Tue 27-JAN-2015 Early A.M. News Script

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Good morning I'm Ali Freeman. As New England continues to monitor the powerful coastal storm settling in --New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has declared a state of emergency -- and shut down non-essential government offices In Vermont -- a winter storm warning has been issued for Southern Vermont counties. VTrans says trucks on the roads -- with more on standby.

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Along with road crews -- utility companies across the state say they are ready for the storm. In anticipation of any potential outages -- Green Mountain Power has already placed all of their line workers-- about 150 people-- all over the state. GMP says once it has fixed any power outages in Vermont -- crews may head south -- to the blizzard zone along the coast - to help storm recovery there.

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Two women are in the hospital this morning with tramautic injuries -- after a head-on collison in Killington. State Police say around 10:45 last night -- 43-year-old Cassie Reed of Woodstock -- crossed the center line on U-S Route 4. They say she crashed into oncoming traffic -- and hit 50-year-old Eileen Generess of North Clarendon. Both drivers were taken to the hospital for traumatic injuries. Police say -- further investigation determined Reed was under the influence at the time of the crash -- with a B-A-C of point-1-5-7.

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Police say two hand guns have been stolen from a home in Dummerston. State police say someone broke into the house on Fisch Road around 5-PM Monday. Anyone who may have seen suspicious behavior or cars in the area is asked to call police.

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A New York City man has been sentenced for gun crimes in South Burlington. Federal authorities says 26-year old Devon Holmes arranged for a Vermont woman to buy two guns for him in what authorities call "straw purchases." Holmes already had three felony convictions and was not legally allowed to buy guns. He was arrested -- with the firearms -- during a routine traffic stop in New York City. Local and federal authorities worked together to trace the guns back to Vermont. Holmes will spend five years behind bars.

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Agricultural runoff is causing almost half of the phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain. It's a point Governor Shumlin singled out in his inaugural address. He has announced plans for new policies that target farmers -- who don't meet clean water practice standards. As well as a push for a new fee for agricultural fertilizer. State officials were in Franklin County outlining their approach to the Governor's initiative.

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(00:03.08:05) ((David Mears, Environmental conservation commissioner "There is an all in attitude up here that I am confident is going to drive real change and make a real difference. ")) (00:08.12:01) ((Chuck Ross, Secretary of Agriculture "And as David Mears suggested, it is not just about agriculture and it is not just going to be about agriculture addressing this problem. It is going to require an all in approach from all Vermonters from all walks of life. ")) The anti-runoff proposals need approval from lawmakers before going into effect.

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Big storm will bring fairly heavy snow to our southern areas, a few inches of snow in northern areas. Windy. Clears out Wed. Clipper with some light snow late Thursday into Friday. Cold & blustery late Friday and Saturday. More snow possible late Sunday into Monday.

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Good morning I'm Ali Freeman. As New England continues to monitor the coastal storm settling in -- New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has declared a state of emergency -- and shut down non-essential government offices In Vermont -- a winter storm warning has been issued for Southern Vermont counties. VTrans says trucks on the roads -- with more on standby.

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Along with road crews -- utility companies across the state say they are ready for the storm. In anticipation of any potential outages -- Green Mountain Power has already placed all of their line workers-- about 150 people-- all over the state. GMP says once it has fixed any power outages in Vermont -- crews may head south -- to the blizzard zone along the coast - to help storm recovery there.

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A New York City man has been sentenced for gun crimes in South Burlington. Federal authorities says 26-year old Devon Holmes arranged for a Vermont woman to buy two guns for him in what authorities call "straw purchases." Holmes already had three felony convictions and was not legally allowed to buy guns. He was arrested -- with the firearms -- during a routine traffic stop in New York City. Local and federal authorities worked together to trace the guns back to Vermont. Holmes will spend five years behind bars.

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A new exhibit at the Shelburne Museum captures the Green Mountain state before the digital age. The exhibit is by Nathan Benn -- he worked as a photographer for National Geographic for 20 years. The display is based on his book -- (Koda-chrome) kodachrome Memory -- based on the popular camera film -- which debuted in 1935 and was known for its lush colors and quality of light it delivered.

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((TILE SPARE4222_01 Thomas Denenberg/Shelburne Museum 00:01:41:07 "So its very rich exploration of what I would say the beginning of the modern or contemporary era in Vermont. "00:01:48:13)) The exhibit runs through May -- we have more information in our infocenter at wcax dot com.

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Big storm will bring fairly heavy snow to our southern areas, a few inches of snow in northern areas. Windy. Clears out Wed. Clipper with some light snow late Thursday into Friday. Cold & blustery late Friday and Saturday. More snow possible late Sunday into Monday.

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ... And I'm ... Gary Sadowsky starts us off this morning with quick check on the weather. weather intro (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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It's a winter storm that's hitting a number of east coast cities and it could hit hard in parts of our region as well. Adam Sullivan is live in Southern Vermont with the latest .. Adam how's it looking out there ...

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A big storm means big bucks for the region's ski industry and other businesses connected to it.

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((nats: snow guns)) It has been the machines, not Mother Natural, that have been coating the ski mountains in our region this winter. But, at smaller resorts that lack big budgets for snow making, like Whaleback in Enfield New Hampshire, that also means some mountains have yet to fully open every run. ((Dick Harris/Whaleback: "everybody is looking forward to it. Everybody has pent up feelings and emotions. They want to ski. They want this whole area open and this will make the difference.")) And it's not just the skiers and riders looking forward to fresh snow. The president of Golf and Ski Warehouse says there is a direct correlation between big storms and increased sales. ((Scott Peters/Golf and Ski Warehouse: "There is no substitute for snow fall. The reality is we live up here in new Hampshire and Vermont. We love snow. We want to be active, we want to be out in it. It's really been just an ok winter relative to snowfall.")) Caroline Shepard-- of Pomfret- is buying new boots. Helping the company's bottom line and getting ready to get back on the slopes. ((Caroline Shepard/Pomfret: " Knowing someone who works at Suicide Six and knowing they have been desperate for some snow, this should be a real positive for the skiway and I'm hoping to get down there on my days off.")) And other mountains, like Whaleback, are hoping to cash in as well. Filling the lifts, and lifting the spirits, of an entire industry. ((Harris: Bring it on. Yeah, the more the merrier."))

