Fri 20-NOV-2015 6 P.M. News Script


Good evening. I'm Darren Perron. And I'm Kristin Kelly. Dozens of Vermont families will have a new reason to celebrate this Thanksgiving. They're part of a record number of adoptions that became official today. Keith McGilvery joins us with the details. Families welcomed children from 6 months to 17 years old at a time when state adoption experts say there are many more kids still looking for homes.


These kids and adults were dressed to impress in Burlington Friday. ((Cindy Walcott/DCF 04:06 "we are celebrating adoption.)) And a celebration it was -- A record 36 "forever families" became official in courtrooms across the state as part of National Adoption Day -- up from 29 last year. ((Cindy Walcott/DCF 05:50 "they have a family who has come to love them over time and is now making a commitment to that child for the rest of their lives.)) They're commitments -- that come as Vermont's opiate crisis is preventing many birth parents from caring for their children. ((Wanda Audette, Lund Family Center :48 There is a growing need of homes for children and children needing forever families.)) ((Cindy Walcott/DCF "The parental use of opiates that is driving that. It's really creating unsafe situations at home for young children who are very vulnerable, who are very dependent upon their parents." 00:08:31:14)) The adoptions were orchestrated through a long partnership between the Vermont Department for Children and Families and the team at the Lund Center -- Both are exited for the dozens of new families but stress there's much more work to do. ((Wanda Audette, Lund Family Center 03:03 "I strongly encourage people to get involved, that we are in desperate need of foster homes for children in the state of Vermont, we have 68 kids who are looking for forever families right now.))


DCF's partnership with Lund has been up and running for 15 years. They say in that time they've found homes for more than 2-thousand families.


Should Vermont let Syrian refugees seek shelter here? People on both sides of the issue face off. Middle ground was not easy to find at dueling demonstrations in Montpelier today. Logan Crawford joins us with more. Logan. Kristin and Darren, 2 groups rallied in Montpelier today. 1 group says they welcome Syrian refugees escaping their country's civil war. But another group worries by keeping our borders open to anyone -- we leave ourselves open to attack.


((Nats rally)) Policy makers didn't crowd the State House lawn Friday. People rallying for and against Syrian refugees being allowed to come to Vermont - did. ((nats)) Supporters say people escaping their war-torn country should be welcome here. (TC 00:05:23:02 Tile 3322) ((Bronwyn Fryer/Montpelier "Donald Trump starts talking about wanting to round up people and put them in camps, put badges on them, he's sounding exactly like a guy from 1938 who had a German name, we can't have that." 00:05:34:15)) Fewer turned out to say we should block refugees from Syria coming to the U.S... Raising concerns that one of the suspected terrorists involved in the Paris attacks... Allegedly crossed into Europe along with innocent people seeking refuge. (TC 00:08:15:25 Tile 3327) ((Rick Lawrence/Richmond "Worried about terrorists filtering in with the refugees, and we just don't need it. I think we need to protect our own country, and our state." 00:08:25:10)) (TC 00:24:54:26 Tile 3355) ((Logan Crawford/Montpelier "People on both sides of the issue stayed on opposite ends of the State House lawn for most of the time. But there were some peaceful but passionate discussions amongst the groups to try to get each side's point across." 00:25:05:16)) ((nats Zuckerman)) Senator David Zuckerman joined the conversation too. He plans to run for Lieutenant Governor. And was the only politician at the rally to take a position. (TC 00:14:31:23 Tile 3346) ((David Zuckerman "People just like us. They're farmers, truck drivers." MOS "But we don't want to kill them, some of them want to kill us." Zuckerman "Not the refugees." 00:14:43:26)) (TC 00:22:12:14 Tile 3351) ((Brooke Paige/Rally Organizer "We just want to make sure that the immigrants and the refugees that come here do not pose any imminent threat to us. And that they're coming here for peaceful purposes." 00:22:23:10)) We caught up with Senator Patrick Leahy who's in Vermont. He weighed in on the debate. (TC 00:45:38:02 tile 3393) ((Sen. Patrick Leahy/D-Vermont "Mothers who have seen their husbands murdered and their children are next and they're trying to escape. These aren't terrorists, and for somebody to say we're just going to close off America, that's not who we are." 00:45:51:03))


The rallies on the State House lawn continue tomorrow... With more people on both sides expected to show. Kristin.


