Thu 25-SEP-2014 6 P.M. News Script
Tomorrow marks the 60th anniversary--of WCAX on the air. And to celebrate-- we are airing a special documentary tomorrow at 5:30 called Vermont's Own Legacy: 60 Years of WCAX. I spoke with the producers of that broadcast earlier today. But first, here's a preview... (00:02) ((Voice over: Although the first channel 3 broadcast wasn't until 1954, the story of WCAX began in Vermont in the 1930s." 00:07 Jim Douglas: "Vermont was somewhat of a backwater, we were a very rural state, agriculturally focused, not much industry here, it was a state whose population hadn't grown a lot at that point.")) (00:22)
((WCAX History)) ((The documentary process)) ((People we will hear from)) ((What Makes WCAX unique)) ((Surprising facts discovered))
Again there is no Thirty tomorrow because we are airing Vermont's Own Legacy: 60 Years of WCAX. That special will also be rebroadcast on Saturday at 1:30 in the afternoon.
We ran out of time for the caramel apples -- but The Thirty is back on Monday and we'll make them for you then. Now it's time for the Channel 3 News at 6 with Kristin and Steve. Good evening ...
Good evening. I'm Kristin Kelly. And I'm Steve Bottari - in for Darren. A day after gunfire sends parts of Lamoille County into lockdown, a Waterville man had his day in court. Chris Burnor denied charges of attempted first degree murder and reckless endangerment. Alex Apple is back from court - and has new details about the case from the newsroom tonight. Alex. Kristin, Chris Burnor led police on a nine hour manhunt yesterday that covered nearly all of Northern Vermont. We've learned today that what started as a verbal altercation -- sent Burnor into a fit of rage -- a type of anger Burnor told police he struggles to control.
(NAT shackles)) Chris Burnor entered a Lamoille county court Thursday -- (920:02 NAT -judge "mr. Burnor")) just a day after police say Burnor shot Tommy Zapantis -- a man he knew as "Tommy Dreads" . The two knew each other - because they both dated the same woman recently. After his outburst, Burnor sped away from the scene-- leading police on a nine hour manhunt in Lamoille County. (35:49 Judge Dennis Pearson)(("He believes this may have resulted from going into a rage because he was disrespected and because he suffers from a traumatic brain injury.")) Burnor pleaded not guilty Thursday -- and will be held without bail. (21:05 Kelly Green/Burnor's attorney)(("We would agree with the state's motion to hold him without bail for now.")) After his arrest, prosecutors say Burnor admitted to police -- he was the person that fired three rounds out of a 9mm Luger handgun. (22:10 Prosecutor Joel Page)(("The evidence of guilt is clearly great in this case.")) Court papers show Burnor claims he went into a quote -- 'red tunnel of rage' after he felt disrespected in the parking lot of the Cumberland Farms in Morrisville. After firing three rounds at Zapantis, police say he fled the scene in his blue Honda Civic Del Sol. (standup 41:21 Alex Apple)(("CHris Burnor told police he came out of his rage and realized he'd made a big mistake. He chucked his gun into the river before continuing here up Brooklyn street and threw his other magazine into the yard of a nearby home.")) The Waterville resident told police he ditched his car behind a friend's home -- and started walking along back streets toward Johnson -- ducking into the woods as he spotted police cars driving by. Late Wednesday night police arrested him -- without a fight -- on Route 109 in Johnson. 12 hours later, the judge ordered that Burnor give a blood sample to test for drugs. (judge Dennis Pearson 34:02)(("Mr Burnor is to be transported immediately to Copley Hospital.")) The victim Tommy Zapantis remains in stable condition at Fletcher Allen.
Burnor admitted to police Wednesday night that he was an intravenous drug user. He will receive another bail hearing as soon as he is appointed a permanent public defender.