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Two women are in the hospital this morning with tramautic injuries -- after a head-on collison in Killington. State Police say around 10:45 last night -- 43-year-old Cassie Reed of Woodstock -- crossed the center line on U-S Route 4. They say she crashed into oncoming traffic -- and hit 50-year-old Eileen Generess of North Clarendon. Both drivers were taken to the hospital for traumatic injuries. Police say -- further investigation determined Reed was under the influence at the time of the crash -- with a B-A-C of point-1-5-7.

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Two hand guns were stolen from a private home on Fisch Road in Dummerston. State police say the home was burglarized at about 5PM Monday. Anyone who may have observed suspicious behavior or cars in the area during that time is urged to contact police.

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From nut restricted classrooms to specially designated tables.... Vermont schools have a patchwork policies when it comes to protecting students from life-threatening allergies. But a new policy this year in the Chittenden South Supervisory Union is taking a different approach. At the Shelburne Community School -- it means, instead of segregating students with different kinds of allergies -- like peanuts -- at stand alone tables in the lunchroom, the new "allergy-aware" policy aims to empower students to keep themselves safe.

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(00:20:09 Tile 1946 )((Jocelyn Bouyea/SCS School Nurse "We felt like, rather than to say we are a nut-free school and think that 1,000 people who are entering this building everyday are nut free, we felt like it was a false sense of security and maybe even dangerous. We said lets look at the indiviudal and try to figure out a way to help that child live in a world with allergens -- and do it safely.)) In the cafeteria -- the new policy means any student can choose to eat at an allergy aware table. It also stresses more wiping down of tables; More hand washing; No sharing food; And less food-centered celebrations like birthdays. Alexei (RubenstEYEne) Rubenstein will have more on the new policy in the second installment of 30 Schools in 30 Days -- tonight at 6:00.

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Agricultural runoff is causing almost half of the phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain. It's a point Governor Shumlin singled out in his inaugural address -- saying that he also announced plans for new policies that target farmers -- who don't meet clean water practice standards -- and his push for a new fee for agricultural fertilizer. State officials were in Franklin County outlining their approach to the Governor's initiative.

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(00:03.08:05) ((David Mears, Environmental conservation commissioner "There is an all in attitude up here that I am confident is going to drive real change and make a real difference. ")) (00:08.12:01) ((Chuck Ross, Secretary of Agriculture "And as David Mears suggested, it is not just about agriculture and it is not just going to be about agriculture addressing this problem. It is going to require an all in approach from all Vermonters from all walks of life. ")) The anti-runoff proposals need approval from lawmakers before going into effect.

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(anchors introduce gary) Big storm will bring fairly heavy snow to our southern areas, a few inches of snow in northern areas. Windy. Clears out Wed. Clipper with some light snow late Thursday into Friday. Cold & blustery late Friday and Saturday. More snow possible late Sunday into Monday.

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Today: Snow, blowing & drifting Heaviest south Highs: 13 to 20 Wind: N 15 to 25 mph Tonight: Snow tapering to snow showers Lows: 2 to 12 Wind: N 10 to 20 mph Wednesday: A few AM snow showers Then clearing Highs: 17 to 24 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Mostly cloudy Light snow developing late Lows: -5 to 10 Highs: 20s Friday: Light snow Turning blustery Lows: 12 to 22 Highs: 20s Saturday: Partly cloudy Blustery, cold Lows: 0 to -15 Highs: 2 to 12 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers late Lows: 0 to -15 Highs: 12 to 22 Monday: Groundhog Day! Chance for snow Lows: 0 to 10 Highs: 12 to 22

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An estimated 60 million people are waking up to what could become a blizzard of epic proportions. And it's a good bet most of them will stay right where they are. Anne Marie Greene has the latest...

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A blizzard is bearing down on the Northeast. Up to 3 feet of snow is predicted in some areas across New England, along with hurricane-force winds. In parts of New York , Connecticut and Massachusetts, it's illegal to be out on the roads driving. Thousands of flights and trains have been cancelled and schools are closed today. It will be a day of remembrance at Auschwitz It was 70 years ago the Soviets liberated the Nazi concentration camp where up to one and a half million people, mainly jews were killed during the Holocaust. About 300 survivors are in Poland for ceremonies. And the Patriots and Seahawks will gather at the U-S Airways Center for Super Bowl Media Day. Journalists from around the world will be there and the Patriots will likely face questions about deflate-gate. The Pats owner says his team did not deflate footballs used in the AFC Championship game and he wants an apology once they're cleared. The big game is Sunday. Those are some of today's top stories. Anne Marie Greene, CBS News, New York.

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Welcome Back! Lots of chatter on the web today about the weather but there are some other big stories we are following including the official website of Malaysia Airlines getting hacked by a group claiming to support the terror group, Isis. Users who logged onto the site Monday saw these images - A Malaysia Airlines airbus and messages that read "404, plane not found" and "hacked by lizard squad -- official cyber caliphate. The browser tab also read Isis will prevail. In a Facebook post, Malaysia Airlines said its domain name system has been compromised but insists its internal servers containing passenger information are secure. The airline is restructuring itself in the wake of the loss of two of its airliners last year.

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Soon, there will be a new way to watch television. Hailed as a Millennials dream, Dish has announced Sling TV. For twenty dollars a month -- the internet TV service streams 11 networks including ESPN, CNN, TNT and Disney. To watch, you'll just need a hearty broadband internet connection and can view it on all streaming devices. There are some downsides.... including most channels won't let you rewind or pause live TV. And there are some shows you won't be able to watch on-demand.

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That's not the only big change in broadcast television. The NFL launched a Youtube channel that includes game previews, highlights, and post-game recaps, along with other clips from the network. Also, when you do a Google search for a game, you'll see video highlights pop up right on the search page.