A week after the terror attacks in Paris -- and A UVM sophomore is getting ready to head there for a major summit. As Judy Simpson reports -- security worries wont stop her from her work - to fight climate change.


High School students and their teachers split into groups Friday to tackle Climate Change, and some possible solutions. UVM Ecological Economics students are in charge. ((Jon Erickson/UVM Professor 01:03:12:22" This is 2nd annual Vermont Youth Climate Summit we were charged last year by Sen. Bernie Sanders to engage youth from across Vermont and create a summit and help High School students create action plans for their high schools and communities." 01:03:25:07)) UVM Sophomore Gina Fiorile (Fia- relay) participated in similar summits as a high school student in upstate New York. She is now an intern at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. She helped bring the summit model to Vermont. Her work has not gone unnoticed, Gina was invited to the White house twice this year to speak about getting more young people involved in the climate change fight. ((Gina00:57:53:07 "Some times people are surprised about youth being involved but we are the generation that will see the most impacts of climate change so it makes a lot of sense that as a young person I am involved in the movement." 00:58:07:02)) In fact, this weekend Gina is traveling to the Finland Youth Climate Summit, then continuing on to Paris for the United Nation's convention on Climate change. Private donors paid for the trip through the Wild Center. ((Gina again 00:56:11:26" So basically I will be there we are hosting two events and we will be speaking at those events about youth engagement and climate change." 00:56:19:09)) But given the recent violent terrorist attacks in Paris, is the trip still a wise move? ((Gina again 00:56:44:11 "There is heightened security we are going to be in the same place as all the world leaders so its going to be very high security and we are thinking it is going to be safe." 00:56:56:18)) Meanwhile, Gina hopes the Vermont Youth Climate Summit will help inspire her peers to reduce their carbon footprint. (( JS SU 01:07:41:04" the High School students participating in this climate summit are expected to take what they learn here back to their own communities and come up with their own climate action plan." 01:07:50:27)) After last year's summit Erickson says , a number of schools started composting projects, recycling projects, and school gardens. All ways to take on climate change. JS Channel three news, Burlington.


Tis' the season. Church Street in Burlington has it's tree. Gina Bullard followed the tree on it's journey today. And has more on the emotional journey facing the family -- that donated it.


At 45-feet tall -- this Blue Spruce in the Ryan family's South Burlington yard is about to go. (01:04:02:18) ((John Ryan/Homeowner "when does that happen right? that's a one in a million thing!")) It was chosen as this years Church Street Marketplace Christmas Tree in Burlington. ((nat cutting)) The Ryans were surprised when someone showed up on their doorstep asking if they'd donate the tree. (01:08:57:17) ((Patrick Ryan/17 "it's a really cool thing to be able to share with people")) And they were glad to give. Given what's going on in their lives. Earlier this year -- husband and dad John was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer. (01:05:18:22) ((John Ryan/Homeowner "i feel so much better than i did a couple months ago")) He's undergoing intense chemotherapy. Today is a good day. The tree's journey from their home to Church Street turned heads. All the while -- the Ryan family's journey has them cherishing every moment together. (01:10:19:12) ((Patrick Ryan/17 "over the past few months i've been really thinking about family my perspective has changed immensely")) (01:06:42:13) ((John Ryan/Homeowner "a lot of things you take for granted you appreciate a lot more your priorities adjust and change quite a bit actually")) There's a certain magic during the holiday season -- and this icon is already getting people to smile. (01:04:34:07) ((John Ryan/Homeowner "seeing the smiles up and down church street that will make it all worth it")) (01:19:25:27) ((Kid "what do you think about the tree? it's so gigantic")) For John's three kids -- donating to the happiness of others -- came at the perfect time. (01:10:55:19) ((Ben Ryan/17 "given our circumstances it will be a lot more special and something i'll never forget")) (01:11:35:05) ((Matthew Ryan/13 "i think it will bring a lot of joy to a lot of other people for christmas but i also think it will be a great memory for us and to remember that we're here smiling to be cut down and put on church street")) The tree on Church Street seems symbolic for this family. They're relying on faith -- each other -- and miracles this holiday season. (01:06:16:00) ((John Ryan/Homeowner "There are many blessing that have come to the family during this time")) Doctors say John's tumor has started to shrink. Gina Bullard Channel 3 News Burlington.

