Fri 29-JUL-2016 Early A.M. News Script

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Hillary Clinton makes history at the final day of the Democratic National Convention. She became the first woman to accept a nomination for president in a major party. She and running mate Tim Kaine are set to campaign today in Philadelphia. Clinton also took time during her speech to thank her former rival -- Bernie Sanders.

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((HILLARY CLINTON, (D) PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE "Bernie, your campaign inspired millions of Americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary. You've put economic and social justice issues front and center, where they belong. And to all of your supporters here and around the country: I want you to know, I've heard you. Your cause is our cause.")) The Democratic nominee and others attacked Donald Trump throughout speeches. Trump fired back on Twitter -- citing Clinton's refusal to mention Radical Islam. There's just about 100 days left to persuade Americans to vote for them in November.

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A push to attract tourists to the Queen City is now leading to a more multi-lingual experience at the waterfront. Of the 15 dock masters on staff at the Burlington Boathouse -- about half of them speak French. A waterfront manager says there has been an influx of French Canadians who come to visit in recent years. She says while boats that dock at the marina are from all over -- about 75% of them come from Quebec.

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Splitting it up, NW to SE today. N & W: some sunshine, but S & E, still some showers, possible thunderstorms. They'll be tapering off late afternoon. Clearing out tonight, and the weekend will start out very nicely with lots of sunshine on Saturday & less humidity. It goes downhill for Sunday, with more showers moving in, especially in our southern zones. Still some showers lingering into Monday, and on the cooler side. Then we clear out for mid-week with a warming trend.

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We are in the kitchen .. Creating fun summer dishes! and don't forget to register to vote! Secretary Jim Condos joins us with what you need to know before the the deadline. Join us starting monday morning at 5!

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Today: Starting out warm & muggy with lots of clouds. NW/SE split today . . . N & W will see some sunshine, S & E areas will still get a few showers, possible thunderstorms, but they'll be tapering off late afternoon.

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((THANK GARY))

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Hillary Clinton and running mate, Tim Kaine will campaign in Philadelphia today ... just a day after the Democratic National Convention wrapped up. Last night ... Clinton made history on the final day of the convention ... becoming the first woman to accept a major-party nomination for president. But Clinton also took time during her nomination speech ... To thank former rival .. Bernie Sanders.

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((HILLARY CLINTON, (D) PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE "Bernie, your campaign inspired millions of Americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary. You've put economic and social justice issues front and center, where they belong. And to all of your supporters here and around the country: I want you to know, I've heard you. Your cause is our cause.")) The Democratic nominee and other speakers called this election 'a moment of reckoning' ... They took time bashing Donald Trump for threatening to pull the nation apart. And Trump wasted no time .. Firing back .. Via twitter... In one tweet - Trump took issue with Clinton's refusal to mention Radical Islam ... while another - accused her of being 'owned by Wall Street.' Both candidates now have about 100 days to persuade Americans to vote for them in November.

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Now that the DNC is over ... Senator Bernie Sanders will head back to the Queen city... Leaving his presidential bid behind. Former Senate and campaign staffer, Shannon Jackson, was with Sanders the entire campaign journey. He will now head up Sanders' political revolution with the 'Our Revolution' group. Jackson believes the convention provided a solid setting to meet with Sanders' delegates from all over the country - as they search for Bernie-esque candidates to lend political supportl. He spoke to us about what it's been like to play an integral role on the historic campaign.

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((Shannon Jackson "Well as senior advisor to the Senator, I had the privilege of being with him 24/7 whether we were in Iowa, Vermont, all around the nation, and being in those conversations where we talk about from what we're doing next, to where we go from here, it's been an honor to aid him on the campaign trail as much as I can )) Jackson says they're still working on determining whether Sanders' leftover campaign cash can be transferred to finance the political revolution. He adds... the Senator will not be sharing their email and contact lists with either the D-N-C or Hillary Clinton's campaign.

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A grieving mother's frustration - with Vermont Health Connect. She's reminded about her baby's death -- with repeated reminders -- for medical coverage. Jennifer Costa reports.

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On July 10, 2015 -- Ange Schmel gave birth to identical twin boys. ((Ange Schmehl/son died 00:05:31:18 "it was the scariest thing in the world.")) Ange was only 26 weeks pregnant when she had an emergency C-section. James and Ronin -- each weighed less than 2 pounds -- and suffered from twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. One baby was getting more blood than the other. ((Ange Schmehl/son died 00:05:48:18 "The whole situation was terrifying everyday.")) James came out burgundy. Ronin was grey. Doctors worked feverishly to find his heartbeat -- before bringing both brothers to the neonatal intensive care unit. For 16 days -- little Ronin -- fought to survive. He lost that battle on July 26 2015. ((Ange Schmehl/son died 00:07:26:14 "At 11:16 he passed away." 00:08:55:21 "they said he fought for 45 minutes.")) Ange says the grief of losing a baby is overwhelming. She's homebound -- and sees grief counselors. But what they couldn't prepare her for -- is a battle with Vermont Health Connect. ((Ange Schmehl/son died 00:13:57:05 "Every time that these letters come it pushes me deeper.")) In the year since Ronin's death -- she's received at least four notices from the state -- reminding her to pick a pediatrician -- even threatening to cut off her coverage if she didn't renew insurance for her child that was no longer alive. ((Katie Ballard/frustrated with VHC 00:10:41:13 "Every time a new one came in the mail my sister was heartbroken and I had to watch her go through losing Ronin all over again.")) The family complained to Vermont Health Connect, then the Office of Health Care Advocate -- even Governor Shumlin's office -- offering to show them Ronin's death certificate. ((Katie Ballard/frustrated with VHC 00:11:10:09 "Every time they apologized. They said that they don't know how this could happen. 00:11:27:00 These are people working for us in our state. You take them at their word and then you'd get another one.")) No matter what the family did -- they could NOT get the notices to stop. The most recent one arrived -- last week -- just few days before the one year anniversary of Ronin's death. ((Lawrence Miller/Chief of Health Care Reform 00:01:58:01 "Deeply sorry. This never should have happened. There's a series of explanations for why something went wrong at a couple of different points but there's no excuse for that.")) The governor's point person for health care reform calls the mix-up a "bureaucratic error" -- that started with a clerk who accidentally closed the service claim -- followed by a series of technical failures. ((Katie Ballard/frustrated with VHC 00:12:50:19 "this is unacceptable." 00:13:03:14 "at what point is there accountability from someone higher up in the state to say we need to fix this? People do not need reminders because of a computer glitch. We need to treat people better and more humanely.")) The state says it processes about 800 termination requests a month. And has significantly lowered its error rate to about 3-percent. But even with the fixes -- the chief of health care reform can't guarantee this grieving mom it won't happen again. ((Lawrence Miller/Chief of Health Care Reform 00:07:26:06 "I've had people look at every system that we know is connected. I always worry." 00:07:57:14 "What I've learned in this is that certainty is not something one can safely offer.")) JC CH 3 News Burlington.