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Big storm will bring fairly heavy snow to our southern areas, a few inches of snow in northern areas. Windy. Clears out Wed. Clipper with some light snow late Thursday into Friday. Cold & blustery late Friday and Saturday. More snow possible late Sunday into Monday.

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Look out for the Kindergarteners at a school in the Northeast Kingdom! They are turning into state champions through a new program that has them using a popular game to succeed in the classroom. As Alex Apple learned, these young people are not only winners, they are learning how to be more attentive students.

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((21:38 Reporter Q: If you had to guess, who's about to win this game?)) This is third grader Dillon Washer... (21:44 Dillon Washer)(("I can't really tell.")) Washer is playing last year's kindergarten state champ in chess -- a whiz kid with a plan to win in just two moves. (Cameron Griffin 20:08)(("Scholarsmate -- it's umm a really easy checkmate and its not hard. All you have to take is one pawn and you're in checkmate.")) Griffin and Washer are part of the chess club at Albany Community School -- which is using new "focus driven activities" like chess to help kids increase their concentration in the classroom. ((Chess NATS)) (10:15 Chess Coach Todd Rivver/Albany Community School)(("The more they can calm themselves and focus on a very specific activity, it translates well into mathematics, reading.")) (28:24 Nicole Smith/8th Grade)(("The classes afterwards, it's like my mind is cleared or something. It helps me focus in class.")) Chess coach and principal Todd Rivver says the bi-weekly practices help kids avoid the temptation to be a pawn to video games or other electronics. (Todd Rivver 09:23)(("We're competing with video games, all kinds other things these days, but this kind of activity, the kids are thinking, they have to pause.")) (35:18 AA STANDUP)(("It's the lessons learned on these model chess boards that have even translated to success at the state championships.")) The middle school team won the state championships last April-- and several other students were top finishers -- a rare feat for a school of just 87 kids. (09:49 Chess Coach Todd Rivver/Albany Community School)(("It's definitely a tool in our toolbox here at school to get kids to think in a slow deliberate way.")) Half the student body now fills the club -- ((02:30 Teaching at Boards NAT)) A big increase from the few kids who first joined Coach Rivver when the effort got off the ground two years ago. No longer the king of this club -- he's seen his students' focus and skill improve first hand. (14:09 Chess Coach Todd Rivver/Albany Community School)(("When it first started I could play 2-3 at the same time and not focus so much.")) The new kings...like Cameron. ((29:24 Check NAT)) Have seen not just their play improve -- but their focus and confidence as well. ((Cameron NAT)) Students from kindergarten to 8th grade make up the club -- volunteers help the youngest learn the game. As for the experts, they'll look to defend their state title in April -- the winners of that potentially going onto the national championship. ((AA Channel 3 News))

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Storm Coverage-- V-Trans updates us on the road conditions... a saranac man behind bars after an investment scheme... and a new exhibit at the Shelburne Museum...

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But before we get to those stories -- let's take a quick look at how the weather is shaping up this morning.

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And now as we continue our coverage, we'll go to Brent Curtis from V-Trans. He joins us on the phone with the latest on the conditions... Good morning Brent, thanks for joining us... ((What are some of the problem spots right now?)) ((What can drivers expect through the day?)) ((how many crews are out?)) ((has there been any pre-treating for this storm?)) ((any word on crashes or areas of caution?))

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Along with road crews -- utility companies across the state say they are ready for the storm. In anticipation of potential outages -- Green Mountain Power has already already placed all of their line workers-- about 150 people-- all over the state. Dotty Schnure, of GMP, says the fluffy nature of the snow will be helpful -- because its less likely to pull down power lines.

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(00:11:16:00-00:11:26: 00) ((Dorothy Schnure/GMP: We might get a lot of snow, but it's so cold that it looks like it will be light and fluffy, and that typically causes some scattered outages, but nothing like we saw in December)) GMP says once it has fixed any power outages in Vermont -- crews may head south -- to the blizzard zone along the coast - to help storm recovery there.

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More than a decade behind bars for a former (SARAH NACK) Saranac Lake man convicted for his role in a massive investment scheme. 65 year-old William Stehl conned more than 300 people into investing in bogus alternative-energy projects. The scam reportedly netted him -- and his accomplice, Richard (RA ZIG NAL) Rossignol, -- more than 8-million dollars. (RA ZIG NAL) was convicted in July. Both men must also pay all of the money back.

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A New York City man has been sentenced for gun crimes in South Burlington. Federal authorities says 26-year old Devon Holmes arranged for a Vermont woman to buy two guns for him in what authorities call "straw purchases." Holmes already had three felony convictions and was not legally allowed to buy guns. He was arrested -- with the firearms -- during a routine traffic stop in New York City. Local and federal authorities worked together to trace the guns back to Vermont. Holmes will spend five years behind bars.

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A new exhibit at the Shelburne Museum captures the Green Mountain state before the digital age. The exhibit is by Nathan Benn -- he worked as a photographer for National Geographic for 20 years. The display is based on his book -- (Koda-chrome) kodachrome Memory -- based on the popular camera film -- which debuted in 1935 and was known for its lush colors and quality of light it delivered.

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((TILE SPARE4222_01 Thomas Denenberg/Shelburne Museum 00:01:41:07 "So its very rich exploration of what I would say the beginning of the modern or contemporary era in Vermont. "00:01:48:13)) The exhibit runs through May -- we have more information in our infocenter at wcax dot com.

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(anchors introduce gary) Big storm will bring fairly heavy snow to our southern areas, a few inches of snow in northern areas. Windy. Clears out Wed. Clipper with some light snow late Thursday into Friday. Cold & blustery late Friday and Saturday. More snow possible late Sunday into Monday.

