Thursday, June 20 2013 12:19 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:19:09 GMT
In 2012 more than 125 local businesses partnered with the HowardCenter to provide jobs for more than 400 people Thursday over 200 community members will gather for their annual "Big Night" fundraiser.More >>
HowardCenter "Big Night" fundraiser set for Thursday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:27 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:27:28 GMT
A major drug sweep is currently underway in Springfield, Vt. Vermont State Police say the operation is one of the largest arrest sweeps in Vermont with 100 officers trying to take multiple people intoMore >>
Dozens of Vermonters and New Jersey residents are facing drug charges after a sweeping drug bust in Windsor County Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:25 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:25:30 GMT
At a quiet Peacham, Vermont home Vermont State Police say tragedy struck Wednesday. They believe an angry ex-husband showed up, shot and killed the current husband, before killing himself. News thatMore >>
Police are looking for clues as to how a possible murder-suicide could have happened. And for people who knew the family, Wednesday's news wasn't easy to hear.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:57 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:57:41 GMT
Wednesday morning police say a tractor trailer made it about halfway up Smugglers Notch before the driver realized he couldn't maneuver some of the tight turns. He decided his only option was to backMore >>
Wednesday morning police say a tractor trailer made it about halfway up Smugglers Notch before the driver realized he couldn't maneuver some of the tight turns.
He decided his only option was to back the big rig out; which took about an hour.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:28:51 GMT
Michael Hastings, a distinguished and fearless investigative journalist known throughout the world died in a single car accident in California yesterday. He was just 33 years old. Hastings went to highMore >>
Michael Hastings, a distinguished and fearless investigative journalist known throughout the world died in a single car accident in California yesterday. He was just 33 years old. Hastings went to high school right here in South Burlington and recently wrote about his favorite teacher. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:19:11 GMT
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters was named a Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency on Wednesday, thanks in large part to its new eco-friendly Essex facility. Huge fans, spanning 24-feet, swirlMore >>
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters was named a Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency on Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:24 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:24:57 GMT
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.Police say after initiating the search for the white van, they located the van at a residence.More >>
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:58 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:58:42 GMT
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.Police say they received a 911 call that shots were fired on Slack Street. The female caller told police that an unknown whiteMore >>
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:42 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:42:31 GMT
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.A recent Gallup poll revealed Vermont is among the top ten states in the country where employees are actively disengaged from their jobs.TheMore >>
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.More >>
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -
Thursday, traveling along Williston road in South Burlington, may be a bit confusing. The city is testing out what's called a ‘Complete Streets' model.
Williston road in South Burlington is busy, with around 20 thousand vehicles traveling the road daily. It's a road many feel can be a headache for drivers but also cyclists.
"Williston road by in large stinks for walking and biking," said Chapin Spencer, executive director, at Local Motion.
From Hinesburg road to Kennedy drive, the lanes will be re striped; reducing four lanes to one lane in each direction with two center left turn lanes. And for bikers, "We'll put 5 to 6 foot on road bicycle lanes," said Justin Rabidoux, South Burlington Public Works Director.
But this is just a pilot study, the model will last around 2 months. Which the public works department says is just the right amount of time.
"You know the first week or two people are going to be confused. They might choose to avoid it and realize it's actually not that bad and then come back into the system, so we feel a full two months is really warranted to measure the effectiveness of the proposal," said Rabidoux.
During that time, data will be collected and traffic behaviors closely looked at, to determine if it will be a good permanent design for the city. Something that Local Motion, the non-profit that promotes cycling, says will greatly help both drivers and those who choose alternate routes.
"This is going to be a challenging location but one that really needs walking and biking safer, so I'm proud of the city," said Spencer.
Since this is a plan the city is testing out, they hope the public will give as much feedback as possible. All questions and comments can be directed to the South Burlington Department of Public Works.
South Burlington Begins Williston Road Pilot StudyMore>>