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Two Vermonters ... Lost in the badlands of South Dakota .. Are found safe. When the two women realized they were lost .. They text a friend.. Who called 911. Crews searched for 12 hours .. Finally finding them not farm from where they started. Officials said they were thirsty, but otherwise unharmed.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Warm, muggy, mostly cloudy start to the day. Local temps: Mainly in 60s just about everywhere. NE radar/temps: Thunderstorms popped up yesterday, but settled down overnight. The front that came through, N to S, on Thursday has stalled over southern New England, where there are still some showers & thunderstorms. NE dewpoints: Still mainly in 60s, more humid south with some low 70s showing up, but drier more comfortable air to our north & west. U.S. Rad/sat: Frontal boundary stalled to our south. Forecast clouds/precip: Splitting it up, NW to SE today. N & W: some sunshine, but S & E, still some showers, possible thunderstorms. They'll be tapering off late afternoon. Clearing out tonight, and the weekend will start out very nicely with lots of sunshine on Saturday & less humidity. It goes downhill for Sunday, with more showers moving in, especially in our southern zones.

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Today: N & W: Partly sunny S & E: Scattered showers, t-storms Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Patchy fog Lows: 53 to 60 Wind: Light Saturday: Partly cloudy Less humid Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, mainly south Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 70s Monday: Mostly cloudy Scattered showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 68 to 78 Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 80s Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s

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There's a new hydrangea in town, and it's a pretty one. Sharon Meyer and Charlie Nardozzi are making the introductions.

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((Wow, isn't that a pretty hydrangea! Yes, this is a new one out. Right now, in our area you are seeing a lot of the Annabelle hydrangeas. Those are the big, white fluffy ones that kind of flop down, especially in a rain. They look gorgeous, they're really pretty, but they are kind of weak stemmed. This is a new variety called Invincibelle Spirit. Look at the color of this on their nice mature flower. That's very dark, yes. Yes it's starts out a dark ruby, then it kind of fades to a lighter pink later on. A beautiful one to add to a perennial garden or to a hedge row, The other thing I like about this, is you can see the flowers are smaller than those big Annabelles, those white ones. Yes, they are delicate. Yes, they are more delicate, so they're less likely to flop over and the stems are stronger so they hold them up nicely. So you get a nice 3-5 foot tall and wide bush with one of these nice shrubs. So you can obviously enjoy them out in the garden, you can pick them and dry them and bring them indoors, they are really nice. And unlike some of the other hydrangeas like those blue ones where you have to add sulfur to the soil, you don't have to do much of anything to these. They'll be pink no matter what. They'll be pink no matter what. They are tough plants, they take part sun, so if you have a shadier spot they'll do well there. You can cut them right down to the ground in the fall or spring and they'll grow right back up again and give you some nice new flowers again next year. So there are a lot of different uses for them. If you have those big white Annabelles, a nice little tip is, instead of cutting it right down to the ground in the fall or spring, leave about a one foot stubble there, that will help it stand up a little better next year. Cool. ))

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We have developing news this morning out of San Diego California where two police officers have been shot. The San Diego Police Department has taken one suspect into custody this morning -- and are actively looking for other suspects involved. The officers were brought to the hospital and their conditions are unknown. We will bring you more details when we get them.

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Family and friends mourn the loss of three police officers randomly shot and killed in Baton Rouge earlier this month. A memorial was held yesterday for Officers Matthew Gerald, Montrell Jackson and Deputy Sheriff Brad Garafola. Officials including the U-S Attorney and Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the memorial. The three officers were killed by a lone gunman who was later shot and killed by a swat team.

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An Orlando Night Club is slowly transforming into a Memorial Site. Pulse Night Club where a shooter opened fire -- killing 49 people back in June -- has hundreds of tributes to the victims laying outside the building. All tributes for the victims lost are slowly being preserved by the state's history center -- and the night club staff created a non-profit charity to fund the construction of the memorial.

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More criminal charges could be filed today against a water contamination crisis in Michigan. In 2014, Flint's water supply was tainted with lead after the city's water source was switched from Detroit to the Flint River to save money. Three government employees are already facing criminal charges over the crisis.

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Some big changes could be in the works for blood donors. The F-D-A wants the public to weigh in on the current restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. The law stands that men who are sexually involved with another man in the past year cannot give blood. But the agency wants people to submit ideas on changes to the policy. The ban was established back in 1985 to reduce the risk of H-I-V transmissions -- but it was updated in December.

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The viral campaign to raise money for ALS ... Helped fund a research breakthrough. The ice bucket challenge helped raise 115 million dollars.. With that money ... scientists say they've identified a gene connected to the disease -- which they hope brings them one step closer to finding a cure.

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Residents in Pownal can drink the water again. Governor Peter Shumlin lifted the "Do Not Drink" order yesterday. It has been in place since elevated levels of PFOA were found in the municipal system this Spring. The state says a new carbon filtration system -- installed two weeks ago -- is working. The old Warren Wire factory is the suspected source of the contamination. The state is working with the current owners to come up with a clean up plan.