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Investigators in New Hampshire say a baby's death there - was homicide. Police say 11-month old Shawn Sylvester was injured in Alexandria last Friday. The boy died on Sunday. No arrests have been made - but the Attorney General's office says the autopsy shows his death was a homicide - from blunt impact head trauma.


Troopers in New York are also investigating a baby's death. Investigators say 6-week-old Parker Helmer was found unresponsive at a home on Pellerin Road in Beekmantown yesterday - and was pronounced dead at the hospital. An autopsy today found no signs of trauma. Investigators are now waiting for toxicology results before determining the cause of death.


A daycare provider -- found guilty of two charges -- stemming from a little girl's death. 4-year-old Willa Clark was found hanging by her coat in March 2014 - in the yard at Mary Ellen Burritt's home daycare in Enfield. She died two days later. Burritt was found guilty today -- of running an unlicensed daycare. And for reckless conduct. Prosecutors argued that Burritt put children in danger - by letting them play alone.


A Vermont man will face manslaughter charges -- following a deadly heroin overdose. Manchester police say 25-year-old Daniel Fogg of Townshend was arrested in New Hampshire this week -- in connection with the death of Dakota Kilburn earlier this week. He'll be extradited back to Vermont to face the manslaughter charge.


34 men and women became Vermont state troopers -- and police officers today. And as Anson Tebbetts reports -- their graduation comes at a time when they will be asked to do more than when the first academy class graduated.


Graduation Day ..... The Vermont Police Academy Pittsford... The 100th Class.. (6016 21:48) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin/D-Vt "We are extremely proud of you")) Troopers and police officers have chosen a career in public safety. The class president is Vermont State Trooper Michael Filipek. He grew up in a family of green & gold. His dad is a retired State Police Major. (6052 44:22) ((Trooper Michael Filipek/Vt. State Police "Don't take this achievement as an overwhelming sense of success a true measure of success is what is going to happen after you leave here.)) Families play a big part in this day... proud families fill the audience. But there is also fear and worry. All in this room know conflict & controversy are part of the profession. (6016 23:17) ((Governor Peter Shumlin/D-VT "law enforcement today has a tougher job than they ever had")) (53:04) ((Anson Tebbetts/3 news "three dozen officers and troopers now leave the academy and get to work in the field...Their entry comes at a time when police are facing more scrutiny from the public.")) This class is well aware the public is watching their performance--at a time when the job has changed dramatically. (6016 22:47) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin/D-VT "I bet you that the class graduating in 1971 if you told them about the challenges that law enforcement is facing not just across Vermont across America they probably would have said I don't believe you.")) Addiction is bigger than ever. This class will confront issues related to opiates on every shift as scores of Vermonters are hooked on drugs. (6016 26;04:19) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin/D-VT "So when we talk about the challenges, the line of duty folks are doing walking into now with addiction, with violence, with violence against women and the heighten bar because of transparency the fact of the matter is that the graduates today face bigger challenges than the faced in 1971.")) (nat sot oath) (6052 47:44) ((Trooper Michael Filipek "The true measure of success is what happens when we leave this door. How we perform on the road, the lives we have the chance to impact, the positive influence that we can have on our communities that is the true measure of success.)) A strong start from a class that's charged with protecting the public's safety. Anson Tebbetts channel 3 news Pittsford. -3-


This warmer weather has been unwelcome news for Vermont's ski resorts. Some are delaying their openings until next week. So what affect will that have on the ski season? Cat Viglienzoni has a preview of the stories "The Weekend" is following.