A man is in stable condition tonight after an argument turns violent in Wilmington -- and ends with his throat slit. Elizabeth Keatinge joins us now live from Rutland with the details -- Elizabeth, what's the story here? Police say a man's neck is slashed and and three men are facing charges. The crime scene in Wilmington today is something that residents tell us is the last thing they need after they have struggled to get back on their feet following Tropical Storm Irene.
((Lisa Sullivan/Wilmington Works 01:11:11:03 It is frustrating. It's saddening :13)) For Wilmington residents, a scene like this on East Main Street is tough to see. They've been working hard to rebuild their town since it was hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene. ((Lisa Sullivan/Wilmington Works 01:10:25:24 We have struggled with economic development in the area for a while and I think that, we had thought that we were turning the corner. :32)) Police say it all started -- as a fight outside the Wilmington Village Pub Wednesday night. Officers say four people were involved: 22-year-old Joseph Arsenault of Wilmington, 29-year-old Joseph Beaton Jr. of Wilmington, 29-year-old William Roy of Dover and 24-year-old Josh Heroux of Waterveliet (WATER-VLEET), New York. By the time officers arrived, the group was gone. But -- investigators say the fight continued...at a new location...Arsenault's East Main Street home, where Beaton allegedly stabbed Roy in the neck. ((Police Chief :There's no danger to the public. :58)) What caused the argument is still unclear. Police say a crime like this is rare in this small community of just more than 22-hundred. ((Chief Joseph Szarejko/Wilmington Police Dept. 01:03:16:04 An isolated incident, that all parties knew each other.:19)) Officers tell us there have been other incidents recently in Wilmington, but their town is not rampant with crime. 5 burglaries in the last 3 months. ((nats box)) Still, some residents aren't taking chances. Christian Engel owns Ratu's Liquor and Market down the street from the crime scene. Thursday he was getting a $700 dollar security system delivered to his business. ((Christian Engel/Ratu's Liquor and Market 01:19:52:06 This is like, the town is finally on its feet, from Irene and better than ever in my opinion and then now you got all this other stuff, now it's just another concern for the community. 01:20:01:22)) In spite of these new challenges -- residents say their town is strong. ((Lisa Sullivan/Wilmington Works ((01:11:13:10 I think that we can just continue to do the best work that we possibly can. We have a lot of faith. :19))
Now charges are forthcoming. Beaton will face charges of aggravated assault and burglary. Heroux faces a burglary charge and Arsenault will get a charge of aggravated assault.
A pedestrian hit in a crosswalk in Burlington. The crash shut down Pine Street near Howard Street for much of the afternoon. Police say the 47-year-old man was crossing Pine street when he was hit. He suffered a broken leg. Police are investigating whether the man was in the crosswalk when it happened. Police say the driver -- 54 year old Kenneth Wrisley -- stopped immediately and is cooperating with the investigation. Police do NOT believe drugs -- alcohol -- or a cell phone were factors. No word on any charges.
One of the best high school basketball coaches in Vermont -- has been fired. School officials at BFA-St. Albans say Ken Fairchild has been fired from his job as an assistant football coach -- and the school sought a no trespass order against him. School officials will not say why -- only that it is a personnel matter. Fairchild resigned his job as BFA basketball coach back in June -- after 40 years with the program. He is one of the winningest coaches in Vermont history with over 425 victories.
A Vermont judge has dismissed an embezzlement charge against a former Lyndon State College varsity baseball coach. Forty-eight-year-old Edward Poland, of Essex, had pleaded not guilty to a felony charge that he stole about ten thousand dollars from the college baseball team. Judge Robert Bent ruled this week that prosecutors could not fully document what happened to the missing funds -- or that Poland converted any money to his own use.
Science scores of Vermont's students slip -- in some cases dramatically. Kyle Midura explains the drop in standardized testing results, Kyle - Steve - Vermont's top educator says flaws in the test may account for some of the dip, but the reading and math tests may be the biggest culprit.
