Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:56:07 GMT
People in Pat O'Hagan's small hometown of Sheffield say there is a bit a closure. That this week's developments end some of the two-and-a half year old mystery. Friends and neighbors say all this beginsMore >>
People in Pat O'Hagan's small hometown of Sheffield say there is a bit a closure.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:29:47 GMT
Chittenden Solid Waste District general manager Tom Moreau says the chemical aminopyralid is the herbicide found in Green Mountain Compost that ruined up to five hundred gardens last year including his. "We'reMore >>
The herbicide likely came from hay that came to the compost through manure.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:23:32 GMT
For the first time in more than a year, we're hearing from the couple accused of brutally killing a popular St. Johnsbury teacher, Melissa Jenkins. Both Allen and Patricia Prue spoke in court today -More >>
For the first time in more than a year, we're hearing from the couple accused of brutally killing a popular St. Johnsbury teacher, Melissa Jenkins. Both Allen and Patricia Prue spoke in court today - requesting new attorneys. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:25:01 GMT
Voters across the state of New York headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote on their school districts budgets and elect school board members. For voters in Peru, NY the reaction to the proposed budget isMore >>
Voters across the state of New York headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote on their school districts budgets and elect school board members. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:10:06 GMT
South Burlington fire fighters say they had to close off some streets Tuesday to repair a gas leak. It happened around 2 on Hayes Avenue, as construction crews were working on a street project. FirefightersMore >>
South Burlington fire fighters say they had to close off some streets Tuesday to repair a gas leak.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:44:30 GMT
For more than two and half years we haven't heard much from police about the death of Pat O'Hagan. That changed Tuesday when we received these federal documents that connects Michael Norrie, 22, KeithMore >>
Even with confessions of three people regarding the death of Pat O'Hagan, state prosecutors say there isn't enough evidence to charge them. Instead, federal prosecutors are hoping to use that information to lock at least one of them behind bars for a longer time.More >>
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 >>
BARNARD, Vt. -
A fixture in the town Barnard, Vermont shutdown in May but because a remarkable effort by the community to bring back the general store the doors may swing open again.
The writing was on the wall in early 2012 that the Barnard General Store was going to close but that didn't stop the Barnard Community Trust from altering the store's future.
"This is the gathering place for about everybody in town," President of the Barnard Community Trust Rick Carbin says.
The store has held that title since 1832. So when the doors closed last may Carbin and Secretary of the Barnard Community Trust Tom Platner set out to buy the property from the owner. They had tried to do just that three years ago.
"But he was asking too high a price," Carbin said.
In June though the owner agreed to sell it for $500,000 in several installments.
"When we made that offer we had $7,500," Carbin said.
Enter center stage the people of Barnard.
"We had to immediately raise the rest for the $20,000 option,"Carbin said.
"We did that in a day."
As of Sunday they raised almost $475,000 and a lot easier than they had thought it would be.
"I didn't have to beg for money let's put it that way. I just had to show up," Platner said.
And sometimes the money showed up for them. A bulk of the donations were mailed in while almost $50,000 were raised by serving coffee at the store donated by the Vermont Coffee Company and Harrington Brothers. They've received help from The Preservation Trust of Vermont as well as advice from local business owners. But the bulk came one step at a time.
"The way the community has come together and the amount of money we raised in a short period from individuals, no major foundation or government grants, has been pretty astounding," Carbin said.
The store still opened part time to maintain it's gathering place status and keep the fundraising momentum alive. But hopefully by April 1st the stove will be cooking breakfast for customers and the deli will be open for lunchtime visitors.
"Less than a year from the closure of the store to reopening. That's pretty incredible," Carbin said.
"Yeah and it's time to get this place opened," Platner added.