Thursday, June 20 2013 12:19 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:19:09 GMT
In 2012 more than 125 local businesses partnered with the HowardCenter to provide jobs for more than 400 people Thursday over 200 community members will gather for their annual "Big Night" fundraiser.More >>
HowardCenter "Big Night" fundraiser set for Thursday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:27 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:27:28 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 >>
Dozens of Vermonters and New Jersey residents are facing drug charges after a sweeping drug bust in Windsor County Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:25 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:25:30 GMT
At a quiet Peacham, Vermont home Vermont State Police say tragedy struck Wednesday. They believe an angry ex-husband showed up, shot and killed the current husband, before killing himself. News thatMore >>
Police are looking for clues as to how a possible murder-suicide could have happened. And for people who knew the family, Wednesday's news wasn't easy to hear.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:57 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:57:41 GMT
Wednesday morning police say a tractor trailer made it about halfway up Smugglers Notch before the driver realized he couldn't maneuver some of the tight turns. He decided his only option was to backMore >>
Wednesday morning police say a tractor trailer made it about halfway up Smugglers Notch before the driver realized he couldn't maneuver some of the tight turns.
He decided his only option was to back the big rig out; which took about an hour.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:28:51 GMT
Michael Hastings, a distinguished and fearless investigative journalist known throughout the world died in a single car accident in California yesterday. He was just 33 years old. Hastings went to highMore >>
Michael Hastings, a distinguished and fearless investigative journalist known throughout the world died in a single car accident in California yesterday. He was just 33 years old. Hastings went to high school right here in South Burlington and recently wrote about his favorite teacher. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:19:11 GMT
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters was named a Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency on Wednesday, thanks in large part to its new eco-friendly Essex facility. Huge fans, spanning 24-feet, swirlMore >>
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters was named a Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency on Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:24 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:24:57 GMT
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.Police say after initiating the search for the white van, they located the van at a residence.More >>
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.More >>
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 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 >>
PORT HENRY, N.Y. -
A soldier from Port Henry, New York made the ultimate sacrifice Saturday.
29 year old Dain Venne was killed in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan.
Dain Venne is the first soldier to die from Moriah town since Vietnam, and after spending the day talking to people who knew him, it's clear this man had a huge heart and will truly be missed.
"Just an all around good person," long-time family friend, Tom Scozzafava said.
The marquee at the school had been changed to say "A friend, a Soldier, a Hero. Forever in our hearts." On and off the field, Staff Sergeant Dain Venne, a 2001 graduate of Moriah Central School was a leader. The 29 year old broke records and took home trophies as an all star student.
"He was a heck of an athlete, great football player," Scozzafava said.
But while serving his country in Afghanistan, a roadside bomb exploded... killing three New Yorkers, Dain Venne was one of them. Perhaps the hardest part, he was scheduled to come home this weekend.
"Everybody will truly miss him, he was a great kid," Football Coach Don Tesar said.
After high school Venne went to St. Lawrence University, but immediately after 9-11, enlisted in the army, confirming his selfless attitude.
"That's patriotism to the max," Scozzafava said.
Venne's former Coaches say he was voted most athletic, crowned Prom King and had a smile that lit up the room.
"In that 29 years, this young many just touched so many lives," Scozzafava said.
It's not only just the town that's mourning the great loss, but the entire state of New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that flags be flown at half staff.
"He was a hero and always will be," Superintendent William Larrow said.
Plans are in the works to bring Dain Venne home, and have a service in his hometown. Venne's dad is the Town Justice and mom is a teacher at Moriah Central.
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