Monday, June 17 2013 10:40 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:40:49 GMT
If you park in Burlington and don't follow the rules, you soon might pay more for it. That's because the city is looking at increasing its parking fines. After searching for a spot and then findingMore >>
If you park in Burlington and don't follow the rules, you soon might pay more for it.
Monday, June 17 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:16:40 GMT
Right now, only the ducks can enjoy floating along a certain body of water in Berlin, Vermont. That's because Montpelier, which owns much of the land around it, won't let people access it, because itMore >>
In Vermont, people looking to access the Berlin Pond, may finally have a way to legally reach the water. Right now they can't because Montpelier doesn't want people in its drinking water. But Berlin leaders are hoping a piece of land it owns will develop into a launch site for people.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:01:53 GMT
With the summer months approaching, many will be hitting the waters. The North Country Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure everyone can get in on the fun. This Thursday, June 20, they'll be hostingMore >>
With the summer months approaching, many will be hitting the waters. The North Country Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure everyone can get in on the fun.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 8:57 PM EDT2013-06-18 00:57:56 GMT
Department of Environmental Conservation's Matthew Probasco says Eurasian Watermilfoil is much harder and more problematic to deal with. "It would destroy fish habitat, it was cause breeding ground forMore >>
Eurasion Watermilfoil is having huge negative impact on Lake St Catherine.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:28:02 GMT
A brutal attack on Father's Day. One person is dead, another in the hospital. Police say an ex-boyfriend with a restraining order stabbed the mother of his child multiple times. They say her currentMore >>
A brutal attack on Father's Day. One person is dead, another in the hospital. Police say an ex-boyfriend with a restraining order stabbed the mother of his child multiple times. They say her current boyfriend shot and killed the attacker.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:00:46 GMT
Vermont's largest city has about 700 new signs! They are in French and English and can be found on all parking meters in downtown Burlington. It's a move to make the city more welcoming. "I think it'sMore >>
Vermont's largest city has about 700 new signs! They are in French and English and can be found on all parking meters in downtown Burlington. It's a move to make the city more welcoming.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 4:37 PM EDT2013-06-17 20:37:09 GMT
If fresh berries are your summer time treat, you'll have to wait a little longer; and you can blame it on the rain. At Paul Mazza's in Essex and Colchester, Pick-Your-Own season is about a week late.More >>
If fresh berries are your summer time treat, you'll have to wait a little longer; and you can blame it on the rain.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 3:59 PM EDT2013-06-17 19:59:22 GMT
The third annual golf tournament to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont is set for Monday June 24. Proceeds will benefit the good works of the foundation in the battle to fight the disease andMore >>
Epilepsy Foundation Golf Tournament set for Monday JUne 24 in South Burlington, Vermont.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 12:35 PM EDT2013-06-17 16:35:26 GMT
One of the men involved in the Danby, Vt. incident and who was shot has died. Police say the body of Aaron Allen, 28, of Hudson Falls, N.Y., is being transported to the Vermont Medical Examiner's officeMore >>
The man who was shot in the Danby, Vt. incident has died.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 10:31 AM EDT2013-06-17 14:31:22 GMT
Burlington Police are investigating a stabbing that happened early Sunday morning on Lower Church Street.Police say they found a 22-year-old man who had been stabbed in his upper body. The man was takenMore >>
Burlington Police are investigating a stabbing that happened early Sunday morning on Lower Church Street.More >>
BRIDPORT, Vt. -
A stomach bug has taken over a Vermont Elementary School.
The superintendent says as of yesterday afternoon 90 percent of the students were sick, and so was the majority of the staff.
The good news is, school was canceled today, and will be again tomorrow.
In an effort to kill this virus, school custodians spent all day sanitizing the classrooms.
The parking lot and classrooms, empty. The Bridport Central School shut down until Monday because almost everyone is sick.
"On Facebook this morning, it was called the Bridport bug, haha!" Melissa Bates joked.
Bates is stuck at home with a sick kid. In fact, almost every parent in Bridport can relate.
"It started off with a headache and then just being really sleepy, and then vomiting, a lot of vomiting," Bates said.
Because 90 percent of the students were sick Wednesday, the school closed its doors to sanitize and disinfect everything. I stopped by to see the process, but no one would let me in, even when I said I was willing to risk getting sick for the sake of my story! But, through the window, I could see the custodian's cleaning cart.
"Why keep it open, when there are a lot of other kids that don't have it, that could get it," Bates said.
I stopped by Boise CITGO to talk with more people from town, there I found one of the school's bus drivers who say even the busses got sanitized.
"You get an outbreak, you get an outbreak, it can happen in any community," Randy Orvis said.
I also checked in with a school nearby where they're hoping the sickness doesn't spread. The Department of Health thinks this could be the norovirus, and one teacher says he's had it.
"It's a whopper and it can take you down for a lengthy period of time," Matt Bouvier said.
The Health Department is planning to test stool and vomit samples at Bridport to be sure.
"Looking forward to back to normal next week," Orvis said.
The school does plan to open back up Monday. One of the best ways to avoid getting sick... wash your hands!
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