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Low lake levels shut down Colchester water park
On May 6, the waters at the King Street Dock in Burlington were near flood stage. Since then, the level has dropped nearly 5 feet, and folks are taking notice.
Poison parsnip causes severe burns, blisters on woman's legs
This July 2018, photo provided by Charlotte Murphy shows poison parsnip in Bennington, Vt. Murphy was left with severe burns and blisters on her legs after encountering the invasive species of plant in Vermont.... more
Man accused of killing wife denies mail fraud charges
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man charged with killing his wife has pleaded not guilty to mail fraud charges related to embezzlement from his former employer, the Agri-Mark Cabot cheese-making plant in Cabot.
Vermont man arrested for allegedly threatening state workers
James Sides, acting director for state security at the Department of Buildings and General Services, said the agency became aware of the threats a week ago..
Marijuana Matters: Will legalization reduce weed's stigma?
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX)It's been nearly two weeks since Vermont's marijuana legalization law went into effect. Alexandra Montgomery investigates the possible stigma users and nonusers face following decades of government messaging to "just say no."For some, like Brandon Shortsleeve, 21, legalizing po
Vermont Brewers Festival 2018 kicks off
This year, 47 breweries and more than 270 beers will be featured. There will also be live music and food vendors all weekend. Organizers and breweries suggest looking at the beer list and choosing which to sample ahead of time. You get 15 tasting tickets with admission, but more can be bought at the
Essex County, NY health officials investigating rabies
MORIAH, NY - After reports of aggressive wildlife getting into neighborhoods, the Essex County, New York Health Department is investigating the potential for rabies.Although no animals have been tested, their behaviors are consistent with the disease.The health department recommends taking preventat
Police arrest suspect in multiple Burlington burglaries
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX)After 39 reported burglaries in June and July, Burlington police say they got the man responsible for several of these incidents.
Man arrested after threats to VT state offices made in his name
"So we have to do a very good job of communicating any threat make sure that everyone is aware of what is going on and taking swift action where necessary because we care about our people," Al Gobeille, secretary of the Agency of Human Services, said.
Artisan Dessert Co. plans to open at Essex shopping plaza
Steffen said she will offer a “wide variety of desserts” including chocolate-dipped cheesecake on a stick, chocolate truffle cakes, carrot cake with orange-cream-cheese icing, fruit tarts and cannoli. She also plans to sell cookies, cakes, cupcakes, coffee, tea and cold beverages.
Backstage Pub loses license for week
MONTPELIER – The Backstage Pub & Restaurant will lose its liquor licenses for seven days because the owner, Vincent Dober Sr. was found intoxicated on the premises, the Vermont Liquor Control Board has ruled.
Wild Parsnip Causes Blisters On Woman's Leg: How To Treat Chemical-Like Burns
A 21-year-old woman received burns equivalent of second-degree chemical burns on her legs after coming in contact with a wild parsnip plant in Essex, Vermont, earlier this month.
In show of solidarity, nurses in Essex hit picket line
Nurses said they make less than their counterparts in Plattsburgh, N.Y., and their salaries are well behind national averages despite top executives making millions. The union proposed a 24 percent salary increase over three years to reach equity with the national level.
Vermont woman suffers severe burns from invasive plant
ESSEX, Vt. - Across the region, an invasive plant continues to thrive and expand in numbers. Wild parsnip, which closely resembles Queen Anne's Lace, can be found almost anywhere in Vermont.
Wish Granted: Essex Junction teen gets adorable puppy from Make-A-Wish Foundation
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Sixteen years ago, Emily Deibler needed a liver transplant. She was just three months old when doctors discovered the issue, and at nine months, her father Kyle stepped in and donated part of his liver to save her life.
Handy proposes Pearl St. hotel, restaurant
“It’s all positive,” Handy said of the project, a clear allusion to the pushback he received fromhis last proposal. “It’s the right location for it, the building is going to fit in nicely with the surrounding areas [and it’s] going to benefit the fairgrounds. That’s the whole purpose of this.”
Woman suffers severe burns after brushing against poison parsnip
AP ESSEX, Vt. - A woman was left with severe burns and blisters on her legs after encountering an invasive species of plant in Vermont. Charlotte Murphy says she developed painful blisters overnight after brushing against poison parsnip. Murphy says the blisters got so bad she had to go to the hospi
2 arrested for road rage on I-89 in Williston
It happened around 7:30 a.m. on exit 12 in Williston. Police say Ethan Connor, 29, of Waterbury was speeding and tailgating Nicholas Mallow, 30, of Richmond. They say Mallow then got out of his truck and punched Connor in the face. In response, police say Connor grabbed a handgun, got out of his car
Inspectors monitored hospital care during UVM nurses' strike, affirm compliance
The unprecedented strike, involving 1,800 unionized nurses, ended Saturday. The hospital arranged for 600 contract nurses to be flown in from around the country to care for patients during the walkout.
New findings on the Weaver Street Pop-up Demonstration
Director of Public Works, Jon Rauscher, told us about the feedback they received after the 10 day trial period.