Lyndon Receives Money For Downtown Revitalization

LYNDON - This week Governor Scott along with the Agency of Transportation, and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, announced that $262,500 Will be going to Lyndon, Bethel, and Poultney to help make their communities more livable and walkable. This money has been rewarded to these towns through the better connections grant program, Which works together to help communities build more livable and workable communities.

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Outing Club Finishes Season with Bonanza

LYNDON - Jesse Holden of NEK Endurance had an idea for a fundraising event for the Lyndon Outing Club, and that idea was put into action on Saturday. This past weekend, over 70 skiers, hikers, runners, and observers showed up to support the Outing Club and get one last ride in for the 2021 season.

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We Ski To Raise Money

LYNDONVILLE-Lyndon Institutes Ski teams just finished their season, closing their season with a Ski-A-Thon. Although many students agree that this year was different due to covid, they are glad they got to spend time with their teammates to ski around the track.

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Putting Books In The Hands Of Children

LYNDONVILLE-Children Literacy Foundation's (CLiF) mission is to put books in the hands of children all around the state of Vermont and New Hampshire. CLiF has been one of Cobleigh Public Libraries long time allies, and the library recently received a Rural Libraries grant from CLiF. "With this grant, it goes to smaller communities," Youth Services Librarian, Abby Johnson said.

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Lyndon Institute Covid Outbreak

LYNDON – Lyndon Institute was classified as a COVID outbreak by Vermont's Department of Health, after 14 members of the community tested positive. The school first got word of a positive case shortly after the boys hockey game against St. Johnsbury on the 25th of February.

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Lyndonville Fire Dept. To Buy New Gear

LYNDON - Residents of Lyndon voted to approve a $2,711,338 General Fund for the town yesterday, which included a $232,767 for the Lyndonville Fire Department. This is an 8% increase from the previous year and includes new, lighter-weight gear.

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Vikings - Olympians Boys Basketball

LYNDON - The Lyndon Institute Vikings welcomed the Oxbow Olympians to their newly installed basketball court. The Vikings started the game with twelve unanswered points, a run that lasted until two minutes into the first quarter.

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Lyndonville BIDS Farewell To Fire Trucks

LYNDONVILLE-Lyndonville's Fire Department is looking to sell two of their fire trucks, in hopes that they can purchase a new fire truck to take them into the future. 

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Community Paints The Birds

LYNDONVILLE-Despite the weather this past weekend, and in the mids of the covid-19 pandemic, the Satellite gallery found a fun and creative way to bring the community together.

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Fenton Chester Closed for the Winter

LYNDONVILLE - After a few months of the unknown, the only ice arena in Lyndonville has oficially announced it's closing it's doors for the Winter season.

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Bandstand Park Farmers Market

LYNDONVILLE-Enjoy fresh produce, home made bread, freshly chopped wood, all natural soaps and body scrubs, along with your made at home fesh jellys and jams? Then you must visit Lyndonvilles Bandstand Park for the towns Friday Farmers Market.

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New Signage to Protect Bridge

LYNDONVILLE - The Millers Run Bridge in downtown Lyndonville is said to have been hit over nine times in the last eight years.  Three of those have occurred in the last year.

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Dog Fatally Shot in Lyndonville

LYNDONVILLE - A dog was shot in their face, and fatally died Thursday night in Lyndonville. The Lyndonville Police Department is looking to further this case to determine who committed this crime.

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The effect NVU has on White's Market

LYNDON- Local businesses spoke out during the scare around Northern Vermont Univeristy-Lyndon closure proposal. Former VSCS Chancellor Jeb Spaulding has since, withdrew the proposal.

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Changes at Lyndon Institute

LYNDON - Lyndon Institute has dicided to restructure their daily operations for the coming year. These changes include less dorm parents and moving big positions into smaller positions. Assistant head of advancement, Mike Lowe says it's due to the amount of students that they expect to be enrolled in the coming year.

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Lyndon Community Continues to Fight for Higher Education

LYNDON - The fight is far from over for the Lyndon community in regards to their Northern Vermont University campus in town. A tremendous victory was achieved last week when the Lyndon and Johnson campuses of NVU, and VTC-Randolph teamed up to save their communities, and ultimately force the VSC Chancellor Jeb Spaulding to withdraw his proposal to close the three campuses. Regardless, these communities have been left on edge after such a proposal and have not backed down.

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No Open Burning in Lyndon

LYNDON - With the COVID-19 pandemic on the rise over the next couple of weeks across Vermont, many emergency services will have plenty to take care of. This is in part why the Lyndonville Fire Department announced last week that there will be a ban on open burning until further notice. The town of Lyndon Fire Chief and the Town Fire Warden say, "this is an attempt to eliminate unnecessary response by firefighters."

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H.O.P.E. during COVID-19 Crisis

LYNDON- The Lyndon non profit organization, H.O.P.E. has been helping the community in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. H.O.P.E. has been having over fifty volunteers donating handmade masks to the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NVU-Lyndon Campus Ready for Emergency Use

LYNDON - As the state of Vermont awaits the apex of COVID-19 cases to overspread the region, Vermont Emergency Management is planning ahead to ensure that hospitals have the space they need for patients, in case a localized outbreak of the virus occurs.

Within the Northeast Kingdom, one location for such "overflow space" is the Lyndon campus of Northern Vermont University.

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Local Market Keeping Up With The Pace

LYNDON - Ever since Governor Phil Scott's "Stay at Home" order was announced this past Tuesday, folks in the Northeast Kingdom have been rushing out to stores to get last minute essentials.  Scott has ordered all non essential businesses to close, but this doesn't include grocery stories.  

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COVID-19 Impacts on the Fenton Chester Arena

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LYNDON-- Businesses around the Northeast Kingdom are feeling the impacts of COVID-19, including Lyndon’s own Fenton Chester Arena. With Lyndon Institute closing on March 16th, and orders issued by the CDC to not allow groups over 10 people, the arena had to shut its’ doors temporarily. 

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Lyndonville Fire Department Refines Social Media

assistant fire chiefLYNDON - The Lyndon Fire Department spoke with us on how they are using social media.

Patrick Mclaughin, assistant chief for Lyndon and now recently, Regional Manager for the Fire Safety Division eplained what the fire department is planning online.

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Backpack Program

Backpack ThumbnailLYNDON-HOPE'S Backpack program continues to be in demand of the upcoming holiday season, especially for those strugggling with food insecurity.

 

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Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Rally to Save NVU-Lyndon

VSCLYNDON- A couple of months ago, students, faculty and staff at Northern Vermont University (NVU), as well as members of the community were faced with some tough news about the University. Thanks to the efforts of all, they were able to push pasty the struggles and take action. 

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NEK Preschool and Childcare 3rd Annual Halloween Walk

Halloween ParadeLYNDON- The third annual Halloween Walk for the Northeast Kingdom Preschool and Childcare took place Thursday morning.

 

With some help from their teachers, the kids got all dressed up in their costumes and paraded over to the Darling Inn.

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