Every year Vermonters in fourth, eighth, and eleventh grades take a standardized science test. Student scores from May are down with less than half considered proficient. Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe says the federal law tying school funding to test results in reading and math -- where test scores show better trends -- could be to blame. (23:09) ((Rebecca Holcombe we're concerned about the heavy emphasis on No Child Left Behind and whether it might be discouraging some districts from really investing in science from the earliest grades)) GFX The percentage of 8th graders meeting the proficient mark fell seven points to 25 percent this year from last year's four year high of 32. Results for 11th graders slipped a bit this year, but are up over the last four, while 4th grade scores fell from 54 percent to 44 in that same time period. Holcombe says state-wide averages don't capture the wide-range of students' grasp of science. (22:25) ((Rebecca Holcombe there's tremendous variability across systems - on the one hand that might be a cause for concern, on the other it's also a path forward)) Holcombe chose White River Junction's elementary school to announce the scores- saying the teaching models from well-performing areas like this one need to be brought to under-performing schools and districts. Teachers here try to make classes more interactive and flexible as a way to help students absorb the content before moving on. Test results show the state cannot move on from a stubborn achievement gap. Despite significant efforts to close the gap between low-income students' scores and their peers' -- like expanded meal programs -- that divide has grown. (25:01) (( Rebecca Holcombe We have a particular group that we are challenged with and that is reaching particularly boys who are growing up in poverty in our state)) Next spring - students wont take the NECAP in reading and math - instead switching to a computerized test. The NECAP will remain for science testing, but Holcombe says they can't let a flawed test and federal system get in the way of a quality science education.
Test results in the other two state using the NECAP -- Rhode Island and New Hampshire -- are also down. A spokesperson for the state's teacher's union said the group agrees wtih Secretary Holcombe's of No Child Left Behind's negative impact on science instruction.
Dan Dowling is here. Another nice day out there. A few more clouds out there than what we had yesterday, but otherwise a very good looking day. We're probably saving the best weather of the week for the end of the week though as skies clear out tonight and some slightly warmer temperatures arrive on Friday. (wx script)
A new president for Fletcher Allen Health Care. Eileen Whalen will begin her duties as president and chief operating officer early next year. Right now -- Whalen is chief executive of a medical center in Seattle, Washington. She will report to Dr. John Brumsted -- who remains CEO of Fletcher Allen.
A big box store is closing in the Upper Valley. The K-Mart in Claremont New Hampshrie is slated to close in December. A liquidation sale will begin this Sunday. The company tells us the closing is part of its strategy to reduce expenses -- and tranform it's business model. The store has 59 employees -- who will get severance packages -- and be able to apply for jobs at other KMarts and Sears stores in the area.
Channel 3 is celebrating a special anniversary. ((Vermonter I have had it a few months now and after watching it for some time I would not trade it for the best cow I have in my barn.)) Tomorrow marks 60 years that people have been tuning into WCAX. For the last eight months our team here at the station has been working on a documentary exploring the history of Channel 3. The piece includes interviews with some of the faces you see here everyday as well as journalists from our past -- and power players from across Vermont.
((Andrick Deppmeyer, WCAX Creative Services"the idea is just to condense the rich history of WCAX into 30 minutes and that takes you back pre 1954 to the 1930's Vermont and what it was like and how the station was founded.)) You can tune in tomorrow night at 5:30 for the full half-hour 60th anniversary special right here on Channel 3.
(( Leahy "Like so many Vermonters I grew up with WCAX and I want to congradulate you on your 60th anniversary at a time when not many exist that long, you have. And as a Vermonter, I'm glad to see you here."))
A push to get graphic designers -- together -- and networking with other young professionals. The idea is to build business connections -- and lure educated young professionals to the area. Melissa Howell has more on Vermont Design Week.