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What better way to end the week with than with cuteness overload?? Check out this ball of fluff! New York City's Bronx Zoo bred their first penguin baby in the zoo's history back in May. And now, as an adolescent, this little guy can now join the other colony of blue penguins on exhibit.

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Gary have you noticed anything about my face...? I think my lipstick is popping and there's a reason for that! Today is national lipstick day -- ladies can flaunt their favorite colors all day today. Not a fan Gare, no problem, it's also National Lasagna Day and National Chicken Wing Day. So lots to chose from and quite the day to celebrate.

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NE radar/temps: Thunderstorms popped up yesterday, but settled down overnight. The front that came through, N to S, on Thursday has stalled over southern New England, where there are still some showers & thunderstorms. Today: Starting out warm & muggy with lots of clouds. NW/SE split today . . . N & W will see some sunshine, S & E areas will still get a few showers, possible thunderstorms, but they'll be tapering off late afternoon.

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((WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK))

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Now that the D-N-C is over, what are Hillary Clinton's plans as the Democratic nominee for president... Also some new staffers down by the waterfront could bring a more cultural approach to the boating community... And why police are pointing the finger at a G-P-S system for causing a crash in Mendon.

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Today: Starting out warm & muggy with lots of clouds. NW/SE split today . . . N & W will see some sunshine, S & E areas will still get a few showers, possible thunderstorms, but they'll be tapering off late afternoon.

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Hillary Clinton and running mate, Tim Kaine, campaign in Pennsylvania today... just a day after the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention. Clinton made history last night becoming the first woman to accept a major-party nomination for president. The Democratic nominee and other speakers called this election 'a moment of reckoning.' Jamie Yuccas has the latest from Philadelphia.

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Red, white and blue balloons rained down on Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine and their families...moments after the former Secretary of State's historic moment: (SOT Clinton) When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit. (SOT Chelsea Clinton) Our next president, Hillary Clinton Clinton, who was introduced by her daughter, Chelsea... immediately reached out to Bernie Sanders supporters...who repeatedly tried to interrupt her address: (SOT Clinton) " Your cause is our cause." Throughout the speech -- Clinton went back to the night's theme -- 'Stronger Together' ... and blasted Republican Rival Donald Trump's qualifications to be commander in chief. (SOT Clinton) "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons." (STANDUP Jamie Yuccas CBS News Philadelphia, PA) Many people who were here in the arena listening to Clinton's speech said they feel like she understood what's important to them. (SOT MOS) I thought that there was such dignity and class, and patriotism that came through Others praised Four-Star General John Allen for his rousing endorsement of Clinton ... (SOT John Allen) "We must seize this moment to elect Hillary Clinton." ...And commended the father of a fallen Muslim American Soldier for taking on Trump... head-on: (SOT Khizr Khan/ Father of Army Capt. Humayun Khan) "You have sacrificed nothing and no one." (SOT MOS quick) His statement// is probably the single most important statement in this election cycle Delegates ended the night holding hands in prayer...determined to propel Clinton to victory in November. Jamie Yuccas CBS News Philadelphia.

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The Republican presidential nominee wasted no time firing back at some of the attacks via Twitter. In one tweet - Trump took issue with Clinton's refusal to mention Radical Islam ...in another - accused her of being 'owned by Wall Street.

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The state of Vermont could also be making history. Vermont Democratic officials say the Smithsonian has requested the "Vermont" banner that stood over the state's delegation at the D-N-C this week. The banner is being requested to commemorate Bernie Sanders' campaign for president.

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Police say G-P-S is to blame for sending a driver in Mendon dangerously off course. She ended up like this -- balanced on wires attached to a utility pole. Police say it happened when the Dorchester Mass woman tried to make a sudden turn on Route 4, that is when the GPS said she needed to turn because she had gone past her destination. No one was hurt.

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New tonight -- A competitive push to bring tourists to the Queen City is leading to a more multilingual experience on Burlington's waterfront. Eliza Larson has the details.

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Michel Couillard ducks for cover under the shelter of the Burlington boat house -- waiting for the rain to pass. But the Canadian is not in a rush to get back on his boat. ((TC 14:19:22 Title 9441 Michel Couillard/Quebec: "I'm on holiday all the time so I have no problem." 14:23:12)) Couillard has been sailing on Lake Champlain since 1992 -- and has stopped in Burlington hundreds of times. Recently -- he's noticed more people in the Queen City try to speak to him in his native French. ((TC 13:19:19 Title 9441 Michel (qwee-r) Couillard/Quebec: "and it's very, how you say, pleasing?" 13:23:24)) (T(C 17:23:05 Title 9446 Eliza Larson/Burlington: "boats that dock in the burlington marina come from all over, but the harbor master says 75% come from Quebec." 17:31:23)) Burlington Waterfront Manager -- Erin Moreau -- says they are trying to cater to the high number of French Canadians -- by hiring more staff who can speak the language. ((TC 02:42:14 Title 9417 Erin Moreau/Waterfront Manager: "we want to have french speakers here, whether they're conversational or fluent. It helps with conversing over the radios, on the phone and in person." 02:50;04)) Moreau says there are 15 dock masters who work at the boathouse -- about half of them speak French. Like Sylvie Shanks -- who has been on staff for 5 years. ((54:06 Title 9416 Sylvie Shanks/Boat house staff: "often they can speak to us in English but its fun to be able to converse in french as well." 59:01)) Originally from Williston -- Shanks has been taking French since she was in kindergarten. She says that the French Canadian visitors are very appreciative of her willingness to help -- especially when she talks to them in French. They tell her it makes it easier for them -- and she says it's helping her too. ((TC 31:18 Title 9416 Sylvie Shanks/Boat house staff: "so i've learned how to describe the boats and the docks and everything that they need." 35:20)) ((TC 12:51:24 Title 9441 Michel (qwee-r) Couillard/Quebec: "even if they don't speak french well, when they try to speak french, we're so pleased." 12:59:27)) Pleasing to hear -- and making it easier for Couillard to say "oui" to a Burlington visit. Eliza Larson - channel 3 news -- Burlington.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Warm, muggy, mostly cloudy start to the day. Local temps: Mainly in 60s just about everywhere. NE radar/temps: Thunderstorms popped up yesterday, but settled down overnight. The front that came through, N to S, on Thursday has stalled over southern New England, where there are still some showers & thunderstorms. NE dewpoints: Still mainly in 60s, more humid south with some low 70s showing up, but drier more comfortable air to our north & west. U.S. Rad/sat: Frontal boundary stalled to our south. Forecast clouds/precip: Splitting it up, NW to SE today. N & W: some sunshine, but S & E, still some showers, possible thunderstorms. They'll be tapering off late afternoon. Clearing out tonight, and the weekend will start out very nicely with lots of sunshine on Saturday & less humidity. It goes downhill for Sunday, with more showers moving in, especially in our southern zones.