((11_18 STOWE CV TY)) After years of early starts, skiers are chomping at the bit to get out and carve some turns. But Mother Nature isn't cooperating! ((DATA CAT 000918 It's the week before Thanksgiving and I'm in short sleeves and there isn't that much snow on the mountain yet here at Stowe. I'm Cat Viglienzoni and we're going to focus on how these warmer temperatures might be affecting ski season coming up on The Weekend 29)) ((MARY POPPINS PHOTOS -- SEE EMAIL)) Also on Saturday -- high school performances are center stage in "What to Do!" We'll tell you where you can see the classic "Mary Poppins" -- and some newer shows too! ((11_18 NINJA CV TY)) And in Destination Recreation, it's a camp for kids who want to be ninja warriors! ((SOT Jarrett Bergeron, Program Instructor 004147 That feeling of being able to do something that you weren't able to do that you tried three or four or five times and added is really fun 52)) It's a program the instructor says, will send your kids home tired! ((11_11 ISLAND POND JK TY)) And Sunday on "The Weekend" -- our country stores tour is in the final weeks with a stop in Essex County! (TC - 00:19:59:00) ((Mike Strait/Owner It's Christmas year round! Julie Kelley I love it!)) The holidays are coming, and this nontraditional country store in Island Pond says it's ready for a Black Friday sale! Find out what brings residents from the Kingdom through these doors!


See those stories -- and more -- on "The Weekend" -- starting tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m -- right after You Can Quote Me.


Tenants of a low income housing complex in West Lebanon were running out of time -- and options. They were at risk of losing their homes. Eliza Larson tells us why their worries -- are now over.


(TC 00:03:53:24 Title 3522)((Ted Brady/USDA: "Your homes have been preserved, and they've been preserved for the next 30 years." 00:04:02:05)) Sighs of relief -- from the tenants of Pine Tree Lane apartments. This was news they thought would never come. (TC 00:46:10:00 Title 3559)((Anne Hughes/Resident: "I don't have to move anything. Thank God." 00:46:12:29)) ((FILE)) We first met Anne Hughes in April -- just days after she -- and more than a hundred other tenants of Pine Tree Lane apartments - received notes explaining the apartment's rental assistance contract with the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development was due to expire. By December 31, 2015, Anne, and all of her neighbors, either had to provide full rental payment or move out. (TC 00:45:40:07 Title 3559)((Anne Hughes/Resident: "I filled out applications. Waited and Waited." 00:45:45:06)) Things weren't looking up. Hughes said there weren't many options for her in the Upper Valley. (TC 00:45:48:04 Title 3559)((Anne Hughes/Resident: "they all want more than the apartment's worth and they want a security deposit and they want the first month's and the last month's rent. And I'm on disability, social security doesn't give you a whole lot." 00:46:04:04)) As the December deadline inched closer, many of her neighbors moved out. Hughes says she was starting to lose hope when she got word that someone was looking out for them. (TC 00:22:21:29 Title 3533)((Andrew Winter/Twin Pines Housing Trust: "when we heard in April that Pine Tree might be lost as affordable housing we knew instinctively that we needed to be part of the solution." 00;22:30;17)) Twin Pines Housing Trust used a 6.7 million dollar USDA loan to purchase the 50-unit Pine Tree Lane and adjacent 50-unit Beechwood Lane apartment complexes. Residents of the two complexes will receive subsidized assistance -- and be able to stay in their homes. (TC 00:06:24:02 Title 3524)((Rep. Ann Kuster/D-New Hampshire: "when a community cares enough about their own wellbeing, their own safety and protection, and their own home and hearth to come together to save it, I'm just proud to be a part of that." 00:06:38:20)) The name of the complex will change. It will be called the "Village at Crafts Hill." Residents who currently live there - like Hughes -- will have to update their addresses. She says -- compared to losing her home -- that's a minor inconvenience. (TC 00:45:13;15 Title 3559)((Anne Hughes/Resident: "this is beyond awesome." 00:45:15;11)) Eliza Larson. Channel 3 News. West Lebanon, New Hampshire.


Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is on the lookout - for binge drinkers - who have had enough. The hospital is participating in a six month study --looking at medication to help binge drinkers quit. Some in the study will take medicine to reduce cravings - others a placebo. Binge drinkers are considered people who have several drinks a day. Doctors say alcoholism is both a health - and societal issue.