((Jamie Lucia/Solidarity of Unbridled Labour Intern 00:33:02 "I'm really into patterns so I'll just go crazy as far as that goes, it's really fun." 00:33:08)) Jamie Lucia graduated from Burlington College with a degree in graphic design. Now, she freelances for local businesses -- and is an intern at the graphic design company -- Solidarity of Unbridled Labour. ((Jamie Lucia/Solidarity of Unbridled Labour Intern 00:41:26 "I'm positive that I'm going to find a great job after this." 00:41:30)) She also hopes connections made through Vermont Design Week will help her on her path to success. Vermont Design Week is on a mission to put the state's graphic designers in the spotlight. ((Alaina Castillo/Vermont Design Week Event Co-Director 00:24:14 "By showcasing the work that we're doing as designers, we're encouraging students to come here because they can visualize themselves staying and working here." 00:24:23)) The event is put on by the Vermont chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Printmaking workshops, panel discussions and networking events will take place throughout Chittenden County. It's the first year of Vermont Design Week -- and for many, a much needed outlet for creative minds. ((Jamie Lucia/Solidarity of Unbridled Labour Intern 00:36:03 "There's only so many jobs to a million graphic designers because Burlington is just so creative that it attracts people from all over." 00:36:11)) She hopes to break into the business right here in Vermont... ((Alaina Castillo/Vermont Design Week Event Co-Director 00:26:33 "I've been noticing a lot more smaller designers, smaller studios, independent designers who want to chose quality of life in addition to the work that they do and this is a great place to do it." 00:26:44)) The Agency of Commerce says the graphic design -- which is part of the professional services sector -- hasn't grown much in recent years, but Vermont does have 2 and a half times more graphic designers than the national average. ((Ken Jones/Agency of Commerce -and community development - Economic Research Analyst 00:04:33 "Graphic design does benefit a great deal from information technologies so that graphic designers are more and more productive because of the use of computers." 00:04:45)) That means while the number of graphic designers moving to Vermont might not be seeing significant growth, but the ones who stay here -- learn more -- developing high-tech skills. ((Alaina Castillo/Vermont Design Week Event Co-Director 00:23:38:00 "The work that comes from here is high quality, it's seen as high quality and we want to encourage other states to see our work and ultimately bring more work into the state of Vermont." 00:23:49)) And for Lucia building her resume through events like this -- will make her more attractive to companies here in Vermont and across the U-S. ((Jamie Lucia/Solidarity of Unbridled Labour Intern 00:33:06 "it's really fun." 00:33:08)) Melissa Howell, Channel 3 News, Burlington.
We have more details about Vermont Design Week -- in our info-center -- at WCAX-DOT-COM.
A warm weekend on the way? Foliage is brightening up and the weather couldn't be better heading into Saturday and Sunday.
Tonight skies will become mostly clear for all of us, with some areas of fog. Overnight lows will be mainly in the 40s. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are looking awesome! High pressure will bring us sunshine and warmth. Highs will be well into the 70s, and even a few lower 80s. With some great foliage already out there, especially in our north-central areas, Northeast Kingdom, northern NH, and the higher elevations of the Green Mountains & Adirondacks, it will look like fall, but feel like summer. Looking ahead, a weak front may roll in later on Monday into Tuesday with just a couple of showers, but it's not looking like a big deal.
In Campaign 20-14 tonight -- We're looking at how Candidates running for New York's 21st Congressional District want to grow the North Country's economy.
(TC 00:09:12:15 Tile 3875) ((Aaron Woolf/Democrat for NY Congress "This bill will increase the federal minimum wage to 10 dollars and 10 cents an hour. It will put more cash in North Country pockets, it will increase sales on main street, and it will greatly reduce the money we pay for public assistance." 00:09:25:14)) (TC 00:27:59:20 Tile 3918) ((Elise Stefanik/Republican for NY Congress "I'm open to increasing the minimum wage as long as small businesses have a seat at the table, I've been on record on that issue. And regardless of how many times Aaron Woolf continues to spread falsehoods, I've been leading on that issue since the Republican Primary." 00:28:13:01)) Woolf also calls for passing legislation called "the Buffett Rule" -- a tax plan which would increase taxes by 30 percent for those making more than a million dollars a year. Stefanik is against the so-called Buffett Rule.