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Today: Snow, blowing & drifting Heaviest south Highs: 13 to 20 Wind: N 15 to 25 mph Tonight: Snow tapering to snow showers Lows: 2 to 12 Wind: N 10 to 20 mph Wednesday: A few AM snow showers Then clearing Highs: 17 to 24 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Mostly cloudy Light snow developing late Lows: -5 to 10 Highs: 20s Friday: Light snow Turning blustery Lows: 12 to 22 Highs: 20s Saturday: Partly cloudy Blustery, cold Lows: 0 to -15 Highs: 2 to 12 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers late Lows: 0 to -15 Highs: 12 to 22 Monday: Groundhog Day! Chance for snow Lows: 0 to 10 Highs: 12 to 22

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((OC..Kane O'Neill... )))

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(The UVM men suffered their first conference loss of the season last Thursday on the road against the University of New Hampshire. They responded Sunday at UMass-Lowell picking up a big 61-50 win against the Riverhawks. UVM is currently 6-1 in America East play and is 2nd overall in the conference standings...The lone game in the loss column is to UNH, as Vermont gave up 73 points to the Wildcats, the third worst defensive output of the season and the most points allowed to a conference opponent. But the Cats say they have used that loss as a learning point, focusing on fixing fundamental mistakes and they say it helps to see a one in the loss column now, so they don't get ahead of themselves in trying to maintain a perfect conference record... O'Day/ "you know, that UNH loss kind of, it opened our eyes to see that we weren't doing the things we needed to do to win games and it was good for our younger guys to see that, you know, we're not invincible.")) ((Wills/ We needed to lose. You don't want to lose but you needed to lose. It was a wake up call and since we lost that game we've been more focused and better on defense. We gave up 73 points, it was really disappointing but it's really going to help us out in the long run." And some high school hoop action Monday... Unbeaten CVU hosted North Country...here Maeve Higgins finding a back door cutting Sadie Otley...CVU moves to 14-0, taking down the Falcons 60-28 ... In Burlington, the Lady Seahorses took down Spaulding behind Ajla Medic's 20 point, here getting the floater in the lane... Burlington wins it 59-55 And on the boys side, 11-1 Rice facing South Burlington...Ben Shungu pokes it loose and Ferran Lopez hits Shungu down the court for the bucket and 1 ...Rice takes down the Rebels 66-39... And with the storm set to hit Vermont hard today, Middlebury has postponed it's Men's basketball game tonight until February 10th...Saint Mike's has postponed both of their basketball games, but they will be made up on Wednesday..with your sports wrap, I'm Kane O'Neill))

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This morning 3 Minute Wrap. Getting you up to speed every morning -- in just 3 minutes.

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What could become a massive blizzard -- is set to hit a 250-mile stretch of the Northeast -- affecting tens of millions of people from New Jersey to Maine. Up to 2 feet of snow -- and winds up to 75 miles per hour are expected in costal states. New York City and New Jersey closed down streets since midnight -- making it illegal for anyone to be driving -- except for emergency personnel. New York City has shut down the subway -- Boston has stopped all public transit -- and more than 7,700 flights in and out of the Northeast have been canceled.

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Along with road crews -- utility companies across the state say they are ready for the storm. In anticipation of potential outages -- Green Mountain Power has already placed all of their line workers-- about 150 people-- all over the state. GMP says the fluffy nature of the snow will be helpful -- because its less likely to pull down power lines.

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(00:11:16:00-00:11:26: 00) ((Dorothy Schnure/GMP: We might get a lot of snow, but it's so cold that it looks like it will be light and fluffy, and that typically causes some scattered outages, but nothing like we saw in December)) GMP says once it has fixed any power outages in Vermont -- crews may head south -- to the blizzard zone along the coast - to help storm recovery there.

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Two women are in the hospital this morning with tramautic injuries -- after a head-on collison in Killington. State Police say around 10:45 last night -- 43-year-old Cassie Reed of Woodstock -- crossed the center line on U-S Route 4. They say she crashed into oncoming traffic -- and hit 50-year-old Eileen Generess of North Clarendon. Police say -- further investigation determined Reed was under the influence at the time of the crash -- with a B-A-C of point-1-5-7.

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A Saranac man is headed to prision -- for his role in a massive investment scheme. 65 year-old William Stehl conned more than 300 people into investing in bogus alternative-energy projects. The scam reportedly netted him -- and his accomplice, Richard Rossignol, -- more than 8-million dollars. Rossignol was convicted in July. Both men must also pay the money back. Stehl will serve 12 years in jail.

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Millions of drivers across the nation have been told to have their recalled Takata airbags replaced... ... But consumers say the repairs are not happening fast enough. Some airbags have exploded, sending pieces of plastic shrapnel into the passenger cabin. But right now, the company is short on parts. Takata says it is doing everything it can to make the fixes as quickly as possible.

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10 people were killed -- and 13 injured -- when a Greek Air Force Jet crash in Spain. It happened during a training exercise. Military officials say the F-16 jet crashed during takeoff -- and hit other planes on the ground. Both pilots were killed. Of the 13 hurt -- officials say -- 6 were seriously injured.

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Big storm will bring fairly heavy snow to our southern areas, a few inches of snow in northern areas. Windy. Clears out Wed. Clipper with some light snow late Thursday into Friday. Cold & blustery late Friday and Saturday. More snow possible late Sunday into Monday.

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Two things you may rely on first thing in the morning -- especially on days like today.... Wood stoves -- and cellphones. Well Gina (BULL LURD) Bullard found a connection between the two. It's a Made in Vermont creation -- that turns wood heat into power for your cell phones.