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Today: N & W: Partly sunny S & E: Scattered showers, t-storms Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Patchy fog Lows: 53 to 60 Wind: Light Saturday: Partly cloudy Less humid Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, mainly south Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 70s Monday: Mostly cloudy Scattered showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 68 to 78 Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 80s Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s

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There's a new way to navigate the green -- that could retire the good ol' golf cart. The golf board is like a four-wheel drive electric skateboard. It allows golfers to cut their average game time almost in half ... From 4 hours to 2.5 hours for 18 holes. Golfers can find the new ride at Killington .. And other courses in northern New England.

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((Sam Buduski//Golf Club member 16:45-16:53: "It's going to be more about riding the board than playing golf, we're going to be more excited about hopping on the board and getting to our next shot than taking the shot.")) Starting tomorrow it will be 30 dollars for members golfing 18 holes - a prize package in comparison to the 6500 dollar retail cost. Killington currently has four boards on course.

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A new marina is coming to Monty's Bay on Lake Champlain -- but not everyone is happy about it. Several marinas are already in place along the lakefront in Chazy . Some residents say the guidelines that boaters have to follow regarding proper sewage and trash removal are not being followed -- and they worry a new marina will only 'up' that problem. While some boaters don't see any issue, others feel this would cause more harm than good.

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((Thomas Dragoon/Chazy 1065 03:48:07 "The path we're going on is gonna eventually destroy this lake shore just purely on the pollution. Forget about the fact that having 700 guests here every weekend puts a strain on the town." 03:48:19)) The owners of the Plattsburgh Boat Basin are behind the new marina plan and say it would create room for more than 40 boats and they vow to take care of the lake conditions.

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There are 4 ferry crossings on Lake Champlain. The Fort Ticonderoga Ferry is unique and so is this week's Super Senior. Here's Joe Carroll.

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(00:02:10:00) ((nat sot of motor boat)) It's only fitting that Jon Porter would make his early morning commute to work by boat. (00:26:16:00) ((Jon Porter/Super Senior: She can be a mean old lake when she wants to be though.)) At dawn, Lake Champlain is fairly calm for his journey from Ticonderoga New York to Shoreham Vermont. Jon is a ferry captain and soon he'll be on a much bigger boat. (00:05:50:00) ((Jon: A lot of work to get this thing going in the morning.)) Jon is here over an hour before the first customers arrive. (00:10:31:00) ((Nat sot, Here we go. )) And there's much to do. (00:13:45:00) ((Nat sot, putting up American flag)) (00:12:37:00) ((Jon: Putting up Vermont flag, It's the most important one you know, it has the cows on it and everything. )) Jon is partial to cows, he was a farmer in Ticonderoga but he and his wife Dianne sold the herd years ago. (00:09:30:00) ((Jon: that's all there is to that! )) Jon works 3 days a week putting in 13 hour days. (00:19:41:00) ((Alison: I can't imagine at his age getting up everyday and doing all the stuff he does, he loves being here. )) Alison Matot's family owns the ferry. Jon's worked for 4 owners. (00:31:26:00) ((Jon, Pretty good, all these years here. )) Fifty years in fact. (00:34:12:00) (( Joe: You're kind of a big deal here, huh? Jon: One of the big shots... laughs to alison. )) (00:36:51:00) (( Joe: You got a customer? Jon nods his head yes. )) There's a lone driver on the New York side. (00:37:04:00) ((Nat sot, Alison closing the gate on VT side )) The Fort Ticonderoga ferry is unique. (00:38:08:00) ((nat sot of the cable moving in water. )) It's the only one on the lake that is cable driven. Installed in the 1940's it consists of two lines anchored on both ends of the lake. It keeps the boat straight even in rough weather. (00:44:18:00) ((nat sot, of the cable in action)) (00:38:22:00) ((Jon, Oh boy, I can feel the heat coming now. )) The May through October ferry is also historic - there has been a boat of one type or another crossing these water next to Fort Ticonderoga since the Revolutionary War. (00:39:40:00) (( Alison sprinting to get to passenger)) (00:41:52:00) ((Jon, See we do things the old fashion down here, it's not the other ferries up north. )) (00:42:10:00) ((Jon, We crank our ... we build up our muscles. )) The riders are a mix of tourists and commuters. (00:42:34:00) ((Jon: How you make out Joe on your birthday? )) (00:42:44:00) ((Jon: Morning pumpkin, how are you. )) (00:51:14:00) ((Custormer, Congratulations on 50 years )) Jon who just a few days shy of 78 has to make a choice next year - renew or not renew his captain's license. (00:33:59:00) (( Joe: Big decision? Jon: Probably going to be a big decision. Everybody says, "oh we'll miss you if you don't stay here". )) For now his thoughts are with his customers. (00:07:27:00) ((Jon: You meet a lot of nice people on here you know.)) Th trip across the lake takes only take 10 minutes . For Jon, it's been a journey of a lifetime. (00:45:38:00) ((Jon: Have a good day)) (00:46:00) ((Waving to guy in pickup as he leaves )) Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News - Shoreham.

