Friday, May 24 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:15:28 GMT
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon. A press release says that if possible, motorists should avoid downtown Burlington on Sunday,More >>
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:07:11 GMT
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday. Officials say they are postponing due to the upcoming inclement weather expected this weekend. Here's the updated schedule of events:7:30amMore >>
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:26:27 GMT
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather predictions. According to Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee, the parade has been postponed one week to Saturday June 1 at 10 a.m.More >>
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been postponed due to inclement weather predictions.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:31:32 GMT
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.Police say Stephanie Rivers, 24, and Victoria Hammond, 23, bothMore >>
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has some recommendationsMore >>
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:52:16 GMT
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket. Frederick Randall matched 4 out of 5 numbers plus the power ball for the April 5th drawing.He would have won $10,000, but he played an extra buckMore >>
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:01:42 GMT
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY. New York State Office of General Services CommissionerMore >>
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:18 AM EDT2013-05-24 11:18:04 GMT
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday. The 1,400 member national council voted to change its current policy to allow openly gay youth. TheMore >>
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:08:29 GMT
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone. We told you the fountain was being removed last month. Church Street Marketplace leaders say it was too expensive to run and blocked foot traffic.More >>
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:01:37 GMT
If you're approached by a Vermont State Trooper, there's one thing you may not see, a tattoo. That's because for six years the department hasn't allowed visible ink.But VSP Captain David Notte saysMore >>
Vermont State Police say it's considering changing its tattoo policy, to get more recruits. Right now you can't have any visible tattoos, but that could soon change.More >>
BARRE, Vt. -
A community is rallying to keep its favorite radio DJ on the air. But after the company went bankrupt, and was bought by another station, he's out of a job at the end of this month.
It's Devon Foxx's real life experience as a combat veteran that's earned him a decent amount of listeners... now, a petition is circling in his favor.
"Here's 'Walk This Way' and it's on Frank," DJ Devon Foxx said Friday afternoon.
Almost one hundred people want him to remain the voice of the Frank FM morning show.
"It humbles me," he said.
It was two avid listeners who started the petition, and are encouraging the radio station's new owners, Great Eastern Radio to keep him on the payroll.
"He's won many awards, he's done his job," Ronald Tallman said, who's a Veteran Advocate.
But at midnight on November 30th, DJ Devon and three others won't be Nassau Broadcasting employees anymore.
"They made the decision to downsize the staff slightly," Program Director TJ Michaels said.
Foxx spent time in Iraq. "Part of engaging our listeners is sharing our own lives with them," he said. And because of that, his supporters want him to continue talking about his experience and other real issues over the airwaves.
"Once you sign your name on that line, the government should take care of you, but locally the people should take care of you if you're a willing and able person who wants to work," Tallman said.
"I've made Great Eastern Radio aware of the fact that hiring me on as a disabled combat veteran they get up to a 25-hundred dollar tax credit," Foxx said.
If the signatures don't make a difference for the local hero, he and the three others will receive a severance package.
Devon Foxx believes his position was eliminated because he's a veteran, so he's looking into a discrimination lawsuit.
The national unemployment rate is just under eight percent, but the unemployment rate for veteran's is at more than 12-percent.
Petition Circling to Keep Frank FM DJ on the AirMore>>