Thursday, June 20 2013 12:19 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:19:09 GMT
In 2012 more than 125 local businesses partnered with the HowardCenter to provide jobs for more than 400 people Thursday over 200 community members will gather for their annual "Big Night" fundraiser.More >>
HowardCenter "Big Night" fundraiser set for Thursday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:27 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:27:28 GMT
A major drug sweep is currently underway in Springfield, Vt. Vermont State Police say the operation is one of the largest arrest sweeps in Vermont with 100 officers trying to take multiple people intoMore >>
Dozens of Vermonters and New Jersey residents are facing drug charges after a sweeping drug bust in Windsor County Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:25 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:25:30 GMT
At a quiet Peacham, Vermont home Vermont State Police say tragedy struck Wednesday. They believe an angry ex-husband showed up, shot and killed the current husband, before killing himself. News thatMore >>
Police are looking for clues as to how a possible murder-suicide could have happened. And for people who knew the family, Wednesday's news wasn't easy to hear.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:57 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:57:41 GMT
Wednesday morning police say a tractor trailer made it about halfway up Smugglers Notch before the driver realized he couldn't maneuver some of the tight turns. He decided his only option was to backMore >>
Wednesday morning police say a tractor trailer made it about halfway up Smugglers Notch before the driver realized he couldn't maneuver some of the tight turns.
He decided his only option was to back the big rig out; which took about an hour.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:28:51 GMT
Michael Hastings, a distinguished and fearless investigative journalist known throughout the world died in a single car accident in California yesterday. He was just 33 years old. Hastings went to highMore >>
Michael Hastings, a distinguished and fearless investigative journalist known throughout the world died in a single car accident in California yesterday. He was just 33 years old. Hastings went to high school right here in South Burlington and recently wrote about his favorite teacher. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:19:11 GMT
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters was named a Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency on Wednesday, thanks in large part to its new eco-friendly Essex facility. Huge fans, spanning 24-feet, swirlMore >>
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters was named a Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency on Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:24 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:24:57 GMT
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.Police say after initiating the search for the white van, they located the van at a residence.More >>
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:58 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:58:42 GMT
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.Police say they received a 911 call that shots were fired on Slack Street. The female caller told police that an unknown whiteMore >>
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:42 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:42:31 GMT
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.A recent Gallup poll revealed Vermont is among the top ten states in the country where employees are actively disengaged from their jobs.TheMore >>
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.More >>
BARRE, Vt. -
Officials from the DEC and a consultant company that is working on cleaning a gas leak in Barre have estimated just how for the leak spread.
"It's several hundred feet and maybe a 100, 150 feet wide," Hazmat specialist Richard Spiese said.
The gas leak spread for several weeks from its origin at North End Deli Mart. It got into the soil, the sewer and the smell even invaded people's homes through sewer pipes pipes and started disturbing their lives.
"One individual expressed how she couldn't eat for quite a period of time," Spiese said.
Another described how it gave her daughters migraines.
"After work they come here and not long after they have headache," Lioni Vallaincourt said at her home near the gas station leak.
The DEC and the clean up consultant agency installed vaccums in several peoples basements to eliminate the odor the same you can smell out on the street.
"I think mostly what we're smelling right now is the petroleum that's coming up out of the sewer. there's very high levels coming up out of there those were the vapors that were getting into people's homes," Spiese said.
The vaccums will be there for about a week just like the drills outside the gas station.
Besides getting the smell out of people's basements crews are also working to get the contamination out of the ground.
"The shorter term mitigation that we're trying to accomplish is stop the pathway from the petroleum getting into the sewer," Spiese said.
Long term crews will be working to cleanup this three thousand gallon leak for years.
"Anytime people have vapors in their homes that they're exposed to and we have high levels of petroleum in the sewer that's a serious situation and that's why you see so much work occurring so quickly," Spiese said.
Barre Gas Leak Extends "Several Hundred Feet"More>>