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 >>
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 >>
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.