Sun 12-MAY-2013 6 P.M. News Script
Good evening- thanks for joining us, I'm Adam Sullivan. A Hinesburg teen-- involved in an ATV accident this weekend -- has died from his injuries. It happened early Saturday morning on the Buck Hill Road West in Hinseburg. Police say 16-year-old Clinton Norris was found unconscious by his father. He was transported to Fletcher Allen in critical condition and later died. The C-V-U Sophomore was a member of the school's cross country team. School officials notified parents that counselors will be available at school Monday and that there will be moments of silence throughout the school day.
Police have identified the body of a man pulled an Essex reservoir. A body was recovered Saturday afternoon from the Indian Brook Reservoir. Police say 41-year-old Edward Daggett-- of Essex-- was found in the water near the dam. The cause of death is still under investigation pending the results of an autopsy. However, police say there are no indications of foul play.
Two families are homeless following an early morning fire in St. Johnsbury. It happened on Spring Street. Red Cross officials say several fire departments were involved in putting down the blaze Sunday morning. They say one family of two adults and a child needed financial support -- including help with food and clothing. Temporary shelter was arranged for the other family of two adults. The cause of the fire was not available.
It's the first day of the year for Shelburne Museum . And as Deanna LeBlanc explains -- it will also be their last opening day.
The lilacs are in full bloom -- and the green grass is growing -- sure signs it's springtime at Shelburne Museum. ((Tom Denenberg/Museum Director: 03:03:28 the two weeks leading up to opening day are a madhouse the full staff are fully engaged getting the grounds groomed beautifully. 37)) Opening day is always a big affair -- about two thousand people make their way to the grounds -- where there are activities for people of all ages. From Arts and Crafts -- to tea Parties with your favorite dolls. ((2:51:46 i got to make a box. it looks great. 2:51:50)) ((Colin Halliburton: 2:59:12 i really like the Ticonderoga. 2:59:15 2:59:18 it's old and it sailed and now you an see it and actually can explore in it. 2:59:23)) Colin Halliburton loves coming every year with his family -- but this year is different -- organizers say it's the last of it's kind. ((Tom Denenburg: 03:05:41 this is our 66th season. it's very exciting for us -- once we are open for the season, we are never closing again. 03:05:47)) A new Arts and Education Center -- set to open August 18th -- will stay open year round. The museum is traditionally closed after the fall tourist season until May. ((Denenberg: 03:04:48 That will become a mini Shelburne museum in the winter time, so the center for art and education and the visitors center will be open. 56)) Denenberg says the new building -- which will host temporary exhibitions, classes, and has an adutiorium for music events and film series -- is part of an effort to reconnect with the community. ((03:06:20 we have the new building which opens in august and we have this wonderful new fence where people can actually see the museum grounds, so we're beginning to reorient the museum toward route 7 so the museum becomes part of the village and part of the community. 03:06:32)) Building on a bond between the museum, and the town it's calls home. DL CH 3 News, Shelburne.
The museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm thru October. In November-- the new winter schedule kicks in -- the museum will be open 10-5 every day except Monday.
Rutland unions are in contract negotiation that could end city pension plans for future employees. The Rutland Pension board is negotiating current union contracts -- to eliminate pension participation for future city employees. The decision is based on a shortfall in the funding of the pension system. In the negotiated contracts, new hires will be placed in the Vermont Municipal Employees Retirement System and will NOT be offered the city program.
((Dave Alliare / Rutland Board of Alderman "People are living longer and contracts have re-negotiated -- benefits have increased and not necessarily folks on either from the city side or the employee side have put enough in to cover the benefits going out.")) The Fire department is the first union that has agreed to get rid of city pension plans for new hires. The Department of Public works is currently in contract negotiations. Under the new contracts -- current members WILL be allowed to stay in city pension program.
Vermont Lawmakers will be back at it this week trying to strike budget and tax agreements. The session was slated to wrap up Saturday, but slow going Friday over reaching a final budget and tax deal scuttled adjournment plans. The Governor and House and Senate leaders agreed early last week to not seek any new taxes. But a tax proposal revealed by lawmakers Friday called for tweaking the state income tax to an adjusted gross income model -- shifting the tax burden to wealthier Vermonters. The Governor says the proposal is not acceptable.
