Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:32:47 GMT
Here's a timeline of events regarding Pat O'Hagan's death. On September 10, 2010, police say 78-year-old Pat O'Hagan was attacked and killed inside her Sheffield, Vt. home.The next day a friend reportedMore >>
Timeline of events regarding Pat O'Hagan's death.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:32:54 GMT
Vermont Restaurant Week donates $6,600 to Vermont Food Bank. A press release says the money will provide 19,800 meals for families throughout Vermont "The Vermont Food Bank is thrilled to again be theMore >>
Vermont Restaurant Week donates $6,600 to Vermont Foodbank.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:43:40 GMT
A judge denied Allen Prue's request for a new lawyer Tuesday. Earlier Tuesday, a judge also denied Patricia Prue, Allen's wife, a new lawyer. Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of strangling and beatingMore >>
A judge denied Allen Prue's request for a new lawyer Tuesday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:22 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:22:01 GMT
If you're looking to help the victims of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma here are some resources: Red Cross You can also text REDCROSS to: 90999. Each text will donate $10 and will be charged to your phoneMore >>
If you're looking to help the victims of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma here are some resources. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:32:21 GMT
ABC World News With Diane Sawyer will be expanded to one hour Tuesday night. According to ABC News, the 1 hour telecast will provide information about the Oklahoma tornado. ABC22 will go on-air at 7:30More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:55:33 GMT
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. on Monday night. A press release says when Ronald Trombly, 85, of Mooers, N.Y., was trying to get around 4 runners on the shoulderMore >>
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. Monday night.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:15 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:15:46 GMT
There is a meeting for the Burlington Community in regards to the rail yard enterprise project. This project would essentially connect Pine Street and Battery Street at the Kilburn intersection, cuttingMore >>
There is a meeting for the Burlington Community in regards to the rail yard enterprise project. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:07:08 GMT
A judge has denied the request of Patricia Prue for a new lawyer. The judge says difference of opinion is not enough to substitute new counsel. Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of strangling and beatingMore >>
A judge has denied the request of Patricia Prue for a new lawyer.More >>
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 >>
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.