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When the new Champlain bridge was under construction they were doing 800 cars a day. Things have calmed down considerably since it's completion.

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(((Thursday's mid season championships at Thunder Road made for a great opportunity for drivers atop the point standings to gain a little separation from those giving chase. Instead, we got others making a move to the top. 75 laps in the Late Model feature with double the points on the line. Rick Roberts of Washington, VT starts from the front, but he is just one of several drivers to hold a lead in this race. by lap 20, Boomer Morris, the local boy from Barre, takes the lead, but he's challenged by rookie Marcel Gravel. The pair was way ahead of the pack until the caution flag comes out. It was a familiar theme during this feature. Montpelier's Kyle Pembroke is able to sneak into the picture off another restart. It wouldn't be until lap 68 that Pembroke is able to pass Morris on the outside for his first lead of the night. A caution on lap 73 allows Eric Chase to challenge Pembroke down the stretch, but he holds on for the checkered flag, his second win of the year, and most importantly, the double points. --- Here are the winners from tonight, Wolcott's Brendan Moodie wins the Tigers. And how about 15 year old Peyton Lanphear from Duxbury Getting her first career win in the Street Stocks. They join Pembroke as Mid season champs. More tonight at 6. That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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Almanac: Still hot & humid yesterday. There were thunderstorms yesterday with some heavy downpours, but not everywhere, so there was very little rain officially in the Burlington area. Drought Monitor: Much of the northeast is abnormally dry. There has been a bit of an improvement in some of our northern areas, but there are now severe drought conditions in parts of southern New England, and also western NY. We need rain. We will get some over the next few days, especially in our southern areas where it is needed the most, so that's good.

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Volunteers are already in the kitchen preparing for the annual Greek Festival at the Orthodox Church off Shelburne Road. From noon to five on Sunday, foods such as falafel, and a variety of traditional pastries will be served.

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((GARY DOES SHORT WX .. TAKES FULL SCREEN ... SHOT COMES BACK OUT TO 4SHOT FOR CLOSE)) Splitting it up, NW to SE today. N & W: some sunshine, but S & E, still some showers, possible thunderstorms. They'll be tapering off late afternoon. Clearing out tonight, and the weekend will start out very nicely with lots of sunshine on Saturday & less humidity. It goes downhill for Sunday, with more showers moving in, especially in our southern zones. Still some showers lingering into Monday, and on the cooler side. Then we clear out for mid-week with a warming trend.

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Hillary Clinton makes history at the final day of the Democratic National Convention. She became the first woman to accept a nomination for president in a major party. She and running mate Tim Kaine are set to campaign today in Philadelphia. Clinton also took time during her speech to thank her former rival -- Bernie Sanders.

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((HILLARY CLINTON, (D) PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE "Bernie, your campaign inspired millions of Americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary. You've put economic and social justice issues front and center, where they belong. And to all of your supporters here and around the country: I want you to know, I've heard you. Your cause is our cause.")) The Democratic nominee and others attacked Donald Trump throughout speeches. Trump fired back on Twitter -- citing Clinton's refusal to mention Radical Islam. There's just about 100 days left to persuade Americans to vote for them in November.

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A push to attract tourists to the Queen City is now leading to a more multi-lingual experience at the waterfront. Of the 15 dock masters on staff at the Burlington Boathouse -- about half of them speak French. A waterfront manager says there has been an influx of French Canadians who come to visit in recent years. She says while boats that dock at the marina are from all over -- about 75% of them come from Quebec.

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Splitting it up, NW to SE today. N & W: some sunshine, but S & E, still some showers, possible thunderstorms. They'll be tapering off late afternoon. Clearing out tonight, and the weekend will start out very nicely with lots of sunshine on Saturday & less humidity. It goes downhill for Sunday, with more showers moving in, especially in our southern zones. Still some showers lingering into Monday, and on the cooler side. Then we clear out for mid-week with a warming trend.

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Today: Starting out warm & muggy with lots of clouds. NW/SE split today . . . N & W will see some sunshine, S & E areas will still get a few showers, possible thunderstorms, but they'll be tapering off late afternoon.

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((THANK GARY))

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Hillary Clinton and running mate, Tim Kaine will campaign in Philadelphia today ... just a day after the Democratic National Convention wrapped up. Last night ... Clinton made history on the final day of the convention ... becoming the first woman to accept a major-party nomination for president. But Clinton also took time during her nomination speech ... To thank former rival .. Bernie Sanders.

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((HILLARY CLINTON, (D) PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE "Bernie, your campaign inspired millions of Americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary. You've put economic and social justice issues front and center, where they belong. And to all of your supporters here and around the country: I want you to know, I've heard you. Your cause is our cause.")) The Democratic nominee and other speakers called this election 'a moment of reckoning' ... They took time bashing Donald Trump for threatening to pull the nation apart. And Trump wasted no time .. Firing back .. Via twitter... In one tweet - Trump took issue with Clinton's refusal to mention Radical Islam ... while another - accused her of being 'owned by Wall Street.' Both candidates now have about 100 days to persuade Americans to vote for them in November.

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Now that the DNC is over ... Senator Bernie Sanders will head back to the Queen city... Leaving his presidential bid behind. Former Senate and campaign staffer, Shannon Jackson, was with Sanders the entire campaign journey. He will now head up Sanders' political revolution with the 'Our Revolution' group. Jackson believes the convention provided a solid setting to meet with Sanders' delegates from all over the country - as they search for Bernie-esque candidates to lend political supportl. He spoke to us about what it's been like to play an integral role on the historic campaign.

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((Shannon Jackson "Well as senior advisor to the Senator, I had the privilege of being with him 24/7 whether we were in Iowa, Vermont, all around the nation, and being in those conversations where we talk about from what we're doing next, to where we go from here, it's been an honor to aid him on the campaign trail as much as I can )) Jackson says they're still working on determining whether Sanders' leftover campaign cash can be transferred to finance the political revolution. He adds... the Senator will not be sharing their email and contact lists with either the D-N-C or Hillary Clinton's campaign.

