How High Schools Handle Concussed Football Players

ConcussionsFBall(Lyndon): In a study released this past July, researchers at Boston University found that chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a “progressive, degenerative brain disease,” may be more common among football players than previously thought. The study found CTE in 99 percent brains obtained from NFL players (with the majority being deceased). The study also found the disease in 21 percent of high school players.

 

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Lyndon Institute Preps for 113th Game

LI GAME PREPLYNDONVILLE- This Saturday Lyndon Institute will be hosting Saint Johnsbury Academy in their annual rivalry football game. The Vikings aren't the only ones who have been preparing all week. 

 

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An Educated Choice

riversideschoolLYNDONVILLE- The Riverside School was founded thirty-six years ago by Tim Thompson of Kirby. The School started in his own house and has been transformed into a multi building property on 30 Lily Pond Road with over one-hundred students. Thompson now lives in Kirby, however, within the past year a new school district has been formed that the Riverside School is a part of; that district is called the “School Choice” district. The district is made up of ten schools in towns that include Granby, Maidstone, Kirby, and Lyndonville. The district is also the biggest school district in terms of landmass in that state and it stretches from the Canadian border down to Kirby.

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Organization Brings Hope to NEK

LYNDONVILLE- It’s no secret that the Northeast Kingdom continuously struggles with hunger and homelessness, but one organization is continuously there for the people in the surrounding community. 

 

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A Beautiful Wildflower Grows up in Kingdom Trail

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From an Engineer to a Businessman

“Mary and I are both from Boston area. But we move to Vermont from Alberta, Canada in 1984. I used to be an engineer in Canada at that time.”

Jim O’Reilly is the keeper of Wildflower Inn. He and his wife Mary O’Reilly have been living in Lyndonville for 33 years.

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Don't Get Burned

Fire Safety ThumbnailLyndonville- Next week is Fire Safety week in Lyndonville. And with the fire danger today being high, the Lyndonville Fire Department issued a burn ban for the surrounding areas. This isn't something that happens here a lot in the Northeast Kingdom, but there are certain times that fire departments watch out for such issues.

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Illegal Cemetery Disposing

         dump in cemeteryLYNDON-The Lyndon Center Cemetery was established in 1793, to become a large cemetery for Lyndon to offer a good spot for people to grief loved ones, but some mystery man’ s activity broke the peace recently.

 

 

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Multicultural Community Day


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- October first marked the day of the Lyndon Institute Multicultural Fun Day, and festivities were a plenty. With a large variety of games and events ranging from inflatable obstacle courses to informational exhibits on different cultures around the world, the event was a big community hit.

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Armstrong "Sets" Up Player Success

LYNDON - For Erik Armstrong, interest for the sport of volleyball started in his teenage years. Since he was 16, he has been a part of two independent volleyball leagues in St. Johnsbury and in East Burke respectively.  “I have [been able to get] quite the experience playing two or three times a week for the past 20 years or so.”

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Hot Days and Hotter Canines

dogLYNDON- With the unusually high, sometimes uncomfortable temperatures that the region has been facing, humans aren’t the only ones trying to find means to cool off. 

While it is sometimes easy for people to just turn a fan on or find some shade or air conditioning, our furry friends don’t always have those options. Especially, if they are in a shelter or a dog pound. 

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LSC annual blood drive

american red crossLyndonville- Lyndon State College held its annual blood drive today, but it had more importance to it. According to the Red Cross one pint of blood can save up to three lives, and all those pints of blood can help the people who need it most. For example, this is significantly helpful to those down south that were hit by the hurricanes in Texas and Florida. These donations today may or may not go down south but it is always important and good to donate as blood is always needed.

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Boykin Hopeful for Democratic Parties Future

Lyndonville DemLYNDONVILLE-  The Lyndonville Democratic Party met at the Cobleigh Public Library last night to hold their reorganizational caucus. The caucus, held every other odd year, is designed to effectively nominate and elect candidates to the mandatory positions that need to be held going into county elections. During every other even year, the party holds nominations for Vermont’s “Justice of the Peace.”

 

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Lyndonville Fire Department Website

Lyndonville fire websiteLyndonville- The Lyndonville Fire Department has launched a new looking and updated website. The reason behind this change, is the department wanted to refresh their page and update it because of the advances in technology. The look has changed, but other than that not a whole lot is different about it. Their main goal was to update and advance their social media accounts.

 

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Jack Harris, Police Chief and Coach

jake harrisLYNDONVILLE-Jack Harris is the Chief of Police in Lyndonville. But he has another role serving the community as well. Harris is a high school coach at Lyndon Institute.