((Sarah Akerman/Leader Researcher: "The cost to our society is about 200 billion dollars annually -- so a very huge economic burden of alcohol use disorder. That's in healthcare costs, law enforcement costs, lost productivity. So we are always looking for better ways to treat alcohol use disorders.")) Some slots in the study are still open. We have more information in our InfoCenter at wcax-dot-com.


Big money. For the Big Green. 20-MILLION dollars is going to Dartmouth College -- to create two new fields of study. One will focus on neuroscience -- specifically how the mind works -- and could lead to advances in the treatment of diseases like Alzheimers. The other -- digital humanities -- understanding what it's like to live in the digital age. The 20 million dollars -- came as gifts to the college.


High pressure will bring some sunshine and seasonable weather for the first part of the weekend. Tonight, under mostly clear skies, temperatures will fall into the 20s. Saturday, look for more sunshine and afternoon temperatures reaching the 40s. There is a weak little weather system which will bring a few rain showers on Sunday, with a few mountain snow showers. There could be a few inches of accumulation, mainly in the Adirondacks. Early next week, it will clear out and cool down. Then there will be a nice stretch of weather with a warming trend as we head into Thanksgiving. Wednesday is a big travel day, and the weather looks like it will be just fine.


Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows: 23/30 Winds: W 5-10 mph Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs: 42/48 Winds: Light Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Lows: 30/37 Winds: SE 15-20 mph Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain or snow showers. Highs: 40/47 Winds: SW 10-15 mph Extended: Monday through Friday. Sunday Night: Lows 18/28 Monday: Partly sunny. Highs 35/42 Lows 18/28 Tuesday: Partly sunny. Highs 35/42 Lows 20s Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs 40s Lows 25/35 Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs 45/55 Lows 30s Friday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 50s



State police say they caught a pair of burglars -- who hit a home in Huntington. Investigators say Jacob Domingue and Adam Jankowski broke into a home on Pond Road -- but they say a witness noticed the getaway car -- and police were able to catch the car on interstate 89 in Richmond. They say stolen items were found in the car.


Elmore residents will head back to polls -- to reconsider a plan to merge school districts with Morristown. Elmore is home to Vermont's last remaining one-room school house. Two weeks ago, voters rejected the consolidation plan -- some were concerned that the school would eventually be forced to close -- but the vote has nothing to do with the school house. Supporters say there are big savings and better educational opportunities if there's a merger. The revote will take place on December 29th -- if it passes, the districts can qualify for a state incentive grant that's only available until the end of the year.


A big boost for the Food Shelf in Burlington just in time for the holidays. Earlier this week we told you how the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf was short of its goal to collect -- 42-hundred turkeys -- to give to low-income families in the region. Today the National Life Group Foundation gave 10-thousand dollars to help the effort. The Food Shelf says that should buy 1-thousand turkeys. That's news around the region.



Starting Line Sports ...after starting the season by playing nine of their first eleven games at home, the UVM men's hockey team hits the road for a two game set tonight and tomorrow night at Maine. Getting out of Burlington may not be such a bad thing. Vermont is just 1-6-2 in this nine games at Gutterson, and are, in fact, a perfect 2-0 on the road. Their season opening victory at Minnesota...and a 3-2 win in their Hockey East opener at Northeastern. Tonight, they face a Maine team that's also struggling even more than they are... winless in their first eleven games and riding an eight game losing streak.


((TRT: 22 .... OC: TOUGH SERIES)) ((Sneddon/ I think our guys have done a good job on the road so far at Minnesota and Northeastern. I think they understand that to be good in this league, you have to get points on the road. This is a real tough trip. It's a lot of history in that building. They've had a lot of success there. You've got to be ready for a playoff-type series. I think it's going to be a tough series.))


in other men's hockey action tonight... Castleton visits St. Mike's and third ranked Norwich hosts Skidmore...we'll have highlights of both games at eleven...


this afternoon at Northfield...the seventh ranked Norwich women blank Salve Regina 3-0... --- the fifth ranked Middlebury women open their season at home against Trinity... Castleton hosts Manhattanville...St. Mike's is at Franklin Pierce... and the 3-3 UVM women visit Connecticut...