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A mother suffering the loss of a baby.. Says she's forced to relieve her loss because of Vermont Health Connect. In 20-15 Ange Schmehl had an emergency C-section ... Giving birth to twin boys who were less than 2 pounds each. One of the babies died after 16 days in intensive care. Now .. For the past 12 months the family has received notices from Vermont health connect .. Reminding them to pick a pediatrician .. or renew their policy for the child who passed away. The family has asked them to stop... The organization says it processes 800 termination claims a month -- and in the last year they've worked to lower its error rate.

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((Katie Ballard/frustrated with VHC 00:12:50:19 "this is unacceptable."))1 00:13:03:14 "at what point is there accountability from someone higher up in the state to say we need to fix this?"))6 People do not need reminders because of a computer glitch."))9 we need to treat people better and more humanely."))13 It's just not humane.")) ((Lawrence Miller/Chief of Health Care Reform 00:01:58:01 "deeply sorry. This never should have happened.")) there's a series of explanations for why something went wrong at a couple of different points but there's no excuse for that.")) Miller calls the mix-up a "bureaucratic error" -- followed by a series of technical failures.

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Two Vermonters ... Lost in the badlands of South Dakota .. Are found safe. When the two women realized they were lost .. They text a friend.. Who called 911. Crews searched for 12 hours .. Finally finding them not far from where they started. Officials said they were thirsty, but otherwise unharmed.

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Get ready to laugh and be entertained on the streets of the Queen City! This weekend is the ninth annual Festival of Fools -- it's happening right in downtown Burlington, and that's where Tyler is live this morning!

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((What is Festival of Fools? Why does it work best on the street? What are the acts? What can people expect? Who can attend/how much does it cost? DO DEMO! Festival of Fools is Vermont's premier street performing, comedy, and music festival all rolled into one magical weekend in Burlington. This year's Festival promises to carry on a nine-year tradition of offering up something for everyone, with over seventy-five shows throughout the weekend, as the Queen City becomes a symphonic landscape of slapstick, comedy, sight gags and song. It's been said that music is love, and laughter the shortest distance between people. We've enlisted some of the world's finest artists to bring you both. Feel the love, and let the laughs begin!))

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And you have another look at the acts ahead later this hour! Can't wait.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Warm, muggy, mostly cloudy start to the day. Local temps: Mainly in 60s just about everywhere. NE radar/temps: Thunderstorms popped up yesterday, but settled down overnight. The front that came through, N to S, on Thursday has stalled over southern New England, where there are still some showers & thunderstorms. NE dewpoints: Still mainly in 60s, more humid south with some low 70s showing up, but drier more comfortable air to our north & west. U.S. Rad/sat: Frontal boundary stalled to our south. Forecast clouds/precip: Splitting it up, NW to SE today. N & W: some sunshine, but S & E, still some showers, possible thunderstorms. They'll be tapering off late afternoon. Clearing out tonight, and the weekend will start out very nicely with lots of sunshine on Saturday & less humidity. It goes downhill for Sunday, with more showers moving in, especially in our southern zones.

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Today: N & W: Partly sunny S & E: Scattered showers, t-storms Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Patchy fog Lows: 53 to 60 Wind: Light Saturday: Partly cloudy Less humid Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, mainly south Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 70s Monday: Mostly cloudy Scattered showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 68 to 78 Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 80s Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s

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We have developing news this morning out of San Diego California where two police officers have been shot. The San Diego Police Department is actively looking for a suspect or suspects involved. The officers were brought to the hospital and their conditions are unknown. We will bring you more details when we get them.

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An Orlando Night Club is slowly transforming into a Memorial Site. Pulse Night Club where a shooter opened fire -- killing 49 people back in June -- has hundreds of tributes to the victims laying outside the building. All tributes for the victims lost are slowly being preserved by the state's history center -- and the night club staff created a non-profit charity to fund the construction of the memorial.

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More criminal charges could be filed today against a water contamination crisis in Michigan. In 2014, Flint's water supply was tainted with lead after the city's water source was switched from Detroit to the Flint River to save money. Three government employees are already facing criminal charges over the crisis.

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Some big changes could be in the works for blood donors. The F-D-A wants the public to weigh in on the current restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. The law stands that men who are sexually involved with another man in the past year cannot give blood. But the agency wants people to submit ideas on changes to the policy. The ban was established back in 1985 to reduce the risk of H-I-V transmissions -- but it was updated in December.

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The viral campaign to raise money for ALS ... Helped fund a research breakthrough. The ice bucket challenge helped raise 115 million dollars.. With that money ... scientists say they've identified a gene connected to the disease -- which they hope brings them one step closer to finding a cure.

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Residents in Pownal can drink the water again. Governor Peter Shumlin lifted the "Do Not Drink" order yesterday. It has been in place since elevated levels of PFOA were found in the municipal system this Spring. The state says a new carbon filtration system -- installed two weeks ago -- is working. The old Warren Wire factory is the suspected source of the contamination. The state is working with the current owners to come up with a clean up plan.

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One pup is embracing the dog days of summer without a care in the world. This is one-year old Leo making a splash at a Portland, Oregon Park. The rescue pup was playing on the splash pad attempting to take some bites out of the water spouts. It drew quite the crowd.

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Travel days are exciting but what people tend to dread the most is time spent at the airport... This new trend might make things a little easier and probably fun too! Motorized suitcases have recently gone viral and are on many people's birthday gift lists. There's a thumb throttle for the electric motor and hand brakes like you'd find on a bicycle. The fastest you can go is a whopping 8 miles an hour -- and it takes an hour to fully charge the battery. They cost 15-hundred bucks -- they'll start shipping in January.

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NE radar/temps: Thunderstorms popped up yesterday, but settled down overnight. The front that came through, N to S, on Thursday has stalled over southern New England, where there are still some showers & thunderstorms. Today: Starting out warm & muggy with lots of clouds. NW/SE split today . . . N & W will see some sunshine, S & E areas will still get a few showers, possible thunderstorms, but they'll be tapering off late afternoon.