A Vermont man accused of murdering a Shelburne toddler is out of jail 26-year-old Joshua Blow left the state prison in St. Albans last night -- after a judge agreed earlier this week to set bail at 25-thousand dollars. Blow is charged with killing 2-year-old Aiden Haskins back in July. Murder defendants are often held without bail -- but Judge Michael Kupersmith agreed to allow bail -- after finding that the state's evidence against Blow is "paper thin."
A large police presence in St. George today -- after reports of a man potentially armed -- in the woods -- and wearing body armor. (POLICE CAR WHIZZES BY) State Police tell us Steven Lyons was taken into custody around 12-30 after K-9 units were brought in to find him. Troopers say an altercation started at a home on Forest Road. Lyons fled after someone called 911. Police say he then severed the phone line. Lyons was later arrested for domestic assault and interference with emergency services. He was taken to the hospital for a possible drug overdose. A court date has not been set.
A Bennington man is facing animal cruelty charges. Police seized dogs from the home of 37-year old Dereck Jensen - police say many showed serious injuries like bitten necks and missing body parts. Five dogs had to be euthanized. Jansen -- has pleaded not guilty.
A boil water order for people in Fair Haven. Town officials say the water has tested positive for Coliform. We'll let you know when it's safe again to drink the water.
College students in Plattsburgh are helping young girls -- gain confidence. Shine On is a program run by Plattsburgh State to build self esteem in girls before they reach middle school. It's taught by Plattsburgh students and staff. Once a year girls can attend a workshop at the university -- and Shine On just expanded to workshops for parents. The program covers how to deal with peer pressure, body image, and building confidence.
(TC 00:00:58:19 Tile 3839) ((Colleen Lemza/SUNY Plattsburgh "By the time they get to be in middle school and high school, 1 in 4 girls has had suicidal ideations, eating disorders -- mental health and social type issues." 00:01:10:14)) The CVPH Foundation donated 5-thousand dollars this year to run the programs. The first parent workshop is Thursday at 6PM at 30 City Hall Place in Plattsburgh. It's free and open to the public. That's news around the region.
Starting Line Sports ...we are on the eve of the 2014 Ryder Cup, but if you want to see the action, set your alarm clock. The opening matches both tomorrow and Saturday morning will begin at 2:35am Eastern Time. As for Friday's first four-ball matchups, we'll get to that in a moment. Today at Gleneagles, Scotland it was the opening ceremonies. ((TRT: 20 ... OC: ... out on applause)) ((Tom Watson/ And now it is my great pleasure to introduce the 2014 United States Ryder Cup team. From Woodstock, Vermont... Keegan Bradley)) U-S captain Tom Watson introducing his team...Keegan Bradley one of seven members of this 12 player squad that was part of the U-S collapse two years ago at Medinah where Europe rallied in the Sunday singles from a 10-6 deficit to retain the Cup. In fact, the U-S has won the Ryder Cup just once in the last six tries and has not raised the Cup in Europe since 1993, the last time Watson was captain. At the end of today's ceremony, the pairings for the four Friday morning four-ball matchups were announced...and the one that had everyone talking afterwards was saved for last...
((TRT: 22 ... OC: ... Out on applause)) ((Announcer/ Who are the American duo in match number four?)) ((Watson/ Representing the United States in the last and final matchup of the morning session ...Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson.)) ((Paul McGinley/ Representing Europe will be Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy)) So Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson, who went 3-0 pair together two years ago at Medinah...face the number one player in the world in Rory McIlroy, winner of this year's British Open and PGA Championship and Sergio Garcia, one of the most successful Ryder Cup players ever, who also is currently ranked 5th in the world. In his post ceremony press conference, Watson himself called that matchup the main event of the first round, but added that every match is important... here we go.
Friday covering will be seen on the Golf Channel...and remember, the first match tees off at 2:35am our time. The Keegan Bradley match will begin at 3:20am. I recommend you got to be now.
