Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:32:47 GMT
Here's a timeline of events regarding Pat O'Hagan's death. On September 10, 2010, police say 78-year-old Pat O'Hagan was attacked and killed inside her Sheffield, Vt. home.The next day a friend reportedMore >>
Timeline of events regarding Pat O'Hagan's death.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:32:54 GMT
Vermont Restaurant Week donates $6,600 to Vermont Food Bank. A press release says the money will provide 19,800 meals for families throughout Vermont "The Vermont Food Bank is thrilled to again be theMore >>
Vermont Restaurant Week donates $6,600 to Vermont Foodbank.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:43:40 GMT
A judge denied Allen Prue's request for a new lawyer Tuesday. Earlier Tuesday, a judge also denied Patricia Prue, Allen's wife, a new lawyer. Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of strangling and beatingMore >>
A judge denied Allen Prue's request for a new lawyer Tuesday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:22 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:22:01 GMT
If you're looking to help the victims of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma here are some resources: Red Cross You can also text REDCROSS to: 90999. Each text will donate $10 and will be charged to your phoneMore >>
If you're looking to help the victims of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma here are some resources. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:32:21 GMT
ABC World News With Diane Sawyer will be expanded to one hour Tuesday night. According to ABC News, the 1 hour telecast will provide information about the Oklahoma tornado. ABC22 will go on-air at 7:30More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:55:33 GMT
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. on Monday night. A press release says when Ronald Trombly, 85, of Mooers, N.Y., was trying to get around 4 runners on the shoulderMore >>
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. Monday night.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:15 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:15:46 GMT
There is a meeting for the Burlington Community in regards to the rail yard enterprise project. This project would essentially connect Pine Street and Battery Street at the Kilburn intersection, cuttingMore >>
There is a meeting for the Burlington Community in regards to the rail yard enterprise project. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:07:08 GMT
A judge has denied the request of Patricia Prue for a new lawyer. The judge says difference of opinion is not enough to substitute new counsel. Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of strangling and beatingMore >>
A judge has denied the request of Patricia Prue for a new lawyer.More >>
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 >>
MONTPELIER, Vt. -
For more than a year the Waterbury office complex has been left unused after it was flooded by Tropical Storm Irene.
Now officials are moving closer to a rebuilding plan.
It's a hard concept to believe but officials at the Department of Buildings and General Services told the state House and Senate members that they can actually provide more office space for less money.
"This is a proposal that I'm excited about and I usually don't get excited about buildings," Commissioner of the Department of Buildings and General Services Michael Obuchowski said.
Officials at the Department of Buildings and General Services and Agency of Human Services were happy about updates on the project as well as sharing them with the House Committee on Corrections and Institutions and the Senate Committee on Institutions.
"We're very much looking forward to going back to Waterbury," Secretary of the Agency of Human Services Doug Racine said.
The plan is to build some new buildings instead of renovating the ones with severe flooding damage.
They also hope to have some employees work from home, telecommuting. Than plan also calls for an increase in the formerly proposed 800 employees at the complex to nearly 992.
All this and, according to state officials, save more money than the last proposal over the next few decades.
"Over 30 years you're getting more for your money," Jesse Beck of the architect firm that's designing the project said.
The drop in cost over the next 30 years is because the state will let go of two of its buildings out of its hands and allow them to be used by other entities. The Weeks building and the Hanks building.
One state representative is worried that the two buildings will sit empty too long while they look for someone to fill them making it expensive to maintain them. The planners of the project say that even if the buildings sit unused for an extended period of time it's a financially solid plan. Also the complex will absorb state employees from leased offices that they'll no longer have to pay for.
But the biggest question still remains funding for the project with the amount of FEMA funding yet to be determined.