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 >>
WINOOSKI, Vt. -
This Wednesday some of Vermont's politicians will be flying to Florida to hear the F-35's for themselves but, the question is...is this trip for show or, will it really help shape decisions on whether the f-35 should come to Vermont?
The Florida guest list is made up of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and Winooski Mayor Michael O'Brien. All of them will go to Eglin Air Force Base and we wanted know whether you thought the trip was a good idea or not.
"Yes very much so," Burlington resident and St. Michael's teacher Joshua Green said.
"I think it's absolute political show," Burlington resident Eliza Cowan said.
"I think that's the best thing I've heard in a long time about it," Winooski resident Lars Murdock said.
There are many opinions under the plane filled skies of Winooski. We wanted to relay some of your thoughts to the people who represent you like Mayor Michael O'Brien.
"I think it's beneficial to go down there and hear it first hand so that you're not just relying on what you read in a paper," Mayor O'Brien said.
He believes this trip is more than a political charade.
"I've got nothing to do with that. My primary goal is to hear the plans and to determine in my mind 'is there a difference and if there's a difference how significant is it?'"
We went to South Burlington to talk with residents about the f-35 on this topic but there was only one problem. No one from their government is going to Florida to hear the F-35 fly. In fact they're not even invited.
"It is actually irrelevant in my estimation if I go or anybody goes to hear the noise," South Burlington City Council Chair Rosanne Greco said.
She says she has all the info she needs in this EIS report on the F-35. She is against the jet coming to Vermont which not everyone agrees with either.
"It's really small potato's you know," Murdock said.
But of course some do.
"I just wish they would train somewhere else," Green said.
Mayor Weinberger has said he's in favor of the F-35's coming to Vermont but his assistant Mike Kanarick said the mayor is looking forward to the learning opportunity and will go with an open mind. Governor Shumlin has come out in favor of the F-35's as well while Mayor O'Brien hasn't decided one way or the other yet.
Vermont Politicians Will Hear F-35's in Florida, Locals Weigh-InMore>>