WCAX icon’s final broadcast set for October 15th

first_imgLongtime news director Marselis Parsons will step away from the anchor desk for the final time on Thursday, October 15th. After 43 years of telling stories and reporting the news, Parsons will retire, ending four decades at WCAX-TV. WCAX which is family-owned and operated, is credited with coining the phrase “Vermont’s own,” and is widely known as Vermont’s broadcast news leader.“It’s been an honor to be allowed into so many homes every evening,” said Parsons, who is concluding 25 years as the 6 pm anchor.  As part of his job as news anchor, Parsons’ outreach to the public and the Vermont’s leaders has been continuous and extensive.Leading up to his final show, Marselis will share some of his favorite stories from over the years.“Vermont has seen a great deal of news, and change, over four decades.  Parsons has been the first to deliver to countless people information about tragedies and victories, fortune and ruin. We are looking forward to seeing Parsons’ picks,” said Anson Tebbetts who replaces Parsons as News Director.Parsons will still be part of the news team, occasionally contributing stories as a field reporter. Veteran reporter Darren Perron will take over Parsons’ duties in the anchor chair. Perron will co-anchor the 6, 10 and 11 pm news with Kristin Kelly.WCAX-TV is the CBS affiliate in Burlington, VT and is owned and operated by Mt. Mansfield Television, Inc.last_img read more

Local county road commission to seek public response

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA,Mich.— The Alpena County Road Commission is asking for public opinion on the Bagley Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project. Resident opinion will be considered in the bridge reconstruction scheduled to begin next year.Residents can weigh in on whether the bridge should be completed in one year or two years. If residents choose to have construction finished in a year the bridge would be shut down to all traffic until the project is finished.If the two year option is selected two traffic lanes would still be in use at all times. Public comments will be received through Monday, May 4th at www.alpcrc.org.Construction is projected to beginning early spring 2021.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Pets of the weekNext Governor Whitmer says construction crews can resume operations by May 7last_img read more