Shock graduation held for St. Michael’s scholar in Eire

COLCHESTER, Vt. (WCAX) – There was a shock graduation ceremony Saturday for a Saint Michael’s School graduate from Brattleboro that crossed continents.

Lily Friesen was considered one of two grads who, as an alternative of strolling throughout the stage to graduate with the remainder of the category of 2023, are as an alternative in Eire on the ultimate educational research journey of their undergraduate careers.

School packed their caps and robes and stunned the scholars with the impromptu ceremony at their welcome dinner in Eire, with their households watching through zoom.

The 2 grads had no concept this was occurring.

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Oakledge Park set to open an all accessible playground

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Burlington is constructing a brand new possibility for folks of all skills and ages to play at Oakledge Park.

it’s the realm’s first universally accessible area of its sort.

“When you concentrate on playgrounds it’s not simply the youngsters that wish to play it’s the dad and mom that wish to play with their youngsters” mentioned Nathan Besio, of Vermont Heart for Impartial Dwelling Peer Advocate Coordinator.

Nathan Besio is an advocate on the Vermont Heart for Impartial dwelling, he additionally makes use of a motorized wheelchair as a bilateral amputee.

He’s waited years to have

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Vt. State Police identify officer concerned in Morrisville shootout

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The manhunt for a suspect police say is armed and harmful is ready to proceed in Morrisville.

On Friday evening, police launched the identify of the officer concerned within the shootout on Nice Avenue—an officer Brian Tomlinson.

Tomlinson has been with the Morristown Police Division since February of 2021. Police say he was struck by pellets fired from a shotgun by 24 12 months previous Henry Lovell. Tomlinson shot again at Lovell, however it’s unclear if Lovell was struck. Per commonplace protocol, Tomlinson has been positioned on administrative depart pending the capturing investigation.

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Hikers requested to be cautious of spring wildlife on trails

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – With stunning spring climate across the nook, many Vermonters want to hike and bike on the a whole bunch of trails all through the state.

the division of forest, parks, and recreation says that is the time of 12 months the place birds are migrating again and establishing their nests – so hikers ought to make sure to not disturb them in the event that they see that.

Spring is when bears and different hibernating animals are waking up. “They’re searching for probably the most inexperienced areas to get some meals after their winter of not

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