Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:16:15 GMT
When you hit the road the nearest gas station is seldom far away. But if you have an electric car, it might be hard to locate the nearest charging station Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and Quebec PremierMore >>
When you hit the road the nearest gas station is seldom far away. But if you have an electric car, it might be hard to locate the nearest charging stationMore >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:15:13 GMT
Talk about a rocky start between two new neighbors. Police say up to 12 shots were fired, all over some trees! No one was hurt, but the neighbor is facing charges. 72 year old David Millson says he wasMore >>
Talk about a rocky start between two new neighbors. Police say up to 12 shots were fired, all over some trees! No one was hurt, but the neighbor is facing charges.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:42 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:42:03 GMT
Gay, lesbian and transgender Vermonters have a new center to serve them. After several years in Winooski the support agency RU12? has moved into a new location at 255 South Champlain Street in Burlington.More >>
RU12?, an advocacy group for gay, lesbian, and transgender Vermonters relocates to Burlington.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:26:58 GMT
When is comes to making the grade, New York's graduation rates are barely passing.For the second year in a row, the rate sits at 74%.The report is based on the entire student body that started 9th gradeMore >>
When is comes to making the grade, New York's graduation rates are barely passing.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:07:17 GMT
Interim Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested Monday morning.Applebaum is facing 14 criminal counts for fraud, breach of trust, and conspiracy.Quebec police say the investigation started in MarchMore >>
Interim Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested Monday morning.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:38:42 GMT
If fresh berries are your summer time treat, you've got to wait a little longer. You can blame it on the rain.At Paul Mazza's "Pick Your Own" season is about a week late.They hope to get started this Friday,More >>
If fresh berries are your summer time treat, you've got to wait a little longer. You can blame it on the rain.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 10:40 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:40:49 GMT
If you park in Burlington and don't follow the rules, you soon might pay more for it. That's because the city is looking at increasing its parking fines. After searching for a spot and then findingMore >>
If you park in Burlington and don't follow the rules, you soon might pay more for it.
Monday, June 17 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:16:40 GMT
Right now, only the ducks can enjoy floating along a certain body of water in Berlin, Vermont. That's because Montpelier, which owns much of the land around it, won't let people access it, because itMore >>
In Vermont, people looking to access the Berlin Pond, may finally have a way to legally reach the water. Right now they can't because Montpelier doesn't want people in its drinking water. But Berlin leaders are hoping a piece of land it owns will develop into a launch site for people.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:01:53 GMT
With the summer months approaching, many will be hitting the waters. The North Country Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure everyone can get in on the fun. This Thursday, June 20, they'll be hostingMore >>
With the summer months approaching, many will be hitting the waters. The North Country Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure everyone can get in on the fun.More >>
GEORGIA, Vt. -
A family in Georgia, Vermont watched with a sense of helplessness Saturday morning as their relative's home was engulfed in flames.
Luckily no one was physically hurt during the fire on Ballard Street. While neither of the owners, Gary and Gene Gilmond, were home at the time their son was there and watched as the fire took over. Many of their relatives who live close by also saw a part of their family history lost to tragedy.
"It's a devastating loss for me," Gilmond's father, Gary Gilmond Sr. said.
Gilmond Sr. put in the hard work for his son to have a home on their ranch in Georgia.
"My son worked on the farm and he decided he was going to get married and he needed a place to live so we built this house for him," Gilmond Sr. said.
But Saturday firefighters from Georgia, Milton and Saint Albans waged battle on a fire that took that home from Gilmond Jr. At the time of the fire Gilmond Jr. was driving back from Florida where he was hosting a trip for special needs children. Mrs. Gilmond was in Burlington.
"Hopefully we can save some personal belongings but it is probably a total loss," Georgia Fire Chief Chris Gonyeau said.
Gilmond Jr's son was home at the time and was about to take a nap when the popping sound of fire alerted him.
"(He) went down stairs and found some smoke and flames in the area of a pellet stove," Chief Gonyeau said.
After the Gilmond's son checked the basement he came outside and checked out back where he saw the entire wall engulfed in flames.
"It was spreading pretty rapidly so he found a phone and called 911," Chief Gonyeau said.
A pellet stove installed a few weeks ago appears to be the source of the fire according to Chief Gonyeau. It destroyed a home that stood for more than twenty years.
"But we'll make do we have this house right here and two others up the road so we'll do something," Gilmond Sr. said.
With thanksgiving less than a week away plans might change but the close knit farm family is certain to still do one thing.
"Well right now we really don't know but we got five turkeys up there and we're gonna cut their heads off Tuesday so we're gonna eat turkey anyway," Gilmond Sr. said.