Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:25:01 GMT
Voters across the state of New York headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote on their school districts budgets and elect school board members. For voters in Peru, NY the reaction to the proposed budget isMore >>
Voters across the state of New York headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote on their school districts budgets and elect school board members. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:10:06 GMT
South Burlington fire fighters say they had to close off some streets Tuesday to repair a gas leak. It happened around 2 on Hayes Avenue, as construction crews were working on a street project. FirefightersMore >>
South Burlington fire fighters say they had to close off some streets Tuesday to repair a gas leak.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:44:30 GMT
For more than two and half years we haven't heard much from police about the death of Pat O'Hagan. That changed Tuesday when we received these federal documents that connects Michael Norrie, 22, KeithMore >>
Even with confessions of three people regarding the death of Pat O'Hagan, state prosecutors say there isn't enough evidence to charge them. Instead, federal prosecutors are hoping to use that information to lock at least one of them behind bars for a longer time.More >>
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 >>
WATERBURY, Vt. -
In less than a day Hurricane Sandy will make its presence felt across Vermont. With the storm threatening the entire New England region, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin issued a state of Emergency. He held a press conference today at the Emergency Operations Center in Waterbury on the state's preparations.
The governor said that sandy would be a completely different storm than Irene .
"In Vermont we do not expect the kind of flooding that we saw from Irene. It's not going to be that kind of weather event," Gov. Shumlin said.
Instead wind gusts from 60 to 80 mph are likely to pound the state. One of the main threats during the storm will be fallen trees that land on power lines and cut off electricity. Yard signs could become flying missiles which is why it would be a good time to take them down now.
One Emergency Management officer said that Rutland would be the "ground zero" of the storm in Vermont.
The Northeast Kingdom and across the spine of the green mountains are also likely to see strong winds lasting for 10 to 12 hours when Sandy hits. It's why emergency personnel and electric company crews are preparing across the state.
"We've deployed our emergency management folks to handle any challenge they may face," Gov. Shumlin said.
After the governor declared a state of emergency at noon Sunday the Vermont National Guard is ready and waiting to help too. Federal aid would also be available if there is severe damage but the Shumlin administration is not expecting that to happen, even though a state of emergency was declared.
"That does not mean that I'm expecting the worst. What it means is that we're preparing for the worst and hoping for the best," Gov. Shumlin said.
The governor did not say that schools should be canceled in the coming days but that each school district should determine on their own whether it's worth keeping students home. In North Country New York state Bushton-Moira Central School District, Crown Point Central School District, St. Lawrence Central, Ticonderoga Central, Ticonderoga Elementary, Middle and High school will all close at 1 PM.