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Feeding the wood stove is essential for many Vermonters. ((nat)) Along with heat it throws out -- it can now also create electricity thanks to the Stove Lite. (00:10:31:00) ((Dan Poitrast/Stove Lite "it's a movement toward greener energy")) Stove Lite converts heat from the fire into usable electricity. That electricity powers a light and juices a battery that can be used to charge USB devices or can power the light by itself when you take it off the stove. The lanterns provide over 10-thousand hours of LED light. (00:09:58:16) ((Dani Poitrast/Stove Lite "gb-how is it converting heat into electricity? D- it uses the peltier effect. its a thermo electric module the heat moves through the module and as it moves part of the heat is converted into electricity.")) A group of engineers at LED Dynamics in Randolph came up with the idea. It specializes in LED lighting -- from bulbs to intricate systems. The Randolph company currently retro fits old lanterns into two models of the Stove Lite.The basic model costs 149-dollars and has a light and fan and the pro-model is 199-dollars and has the battery pack, usb charging station and fan. The fan is essential to the lantern working properly. (00:11:43:23) ((Dan Poitrast/Stove Lite "in order for a thermo electric generator to work - one side has to be hot and one has to cold so the fan cools one side and passes air over your stove to help circulate heat into your room as well")) The lantern lights up within seconds of putting it on the hot surface. It also tracks the temperature of your stove. If your wood stove is running hot -- the light will be bright but as it cools the light will dim -- which is your cue to add more wood. ((nat)) Utilizing extra energy in a smarter Made in Vermont way. Gina Bullard Channel 3 News Randolph.

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ...Eva McKend and I'm Ali Freeman. And I'm ... Gary Sadowsky starts us off this morning with quick check on the weather. weather intro (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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An estimated 60 million people are waking up to what could become a blizzard of epic proportions. And it's a good bet most of them will stay right where they are. Travel bans are in effect from New Jersey up to Massachusetts as crews try to manage the onslaught of snow. Kris Van Cleave is on New York's Long Island that is getting hammered this morning.

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Snow plows faced the brunt of the northeast blizzard overnight as snow and strong winds battered Long Island. (SOT: Edward Faro/Snow plow driver) "It's hard to see, the snow's picking up, with the wind it's getting pretty insense." Police in humvees patrolled the snow-covered roads as the nor'easter kicked into gear Monday evening...parking itself over the east coast...feeding off the ocean. (SOT: Lonnie Quinn/Meteorologist) 23:04:25 "Here you see the spin right? Look at the tail. This moisture plume goes all the way down to basically Cuba. There is nothing here but a lot of moisture." That moisture means snow. Forecasters predict up to 3 feet in some areas. (Standup Bridge: Kris Van Cleave/Commack, NY) 6 states have declared emergencies. In Massachusetts, Connecticut and parts of New York, it's illegal to be out on the roads driving. (SOT: Governor Andrew Cuomo/New York) "This is a serious situation. If you violate this order it's a possible misdemeanor, fines of 300 dollars." New York City, Boston and New Jersey suspended travel on all subways, busses and trains. Airlines cancelled nearly 8-thousand flights. Massachusetts called up its National Guard as thunder snow was reported near Cape Cod. A big worry still: hurricane-force wind gusts reaching speeds of over 75 miles an hour. (SOT: Governor Dannel Malloy/Connecticut) If you lose power during the storm because of high winds you might be without power for 24 to 48 hours until crews can repair the lines. The blizzard warning will remain in effect until Wednesday. Kris Van Cleave, CBS News, Commack, New York.

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We'll have live storm coverage out of Southern Vermont -- where our Adam Sullivan is right now. And we'll have talk with Vtrans for the latest on road conditions. All of that coming up -- starting at 5:30...

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Two women are in the hospital this morning with tramautic injuries -- after a head-on collison in Killington. State Police say around 10:45 last night -- 43-year-old Cassie Reed of Woodstock -- crossed the center line on U-S Route 4. They say she crashed into oncoming traffic -- and hit 50-year-old Eileen Generess of North Clarendon. Both drivers were taken to the hospital for traumatic injuries. Police say -- further investigation determined Reed was under the influence at the time of the crash -- with a B-A-C of point-1-5-7.

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Two hand guns were stolen from a private home on Fisch Road in Dummerston. State police say the home was burglarized at about 5PM Monday. Anyone who may have observed suspicious behavior or cars in the area during that time is urged to contact police.

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Police say a South Burlington woman was driving drunk when she struck a number of signs and telephone poles before hitting another car in the area of Kennedy Drive on Sunday afternoon. Police say 60-year-old Kathleen Delucco was arrested at a home on Hinesburg Road. She was charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.

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From nut restricted classrooms to specially designated tables.... Vermont schools have a patchwork policies when it comes to protecting students from life-threatening allergies. But a new policy this year in the Chittenden South Supervisory Union is taking a different approach. At the Shelburne Community School -- it means, instead of segregating students with different kinds of allergies -- like peanuts -- at stand alone tables in the lunchroom, the new "allergy-aware" policy aims to empower students to keep themselves safe.

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(00:20:09 Tile 1946 )((Jocelyn Bouyea/SCS School Nurse "We felt like, rather than to say we are a nut-free school and think that 1,000 people who are entering this building everyday are nut free, we felt like it was a false sense of security and maybe even dangerous. We said lets look at the indiviudal and try to figure out a way to help that child live in a world with allergens -- and do it safely.)) In the cafeteria -- the new policy means any student can choose to eat at an allergy aware table. It also stresses more wiping down of tables; More hand washing; No sharing food; And less food-centered celebrations like birthdays. Alexei (RubenstEYEne) Rubenstein will have more on the new policy in the second installment of 30 Schools in 30 Days -- tonight at 6:00.

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Look out for the Kindergarteners at a school in the Northeast Kingdom! They are turning into state champions through a new program that has them using a popular game to succeed in the classroom. As Alex Apple learned, these young people are not only winners, they are learning how to be more attentive students.

