Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:42 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:42:03 GMT
Gay, lesbian and transgender Vermonters have a new center to serve them. After several years in Winooski the support agency RU12? has moved into a new location at 255 South Champlain Street in Burlington.More >>
RU12?, an advocacy group for gay, lesbian, and transgender Vermonters relocates to Burlington.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:26:58 GMT
When is comes to making the grade, New York's graduation rates are barely passing.For the second year in a row, the rate sits at 74%.The report is based on the entire student body that started 9th gradeMore >>
When is comes to making the grade, New York's graduation rates are barely passing.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:07:17 GMT
Interim Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested Monday morning.Applebaum is facing 14 criminal counts for fraud, breach of trust, and conspiracy.Quebec police say the investigation started in MarchMore >>
Interim Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested Monday morning.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:38:42 GMT
If fresh berries are your summer time treat, you've got to wait a little longer. You can blame it on the rain.At Paul Mazza's "Pick Your Own" season is about a week late.They hope to get started this Friday,More >>
If fresh berries are your summer time treat, you've got to wait a little longer. You can blame it on the rain.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 10:40 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:40:49 GMT
If you park in Burlington and don't follow the rules, you soon might pay more for it. That's because the city is looking at increasing its parking fines. After searching for a spot and then findingMore >>
If you park in Burlington and don't follow the rules, you soon might pay more for it.
Monday, June 17 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:16:40 GMT
Right now, only the ducks can enjoy floating along a certain body of water in Berlin, Vermont. That's because Montpelier, which owns much of the land around it, won't let people access it, because itMore >>
In Vermont, people looking to access the Berlin Pond, may finally have a way to legally reach the water. Right now they can't because Montpelier doesn't want people in its drinking water. But Berlin leaders are hoping a piece of land it owns will develop into a launch site for people.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:01:53 GMT
With the summer months approaching, many will be hitting the waters. The North Country Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure everyone can get in on the fun. This Thursday, June 20, they'll be hostingMore >>
With the summer months approaching, many will be hitting the waters. The North Country Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure everyone can get in on the fun.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 8:57 PM EDT2013-06-18 00:57:56 GMT
Department of Environmental Conservation's Matthew Probasco says Eurasian Watermilfoil is much harder and more problematic to deal with. "It would destroy fish habitat, it was cause breeding ground forMore >>
Eurasion Watermilfoil is having huge negative impact on Lake St Catherine.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:28:02 GMT
A brutal attack on Father's Day. One person is dead, another in the hospital. Police say an ex-boyfriend with a restraining order stabbed the mother of his child multiple times. They say her currentMore >>
A brutal attack on Father's Day. One person is dead, another in the hospital. Police say an ex-boyfriend with a restraining order stabbed the mother of his child multiple times. They say her current boyfriend shot and killed the attacker.More >>
BURLINGTON, Vt. -
Burlington is moving forward to make its schools safer.
That might include new locks on doors and steps to make sure visitors can't get too far without being checked.
The district says some simple changes have already been done or will be done soon. Others will require work and potentially a lot of money.
On Tuesday, the district unveiled improvements to some schools to fix problems found in a security audit.
"We've looked at short-term what can we do right now and long-term options," says Jeanne Collins, Burlington superintendent.
Collins says some easy changes have already been done.
At Burlington High School, the district says one change is to make sure all outside doors are locked during the day. At Champlain Elementary, there's a new plan to make sure visitors have to go to the office.
Visitors have always been a major part of the audit.
"Neither school was designed to keep people out," says Collins.
That's why the district is looking at moving some administrative offices closer to the front door so visitors have to check in before having access to the school. They are also considering changes to classroom locks to ones that teachers can lock from the inside.
Altogether those changes could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
"At the moment we can't count on any other funding sources. Some grants may become available after the Connecticut shooting," says Collins.
Without new money, the district says these security improvements might have to bump down other planned construction projects.
They hope to begin work on some of the bigger ones this summer.