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In 2012 more than 125 local businesses partnered with the HowardCenter to provide jobs for more than 400 people Thursday over 200 community members will gather for their annual "Big Night" fundraiser.More >>
HowardCenter "Big Night" fundraiser set for Thursday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:27 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:27:28 GMT
A major drug sweep is currently underway in Springfield, Vt. Vermont State Police say the operation is one of the largest arrest sweeps in Vermont with 100 officers trying to take multiple people intoMore >>
Dozens of Vermonters and New Jersey residents are facing drug charges after a sweeping drug bust in Windsor County Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:25 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:25:30 GMT
At a quiet Peacham, Vermont home Vermont State Police say tragedy struck Wednesday. They believe an angry ex-husband showed up, shot and killed the current husband, before killing himself. News thatMore >>
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He decided his only option was to back the big rig out; which took about an hour.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:28:51 GMT
Michael Hastings, a distinguished and fearless investigative journalist known throughout the world died in a single car accident in California yesterday. He was just 33 years old. Hastings went to highMore >>
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:19:11 GMT
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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters was named a Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency on Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:24 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:24:57 GMT
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.Police say after initiating the search for the white van, they located the van at a residence.More >>
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:58 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:58:42 GMT
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.Police say they received a 911 call that shots were fired on Slack Street. The female caller told police that an unknown whiteMore >>
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:42 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:42:31 GMT
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.A recent Gallup poll revealed Vermont is among the top ten states in the country where employees are actively disengaged from their jobs.TheMore >>
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.More >>
BRADFORD, Vt. -
Not many people knew what the loud boom was that rattled stores and homes Thursday.
But the Massachusetts Air National Guard had to take the blame. One of their jets broke the sound barrier.
"I heard a boom," North of the Falls store clerk Barbara Kulzyk said.
"It sounded like ten elephants or something had landed on the roof," Copeland Furniture saleswoman Sierra Breault said.
"I haven't heard anything like that in a long time," Richard Simmons said while filling up his truck with gas.
People all over the state border near Bradford had to take a guess at what shook the world around them.
"It literally moved the whole building," Breault said.
Then people start asking questions.
"There was a host of calls," Bradford police chief Jeff Stiegler said.
"People just inquiring what the big bang was so to speak."
But all you had to do to find out was look up
"They were leaving trails in the sky. It was pretty blue, a nice sunny day and it turned out sure enough that's what it was," Kulzyk said.
The big bang was an F-15 fighter jet from the Massachusetts Air National Guard of the 104th Fighter Wing. It broke the sound barrier, traveling near seven hundred mph and creating a sonic boom.
"The boom was not appropriate it made a lot of people nervous," Kulzyk said.
And Kulzyk is right. The Massachusetts Air National Guard shouldn't have broken the sound barrier in the area.
In a statement they released they said "We will continue to work hard to prepare our pilots to fulfill our mission of air superiority, and our commitment to the community's safety is always paramount, never intending to cause undue concern."
But the loud noise still left many on edge.
"There was nothing like it for sure," Breault said.
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