Friday, May 24 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:25:36 GMT
Beansie's Bus is situated right along the start and finish of the race so they're looking to get swamped by hungry customers Sunday but rain too. "Unfortunately the weather might not cooperate," Beansie'sMore >>
VCM organizers making sure they have cold/rainy weather equipment for runners.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:21:38 GMT
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.In just a few hours heavy rains flooded much of Northern Vermont. Hardest hit were Essex, Jericho, and Underhill.The torrential rains Thursday nightMore >>
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:15:28 GMT
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon. A press release says that if possible, motorists should avoid downtown Burlington on Sunday,More >>
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:07:11 GMT
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday. Officials say they are postponing due to the upcoming inclement weather expected this weekend. Here's the updated schedule of events:7:30amMore >>
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:26:27 GMT
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather predictions. According to Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee, the parade has been postponed one week to Saturday June 1 at 10 a.m.More >>
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been postponed due to inclement weather predictions.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:31:32 GMT
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.Police say Stephanie Rivers, 24, and Victoria Hammond, 23, bothMore >>
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has some recommendationsMore >>
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:52:16 GMT
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket. Frederick Randall matched 4 out of 5 numbers plus the power ball for the April 5th drawing.He would have won $10,000, but he played an extra buckMore >>
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:01:42 GMT
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY. New York State Office of General Services CommissionerMore >>
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:18 AM EDT2013-05-24 11:18:04 GMT
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday. The 1,400 member national council voted to change its current policy to allow openly gay youth. TheMore >>
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday.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.