(( LaDuke "Congratulations WCAX on 60 years of Sizzling programming. ))
In the 1950s, most children with cystic fibrosis died before the age of five. Fast forward to today -- and major therapeutic advancements, along with early screening and diagnosis -- have improved the length and quality of life for patients -- dramatically. Bridget Barry Caswell has our report.
It's clinic day at the Vermont Cystic Fibrosis Center at Fletcher Allen Health Care. And for patients like 10-year-old Bridget Mallo -- a height check and weigh-in are routine on these visits -- made several times a year. (00:36:10) ((natsnd: 77 point four. 35 point 1 kilos. Awesome.)) Bridget's cystic fibrosis makes it difficult for her to breathe. Thick mucous clogs her lungs and she needs to do airway clearance -- and cough it up --several times a day. Like most CF patients, the genetic disease also affects her pancreas -- so digestive issues are common -- and so too are frequent infections. (00:03:07) ((natsnd: You do three vests and one hand. Is that what it is, or is it all vest? Vest and one hand. The hands at school, right? Yeah.)) Doctors say cystic fibrosis is a difficult disease to treat. It is complex -- with dozens of medications and vitamins required each day. (:06:20:19) ((Dr. Thomas Lahiri/FAHC Cystic Fibrosis Center: There are so many different therapies that are available. We have people that can inhale antibiotics at home. There are medications that help thin down the mucus in their lungs. There are anti-inflammatory medications that we use and all these different antibiotics when people do get some symptoms you try to threat them and them with all of the other nutritional support that they get.)) (11:02) ((natsnd: Breathe in. Keep going, keep going, don't stop, don't stop,keep going.)) But it's all those therapies and a mandated newborn screening test that are now keeping patients alive longer. Decades ago, children died before reaching school age -- today, they're living decades longer -- with new drugs and early intervention. (00:04:51) ((Dr. Thomas Lahiri/FAHC Cystic Fibrosis Center: The change in life expectancy is due to different therapies that have come along. First, the enzyme replacement therapies that were available in the late 50's, early 60's and then antibiotics had a huge impact.)) (:09:53) ((Dr. Thomas Lahiri/FAHC Cystic Fibrosis Center: This is no longer a pediatric disease. This used to be a pediatric disease, taking care of by pediatricians and now, I think this year, I think half of the CF patients in the United States are adults.)) Half of an estimated 30-thousand nationwide. 17 year-old Stephanie McKeel is one of them. (918:10) ((Stephanie McKeel/Cystic Fibrosis Patient: Yeah, people live up until their 60's now than they used to live. Before elementary school they would die, but I guess I have a good outcome.)) And she's living a full life as a high school athlete, a good student, and a mentor to others. She's a cystic fibrosis patient -- expected to live longer because of major medical advancements. BBC, Ch. 3 News, Burlington
The Vermont Cystic Fibrosis Center currently has about 1-hundred-50 patients. It is one of about a hundred certified programs in the country -- with a national study placing it in the top ranks for screening... nutrition...and lung function. That's health watch.
If you have managed to escape a frost so far, you know your gardening days are numbered. If you want to hurry the ripening process along, Sharon Meyer and garden expert Charlie Nardozzi have some suggestions.
((Well Charlie, in spite of the beautiful sunny weather we have, we are transitioning into some fall crops. Exactly, and if you've got some crops that have been growing and they haven't quite matured yet, you might want to encourage them to actually form the little things that you want from them. Times a wasting! Times a wasting! So one of those crops is brussel sprouts. Now luckily with brussel sprouts, they'll go til October, November, it will take a frost and be ok. But by now, you should have the sprouts forming. Those are the little sprouts all along the stalk. If you don't see any sprouts forming or if they are really teeny, then you've got to do something to encourage them. And the simple thing to do, is to just cut the top of the brussel sprout plant right off. And that encourages it. And what that will do, is it will send more energy to forming the sprouts on the stalk, and less energy to forming new growth. And then hopefully in a couple of weeks or so, you'll start seeing them form, and who knows, by Thanksgiving you'll have brussel sprouts! Now the winter squash and pumpkins, not as fortunate as brussel sprouts, as soon as the frost hits, they are going to die. So if you've got some of those forming, butternuts or some blue hubbard, or some pumpkins and they aren't really mature yet, you might want to cut the ends of those vines off, and take any of the small squash and flowers off too. Really, ok. Because that's again, going to take energy away from the actual fruits, and of course you don't want to throw your flowers away, you want to have them as a snack! With a little olive oil, garlic and tomato sauteed, it's delicious! Yum! ))
(( Frmr Gov. Douglas "Congradulations Channel 3 on the first 60 years of service best wishes for many more."))
