Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:55:33 GMT
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. on Monday night. A press release says when Ronald Trombly, 85, of Mooers, N.Y., was trying to get around 4 runners on the shoulderMore >>
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. Monday night.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:15 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:15:46 GMT
There is a meeting for the Burlington Community in regards to the rail yard enterprise project. This project would essentially connect Pine Street and Battery Street at the Kilburn intersection, cuttingMore >>
There is a meeting for the Burlington Community in regards to the rail yard enterprise project. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:07:08 GMT
A judge has denied the request of Patricia Prue for a new lawyer. The judge says difference of opinion is not enough to substitute new counsel. Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of strangling and beatingMore >>
A judge has denied the request of Patricia Prue for a new lawyer.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:31 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:31:52 GMT
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend. A press release says the Memorial Day holiday, the unofficial start of summer, marks the beginning of the prime season for all 52 Vermont State Parks.More >>
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:16 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:16:17 GMT
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. According to a local veterinarian, often times, animals will get itchy. Extreme scratching canMore >>
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:38:49 GMT
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City. The tornado is estimated to have been at least 2 miles wide. So far Tuesday morning, there have been 51More >>
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:10 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:10:02 GMT
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters. The company in trouble is American Debt Counseling. They provide debt reduction programs and credit counseling to consumers. In a recentMore >>
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:29:03 GMT
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday. Burlington police say, inMore >>
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:53 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:53:56 GMT
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser. He has started a online campaign to raise money for the One Fund Boston, whichMore >>
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:08:20 GMT
On a quiet, Morristown, Vermont street, police say a neighborhood feud went too far. The owner of 80 George Street says he and the people in 75 never got along. "Ever since they moved in, they've justMore >>
We're beginning to learn more about a feud between neighbors that almost turned deadly. Four people have been arrested, two charged with attempted murder.More >>
MONTPELIER, Vt. -
Maple syrup... Vermont's claim to fame is in its busiest season.
We checked in with sugar makers all across the state, and many of them are almost done tapping.
The weather always plays a big part.
Behind the scenes of your favorite breakfast topping... Nestled between the maple trees... miles and miles of a tubes, that will ultimately connect that sweet treat to your plate.
"Best stuff in the world, right?" "Absolutely it is," Burr Morse told me, 7th generation sugar maker and owner of Morse Farm in Montpelier.
Tubing is drilled into each tree, a vacuum suctions the sap, and it gets dumped into a tank.
"With the right equipment, you can really kind of have a good season no matter mother nature throws at you," Tom Morse said, 8th generation sugar maker.
So even though you can still tap on a frigid day, when the conditions are right..."40's during the day. 20's during the night," Morse said. Maple is flowing... "a lot of times our tanks are overflowing, because it just runs that fast," Morse said.
On average, 3,200 trees are tapped each season. In one area alone, there are 500 and that should make about 250 gallons of Vermont maple syrup.
"Sugaring is a strong 95 percent nature and weather and a weak five percent man," Morse said.
I checked in with a handful of other maple makers... many of them, like Morse are almost done tapping. He started earlier than ever this year... at the beginning of January. And although it would take "a crystal ball," Morse said... things are looking up from last year. Over in the Sugar Shack, Morse was already in the process of making maple cream.
"It's, it's sinfully good," he said.
Syrup has been flowing, and everyone is hopeful for a good season, but last year's lack of winter weather and quick spring warm up depleted the reserve.
Many sugar makers' only made a third of their usual amount.
Morse ran out of fancy grade, but this winter he's making more of it!
"I know right here at our place, we're really getting low on maple syrup and we need production to start," Burr Morse said.
Morse says there's a slight chance the shortage could raise prices.