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((21:38 Reporter Q: If you had to guess, who's about to win this game?)) This is third grader Dillon Washer... (21:44 Dillon Washer)(("I can't really tell.")) Washer is playing last year's kindergarten state champ in chess -- a whiz kid with a plan to win in just two moves. (Cameron Griffin 20:08)(("Scholarsmate -- it's umm a really easy checkmate and its not hard. All you have to take is one pawn and you're in checkmate.")) Griffin and Washer are part of the chess club at Albany Community School -- which is using new "focus driven activities" like chess to help kids increase their concentration in the classroom. ((Chess NATS)) (10:15 Chess Coach Todd Rivver/Albany Community School)(("The more they can calm themselves and focus on a very specific activity, it translates well into mathematics, reading.")) (28:24 Nicole Smith/8th Grade)(("The classes afterwards, it's like my mind is cleared or something. It helps me focus in class.")) Chess coach and principal Todd Rivver says the bi-weekly practices help kids avoid the temptation to be a pawn to video games or other electronics. (Todd Rivver 09:23)(("We're competing with video games, all kinds other things these days, but this kind of activity, the kids are thinking, they have to pause.")) (35:18 AA STANDUP)(("It's the lessons learned on these model chess boards that have even translated to success at the state championships.")) The middle school team won the state championships last April-- and several other students were top finishers -- a rare feat for a school of just 87 kids. (09:49 Chess Coach Todd Rivver/Albany Community School)(("It's definitely a tool in our toolbox here at school to get kids to think in a slow deliberate way.")) Half the student body now fills the club -- ((02:30 Teaching at Boards NAT)) A big increase from the few kids who first joined Coach Rivver when the effort got off the ground two years ago. No longer the king of this club -- he's seen his students' focus and skill improve first hand. (14:09 Chess Coach Todd Rivver/Albany Community School)(("When it first started I could play 2-3 at the same time and not focus so much.")) The new kings...like Cameron. ((29:24 Check NAT)) Have seen not just their play improve -- but their focus and confidence as well. ((Cameron NAT)) Students from kindergarten to 8th grade make up the club -- volunteers help the youngest learn the game. As for the experts, they'll look to defend their state title in April -- the winners of that potentially going onto the national championship. ((AA Channel 3 News))

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Agricultural runoff is causing almost half of the phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain. It's a point Governor Shumlin singled out in his inaugural address -- saying that he also announced plans for new policies that target farmers -- who don't meet clean water practice standards -- and his push for a new fee for agricultural fertilizer. State officials were in Franklin County outlining their approach to the Governor's initiative.

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(00:03.08:05) ((David Mears, Environmental conservation commissioner "There is an all in attitude up here that I am confident is going to drive real change and make a real difference. ")) (00:08.12:01) ((Chuck Ross, Secretary of Agriculture "And as David Mears suggested, it is not just about agriculture and it is not just going to be about agriculture addressing this problem. It is going to require an all in approach from all Vermonters from all walks of life. ")) The anti-runoff proposals need approval from lawmakers before going into effect.

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(anchors introduce gary) Big storm will bring fairly heavy snow to our southern areas, a few inches of snow in northern areas. Windy. Clears out Wed. Clipper with some light snow late Thursday into Friday. Cold & blustery late Friday and Saturday. More snow possible late Sunday into Monday.

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Today: Snow, blowing & drifting Heaviest south Highs: 13 to 20 Wind: N 15 to 25 mph Tonight: Snow tapering to snow showers Lows: 2 to 12 Wind: N 10 to 20 mph Wednesday: A few AM snow showers Then clearing Highs: 17 to 24 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Mostly cloudy Light snow developing late Lows: -5 to 10 Highs: 20s Friday: Light snow Turning blustery Lows: 12 to 22 Highs: 20s Saturday: Partly cloudy Blustery, cold Lows: 0 to -15 Highs: 2 to 12 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers late Lows: 0 to -15 Highs: 12 to 22 Monday: Groundhog Day! Chance for snow Lows: 0 to 10 Highs: 12 to 22

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Welcome back, after more than 30 years, some answers for a community in Western New York as they learn the identity of a teenage girl found shot dead and dumped along the side of a rural road. DNA testing confirms the victim in the cold case as Tammy Jo Alexander, Sheriff's Office officials said Monday. A farmer and his son found her body in a field in the Rochester area in 1979. At the time of her death, Alexander was only 16. Her family never reported her missing, but in August 2014, a former classmate and friend reached out to police. Officials say now that they know who the victim was, they will be able to hunt for her killer.

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New Hampshire is getting more than 6.6 million dollars in grants to support about 70 homeless housing programs in the state. The US Housing and Urban Development grants cover street outreach, client assessment, and direct housing assistance. The funding will allow local providers to continue offering permanent and transitional housing to homeless people, as well as job training, mental health counseling and child care.

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The calls continue this week for the removal of New York's Assembly speaker. Last week we told you about the Thursday arrest of Speaker Sheldon Silver. The Manhattan Democrat is accused of taking nearly 4 million dollars in payoffs and kickbacks. Now, he's fighting to stay in power amid widening calls for his resignation. His fate was unclear Monday as Democratic lawmakers met behind closed doors to discuss the scandal. Several Democrats have already said Silver must resign immediately. He says he expects to be vindicated.

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Welcome Back! Lots of chatter on the web today about the weather but there are some other big stories we are following including the official website of Malaysia Airlines getting hacked by a group claiming to support the terror group, Isis. Users who logged onto the site Monday saw these images - A Malaysia Airlines airbus and messages that read "404, plane not found" and "hacked by lizard squad -- official cyber caliphate. The browser tab also read Isis will prevail. In a Facebook post, Malaysia Airlines said its domain name system has been compromised but insists its internal servers containing passenger information are secure. The airline is restructuring itself in the wake of the loss of two of its airliners last year.

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Soon, there will be a new way to watch television. Hailed as a Millennials dream, Dish has announced Sling TV. For twenty dollars a month -- the internet TV service streams 11 networks including ESPN, CNN, TNT and Disney. To watch, you'll just need a hearty broadband internet connection and can view it on all streaming devices. There are some downsides.... including most channels won't let you rewind or pause live TV. And there are some shows you won't be able to watch on-demand.

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That's not the only big change in broadcast television. The NFL launched a Youtube channel that includes game previews, highlights, and post-game recaps, along with other clips from the network. Also, when you do a Google search for a game, you'll see video highlights pop up right on the search page.

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Big storm will bring fairly heavy snow to our southern areas, a few inches of snow in northern areas. Windy. Clears out Wed. Clipper with some light snow late Thursday into Friday. Cold & blustery late Friday and Saturday. More snow possible late Sunday into Monday.

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A new worry for people who have trouble falling asleep at night. Danielle Nottingham has this mornings health watch.

