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
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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 >>
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."