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 9:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:46:53 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 9:08 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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:12 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:12:36 GMT
He could spend 15 years in prison, for taking a joy ride on a school bus. The man accused of taking the wild ride faced a judge today. The 22 year old from Newport, Adam page pleaded not guilty to allMore >>
He could spend 15 years in prison, for taking a joy ride on a school bus. The man accused of taking the wild ride faced a judge today.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:01:55 GMT
Call it death with dignity or physician assisted suicide, Monday Vermont became the first state to pass legislation, and the fourth state in total, allowing the hotly debated end of life choice. "I thankMore >>
How hospitals can develop protocols for the new law and whether or not they can in the first place.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:48 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:48:44 GMT
Vermont governor Peter Shumlin signed the so-called "death with dignity bill" into law. But at the end of a long battle Vermonters now have a choice about ending their life given specific circumstances.More >>
There are limitations to using the new patient end of life choice.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:24 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:24:58 GMT
Last week, the Morristown Police Department investigated an intentionally set fire on George Street in Morristown, Vt.Police say the fire was set to a residence that was occupied by 4 adults and 2 childrenMore >>
Last week, the Morristown Police Department investigated an intentionally set fire on George Street in Morristown, Vt.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:00 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:00:22 GMT
The Burlington Police Department released security information for the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon Monday. A press release says various law enforcement from multiple agencies at the federal, state,More >>
The Burlington Police Department released security information for the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon Monday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 1:27 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:27:55 GMT
Green Mountain Power and NRG Residential Solar Solutions have signed an agreement to pilot a central solar lease program in Rutland, Vt.A press release says the agreement includes the development ofMore >>
Green Mountain Power and NRG Residential Solar Solutions have signed an agreement to pilot a central solar lease program in Rutland, Vt.More >>
BARRE, Vt. -
After a December fire, Barre, Vermont officials worry about asbestos contamination. The city is taking a pretty thorough approach covering all bases from safety to cleanup to costs and trying to weigh the best options.
December 20th, Barre fire fighters and several other departments battle a fire at the Houle Brothers Granite plant. Unknown at the time the plant is infested with Amosite Asbestos.
"I never seen asbestos like this in a building," said Barre Fire Chief, Timothy Bombardier.
It wasn't until nearly a month later when the chief says he found out, "On January 14th, I heard through word of mouth, that there was asbestos in the building."
But there oftentimes is asbestos found in buildings, so a city councilman asks why this case is requiring such attention?
"I have yet to understand what the difference is between this particular fire?" asked Paul Poirier, Barre Councilman.
"The sign says it all, and what's most shocking is that the board says this building alone has the most asbestos they've seen in 20 years.
"In layman's terms this is above and beyond any amount of asbestos that in my opinion you would expect to see," said Chief Bombardier.
Now the city council and other health specialists worry about the fire fighters equipment, with asbestos fibers possibly still clinging to the gear. One idea is to have the gear tested and certifiably cleaned.
Or, "If you have anything that was contaminated you should have thrown it out," said Chief Bombardier, on advice that was given to him in a previous meeting.
But throwing out and buying all new gear, could run over 200 thousand dollars. The council and fire chief plan to meet again Tuesday to go over specific costs to determine which option to go with, and they plan to discuss legalities and who will ultimately be responsible for the cost.
Barre Council and Fire Chief Discuss Asbestos ConcernsMore>>