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Now that the D-N-C is over, what are Hillary Clinton's plans as the Democratic nominee for president... Also some new staffers down by the waterfront could bring a more cultural approach to the boating community... And the festival of fools kicks off tonight ..Tyler has a preview.

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Today: Starting out warm & muggy with lots of clouds. NW/SE split today . . . N & W will see some sunshine, S & E areas will still get a few showers, possible thunderstorms, but they'll be tapering off late afternoon.

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Hillary Clinton and running mate, Tim Kaine, campaign in Pennsylvania today... just a day after the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention. Clinton made history last night becoming the first woman to accept a major-party nomination for president. The Democratic nominee and other speakers called this election 'a moment of reckoning.' Jamie Yuccas has the latest from Philadelphia.

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|Red, white and blue balloons rained down on Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine and their families...moments after the former Secretary of State's historic moment: (SOT Clinton) When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit. (SOT Chelsea Clinton) Our next president, Hillary Clinton Clinton, who was introduced by her daughter, Chelsea... immediately reached out to Bernie Sanders supporters...who repeatedly tried to interrupt her address: (SOT Clinton) " Your cause is our cause." Throughout the speech -- Clinton went back to the night's theme -- 'Stronger Together' ... and blasted Republican Rival Donald Trump's qualifications to be commander in chief. (SOT Clinton) "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons." Delegates ended the night holding hands in prayer...determined to propel Clinton to victory in November. Jamie Yuccas CBS News Philadelphia.

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The Republican presidential nominee wasted no time firing back at some of the attacks via Twitter. In one tweet - Trump took issue with Clinton's refusal to mention Radical Islam ...in another - accused her of being 'owned by Wall Street.

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The state of Vermont could also be making history. Vermont Democratic officials say the Smithsonian has requested the "Vermont" banner that stood over the state's delegation at the D-N-C this week. The banner is being requested to commemorate Bernie Sanders' campaign for president.

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A competitive push to bring tourists to the Queen City is leading to a more multi-lingual experience on Burlington's waterfront. Of the 15 dock masters on staff at the Burlington Boathouse -- about half of them speak French. Waterfont Manager, Erin Moreau says that in recent years there has been an influx of French Canadians who come to visit. She says boats that dock at the marina come from all over -- but 75% of them come from Quebec. She says having French-speaking staffers helps with customer service -- and the Canadians who visit really appreciate their help.

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((TC 02:42:14 Title 9417 Erin Moreau/Waterfront Manager: "we want to have french speakers here, whether they're conversational or fluent. It helps with conversing over the radios, on the phone and in person." 02:50;04)) This weekend marks Canada's Construction Holiday -- as well as the Burlington Maritime Festival. The waterfront manager says their French speaking staff is ready for the crowds.

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They're on-street perfomers who make people laugh and smile all weekend long! Get ready for the Festival of Fools. Tyler is getting a live preview this morning -- here in the Queen City!

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((What does it take to be a performer? Who is the target audience? There's a huge variety of acts. What can people expect? What's happening and when? Where do people go? DO DEMO! Festival of Fools is Vermont's premier street performing, comedy, and music festival all rolled into one magical weekend in Burlington. This year's Festival promises to carry on a nine-year tradition of offering up something for everyone, with over seventy-five shows throughout the weekend, as the Queen City becomes a symphonic landscape of slapstick, comedy, sight gags and song. It's been said that music is love, and laughter the shortest distance between people. We've enlisted some of the world's finest artists to bring you both. Feel the love, and let the laughs begin!))

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Current: Warm, muggy, mostly cloudy start to the day. Local temps: Mainly in 60s just about everywhere. NE radar/temps: Thunderstorms popped up yesterday, but settled down overnight. The front that came through, N to S, on Thursday has stalled over southern New England, where there are still some showers & thunderstorms. NE dewpoints: Still mainly in 60s, more humid south with some low 70s showing up, but drier more comfortable air to our north & west. U.S. Rad/sat: Frontal boundary stalled to our south. Forecast clouds/precip: Splitting it up, NW to SE today. N & W: some sunshine, but S & E, still some showers, possible thunderstorms. They'll be tapering off late afternoon. Clearing out tonight, and the weekend will start out very nicely with lots of sunshine on Saturday & less humidity. It goes downhill for Sunday, with more showers moving in, especially in our southern zones.

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Today: N & W: Partly sunny S & E: Scattered showers, t-storms Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Patchy fog Lows: 53 to 60 Wind: Light Saturday: Partly cloudy Less humid Highs: 75 to 82 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, mainly south Lows: 52 to 62 Highs: 70s Monday: Mostly cloudy Scattered showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 68 to 78 Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 75 to 82 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 80s Thursday: Partly cloudy Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 80s

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There's a new way to navigate the green -- that could retire the good ol' golf cart. The golf board is like a four-wheel drive electric skateboard. It allows golfers to cut their average game time almost in half ... From 4 hours to 2.5 hours for 18 holes. Golfers can find the new ride at Killington .. And other courses in northern New England.

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There are 4 ferry crossings on Lake Champlain. The Fort Ticonderoga Ferry is unique and so is this week's Super Senior. Here's Joe Carroll.

