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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:08:29 GMT
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone. We told you the fountain was being removed last month. Church Street Marketplace leaders say it was too expensive to run and blocked foot traffic.More >>
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:01:37 GMT
If you're approached by a Vermont State Trooper, there's one thing you may not see, a tattoo. That's because for six years the department hasn't allowed visible ink.But VSP Captain David Notte saysMore >>
Vermont State Police say it's considering changing its tattoo policy, to get more recruits. Right now you can't have any visible tattoos, but that could soon change.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:54:33 GMT
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses. So much so it has the Department of Public Works looking closely at making some major repairs to the entire system. TheMore >>
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:24:21 GMT
Undocumented immigrants in Vermont won a huge battle in the state legislature this year that will eventually give them the chance to earn driver's licenses. That includes Jose Norman. "I've been hereMore >>
The new law won't take effect until January 2014.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:51:07 GMT
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt. According to the Shelburne Fire Department, something in the back of a Casella Waste truck caught fire. TheMore >>
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:04:40 GMT
The N.H. Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state. According to the legislation HB573, it would allow patients with cancer, glaucoma, positive status forMore >>
The N.H. Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:34:26 GMT
The Essex Fire Department and Vermont Gas are currently investigating the smell of propane at the Edge Fitness Center in Essex, Vt.FOX44 and ABC22 reporter Michael Page says they haven't found anythingMore >>
The Essex Fire Department and Vermont Gas are currently investigating the smell of propane at the Edge Fitness Center in Essex, Vt.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:22:39 GMT
The annual Spring Move Out Project in Burlington Thursday. The project allows you to get rid of unwanted, but still usable household goods. You can bring clothes, books, furniture, household items, andMore >>
The annual Spring Move Out Project is being held in Burlington Thursday.More >>
MILTON, Vt. -
Prices at the pump don't just seem to be spiking, they are. One of our viewers called us this morning to say that prices shot up 20 cents over night in Milton.
Well, we did some digging. We couldn't find any place with that big of a change, but we came close... 15 cents in three days!
I spoke with some upset drivers today, who I think you can relate to!
"48 bucks... so 50 bucks," Mark Laurel said as he filled up his tank.
People are getting nickel and dimed at the pump, and I don't just mean the expression. In Milton, gas was literally 15 cents more expensive Thursday, than it was Monday.
"It should be going down, not up," Sarah Forman said.
It was one of our viewers who called to make us aware of the outrageous jump, so I spent the day trying to find out why. Gasbuddy.com told me this time of year, maintenance is done at the refineries to prepare for busy summer driving, it means less gas is being produced. That combination equals pain at the pump.
"Who would be happy? I'm a broke college kid," Forman said.
Also, the economy is improving. Investors are buying in, therefore pushing the cost of oil up. If the owner has to pay more, you have to pay more.
"I can remember paying 98 cents a gallon, back in the 80's," Bill Davis said.
Davis commutes from Franklin to Milton. He fills up at 65 bucks, twice a week.
"I shop around and go to the cheapest place I can go because gas prices are just getting ridiculous," Davis said.
Let's recap... in just three days, Mobil jumped a dime... Irving, 15 cents... CITGO, 8 cents.
For nearly a month, "The Dam Store" has had the lowest price in town, and that's still at $3.62 a gallon, the owner says he's not even making a profit, he simply wants to keep foot traffic coming through the door.
I wish I had better news to report, but gasbuddy.com only sees the prices continuing to climb, well into June.
The average price for a gallon of gas:
In Vermont is $3.65
New York $3.79
And the majority of our neighbors in New Hampshire pay, $3.53.