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A new study suggests healthy young adults may want to keep a closer eye on their cholesterol. Researchers at Duke University found even *mildly-elevated levels* between the ages of 35 and 55 hikes the risk of heart disease later by nearly 40-percent. A possible new link between insomnia and high blood pressure. Researchers in China studied hundreds of chronic insomniacs... They found that those who take longer than 17 minutes to fall asleep at night are *400 times* more likely to have hypertension. And according to a new Canadian study --- painful leg cramps at night are *twice* as common during warm weather months. Researchers tracked Google searches and prescriptions for *leg cramp* remedies and found they peaked in July. Those are some of the day's top health stories. Danielle Nottingham, CBS News, Los Angeles.

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Storm Coverage-- V-Trans updates us on the road conditions... a saranac man behind bars after an investment scheme... And the debate over education funding ...

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But before we get to those stories -- let's take a quick look at how the weather is shaping up this morning.

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It's a winter storm that's hitting a number of east coast cities and it could hit hard in parts of our region as well. Adam Sullivan is live in Southern Vermont with the latest .. Adam how's it looking out there ...

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And now as we continue our coverage, we'll go to Brent Curtis from V-Trans. He joins us on the phone with the latest on the conditions... Good morning Brent, thanks for joining us... ((What are some of the problem spots right now?)) ((What can drivers expect through the day?)) ((how many crews are out?)) ((has there been any pre-treating for this storm?)) ((any word on crashes or areas of caution?))

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Along with road crews -- utility companies across the state say they are ready for the storm. In anticipation of potential outages -- Green Mountain Power has already already placed all of their line workers-- about 150 people-- all over the state. Dotty Schnure, of GMP, says the fluffy nature of the snow will be helpful -- because its less likely to pull down power lines.

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(00:11:16:00-00:11:26: 00) ((Dorothy Schnure/GMP: We might get a lot of snow, but it's so cold that it looks like it will be light and fluffy, and that typically causes some scattered outages, but nothing like we saw in December)) GMP says once it has fixed any power outages in Vermont -- crews may head south -- to the blizzard zone along the coast - to help storm recovery there.

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More than a decade behind bars for a former (SARAH NACK) Saranac Lake man convicted for his role in a massive investment scheme. 65 year-old William Stehl conned more than 300 people into investing in bogus alternative-energy projects. The scam reportedly netted him -- and his accomplice, Richard (RA ZIG NAL) Rossignol, -- more than 8-million dollars. (RA ZIG NAL) was convicted in July. Both men must also pay all of the money back.

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A New York City man has been sentenced for gun crimes in South Burlington. Federal authorities says 26-year old Devon Holmes arranged for a Vermont woman to buy two guns for him in what authorities call "straw purchases." Holmes already had three felony convictions and was not legally allowed to buy guns. He was arrested -- with the firearms -- during a routine traffic stop in New York City. Local and federal authorities worked together to trace the guns back to Vermont. Holmes will spend five years behind bars.

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The Rutland Cheerleading team making us all proud at the National Championships in Dallas! After finishing second in the state last year, the Rutland High School team took its skills to the National Cheerleading Association championship. The team competed in the Advanced Small Co-ed division this weekend -- and came in second behind a high school from Hawaii. The Rutland team also won two specialty awards in its division -- Best Use of Stunts and Superior Showmanship.

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(anchors introduce gary) Big storm will bring fairly heavy snow to our southern areas, a few inches of snow in northern areas. Windy. Clears out Wed. Clipper with some light snow late Thursday into Friday. Cold & blustery late Friday and Saturday. More snow possible late Sunday into Monday.

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Today: Snow, blowing & drifting Heaviest south Highs: 13 to 20 Wind: N 15 to 25 mph Tonight: Snow tapering to snow showers Lows: 2 to 12 Wind: N 10 to 20 mph Wednesday: A few AM snow showers Then clearing Highs: 17 to 24 Wind: N 5 to 15 mph Extended: Thursday: Mostly cloudy Light snow developing late Lows: -5 to 10 Highs: 20s Friday: Light snow Turning blustery Lows: 12 to 22 Highs: 20s Saturday: Partly cloudy Blustery, cold Lows: 0 to -15 Highs: 2 to 12 Hyper-Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Chance for snow showers late Lows: 0 to -15 Highs: 12 to 22 Monday: Groundhog Day! Chance for snow Lows: 0 to 10 Highs: 12 to 22

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Vermont lawmakers are hearing ideas from the public about ways to change how the state pays for education. Statehouse political reporter Kyle Midura explains.

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This week, the people's house will be filled with debate surrounding more than 80 proposals from the people. (01:15:59:00) ((Rep. Shap Smith - Vt. Speaker of the House there were a lot of really interesting ideas)) Dozens of Vermonters from all walks of life answered Vt. House Speaker Shap Smith's call for education reform ideas this December, those pitches became public in time for discussion this week. (01:19:08:00) ((Rep. Shap Smith I think that we have to put it into two different buckets, one of them is going to be what can we do this year that will improve things and set the table for next year. And, I think we have to acknowledge that many of the ideas may take more than one year )) Pitches ranged from property tax complaints to complex proposals to re-write the education framework.. and in one instance the state constitution. The suggestion from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce - lays out objectives and possible paths forward rather than a precise direction. (01:21:19:00) (( Kendal Melvin - Vt. Chamber Government Affairs Specialist we want to see a system that is transparent, so taxpayers can easily see what things are going to cost and the money coming out)) Spokespeople for the chamber say they want to see spending contained, possibly through school district consolidation and tax revisions. But they say the bottom line is student achievement -- with an emphasis on program rather than dollar equity, because an equal amount of spending does not necessarily equate to an equal amount of programming. (1:22:44:00) ((Kendal Melvin - Vt. Chamber Government Affairs Specialist we really want to see at the end of the day, everyone having the same opportunities)) Speaker Smith collected all the ideas, but he'll leave it up to others to find their favorites. (0018:39:00) ((Rep. Shap Smith what I'm going to do is leave it to the committee to go through all of those ideas - see which ones they think are the most workable)) House Education Committee Chairman Rep. David Sharpe says he has read most of the ideas, and plans to finish his homework before this week's work begins on Tuesday. He says he does not favor any one complete plan, but says he and his colleagues will likely steal elements of many proposals when constructing this year's reform bill. Kyle Midura -- channel 3 news -- Burlington.