Charlie Nye is a history detective. For decades he's interviewed older residents in Highgate about what it was like growing up in the town. Now Joe Carroll asks the questions and introduces us to this week's Super Senior.
Highgate is a typical Vermont town. There's an old cemetery, a park and a convenience store. But as Charlie Nye sees it, there is so much more. (00:01:50:00) ((Charlie Nye/Super Senior, It was a thriving business, there were all kinds of business going on. )) He's talking about a community in the early 20th century that was once booming with sawmills, foundries and even tourists coming for it's mineral water. Charlie is the town historian. (00:03:36:00) ((Charlie Nye, Yes, There has been a lot of changes.)) Charlie loves the history of the town so much that just across the street from his home. (00:08:03:15) ((nat sot, taking the closed sign off.)) Is the Highgate Historical Society Museum. (00:08:09:21) ((nat sot, Open for business.)) It's Charlie's pride and joy. (00:56:15:10) (( Joe: Sounds like you have fun over here. Charlie: I do, I do, I have learned too. )) The museum opened in this location in 1997, Charlie and a group of people including his wife Louise and son Doug have raised money through bake sales and other fund-raisers to keep the place running. Most of the artifacts have been donated. (00:54:35:28) ((Charlie Nye/Super Senior, The first group that came in the building, historical members stood at the door upstairs and said my land, whatever are we going to put in here. )) Now the museum is chock full of memories of a bygone era. (00:09:31:10) ((Charlie Nye/Super Senior, some of the things are...show how hard it was for our ancestors to cope a living.)) Every fall the 4th grade class from Highgate Elementary makes a trip to see Charlie and learn about their heritage. (00:27:49:11) ((Nat sot, Hi there! )) (00:29:02:17) ((Nat sot, Charlie and JoAnn hugging.)) Retired teacher JoAnne Campbell started the field trips about the same time the museum opened. The kids have been coming ever since. (00:29:14 :20) ((Nat Sot, Good morning Mr. Nye, good morning children.)) (00:29:40:22 ) ((Nat sot, It's quite a thing to see all your smiling faces this morning.)) The kids pepper him with questions. (00:32:12:21) ((Charlie Nye/Super Senior, Highgate was founded in August 17th 1763. )) (00:32:28:10) ((Charlie Nye/Super Senior, The Highgate Manor was the home of Doctor Baxter in 1818.)) (00:41:38:00) ((JoAnne Campbell/Retired Teacher, This museum talks about so many things that have been here and that perhaps aren't here any longer. )) Joe Carroll (01:06:50:24) ((Joe Carroll/WCAX, For example, most people in town have no idea that this was the location of the Manor Mayfair until the 50's. They were burning brush when it got out of control engulfing the whole building )) Back at the museum, the kids are questioned by the 83 year old history buff about other things from the past. (00:39:09:17) (( What is it? Kids: A sled, a sleigh. A tub! Charlie: Bathtub!. )) And every group that comes to the museum becomes history with a lasting image. (00:27:50:18) ((Charlie Nye/Super Senior, Stand right here and we will get a picture of all you smiling children this morning. )) Learning that almost a hundred year earlier a group of students posed on the same porch, also full of hopes and dreams. (00:48:25:24) ((Nat Sot, thank you Mr. Nye. Thanks for coming. )) A lesson learned. Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News, Highgate Center.
