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 >>
WATERBURY, Vt. -
Last year a routine test of the Village of Waterbury, Vermont water showed some of its customers had high amounts of lead.
Information that worries Dorienne Cedeno, especially because she's pregnant.
"I was very concerned right away because I know that lead can cause significant brain damage for unborn children," said Cedeno.
Even more troubling for Cedeno is the fact the test was done in August, the information wasn't made public until February.
"I think that communication needs to happen much more quickly," said Cedeno.
To find out what took so long, we met with Waterbury Water Superintendent Bill Woodruff.
"There might be some people concerned that say, it was 5 1/2 months, how come you didn't let us know sooner?" said FOX44/ABC22.
"The tests were taken the end of August. 2 or 3 weeks or so, a month maybe before we get the results," said Woodruff.
The Vermont Department on Environmental Conservation ran the test.
We spoke with someone in the department that told me it just got busy and he didn't get the results out as soon as he'd like.
When the results did come back, Woodruff says he was told to release them in February.
We also discovered Waterbury isn't alone, leaders say a number of places across the state tested positive for lead.
Experts say the best way to make sure to make sure there is no lead in the water you're drinking is to turn on the faucet and let it run for 15-30 seconds. After that they say the water is ok to drink.
But that isn't enough for Cedeno, who plans to get her water checked.
"The test hopefully should be done on Thursday," said Cedeno.
We want to make sure this point comes across.
The water itself coming from the treatment facility is okay.
It's people's pipes and faucets that might contain the dangerous chemical.
For more information the lead report, click here, but know this from the DEC:
"Unfortunately, in order to capture Waterbury in the listing I've attached (as they were on Reduced Monitoring on a triennial basis) I captured more than just systems exceeding the 90th percentile values in 2012. The Waterbury system monitored for lead and copper in 2009 and thus, was scheduled to repeat such sampling in 2012. "