Harris is in charge of three sports at LI: cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track and field.

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Shooting The Clay

Shooting ClubLYNDONVILLE - Lyndon Institute offers a large variety of different athletic teams and activities for it’s students. But none are more unique than the shooting club. LI’s shooting club coach Daniel Camber said, “I believe we are the first high school in the state of Vermont to actually have a shooting club.”  The club began in 2015 and continues to grow.

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Typing Poetry... The Old Way

TYPEWRITERLYNDONVILLE - The month of April is labled "Poem Month" for the Northeast Kingdom. Poem Month celebrates the unique art of poetry, as well as its history.  Patrice McDonough, a volunteer for Lyndonville's bookstore, Green Mountain Books,  believes that typewriting plays an essential role in the history of poetry.

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Exploring H.O.P.E

hopeLYNDONVILLE - H.O.P.E, also known as Helping Other People Everyday, is a non-profit organization based in Lyndonville that vows to help families and individuals with basic life needs. Recently, the organization has been under a microscope since they have had two robberies in the past month. However, its long standing history and support from the community is what makes it possible for this non-profit to keep moving forward.

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Sixth Graders Become Historians

LYNDON - History may not seem like the most interesting subject in school, but for some local sixth graders a big project is transforming them into historians. 

 

 

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Happy Birthday, NEK!

NEKDayLYNDONVILLE-- On this day 68 years ago, former Vermont Governor, George Aiken officially named the three counties of Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia "The Northeast Kingdom." Last year, Kim Crady-Smith, Beth Kanell, and Darcie McCann hosted the first ever ceremony of the anniversary, in an effort to celebrate the naming of the Kingdom. Today, the community can officially celebrate March 24 as Northeast Kingdom Day in Vermont. 

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Community raises H.O.P.E

HopebreakinLYNDON- The non-profit organization H.O.P.E has dealt with two break-ins over the past week. On Saturday morning, workers arrived to find that intruders had entered the store and took three thousand dollars worth of cash, gift cards, jewelry and meat. Tuesday, H.O.P.E. President Bob McCabe informed News7 that someone had broken in again, taking more cash and food.

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Vikings Capture First Girls Basketball Championship

LI Girls ChampionshipLYNDONVILLE - The Lyndon Institute (LI) Vikings girls basketball team made history over the weekend. The lady Vikings captured their first division two Vermont girl’s basketball state championship. LI entered the title game as the number two seed with a record of twenty wins to only three losses. Their opponents were the Mill River Minutemen, who were no strangers to the championship game, as they were making their third straight appearance. The Minutemen brought their number one seed and a record of nineteen and four to the table. The two teams had not previously met throughout the course of the season.

H.O.P.E. at a Loss

HOPELYNDON -  Known for supporting the local community, H.O.P.E., also known as Helping Other People Everyday, was robbed Friday evening. 

H.O.P.E. serves about 30 towns across the Northeast Kingdom supporting those who need things such as warm meals, clothing, care packages, and more.  Employees and community members are in shock to learn that an organization that is so giving could find itself in a situation like this.

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LI Preps for Championship Game

LyndonGirlsBB edited-1LYNDONVILLE— It’s been a long journey for the 2016-2017 Lyndon Institute Vikings Girl’s Basketball team. The Lady Vikings, led by head coach Eric Berry, finished their season with a school-best 17-3 record, which earned them the second seed out of Vermont Division II Girl’s Basketball.

“It was a big accomplishment,” Berry said. “We had to go to U-32 in the last game of the regular season and pick up a big victory. That victory got us the number two seed and put us in the position that we’re in.”

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First Winter for Fenton Chester's Management

Fenton ChesterLYNDONVILLE - Management of the Fenton Chester Ice Arena changed hands this past summer. Lyndon Institute is now at the helm of the rink after taking over from the Lyndon Area Sports Association (LASA). According to lyndoninstitute.org, the school has a five year contract to oversee the rink. 

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LI Girls Ready for BFA Fairfax

LyndonBasketballLYNDONVILLE— Following a record season, the Lyndon Institute girl’s basketball team is preparing for round two of the Vermont Division II High School Basketball playoffs. The Lady Vikings capped off their season with a 17-3 record, and then opened up the playoffs with a victory against Woodstock.

 

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

NVRH Code Silver Update

Find out the latest on the code silver that took place yesterday at NVRH.

 

Equestrian Champion

A young local Vermonter made the North East Kingdom proud.

 

Burke Awards

Find out what Burke Mountain received for an award coming up tonight at 5:30