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(00:02:10:00) ((nat sot of motor boat)) It's only fitting that Jon Porter would make his early morning commute to work by boat. (00:26:16:00) ((Jon Porter/Super Senior: She can be a mean old lake when she wants to be though.)) At dawn, Lake Champlain is fairly calm for his journey from Ticonderoga New York to Shoreham Vermont. Jon is a ferry captain and soon he'll be on a much bigger boat. (00:05:50:00) ((Jon: A lot of work to get this thing going in the morning.)) Jon is here over an hour before the first customers arrive. (00:10:31:00) ((Nat sot, Here we go. )) And there's much to do. (00:13:45:00) ((Nat sot, putting up American flag)) (00:12:37:00) ((Jon: Putting up Vermont flag, It's the most important one you know, it has the cows on it and everything. )) Jon is partial to cows, he was a farmer in Ticonderoga but he and his wife Dianne sold the herd years ago. (00:09:30:00) ((Jon: that's all there is to that! )) Jon works 3 days a week putting in 13 hour days. (00:19:41:00) ((Alison: I can't imagine at his age getting up everyday and doing all the stuff he does, he loves being here. )) Alison Matot's family owns the ferry. Jon's worked for 4 owners. (00:31:26:00) ((Jon, Pretty good, all these years here. )) Fifty years in fact. (00:34:12:00) (( Joe: You're kind of a big deal here, huh? Jon: One of the big shots... laughs to alison. )) (00:36:51:00) (( Joe: You got a customer? Jon nods his head yes. )) There's a lone driver on the New York side. (00:37:04:00) ((Nat sot, Alison closing the gate on VT side )) The Fort Ticonderoga ferry is unique. (00:38:08:00) ((nat sot of the cable moving in water. )) It's the only one on the lake that is cable driven. Installed in the 1940's it consists of two lines anchored on both ends of the lake. It keeps the boat straight even in rough weather. (00:44:18:00) ((nat sot, of the cable in action)) (00:38:22:00) ((Jon, Oh boy, I can feel the heat coming now. )) The May through October ferry is also historic - there has been a boat of one type or another crossing these water next to Fort Ticonderoga since the Revolutionary War. (00:39:40:00) (( Alison sprinting to get to passenger)) (00:41:52:00) ((Jon, See we do things the old fashion down here, it's not the other ferries up north. )) (00:42:10:00) ((Jon, We crank our ... we build up our muscles. )) The riders are a mix of tourists and commuters. (00:42:34:00) ((Jon: How you make out Joe on your birthday? )) (00:42:44:00) ((Jon: Morning pumpkin, how are you. )) (00:51:14:00) ((Custormer, Congratulations on 50 years )) Jon who just a few days shy of 78 has to make a choice next year - renew or not renew his captain's license. (00:33:59:00) (( Joe: Big decision? Jon: Probably going to be a big decision. Everybody says, "oh we'll miss you if you don't stay here". )) For now his thoughts are with his customers. (00:07:27:00) ((Jon: You meet a lot of nice people on here you know.)) Th trip across the lake takes only take 10 minutes . For Jon, it's been a journey of a lifetime. (00:45:38:00) ((Jon: Have a good day)) (00:46:00) ((Waving to guy in pickup as he leaves )) Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News - Shoreham.

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When the new Champlain bridge was under construction they were doing 800 cars a day. Things have calmed down considerably since it's completion. ((TEASE TO WEATHER))

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Almanac: Still hot & humid yesterday. There were thunderstorms yesterday with some heavy downpours, but not everywhere, so there was very little rain officially in the Burlington area. Drought Monitor: Much of the northeast is abnormally dry. There has been a bit of an improvement in some of our northern areas, but there are now severe drought conditions in parts of southern New England, and also western NY. We need rain. We will get some over the next few days, especially in our southern areas where it is needed the most, so that's good.

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Hillary Clinton makes history at the final day of the Democratic National Convention. She became the first woman to accept a nomination for president in a major party. She and running mate Tim Kaine are set to campaign today in Philadelphia. Clinton also took time during her speech to thank her former rival -- Bernie Sanders.

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((HILLARY CLINTON, (D) PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE "Bernie, your campaign inspired millions of Americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary. You've put economic and social justice issues front and center, where they belong. And to all of your supporters here and around the country: I want you to know, I've heard you. Your cause is our cause.")) The Democratic nominee and others attacked Donald Trump throughout speeches. Trump fired back on Twitter -- citing Clinton's refusal to mention Radical Islam. There's just about 100 days left to persuade Americans to vote for them in November.

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The state of Vermont could also be making history. State Democratic officials say the Smithsonian wants the "Vermont" banner that stood over the state's delegation at the D-N-C this past week. The request comes to commemorate Bernie Sanders' campaign for president.

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A woman takes a dangerous drive in Mendon -- and blames her GPS. This is how her car ended up -- balancing on wires attached to a utility pole. Police say it happened when the Dorchester, Mass woman tried to make a sudden turn on Route 4 -- following her GPS, because she passed her destination. No one was injured.

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A push to attract tourists to the Queen City is now leading to a more multi-lingual experience at the waterfront. Of the 15 dock masters on staff at the Burlington Boathouse -- about half of them speak French. A waterfront manager says there has been an influx of French Canadians who come to visit in recent years. She says while boats that dock at the marina are from all over -- about 75% of them come from Quebec.

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A new marina is coming to Monty's Bay on Lake Champlain -- but not everyone is excited for it. There are other marinas along the lakefront in Chazy . And some residents argue boaters aren't following proper sewage and trash guidelines. They worry a new marina will only make that problem worse.

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((Thomas Dragoon/Chazy 1065 03:48:07 "The path we're going on is gonna eventually destroy this lake shore just purely on the pollution. Forget about the fact that having 700 guests here every weekend puts a strain on the town." 03:48:19)) The owners of the Plattsburgh Boat Basin are behind the new marina plan and say it would create room for more than 40 boats.

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And -- that's a wrap. Gary, over to you.

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Splitting it up, NW to SE today. N & W: some sunshine, but S & E, still some showers, possible thunderstorms. They'll be tapering off late afternoon. Clearing out tonight, and the weekend will start out very nicely with lots of sunshine on Saturday & less humidity. It goes downhill for Sunday, with more showers moving in, especially in our southern zones. Still some showers lingering into Monday, and on the cooler side. Then we clear out for mid-week with a warming trend.

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Splitting it up, NW to SE today. N & W: some sunshine, but S & E, still some showers, possible thunderstorms. They'll be tapering off late afternoon. Clearing out tonight, and the weekend will start out very nicely with lots of sunshine on Saturday & less humidity. It goes downhill for Sunday, with more showers moving in, especially in our southern zones.


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