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((OC..Kane O'Neill... )))

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(The UVM men suffered their first conference loss of the season last Thursday on the road against the University of New Hampshire. They responded Sunday at UMass-Lowell picking up a big 61-50 win against the Riverhawks. UVM is currently 6-1 in America East play and is 2nd overall in the conference standings...The lone game in the loss column is to UNH, as Vermont gave up 73 points to the Wildcats, the third worst defensive output of the season and the most points allowed to a conference opponent. But the Cats say they have used that loss as a learning point, focusing on fixing fundamental mistakes and they say it helps to see a one in the loss column now, so they don't get ahead of themselves in trying to maintain a perfect conference record... O'Day/ "you know, that UNH loss kind of, it opened our eyes to see that we weren't doing the things we needed to do to win games and it was good for our younger guys to see that, you know, we're not invincible.")) ((Wills/ We needed to lose. You don't want to lose but you needed to lose. It was a wake up call and since we lost that game we've been more focused and better on defense. We gave up 73 points, it was really disappointing but it's really going to help us out in the long run." And some high school hoop action Monday... Unbeaten CVU hosted North Country...here Maeve Higgins finding a back door cutting Sadie Otley...CVU moves to 14-0, taking down the Falcons 60-28 ... In Burlington, the Lady Seahorses took down Spaulding behind Ajla Medic's 20 point, here getting the floater in the lane... Burlington wins it 59-55 And on the boys side, 11-1 Rice facing South Burlington...Ben Shungu pokes it loose and Ferran Lopez hits Shungu down the court for the bucket and 1 ...Rice takes down the Rebels 66-39... And with the storm set to hit Vermont hard today, Middlebury has postponed it's Men's basketball game tonight until February 10th...Saint Mike's has postponed both of their basketball games, but they will be made up on Wednesday..with your sports wrap, I'm Kane O'Neill))

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Big storm will bring fairly heavy snow to our southern areas, a few inches of snow in northern areas. Windy. Clears out Wed. Clipper with some light snow late Thursday into Friday. Cold & blustery late Friday and Saturday. More snow possible late Sunday into Monday.

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A new exhibit at the Shelburne Museum captures a moment of time in Vermont history. The photographs depict the Green Mountain state before the digital age. Judy Simpson takes a look.

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Nathan Benn worked as a photographer for National Geographic for 20 years. The tools of his trade were his camera, and Kodachrome film. Popular since its debut in 1935.. for the lush colors and quality of light it delivered. Benn was in his early 20's when he was sent on assignment to Vermont. ((TILE SPARE4222_01 Thomas Denenberg/Shelburne Museum 00:01:41:07 "So its very rich exploration of what I would say the beginning of the modern or contemporary era in Vermont. "00:01:48:13)) This new exhibition is based on Benn's book by the same name Kodachrome Memory. The exhibit includes some previously unpublished photos of Vermont in 1973 and also photographs from Benn's home state Florida as well, as a way to document his journey north. ((JS SU 00:20:46:07 "Benn came to Vermont expecting to capture images of rural scenes what he found instead,,was so much more." 00:20:53:19)) Photographs that tell their own stories. ((00:05:08:03 Thomas Denenberg/Shelburne Museum And what he found was a Vermont in change so while he had prepped for this journey by reading all the 19th and early 20th century stories about Vermont looking at the colonial revival photos of Vermont 00:05:19:00 what he found was a very very different Vermont and what he found was the ancestor of Vermont we all live in today ." 00:05:26:14)) When Eastman Kodak announced it was discontinuing Kodachrome film in 2009, Benn took another look at his archives from his days at National Geographic. He published a book of some of his photographs last year, which led to this exhibition . Judy Simpson, Channel 3 News, Shelburne.

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As New England continues to monitor the powerful coastal storm settling in -- New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has declared a state of emergency -- and shut down non-essential government offices. In Vermont -- a winter storm warning has been issued for Southern Vermont counties. VTrans says trucks on the roads -- with more on standby.

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Two women are in the hospital this morning with tramautic injuries -- after a head-on collison in Killington. State Police say around 10:45 last night -- 43-year-old Cassie Reed of Woodstock -- crossed the center line on U-S Route 4. They say she crashed into oncoming traffic -- and hit 50-year-old Eileen Generess of North Clarendon. Both drivers were taken to the hospital for traumatic injuries. Police say -- further investigation determined Reed was under the influence at the time of the crash -- with a B-A-C of point-1-5-7.

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Police say two hand guns have been stolen from a house in Dummerston. State police say someone broke into the home on Fisch Road at about 5-PM Monday. Anyone who may have observed suspicious behavior or cars in the area during that time is urged to contact police.

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Agricultural runoff is causing almost half of the phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain. It's a point Governor Shumlin singled out in his inaugural address -- saying that he also announced plans for new policies that target farmers -- who don't meet clean water practice standards -- and his push for a new fee for agricultural fertilizer. State officials were in Franklin County outlining their approach to the Governor's initiative.

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(00:03.08:05) ((David Mears, Environmental conservation commissioner "There is an all in attitude up here that I am confident is going to drive real change and make a real difference. ")) (00:08.12:01) ((Chuck Ross, Secretary of Agriculture "And as David Mears suggested, it is not just about agriculture and it is not just going to be about agriculture addressing this problem. It is going to require an all in approach from all Vermonters from all walks of life. ")) The anti-runoff proposals need approval from lawmakers before going into effect.

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Big storm will bring fairly heavy snow to our southern areas, a few inches of snow in northern areas. Windy. Clears out Wed. Clipper with some light snow late Thursday into Friday. Cold & blustery late Friday and Saturday. More snow possible late Sunday into Monday.


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