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 8:55 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:55:22 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 >>
A major drug sweep is currently underway in Springfield, 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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:04 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:04:18 GMT
There is an effort to make sure first responders all across Vermont are trained to spot potentially dangerous meth labs. In Enosburg Falls, Vermont Tuesday, first responders from all around here cameMore >>
There is an effort to make sure first responders all across Vermont are trained to spot potentially dangerous meth labs.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:05:24 GMT
Inside a large, Burlington home, lives a man who police say allowed sex acts to happen for money at a building he owns. "Just wondering if you had any comment?" asked FOX44/ABC22. "Yeah I have a lotMore >>
The owner of a building that used a house a spa shop that police say was allowed clients to pay for sexual favors was in court Tuesday. That's because police say he knew what we going on and didn't do anything to stop it.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:01:50 GMT
Vermont is igniting an effort to redevelop businesses on environmentally contaminated sites known as "brownfields" and it's getting some help from the federal government. "It's my pleasure to come hereMore >>
The state is being pumped full of money and committees to bring new businesses to old contaminated areas.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:16:15 GMT
When you hit the road the nearest gas station is seldom far away. But if you have an electric car, it might be hard to locate the nearest charging station Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and Quebec PremierMore >>
When you hit the road the nearest gas station is seldom far away. But if you have an electric car, it might be hard to locate the nearest charging stationMore >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:15:13 GMT
Talk about a rocky start between two new neighbors. Police say up to 12 shots were fired, all over some trees! No one was hurt, but the neighbor is facing charges. 72 year old David Millson says he wasMore >>
Talk about a rocky start between two new neighbors. Police say up to 12 shots were fired, all over some trees! No one was hurt, but the neighbor is facing charges.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:42 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:42:03 GMT
Gay, lesbian and transgender Vermonters have a new center to serve them. After several years in Winooski the support agency RU12? has moved into a new location at 255 South Champlain Street in Burlington.More >>
RU12?, an advocacy group for gay, lesbian, and transgender Vermonters relocates to Burlington.More >>
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. -
The price of taking your family to the fair is going up. This story had a lot of folks talking on our Facebook page, people wondering how families can afford the rising costs. Fox 44's Brittney Hibbs breaks down the numbers to find out just how much this is going to cost you.
The 10 day festival will go up from 10 dollars for adults to 12 dollars with kids pricing staying the same. But it's a price some families say they just can't afford. Fuel prices are getting the blame and it's costing more to bring in acts and entertainment this year.
In one month, thousands of folks will line up to attend the fair in Essex Junction. But this year it's going to cost a little bit more to get through the gates.
"Five dollars for kids and 12 dollars for adults," said Tim Shea, Executive Director, for the Champlain Exposition.
A two dollar increase on adult tickets, a price mom, Ashley Parah, calls ridiculous, "It's hard enough on families as it is, to raise the ticket prices two dollars."
I wanted to find out just how much it would cost a typical family of four to attend this year's fair, here's what I found:
Let's say the Johnson's have two kids over the age of five and it's five dollars a car to park. Of course you'll each get a corn dog and each want a drink to wash it down. Let's not forget fried dough, everyone can find room for that!
Plus, as Ashley puts it the kids will be begging to go on a couple rides, "I want to do this. They are doing that. Can I? Can I? Can I?"
Add it all up and for a day at the fair you are looking at a grand total of $108 dollars.
"That's a whole week of groceries right there."
But as Shea puts it, "The prices to go into the movies, area attractions and local water parks we feel we are right in line and competitive and quite honestly a great value."
Great value or not, it's a price Ashely isn't willing to spend on one day, "It's definitely too expensive this year to go."
Now one thing you can do is buy discounted tickets the week before the fair at the box office to get 25 % off ticket prices.
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