Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:31 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:31:52 GMT
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend. A press release says the Memorial Day holiday, the unofficial start of summer, marks the beginning of the prime season for all 52 Vermont State Parks.More >>
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:16 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:16:17 GMT
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. According to a local veterinarian, often times, animals will get itchy. Extreme scratching canMore >>
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:38:49 GMT
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City. The tornado is estimated to have been at least 2 miles wide. So far Tuesday morning, there have been 51More >>
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:10 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:10:02 GMT
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters. The company in trouble is American Debt Counseling. They provide debt reduction programs and credit counseling to consumers. In a recentMore >>
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:29:03 GMT
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday. Burlington police say, inMore >>
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:53 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:53:56 GMT
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser. He has started a online campaign to raise money for the One Fund Boston, whichMore >>
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:08:20 GMT
On a quiet, Morristown, Vermont street, police say a neighborhood feud went too far. The owner of 80 George Street says he and the people in 75 never got along. "Ever since they moved in, they've justMore >>
We're beginning to learn more about a feud between neighbors that almost turned deadly. Four people have been arrested, two charged with attempted murder.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:12 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:12:36 GMT
He could spend 15 years in prison, for taking a joy ride on a school bus. The man accused of taking the wild ride faced a judge today. The 22 year old from Newport, Adam page pleaded not guilty to allMore >>
He could spend 15 years in prison, for taking a joy ride on a school bus. The man accused of taking the wild ride faced a judge today.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:01:55 GMT
Call it death with dignity or physician assisted suicide, Monday Vermont became the first state to pass legislation, and the fourth state in total, allowing the hotly debated end of life choice. "I thankMore >>
How hospitals can develop protocols for the new law and whether or not they can in the first place.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:48 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:48:44 GMT
Vermont governor Peter Shumlin signed the so-called "death with dignity bill" into law. But at the end of a long battle Vermonters now have a choice about ending their life given specific circumstances.More >>
There are limitations to using the new patient end of life choice.More >>
VERGENNES, Vt. -
Every day that goes by, there's more worry about whether you and I will have to pay more in taxes come January first. No surprise here, still no deal. The deadline is the end of the year. Today, the President reinforced he's optimistic. Even though he doesn't want to sign anything that doesn't include an increase for wealthy Americans. Republicans so far, aren't budging. One thing we know for sure... This decision on the fiscal cliff will impact a lot of people, not only through finances, but through non-profits that people use every day.
Organizations such as LIHEAP, Outright Vermont and Food Banks.
Non profits all across the country are going to feel the pinch. In Vermont alone there are four thousand of them, and one of those we took a closer look at today shows the impact the fiscal cliff will have on the Boys and Girls Club in Vergennes.
Money from the government that it's relied on in the past is going to be cut by $70,000.
Imagine it's three o'clock, the Boys and Girls Club in Vergennes would be swarming with kids.
"We see about 40 kids a day," Mike Reiderer, Executive Director of the Club said.
It costs about $275,000 to keep the club running, a big chunk of that comes from the federal government.
"The last couple of years we received a hundred thousand dollars and this year, we just got notice that it's going to be $30,000 so it's a big hit," Reiderer said.
A 70 thousand dollar hit that will wipe out programs, staff, and maybe even kids.
"We are looking at closing down our youth center," Reiderer said.
The Vermont Community Foundation President says sadly , no matter which way the fiscal cliff pans out, cuts at the federal level mean cuts all across the board, tax increases on the middle class mean fewer donations... same thing with tax increases on the wealthy because there wouldn't be tax incentives. So even with uncertainty looming, non profits know they're getting the ax.
"It's our future here, it's all we got are kids, I mean after we go, hopefully the next generation is good or better," Boys and Girls Club Board President Ed Biello said.
So in the meantime, like non profits do, they're looking to the community to make it through.
"Hoping that everybody can chip in and minimize the impact," Reiderer said.
Biello says, out of all the programs the teen center is one that really has to stay because the kids that it serves are at such a critical age.
"A lot of our members come from challenging family backgrounds and the club can really provide a good safe place for them to grow and develop," Reiderer said.
The Boys and Girls Club says cutting this funding could have long term effects on communities, by not having prevention programs for kids.
What you can do, is donate your money or time to your favorite nonprofit.