Charlie hopes his son Doug will take over at some point, but for now, he's happy sharing the towns history with everyone.
Four weeks into the Vermont high school football season, things are starting to take shape. With all twelve teams having at least one loss, Division Three looks as wide open as it has been in years. But in Division's One and Two ...defending champs Middlebury and Rice, both 4-0, still look like the favorites to repeat. Who in Division One can step up and challenge the Tigers. It just might be St. Johnsbury this year. The Hilltoppers are technically 3-0...but hold a 28-3 lead late in the third quarter of their lightning delayed game at BFA-St. Albans that they will finish playing next month. St. Johnsbury has only won two football state titles, the last coming in Division Two back in 1994...and last year lost to Middlebury in the D-1 quarterfinals 48-6. But this season, St. J has been the surprise of Division One, making a statement with an opening win over Rutland...and overcoming a game CVU squad this past weekend 52-40 to remain unbeaten. Middlebury and St. Johnsbury don't meet in the regular season, so if both stay perfect, they would only collide in the state final. There's a lot of football left before then, but for now, St. J coach Rich Alercio is proud of the effort his players have given him.
((TRT: 30 ... OC: UP UNTIL NOW)) ((Rich Alercio/ We've changed the culture. All the work that they've put in is justified. When we tell kids we're going to lift three times a week, we're going to train all summer long, we're going to lift in early hours during the school year, if you don't have these results, they start to question the justification of why you are doing all that. So it validates everything that we've been doing. We talk to the kids that the wins are a byproduct of everything that we do. We don't win on Saturdays and Friday nights. We win by everything that we've done since the season ended last year up until now.))
In Division Two, there is only one unbeaten team left in the state other than Rice...and that's Burr & Burton. The Bulldogs are 3-0... their game at North Country two weeks ago being cancelled following a disease outbreak that impacted the North Country football team. Burr and Burton picked up a victory over Division One Mount Anthony this past weekend. They travel to face a good Bellows Falls club Saturday, host Rice in two weeks, and close out the regular season against Fair Haven, so the Bulldogs know they'll be tested but they still feel good about the team they have.
((TRT: 28 ... OC: IN DIVISION TWO)) ((Tyler Pearce/ We try to get pumped up, but at the same time we have to take a step back and really focus on what we need to get better on. We have five turnovers against MAU. We have the offense, we have the defense, so if we can fix those turnovers, fix those penalties, we've got them.)) ((Griffin Stalcup/ Bellows Falls is one of the better teams in D-2. We don't really know where we are in the state. We're 3-0, Rice is 4-0. Whoever wins this week will be one of the best teams in Division Two.))
There are eight games on the schedule for tomorrow night, including St. Johnsbury making the long trip down to Brattleboro to face the Colonels. Burr and Burton will be in action Saturday, visiting Bellows Falls. And we'll be here tomorrow night at 11pm, covering all the action in Week Five of the Friday Football Frenzy.
Week four of the NFL season kicks off tonight with an NFC East showdown. The New York Giants visiting the Washington Redskins. Both teams are 1-2 with the loser in danger of falling three games back of division leading Philadelphia. You can see the game right here on Channel Three. Pregame starts at 7:30pm. Kickoff at 8:25pm.
It's raining in the Bronx, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi says the team and Major League Baseball will do everything in their power to play tonight's game versus Baltimore, which is Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium. New York was eliminated from the playoffs yesterday, but the game does mean something to Baltimore, who could still catch the Angels for the best record in the American League and home field advantage in the playoffs. So if tonight's game does end up being rained out, it could still be played on Monday, the day after the regular season ends.
Tonight at 11 - remembering a Highgate woman -- one year after a deadly road rage incident -- Alex Apple will have that story. Plus -- new intelligence reveals an ISIS plot targeting subway systems in the US and Paris -- that's next on the CBS Evening News. Good night. Good night.
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