(( 5-10 KM 47:54 Gov. Peter Shumlin D-Vermont "I've made very clear we should not raise income taxes, sales taxes, meals taxes on hard working vermonters when we don't the money. And finally, that was our agreement and I expect the to stick to it.)) A $10 million dollar budge shortfall also needs to be addressed.
They work to protect and serve the public. Today- they had a different task-- serving breakfast. Dozens of police officers from Chittenden County donned aprons and served Mother's Day Brunch at J.P.'s Deli and Restaurant in Essex for the annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser. Patrons are asked to leave a regular tip for the host restaurant, and then a second tip for law enforcement -- which goes to the Special Olympics. More than 9-hundred patrons left tips this Mother's Day. Organizers expect donations will total well over one thousand dollars.
((Brianne Williamson/South Burlington Police Officer: I think it's just. A great way for law enforcement to be partnered with something as ... You can say special Olympics and everybody knows what you're talking about. But it's investing more than in just the name so much more than that, it's the athletes and that's why I do it.)) And if you missed brunch this time around -- a second tip-a-cop event is held on Fathers Day.
still to come on tonight's news... tackling binge drinking on campus... plus... a sign of the season .. Outdoor farmer's markets are opening... First here's Dave with the weather...
An effort to address binge drinking at Dartmouth College has led to a national dialogue at other campuses. The National College Health Improvement Project was launched two years ago at Dartmouth to help reduce problem drinking by scientifically measuring progress and sharing strategies that work. Since then 32 other colleges have signed on -- including the University of Vermont -- which has started sending emails to parents before big party weekends urging them to talk to their kids about high-risk drinking. At UNH, health officials served free breakfast to Homecoming tailgaters to remind students to keep their stomachs full and to stay hydrated.
State Health officials are holding the second of three clinics this week to test people for the mosquito-borne disease -- eastern equine encephalitis. Triple - E killed two Vermonters last year in Brandon and Sudbury. The study, of volunteers, is to determine how many people have been exposed to the virus, but have not gotten seriously ill. It will take place Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m. at the Sudbury Town Hall. The final clinic is scheduled for May 29th in Whiting.
A sure sign of Spring returned to Burlington this weekend. Hundreds of people filled City Hall Park Saturday for the return of the outdoor Farmers' Market. Organizers say they remain committed to making sure more than half of the vendors are selling products from Vermont farms. This year dozens of new businesses are setting up shop.
((Chris Wagner, Market Manager "it provides an opportunity for so many farms and local businesses to have that interaction with the customers and to get that first-hand feedback from them which I think is so important for our businesses. In addition to farm favorites, the market continues to add to its mix of gift and craft offerings in an attempt to appeal to tourists visiting the city. The summer farmer's market will be open through October.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy & cold. Patchy frost. Few flurries in Adirondacks. Low: 27/35 Wind: SW 10-15 mph MONDAY: Partly sunny & cool. Isolated shower. High: 45/53 Wind: SW 10-15 mph MONDAY NIGHT: Mainly clear & cold. Areas of frost. Low: 25/33 Wind: Light TUESDAY: Mostly sunny & cool. High: 50/58 Low: 25/33 Wind: NW 5-10 mph WEDNESDAY: AM sun, then increasing clouds. Showers overnight. High: 60s Low: 40s THURSDAY: AM shower, then partly sunny. High: 65/75 Low: 45/55 FRIDAY: Partly sunny. Chance for a shower or T-storm. High: 70s Low: 45/55 SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Isolated shower. High: 65/75 Low: 40s SUNDAY: Partly sunny. Isolated shower. High: 65/75
A bunch of Engineers standing in the way of Middlebury college and a 16th trip to the NCAA final four. RPI is the cinderella story of this tournament looking for another upset in the regional finals. Everyone wanting to get out there and be a part of the fun today at Middlebury's Kohn Field. --- The Panthers score 2 in the first five minutes of the game. Both goals are by Emma Kramer. Middlebury up 2-0. --- But RPI answers with three straight, Jamie Wakefield the pass to Erin Riley who one times it home. 3-2 Engineers. --- Pantehrs down one, a minute to go in the half, Ellen Halle buries the free position shot. Her only goal of the game. --- It looked like we were going to the break tied, but with 2 seconds left on the clock, Wakefield with the second of her two goals on the day. Middlebury down 6-5 at the half. --- RPI goalie Allie Arnal had a terrific tournament including today. A great stop here, but watch this she ends up giving the ball right to Middlebury's Laurel Pascal. She capitalizes on the turnover. A big play there. It's 7-6 RPI. --- Middlebury goes on to score 6 of the final 7 goals. Halle to Katie Ritter for one of her three goals. We're tied at 8. --- Then it's Kramer with the jumping shot giving her team the lead for good. She finishes with three goals. The Panthers go on to the 10-8 win. They are headed to the final four. The comeback really started with that turnover by RPI.
