up his view.
Even at a quiet bookstore in Shelburne, Vermont Wednesday, there was a sense of excitement about President Obama's announcement.
"Honestly my reaction was, it's about time," says Josie Leavitt, Flying Pig Bookstore co-owner.
Leavitt co-owns the bookstore with her partner of more than 20-years.
"That The President of The United States said he thinks gay marriage is a good thing is enormous. That alone is such a massive step," says Leavitt.
On Wednesday, the store just happened to host Zach Wahls, who wrote the best selling book "My Two Moms." His book reading came just hours after the president's endorsement.
"It was a very powerful reminder of how far we have come as a nation. When I was born back in 1991, my mom's relationship would have been illegal in 12 states," says Wahls.
But not everyone agreed with the president.
The Diocese of Burlington reaffirmed its opposition, as did Reverend Craig Bensen.
"We understand marriage to be the union of one man to one woman," says Bensen.
Bensen helped lead the fight against same-sex marriage in Vermont.
"I'm actually quite delighted that the president has decided to come and be honest about where he has been. Five, six years of just winking and talking about evolving positions didn't fool hardly anybody," says Bensen.
Back at the bookstore, Leavitt says she had felt her civil union to her partner was enough even after Vermont legalized same-sex marriage.
"If it becomes a federal right, then I'll be getting married," says Leavitt.
Even backers of same-sex marriage realize the president might risk not be re-elected by Wednesday's endorsement.
And while it was encouraging they admit there is a lot of work ahead to make same-sex marriage legal nationwide.