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Vermont gasoline prices fall 5.6 cents

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first_imgAverage retail gasoline prices in Vermont have fallen 5.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.88/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.87/g, according to gasoline price website VermontGasPrices.com.Including the change in gas prices in Vermont during the past week, prices yesterday were 59.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 1.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 0.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 58.4 cents per gallon higher than this day a year ago.Source: VermontGasPrices.com. 5.17.2010last_img read more

Animal Adventure’s ‘Jungle Bells’ brings dazzling, pandemic-friendly experience

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first_imgThe park is now dazzled with half a million bulbs. One part of the display features a light tunnel operated by 11 computers. “To see the kids, and the oohs and ahs, and the wows, that’s what is rewarding. It’s beautiful to finally open those gates and welcome everybody in to experience it,” said Patch. From Friday to Sunday, you will be able to walk the display while following CDC health and safety guidelines. On Thursdays, you can enjoy the animals and light show from the comfort of your car. “The added bonus of the animals in the park really just brings that holiday feeling home,” said Patch. HARPURSVILLE (WBNG) — This holiday season you can jam out to Jingle Bells in your car, all while enjoying the sights of Animal Adventure’s Jungle Bells Holiday Lights Display. Owner of the park, Jordan Patch, says he never expected to do a drive-thru light show, but he says it has taken many months and a big team to plan the event. center_img “It’s absolutely fabulous. Nice job Eddie, and thank you Jordan,” said one guest during the drive-thru experience. “To think we would actually be offering a Jungle Bells experience in the same format didn’t cross our minds, but here we are,” said Patch. Those reactions for the Animal Adventure staff, and Patch, mean everything. The display runs from November 12 to January 3. For more information on hours and pricing, head to their website.last_img read more

Wellington Police Department to crack down on drunk and dangerous driving through Labor Day

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first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Be warned that during the period, August 20 through Labor Day, Sept. 7, the Wellington Police Department will join almost 150 other local and state police agencies across the state in a crackdown aimed at removing drunk, drugged, and other dangerous drivers from the roadways. Known as “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.”, the enforcement is underwritten by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.Kansas averages four injured every day, and one person killed every three days, in impairment-related crashes.  According to KDOT, if you are involved in such a crash – in any capacity – you are about two times more likely to be injured and nearly six times more likely to be seriously injured or killed than if you are involved in a crash in which alcohol or other drugs are not determined to be a factor.  The ratio of death to injury in impairment-related crashes is almost seven times higher than the death to injury ratio for non-impairment related crashes.Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath, through the campaign, wishes to remind drivers of several things:“First, if you’re going to drink while away from home, do it responsibly by planning ahead and lining up someone who is not going to be drinking to get you back. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until it’s time to go home to start asking around. Chances are, if you do that, you will wind up with someone who says, ‘Sure, I’m sober!’ but who may not be.“Second, picture families you know, and then consider how it would be to wake up every day to the memory of your decision to drive after drinking – a decision which unintentionally brought injury or death to one of them.“Third, we can pull you over for any number of driving infractions and mechanical deficiencies. If we do and we detect a hint of alcohol you will be tested. If you fail the test you’re looking at a fine of $500-$2,500; up to one year in jail; the suspension, or even permanent loss, of your driver’s license; and the installation of an ignition interlock device in your car. Imagine not being able to start your car without blowing into the interlock’s alcohol sensor several times during an afternoon’s errands. Don’t take the chance; it’s not worth it.“Fourth, we need everyone to be our eyes on the road. If you see suspicious driving behaviors take note of location, direction and the vehicle’s description, and call 911 as soon as it’s safe to do so. You may save a life.“Fifth, you can count on this department to vigorously enforce impaired driving laws – not just during this campaign, but all year long.“Finally, always remember that the best protection against a drunk driver (even when it’s yourself) is the use of seat belts and appropriate child restraints – every trip, every time. They save lives and reduce injury severity.last_img read more