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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:24 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:24:58 GMT
Last week, the Morristown Police Department investigated an intentionally set fire on George Street in Morristown, Vt.Police say the fire was set to a residence that was occupied by 4 adults and 2 childrenMore >>
Last week, the Morristown Police Department investigated an intentionally set fire on George Street in Morristown, Vt.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:00 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:00:22 GMT
The Burlington Police Department released security information for the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon Monday. A press release says various law enforcement from multiple agencies at the federal, state,More >>
The Burlington Police Department released security information for the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon Monday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 1:27 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:27:55 GMT
Green Mountain Power and NRG Residential Solar Solutions have signed an agreement to pilot a central solar lease program in Rutland, Vt.A press release says the agreement includes the development ofMore >>
Green Mountain Power and NRG Residential Solar Solutions have signed an agreement to pilot a central solar lease program in Rutland, Vt.More >>
WATERBURY, Vt. -
People all across the area are preparing for Hurricane Sandy. Some towns report they have already set-up shelters or have them ready to go.
In Waterbury, Vermont Thursday, homeowner Anne Imhoff is watching the forecast for Sandy.
"Sure, I'm concerned," says Imhoff.
That's because a year ago, Tropical Storm Irene devastated Waterbury and damaged Imhoff's home of 25-years. It cost $40,000 to fix and improve it.
"Do you feel like this time are you better prepared? Is your home better prepared?" asked FOX 44/ ABC 22.
"I hope so," says Imhoff.
That's not the case for everyone in Waterbury. At least one home has been raised up and better able to handle flood waters. But just across the way, another home, like many here in town has yet to be repaired.
"We're not completely ready but we're better than we were before," says Bill Shepeluk, Waterbury municipal manager.
Shepeluk says they're learned a lot from Irene, including setting up emergency shelters.
"We didn't have enough cots, blankets. We didn't have enough food. We have that stuff now," says Shepeluk.
Now he says they are working to ready the basics including the water and sewer systems.
Imhoff says she'll also be busy this weekend, putting away things that are outside, battening down her home, and then waiting.
"You just cross your fingers and hope," says Imhoff.
The municipal manager says not everything is ready. Waterbury received a grant for a generator to fully power the school, which is used as a shelter, but that's not in place yet.
Elsewhere in Vermont, other towns are preparing for Sandy's possible arrival.
In Wilmington, the town manager says they've already met with emergency responders and have set up a commander center.
In Williamstown, the town manager says they picked up 25 cots for a shelter, if it's needed, and will meet with emergency responders Friday.
In Rutland, the mayor says they are optimistic they're ready.
"Preparations are ongoing and they are important. We need to be prepared for every eventuality and that way when the thing we don't expect happens we'll be able to react to it," says Mayor Chris Louras, City of Rutland.
The mayor says Irene actually proved overall the city has learned from another storm. That was the so called Nor'Hurricane in 2007.