Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:54:42 GMT
An Au Sable Forks, New York theater is one of ten in the North Country doing what it can to stay open. "We'll be dark. There will be no movies shown in these theaters and you'll have toMore >>
After being denied a state grant, a number of North Country theaters could go dark by the end of the year. That's because Hollywood is getting rid of film movies, which is what those theaters rely on. But they're not giving up yet.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:51:11 GMT
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path. Governor Shumlin was at the site of the hardestMore >>
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path.More >>
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 >>
COLCHESTER, Vt. -
Gas prices continue to be a touchy subject matter. Tuesday night a public hearing was held in regard to prices in Vermont. The national average is $3.27 a gallon. New Yorkers are seeing 3.69, Vermonter $3.54 and Granite stators are seeing $3.40.
It's those prices that have people fuming. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders called for an investigation. While there are still a lot of unanswered questions as to why we pay more in Vermont, it is clear that representatives are asking the questions and making note of the public's frustrations.
According to AAA, the state is the 7th highest in average gas prices. Tuesday legislators met with the public to hear their opinions.
"This is mainly for us to get information from the public on their feelings," said Chair of House Transportation, Patrick Brennan.
"We know our customers, 40 years in business so as they trickled away, we knew they were gone," said Cheryl Cote, who owned a gas station in Canaan, she says the state tax hurt her business, "Since the infrastructure tax was implemented, I've lost 130 thousand gallons of gas sales."
Why is the price high? Here are just a few reasons according to distributors, "Just the price of doing business in Vermont, the rural parts of the state, the cost of transportation getting the fuel here," said Brennan.
And from retailers it's, "Credit card fees, overhead lights, electricity," said Brennan.
So when I asked what can be done about the high prices?
"I'm not sure we can do anything but just bringing this issue to light and maybe we can work hand in hand with some of the distributors and come to a common ground where we can actually reduce pricing," said Brennan.
That infrastructure tax mentioned in the story goes to repair the states roads and bridges.
For a complete list of gas prices around the state head to the website http://gasbuddy.com/
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