Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:31 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:31:52 GMT
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend. A press release says the Memorial Day holiday, the unofficial start of summer, marks the beginning of the prime season for all 52 Vermont State Parks.More >>
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:16 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:16:17 GMT
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. According to a local veterinarian, often times, animals will get itchy. Extreme scratching canMore >>
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:38:49 GMT
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City. The tornado is estimated to have been at least 2 miles wide. So far Tuesday morning, there have been 51More >>
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:10 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:10:02 GMT
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters. The company in trouble is American Debt Counseling. They provide debt reduction programs and credit counseling to consumers. In a recentMore >>
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:29:03 GMT
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday. Burlington police say, inMore >>
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:53 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:53:56 GMT
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser. He has started a online campaign to raise money for the One Fund Boston, whichMore >>
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:08:20 GMT
On a quiet, Morristown, Vermont street, police say a neighborhood feud went too far. The owner of 80 George Street says he and the people in 75 never got along. "Ever since they moved in, they've justMore >>
We're beginning to learn more about a feud between neighbors that almost turned deadly. Four people have been arrested, two charged with attempted murder.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:12 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:12:36 GMT
He could spend 15 years in prison, for taking a joy ride on a school bus. The man accused of taking the wild ride faced a judge today. The 22 year old from Newport, Adam page pleaded not guilty to allMore >>
He could spend 15 years in prison, for taking a joy ride on a school bus. The man accused of taking the wild ride faced a judge today.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:01:55 GMT
Call it death with dignity or physician assisted suicide, Monday Vermont became the first state to pass legislation, and the fourth state in total, allowing the hotly debated end of life choice. "I thankMore >>
How hospitals can develop protocols for the new law and whether or not they can in the first place.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:48 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:48:44 GMT
Vermont governor Peter Shumlin signed the so-called "death with dignity bill" into law. But at the end of a long battle Vermonters now have a choice about ending their life given specific circumstances.More >>
There are limitations to using the new patient end of life choice.More >>
MILTON, Vt. -
One man, one scrap yard... and about one million tires. We have been following the ABC Metals tire problem in Milton, Vermont for years now, and today, the state started removing the tires and your money paid for it.
"It was nothing to have a car come in with 30 tires, the trunk, every space in the car was filled with tires," Salvage Yard Owner, Gilbert Rhoades said.
That's how this 42 year old tire pile has grown into an out of control fire hazard. For years, the state has been trying to get the former ABC Metals scrap yard owner Gilbert Rhoades to pay to remove them, but he says when the state shut down his business for being incompliant, his money ran out.
"They have run me down to where I'm just one step above being a dead beat," Rhoades said.
The Agency of Natural Resources stepped up and offered 75,000 tax payer dollars to start the clean up process and today, they used $5,000 of its $75,000. And although it's a start, it barely even made a dent. Two truck loads took out about 3,500 tires.
The Agency estimates the tire pile is 5,000 tons. Let me put this into perspective, the pile is roughly 200 feet long, 80 feet wide and could be 30 feet deep. "Many many of these tires are compressed to the thickness of their casing," Rhoades added.
That's why Rhoades believes his collection could be more than double the estimation. The pile also poses other risks. In addition to tires, crews have to haul away soil contaminated with lead. "The area where they're digging up is the area where we have always always dismantled cars, so it stands with good reason that they would find some lead contamination," Rhoades said.
The tires will be recycled and reused to make roads and turf fields.
The $75,000 the state has already devoted to the clean up will only eliminate 17% of the massive pile. It remains to be seen who will pay for the rest. Gilbert Rhoades will be in court tomorrow morning because the state strongly believes he should pay for some of the tire clean up... he does not.