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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:54:33 GMT
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses. So much so it has the Department of Public Works looking closely at making some major repairs to the entire system. TheMore >>
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:24:21 GMT
Undocumented immigrants in Vermont won a huge battle in the state legislature this year that will eventually give them the chance to earn driver's licenses. That includes Jose Norman. "I've been hereMore >>
The new law won't take effect until January 2014.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:51:07 GMT
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt. According to the Shelburne Fire Department, something in the back of a Casella Waste truck caught fire. TheMore >>
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:04:40 GMT
The N.H. Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state. According to the legislation HB573, it would allow patients with cancer, glaucoma, positive status forMore >>
The N.H. Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:34:26 GMT
The Essex Fire Department and Vermont Gas are currently investigating the smell of propane at the Edge Fitness Center in Essex, Vt.FOX44 and ABC22 reporter Michael Page says they haven't found anythingMore >>
The Essex Fire Department and Vermont Gas are currently investigating the smell of propane at the Edge Fitness Center in Essex, Vt.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:22:39 GMT
The annual Spring Move Out Project in Burlington Thursday. The project allows you to get rid of unwanted, but still usable household goods. You can bring clothes, books, furniture, household items, andMore >>
The annual Spring Move Out Project is being held in Burlington Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:40:21 GMT
If you're planning on traveling this holiday weekend, you're not alone. According to AAA, more than 30 million Americans will be on the roadways. On average, they'll also be driving at least 50 miles forMore >>
If you're planning on traveling this holiday weekend, you're not alone.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:31 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:31:51 GMT
Each year between 5 and 7 million animals enter a shelter. Purina Cat Chow is trying to offset some of those costs. The company is donating $200,000 to 50 shelters and that's where you come in. A quickMore >>
Each year between 5 and 7 million animals enter a shelter. Purina Cat Chow is trying to offset some of those costs. More >>
ST. ALBANS, Vt. -
In the past 24 hours, things have heated up at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans.
One of the teachers contacted us here, and asked us to investigate a story that's been brewing between the staff.
You asked, so they sent me up North. I learned some pretty shocking news.
The Bellows Free Academy School Board met tonight to discuss its superintendent's future.
This after several powerfully worded emails were exchanged between the Union President and the Superintendent.
Now teachers say, they don't want Bob Rosane to be their leader anymore.
Not students, but drama filled the halls at the Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans Tuesday, all over a vision to transform the school's teaching and learning style; it's a new initiative called "Academy 21" that would give students more say.
"Academy 21 is a big giant leap, it's a paradigm shift," History teacher and BFA Education Association President Justin Bedell said.
The only problem, the teachers say Superintendent Bob Rosane never gave any specifics about how to run the pilot program.
"It's not a matter of being opposed to change at all, we're not, it's how it's being implemented and will be implemented that's of most concern," Bedell said.
Rosane wouldn't go on camera Tuesday, but sent me an email saying he isn't supportive of the status quo.
He said, "the students are not being served... and that the association is being resistant as teachers think they are entitled to professional development before they can be required to be proficient. Imagine a surgeon saying you didn't train me, therefore you can't hold me accountable for my patients who died. Our kids are dying."
A lack of communication has perhaps led to over communicating, the Superintendent and the Union President exchanged several emails Monday, the President says they are now have an unprofessional tone.
"Very negative, egregious, insulting, just an unfair way to communicate with an employee," Bedell said.
I asked him to read me a portion.
"Get on board, or get out of the way."
This poor communication led to faculty taking a vote of no confidence in its Superintendent Tuesday.
"I'm absolutely shocked."
Jacqueline Bostwick has a Senior at BFA.
"I'm really concerned as how this is going to affect her, the rest of the year, what's gonna happen?"
Both the Superintendent and the Union President assured me that students won't feel this tension.
In the email from Superintendent Rosane, he said the community should have no confidence that the teachers are proficient, and that he will happily resign, but wants the union to assess its performance first.
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