Coming up...a look back at last night's NCAA men's soccer action with UVM and Dartmouth...and a look ahead to tomorrow where the Big Green football team plays for an Ivy title and the Norwich football team competes in the NCAA tournament.


When you have a pressing medical problem, do you head to the emergency room or an urgent care center? Marlie Hall takes a look.


Trt: 1:21 :08-:13 Cyril Forde/Patient :29-:35 Dr. Judah Fierstein/Medical Director,Mount Sinai Urgent Care and Multispecialty Physicians :36-:46 Marlie Hall/CBS News, New York :59-1:09 Dr. Peter Shearer/Medical Director, Mount Sinai Emergency Department (package script) A SPORTS INJURY LEFT CYRIL FORDE WITH TWO FRACTURES IN HIS RIGHT HAND. (sot Cyril Forde/Patient) This was the result of one hard shot. Somebody much younger and robust in his soccer skills. (TRACK 2) HE CHOSE TO SEEK TREATMENT AT MOUNT SINAIS URGENT CARE CENTER RATHER THAN THE EMERGENCY ROOM. (sot Cyril Forde/Patient) its great, very convenient, very quick. (TRACK 3) MEDICAL DIRECTOR JUDAH FIERSTEIN SAYS URGENT CARE IS BEST FOR NON-LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIES. (SOT Dr. Judah Fierstein/Medical Director,Mount Sinai Urgent Care and Multispecialty Physicians) A minor cut, um which you know can be repaired in the office or a fracture or a minor illness (BRIDGE Marlie Hall/CBS News, New York) URGENT CARE FACILITIES CAN TAKE X-RAYS AND CAN DO SOME LAB TESTS, BUT FOR MORE ADVANCED CARE AND TESTING LIKE CT SCANS, EXPERTS SAY GO TO THE HOSPITAL ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF A STROKE OR HEART ATTACK. (SOT Dr. Judah Fierstein/Medical Director,Mount Sinai Urgent Care and Multispecialty Physicians) ( 22:09:42 as a general rule if youre having severe chest pain or abdominal pain you should go straight to a hospital. ) BUT DOCTOR PETER SHEARER, MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF MOUNT SINAIS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT SAYS THERE IS SOME GRAY AREA. (sot Dr. Peter Shearer/Medical Director, Mount Sinai Emergency Department) maybe youve been having a fever and a cough, and maybe you have pneumonia. Some of those cases could definitely be managed in an urgent care center. Some are better in a hospital based emergency department. EXPERTS SAY IT'S BEST TO USE AN URGENT CARE CENTER THATS AFFILIATED WITH A HOSPITAL. THAT WAY IT CAN SHARE RECORDS IF YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER ALL. MARLIE HALL, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.


Experts say people with underlying conditions including diabetes and cancer, should always seek treatment at a hospital. That's health watch.


It's a good problem to have, but some people are worried they won't be able to eat all of their winter crops before they spoil. Charlie Nardozzi always has the answers, and tonight he shows us the best way to store them.


(pkg) Charlie, this is one of the best carrots I've ever had! Thank you very much! And the carrots are doing very well this fall, but we'd like to have them a little bit longer perhaps. So you can certainly dig them up and put them into a basement in wet sand in a cool spot, but it's hard to really get them to over winter and get the temperature right. The easier thing to do is to leave them in the garden. So if you have a carrot patch that you;d like to have for another few months or so, get some hay or straw, and literally, just bury it. Just throw a couple of foot layer on it, Just tons! Just tons on top of it so that it will insulate it all of the way down. I've come out here in January and February and knocked off the snow, knocked off the hay, and pulled carrots out of the ground. That's great! Now if you have winter squash, that's a little bit different. You do have to store those properly. Now you can put those in a place where it gets to about 50 degrees with nice humidity. Once spot in my house that works really well, is the stairs going down to the basement, underneath the Bilko door. It's hard to find that spot, because the basement is sometimes too warm, and the garage is too cold, that's a good idea. Exactly. It's a good spot and it stays there until about January, and then it gets a little too cold. But most squash, other than hubbard squash which can last 6 months, but most squash only lasts 2-3 months in storage anyway. So it works really well. And the final tip is on garlic! Everybody has nice garlic that they grew? But they don't want it to dry out, because it likes a little more humidity than you'll have in the winter inside. So a simple tip is to take your garlic bulbs and put an unglazed clay pot over them. And then just put them in a cupboard at about 50-60 degrees somewhere and they'll last a little bit longer, because the clay will hold a little more moisture around the garlic. Never knew that one! Runs 1:33


