Man in custody after Downtown Burlington stabbing
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Burlington Police Department received a report about a possible stabbing just after 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2023. The caller told dispatch a male had stabbed another male near the intersection of King Street and St. Paul Street. Responding officers located the victim, who had...
How Coordinated Entry helps Vermonters in need find permanent housing
WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A federally mandated system works to help the homeless transition into permanent housing without falling through the cracks. Our Katharine Huntley looks at how the Coordinated Entry system is working in Chittenden County. Statistics show 794 people in Chittenden County are homeless or are about to...
Man escapes from police custody at UVM Medical Center
CHITTENDEN COUNTY, Vt. — Police say 38-year-old Jason Frye escaped from officers while being held in custody at UVM Medical Center. State troopers first encountered Frye when they arrived on the scene of a one-car crash. Police say he was the driver. Authorities later learned there was a warrant...
New martial arts school opens in Northeast Kingdom
The city of Burlington’s dog task force wants to hear from owners and their dogs. Cat gets the MAX Advantage forecast from Gary and Alexandra. Cat gets the MAX Advantage forecast from Gary and Alexandra. New bill focuses on future of rural students. Updated: 8 hours ago. Students who...
Record staffing shortage leads Howard Center to reduce ‘crisis beds’
The organization, which has a staff of 1,600 when fully staffed, is trying to fill 197 full-time and part-time positions and 220 substitute vacancies — the highest since the start of the pandemic. Read the story on VTDigger here: Record staffing shortage leads Howard Center to reduce ‘crisis beds’.
Changes coming to the "Big Change Roundup" how to get involved in the annual fundraiser
BURLINGTON, Vt. — If you have got some spare change lying around, how about putting it to good use?. On Monday, the annual "Big Change Roundup" fundraiser for the UVM Children's Hospital kicks off but it's looking a little different this year. The annual event is one of the...
Vermont Sports Hall of Fame: What to know about the 2023 class, induction dinner
The 10th induction class of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame is made up stars and pioneers from Alpine skiing to Mountain biking and from the harwood to the soccer pitch. The VSHOF's Board of Directors last month unveiled its 2023 class, which will officially be enshrined during a celebration banquet on Saturday, April 29.
Deodorant, milk, winter coats: the Winooski community shops for free at school
When Winooski community members don't have the money to purchase toothpaste, eggs or a winter coat, they can shop for free at the school. The Necessity Store opened in September and with the Winooski school campus' major renovation completed in January, the store got a prime location in the lobby of the shiny, freshly-painted complex serving Pre-K through 12th grade.
Burlington seeks input on more off-leash dog spots
Students who live in rural communities are the focus of a new bill sponsored by a New Hampshire lawmaker. Rep. Kuster calls N.H. education bill “dangerous”. Congresswoman Annie Kuster is voting against a New Hampshire house bill over education.
Hopping to collect, the annual Milton egg hunt is coming up April 8
Take part in an “egg-citing” race for over 3,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. The Milton Recreation Department is hosting its annual egg hunt on Saturday, April 8. Celebrating the start of spring, the Milton egg hunt is a free event located in Bombardier Park. Weather permitting, the event will take place on the beach. If the weather does not permit the event to take place outdoors, it will be moved to the high school cafeteria. Follow the recreation department's Facebook page for updates on the event.
BHS breaks ground on new high school
Demolition has officially started on the new Institute road campus. Taking shovels to the ground are Mayor Miro Weinberger, School Board Chair Claire Wool, Superintendent Tom Flanagan and BHS teacher and union President Beth Fialko-Casey. In November voters approved a $165 million bond allowing the demolition and construction process to...
You Can Quote Me: May 26, 2023
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - On this “You Can Quote Me,” it has been 20 years since the invasion of Iraq. We talk with an expert about lessons learned two decades later. Also, we investigate the crisis at the Canadian border.
Construction Shakes BHS
Since January 9, dtBHS has experienced strong vibrations from the construction site adjacent to the school. “I was in orchestra and we were about to start playing,” Gretchen Fitzgerald ‘25 said. “Then the whole building just started vibrating and we thought it was gonna fall down. We all just stopped and were looking at each other like ‘what is happening?’”
Burglary at Yandow Sales and Services in Ferrisburgh
FERRISBURGH — The Vermont State Police are seeking information about a burglary that occurred at Yandow Sales and Services in Ferrisburgh. According to Troopers, an unidentified suspect threw a rock at the glass front window of the building between 5:00 p.m. on March 24th and 8:00 a.m. on March 25th. The incident is being investigated as a burglary.
The bus stops here
City buses will now pick students up directly in front of the school rather than at the Downtown Transit Center (DTC). “[We’ve] heard from some students and some families that they didn’t necessarily want to use, or they didn’t want their kid to use the bus station, because there were reports of drug use, reports of violence, or just reports of feeling unsafe at the bus stop,” Assistant Principal Melanee Alexander said.
Carbon pollution will impact future generations
Even if current global climate policy pledges are met, people born in 2020 would experience between two-times and seven-times more extreme events over their lifetimes than people born in 1960.
Vermont students walk out to protest Willow Project
HINESBURG, Vt. — Students at Champlain Valley Union High School planned a walkout on Monday to protest the Willow Project in Alaska. President Joe Biden approved the oil-drilling project on March 13. ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project would impact Alaska’s North Slope in the National Petroleum Reserve, which is owned by...
Essex Junction City Council candidates answer forum questions for contested April 11 race
ESSEX JUNCTION — City Council candidates Marcus Certa, Elaine Haney and Jason Struthers met Friday, March 25 at Town Meeting TV’s candidate forum. The three candidates are campaigning for the two open seats on the council, which will be decided by voters April 11. The forum questions focused on issues like City finances, housing, redevelopment and public safety.
Hinesburg highway foreman abruptly resigns
In a 1,700-word email to town selectboard members, longtime highway foreman Michael Anthony said he “could no longer work under the current management team.” Read the story on VTDigger here: Hinesburg highway foreman abruptly resigns.
Man pulled from Lake Champlain after falling through ice on ATV
The 82-year-old Richmond resident was brought to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Read the story on VTDigger here: Man pulled from Lake Champlain after falling through ice on ATV.
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