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 >>
Bartonsville, VT -
The Bartonsville Covered Bridge was destroyed during severe flooding after Tropical Storm Irene.
But Saturday was the official opening of the new one. Governor Peter Shumlin and Congressman Peter Welch were there to attend the opening along with a crowd of more than a hundred community members.
But they all still remember what happened to the old bridge that had stood since 1870.
"Nature took over and took our bridge away," Sue Hammond said.
It was the Bartonsville Covered Bridge Hammond crossed as a kid and the bridge she shot video of as it washed down river after Irene.
And Sue was there as the new Bartonsville Covered Bride officially opened Saturday and connected a community divided.
"You're coming home for us and there was nothing better than entering and coming into the Bartonsville bridge to come home and now we can do that again," Hammond said.
And much of that is thanks to Sue's amazing video.
"This video that showed this bridge being swept away became just emblematic of the force of that storm," Congressman Welch said addressing the crowd that came to watch the bridge opening.
"That video and the symbol of watching a covered bridge over 200 years old be wiped out by a storm was a video was a video that was seen around the world and people said 'Hey, we gotta help Vermont.'," Governor Shumlin said.
Sue's viral video helped the Town of Rockingham raise $60,000 to build the new bridge but she didn't stop there to make sure it was a covered one.
"We went and marched in mass down to the select board meeting and put our foot down and they agreed," Hammond said.
It took FEMA funding and insurance money the town had taken out on the bridge to make the rest of the $2.6 project happen. And just like after Irene Sue's been there for all of it.
"It's been a beautiful thing to watch it built but not as good as the feeling to having my feet on this solid wood surface. To know that this bridge will be here for the next 140 years or more is an amazing feeling."