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Small craft brewers are worried about what a big beer merger could mean for them. Senator Leahy met with several local brew makers today -- including Harpoon and Lawson's Finest Liquids. He wanted to hear about their concerns, and he also had a taste of their products. Anheuser-Busch -- which owns brands like Budweiser -- has proposed a merger with its competitor -- Miller. And local breweries -- wonder what that will mean for their sales -- and bottom lines.


(TC 00:44:22:07 Tile 3393) ((Sen. Patrick Leahy/D-Vermont "They get the ability on distribution, they get the ability on pricing and everything else, and they can force out at least in the short-term, some of the up and coming breweries here in Vermont." 00:44:36:11)) The possible merger will be discussed at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next month.


And a new brewery is headed to the North Country. As Rose Spillman found out -- it's going to focus -- on more than just beer.


Robert Davis is the executive chef and brewmaster for the Valcour Brewing Company--a new Plattsburgh business making its home in a historic structure many know as the Old Stone Barracks. (01:40:03) ((Robert Davis/Executive Chef and Brewmaster " This will be a full functioning restaurant, a brewery along with a conference center. We do have a very large outdoor green area where we hope to hold concerts, beer festivals, Oktoberfest." 01:40:16)) In the 1800s, the building was used as army barracks, but it had been vacant since the 1960s. (01:54:04) ((Steven Engelhart/Adirondack Architectural Heritage Executive Director "I think if there's any one place in the champlain valley that represents this long and important military history here, the Old Stone Barracks is it." 01:54:15)) Several years ago, the building was purchased by a Montreal developer who wanted to turn the property into brand new apartment complexes. The community rallied together in opposition, and by 2015, the structure was sold to locals who are turning it into the Valcour Brewing Company. (01:45:04 6034) ((Rose Spillman/Plattsburgh "They're hoping to preserve as much of the history of the place as possible and use original building structure where they can. They're even going to name one of the brews after a carpenter from the 1930s)) (01:33:34) ((Robert Davis/Executive Chef and Brewmaster "They did their best to keep as much of the materials here from the original build date of 1838. The stone walls are exposed, a lot of the wood we kept, but from there, we put the bar in. We're about ready to put our pellet wood stove in." 01:33:43)) The outside of the building will remain the same, but the inside is being reconstructed to hold a pub, inn, and brewery. It's a plan that the community is happy to see come together. (01:48:57 6036) ((Steven Engelhart/Adirondack Arcitectural Heritage Executive Director "It's bringing the barracks back to life, maybe in a way that it has never been. I mean because it involves bringing the community there to stay, to have events, to taste beer." 01:49:10)) The company hopes to open up for beer in late December and begin offering food early 2016. For now, Davis is crafting the pubs first four brews. (01:34:45) ((Robert Davis/Executive Chef and Brewmaster "Of those four, I'm doing a hand smoked porter, also a double pale ale, which will be very, very hoppy. We're gonna do a rye golden ale, which will be nice and light, an easy drinking beer, and then we're also brewing a copper nails, which is an American amber ale." 01:35:03)) Davis hopes the building will be completely finished by June of next year. Rose Spillman, Channel 3 News, Plattsburgh.


Coming off their first win of the season Wednesday night over Quinnipiac, the UVM men's basketball team heads to Connecticut this weekend for the Hall of Fame Tip Off Tournament. The 1-2 Cats will face Niagara tomorrow night at 5pm at Mohegan Sun, then face either Buffalo or North Carolina A&T on Sunday. The Vermont women, off to a 1-1 start, visit Bryant tomorrow at 1pm.