(((just worked hard ...:25)))
For the second straight spring, Syracuse ended the Dartmouth women's lacrosse season in the NCAA Tournament. The Big Green falling 21-8 in a second-round match-up at SU Soccer Stadium. Dartmouth ends the season 11-8.
Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference will not play in tonight's game 6 at Toronto due to an undisclosed injury. The Bruins have a 3-2 series, but the B's may be just as desperate to close this out tonight as Toronto will be to keep this series alive. (((out there and execute...:32)))
Baseball today, Blue Jays and Red Sox wrapping up their series at Fenway. Sox starter Ryan Dempster allows 6 runs in 5 innings. Jose Bautista with the first of his 2 homeruns. It's 3-0 Jays after 3. --- A scary moment for the Sox in the fourth and I'm not talking about the homerun. Watch Shane Victorino slam into the wall trying to make the catch. His glove goes flying into the Blue Jays bullpen. Victorino stayed in the game, but the Sox lose again, 12-4. The Jays take 2 of 3.
Mothers Day in Kansas City. The Yankees looking for the Royal Sweep. --- The Bombers go back to back in the third inning. Vernon Wells hits his second homerun in as many games. He has 10 homers on the season. Robinson Cano had the second homer. 3-1 Yankees. --- New York gets some insurance in the fifth, it's wells again, this time the RBI single. Yankees win 4-2 and have now won 5 straight.
Finally tonight, who says the ski season is over. The Craftsbury Outdoor Center hosting the slush cup this afternoon. They basically take the last of the winter's snow pile and roll it out for the slushy nordic skiing fun. There were head to head sprints and relay races, it's just a nice way to send off the season.
(((TRT:20 OC: Even more people...)))
Today is that special day to cherish and say thanks to our moms. Ali Freeman hit the streets to asks people to complete the sentence "I love my Mom because..." here are some of the answers...
((Evan Forbes / Middlebury "I love my mom because she is really nice and caring and we just have a lot of fun together when we are hanging out.")) ((Kayla Thomas / Rutland "I love my mom because I know she is there for me 24/7 and she is always going to be my best friend--no matter what.")) ((Stephan Carpenter / Pittsford "she is just the best mom ever. She is a really really great mom.")) (Butted) ((Rachel Carpenter / Pittsford "she loves us a lot and takes care of us. I am glad to have her as a mom.")) ((Greg Roth / Rutland "I love my mom because she is wonderful and talented. And also she does things for me like we got to the mall and go shopping and spend time together.")) ((Tori Tobin / Rutland "she is not with me anymore, however she was the best mom in the world. She always had a snack and a loving smile when I came home and I miss her with all my heart -- happy mothers day Mom, I love you!")) ((Colin Haas / Rutland "She was my first friend)) ((Maddie Todd / Williamstown "like she said, my best friend." Kayce Todd "my best friend!")) ((Charles Gardener / Rutland "she is the most beautiful woman in my life.")) ((Cameron Forbes / Middlebury "we have a lot of fun when we hang out and we have a lot of stuff in common.")) ((Morgan Kathan / Ludlow "I love my mom because we wouldn't be here without her.")) ((Carson Kathan / Ludlow "she is a beautiful young lady and the kindest woman I have ever met and she is over there. Hi mom.")) ((Abrielle St. Pierre / Castleton "I love my mom because she is kind to me, and she loves me and she adores me."))
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