Fri 23-JUN-2017 Early A.M. News Script

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If Franklin county is part of your commute today -- state police want you to keep an eye out for an older, damaged car on the road. This was what was left when police found out that a car smashed into a storage unit on Swamp Road in Franklin. Police say the driver responsible was no where to be found when they got there and witnesses say the car was an older model Chevrolet with extensive damage to the frontend and driver's side door. If you know about this, police want to hear from you.

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Parents will always tell their kids to pull over in a public area if you're stopped by a police officer. I'm sure instances like this is why. Police say a man approached a teenage girl who was driving. The girl told police -- the man flashed an ID card that said "Springfield Police" on it -- asked her to prove she didn't have drugs -- before driving off. Witnesses say he was driving a black or brown Subaru station wagon with Vermont plates. Contact Springfield police if you have information.

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Questions of racism are swarming around Milton's school district. Some community members wonder if race was a factor in their decision not to move forward with a possible hire. The school's hiring committee unanimously recommended LeVar Barrino for the job. Barrino has years of experience working with children at the Boys and Girls Club in Burlington.

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((Courtney Steinberg, Milton 0470 36:16-26:23 "The only conclusion we can bring and have is that this is a decision made only out of racism.")) The board chair read a statement saying it tabled the vote to hire the candidate because it needed and still needs more information.

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More visitors and more spending in the granite state. That's what New Hampshire officials are hoping for this summer. Starting next Friday through the Fourth of July, officials anticipate seeing more than 1 million visitors -- generating at least 150 million dollars. In the grand scheme of things -- officials are banking on 17 million visitors this summer -- and raking in just over 2 billion dollars. Those numbers are up by 4 percent compared to last year. State officials say it's because of more overnight visits, extended weekends and even day trips planned.

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I hear this all the time, the summer goes by too quickly. An article I came across from Only In Your State -- gives us the top 7 places in Vermont to visit for day trips. Here they are: Shelburne, Manchester, Norwich, St. Johnsbury, Woodstock, Stowe and of course Burlington. In the article it mentions particular touted spots in each place that earned them high rankings.

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Inside The Forecast: Today: Showers, t-storms. Breezy, warm, & humid. Highs: 78/88 Wind: SW 10-15+ mph Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Showers, t-storms. Lows: 62/68 Wind: SW 5-10 mph Saturday: Becoming partly cloudy. Chance few showers, t-storms. Turning less humid. Highs: 77/84 Wind: NW 10-15 mph Extended Forecast: Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Fog Lows: 50s Sunday: Partly sunny. Scat'd showers. Highs: 72/78 Lows: 48/58 Monday: Partly sunny. Scat'd showers. Highs: 65/75 Lows: 45/55 Tuesday. Partly sunny. Scat'd showers. Highs: 65/75 Lows: 48/58 Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Chance few showers. Highs: 70s Lows: 55/65 Thursday: Partly sunny. Chance showers, t-storms, PM. Highs: 75/85


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