The season for the UVM men's soccer team came to an end last night in Newton, Massachusetts as the Cats fell 1-0 to Boston College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. After earning a pair of one goal wins at Virtue Field on their way to the America East title, Vermont just couldn't get anything really going on offense against the Eagles. The Cats out-shot B-C 16-8, but only six of those Vermont shots were on net. And when Simon Enstrom scored in the 70th minute to give Boston College the lead...the Cats didn't have an answer. Still, a very successful season for the program. Eleven wins, and the first conference title and NCAA appearance since 2007.


((TRT: 20 ... OC: MOVE ON TONIGHT)) ((Cormier/ We don't have many regrets. I think the only regret we have is that we wanted to come out tonight and play a little bit better. We have a really good team. Guys are connected. We've had some really good opportunities to be together and have some success together and it's been pretty magical. I'm just disappointed that we weren't able to move on tonight.))


The Dartmouth men's soccer team is moving on. For the second year in a row, the Big Green picked up a home win in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and did it in dramatic fashion last night as junior Alexander Marsh scored his first goal of the season with just seven seconds left in the first overtime to lift Dartmouth past Hartwick 1-0. The Green now advance to the second round, where they will face sixth seeded Syracuse Sunday at 2pm. Today, Dartmouth coach Chad Riley was named Ivy league coach of the year for the second straight season, and six players earned all-Ivy selections, including goaltender Stefan Cleveland being named Defensive player of the year. It's been a memorable season...and it's not over yet.


((TRT: 15 ... OC: THIS TIME OF THE YEAR)) ((Riley/ I think with our group, we're humble enough that we should respect everybody, but there's nobody we really fear going into it. Soccer is about moments at this time of year. You've got to take care of your moments, prepare well. It's exciting. You want to play good teams at this time of the year.))


The Dartmouth football team closes out it's season tomorrow at home against Princeton. The 21st ranked Big Green have a chance to earn at least a share the Ivy League title for the first time in 19 years. In order to claim the program's 18th championship, more than any other Ivy school, the Green will have to knock off a Tigers squad looking to play spoiler. The Big Green are in a three way tie for first with Penn and Harvard. There are no tiebreakers in the Ivy League, so there could be co-champs or even the first three way split of the title since 1982 if all three teams win tomorrow. The important thing for Dartmouth is they control their own destiny and know if they take care of business at home, they walk off the field champions.


(((Dalyn Williams/"I just think it's been do. We've fought hard, us seniors for the last four years. To be able to go out with a championship is huge, so we just need to go out, handle our business and have fun. We'll come away with the victory."))) (((Buddy Teevens/"We've had a pretty good run and one more to go. We need to finish strong and I expect us to play well on Saturday.")))


After winning the ECFC title two weeks ago, the Norwich football team plays Albright College in the first round of the NCAA Division Three tournament tomorrow at noon in Reading, Pennsylvania. Norwich is in the tournament for the first time since 2011. The 6-4 Cadets are the only program in the 32-team NCAA field with more than two losses. Albright went 9-1, winning the Middle Atlantic Conference title with an offense that averages 36 points a game. The Cadets know the odds are against them, but they're ready to take their best shot.


(((Sam Chaves/" We're in the playoffs and anything can happen here and we're really going to seek out our first postseason victory, so we're going to strive towards that goal and hope for the best on Saturday."))) (((Mark Murnyack/"We're going to have to take care of the football, first and foremost. We can't afford to turn it over and that's been big with their success this year is creating turnovers, getting shot fields and cashing them in.")))


also tomorrow, the Middlebury field hockey team makes it's seventh trip to the NCAA Final Four when the Panthers take on The College of New Jersey in the national semifinals in Lexington, Virginia. That game starts at 2pm. This is the third time in the last five years the programs have met on the national stage and TCNJ won both teams, knocking off Middlebury 3-1 in the national title game in 2011, and last year blanking the Panthers 2-0 in the semifinals.


(((Anna Kenyon/"It just takes confidence in our ability and being steadfast in our strategy. Just executing and doing it deliberately, thinking about what our goals are and how we're going to achieve those goals and then doing that step by step.")))



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