Light up the Night

light up the night thumbnailLYNDON - There will be a Big Rig parade going through town on Saturday the 16th. But these will not be the usual diesel fueled, high opacity, six-cylinder engine trucks that we are used to; the trucks will be covered with dazzling christmas lights that will light up the night with Holiday tidings and cheer.

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Light Up the Town for Charity

light up town thumbnailLYNDON- What stemmed from a longing for a traditional sense of community during the holidays has made an idea come into full fruition as a fully planned event. The first annual "Light Up the Night" Holiday Parade will take place Saturday, December 16th.

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Coming Home To Coach

hockeyLYNDON- Lyndon Institute's Boy's Hockey Coach decided to come back to his home state and coach a team he see's success in. Also he missed the weather Vermont offers.

 

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Emergency Response During Winter Storms

emergency responseLYNDONVILLE- The recent bad weather showed how dangerous roads can be both during and after a storm. Between Tuesday and Wednesday the Lyndonville area saw nearly 9 inches of snow hit the ground. Because of the bad weather, emergency personnel responded to several accidents within a short time frame.

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Fat Bikes for Winter Hikes

fat bike thumbnailLYNDON - The Village Sports Shop Trailside on Darling Hill Road has been working with a relatively new form of biking to help stimulate business during the long winter season. This new form is what's known as "Fat Biking" and it is a rapidly growing winter activity here in the Northeast Kingdom. Fat Biking allows all the joys of bike-riding with the terrain accessibility of going over and through snow.

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Business Celebration

BusinessST. JOHNSBURY-For one local business or one person within the Northeast Kingdom today was the day to be honored. Many local businesses from around the area gather for the Northeast Kingdom Business Celebration on December 12th at Lyndon State College to celebrate 23 years of successful businesses in a small area.

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Winter Firefighter Challenges

winter fireLYNDON- The cold Vermont weather is finally starting kick in around the Northeast Kingdom. During the winter season Firefighters have to battle through some adversity when dealing with fires.

Limitations on Change at RCT

RCT ThumbnailLYNDON- Changes might be coming to Rural Community Transportation in the near future. During a public meeting Friday, they layed out their Five Year Plan, which details what direction they plan on heading in the next few years.

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Lyndon Furniture Named First Runner-Up

Lyndon furniture thumbnailLYNDON - The Contemporary Design Group has named a piece submitted by Lyndon Furniture as the first runner-up in a national competition.The competition was the Edward Haimsohn Design Award, which is in its fourth year of promoting original and artful furnishings from businesses across America.

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Food for Those in Need

FOODSHARELYNDONVILLE- During the holidays some times it’s not all about presents. Many members of the community got together Tuesday December fifth to participate in the Food Share. The Food Share is an event that is held at the Lyndonville Armory twice a month to help those in need. The Food Share provides free food, water, and even dog food for people that may not be able to afford it. This allow people in need come to the Lyndonville Armory and get the food they need.

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Grasping The Kingdom East Budget

kingdomeastmeetingLYNDON- The newly formed Kingdom East school district’s finance committee is in the process of creating its budget.

The only problem is that the committee has a long list of their own homework that they have to get done. There are many factors and considerations that the district has to study up on to combine the budgets of seven Northeast Kingdom Schools that include Lyndon Town School, Sutton School, Newark School, Millers Run School, Burke Town School, Concord School and Lunenburg. 

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Polar Express In Lyndon

 polar expressLYNDON- The Polar Express visited the town of Lyndon over the weekend. The train only comes one weekend every December and has been coming to town for over ten years now. The conductor of the train has basically molded himself to it since this marked his eighth year as being a part of this event. Charlie Somer who is long time friends with the Paris's who own the Freight House and one day they asked for Charlie's opinion of the train. 

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A Boy And His Pets

llamaLYNDONVILLE - One local youth gets to have a unique experience with his pets. Most kids have your typical dog, cat, and maybe a few fish. However, Pierce Thompson has something a little bit cooler than your typical companion, he has pets that could even help him later in life.

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Services for Veterans

Vet boiLYNDONVILLE - The American Legion post #30 put on a lot of events to raise money for several causes that help their community.

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Hoping For A Successful Christmas

Hope XMASLYNDONVILLE - The holiday season is just around the corner, and children are counting down the days until they wake up to presents under the tree.

Some families struggle shopping for presents, having enough food on the table, and bundling up for the cold season. Non-profit organizations such as H.O.P.E. in Lyndonville make it a little bit easier for families to celebrate the holidays.

 

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Looking to Repeat

LIGirlsBasketballLyndon- It was a memorable spring for Lyndon Institute’s Girls Basketball team last season. The Vikings won the Division II State Championship, their first in school history. Since then, the team lost its senior leadership that brought them to the top of the totem pole and after winning it all, according to VPA standards, moved up to Division I.

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You're Hired! LI's New Hockey Coach

LI Hockey

 

LYNDON- With the winter sports season about to start teams are starting to practice and prepare for their upcoming games, but one school sport has had an interesting offseason. Lyndon Institute was on the hunt for a new Boys Varsity Hockey Coach this offseason, and the school made some significant progress. Their new coach is from a different state, and has a lot of experience with the sport.

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Farm Life from a Kid's Perspective

farm kids thumbnailLYNDONVILLE- Farming and agriculture is a lifestyle, particularly in Vermont and the Northeast Organic Farming Association (from this point forward will be referred to as NOFA). With it's increased popularity, NOFA wants more people to be knowledgable about the lifestyle and the importance that farming provides.

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Modest Increase in NEK Waste Management's Budget

nek waste management picture in psLYNDON- The Northeast Kingdom Waste Management Budget held their annual informational meeting last night to discuss their proposed 2018 budget. This is a year in which they predict they'll see an increase that's less than one percent from last year.

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Consistently Changing

Beat 4 ThumbnailLYNDON- If you've lived in Lyndonville for more than a couple of years, you probably have noticed changes in the downtown retail area. Where Phat Cats, Village Kids Boutique, and H.O.P.E. once stood, now sit empty spaces, looking for revitalization. Those are not the only businesses to have left in the past couple years. Perkins What Knot Shoppe, Ewe Forium Boutique- Yarn and Supplies, and Skin Deep Tattoo Studio have also left.

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Veterans Day in Lyndonville

Veterans Day ThumbnailLyndonville - Veterans Day, the national holiday which celebrates our brave soldiers was this past Saturday, November 11th. The American Legion Post in Lyndonville held a lunch-in to support and honor those who have served in our military.

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Hunter's Breakfast

Hunter breakfastLyndonville - This past weekend, the American Legion Post #30 held a breakfast for all hunters going out on the first hunting weekend of the year. All the profit from the breakfast went towards some of the charities the post has to help veterans.

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Local Craft Fair Brings the Community Together

LYNDONVILLE-The Northeast Kingdom Craft Fair will start on Saturday, November 25th in the Lyndon State College Rite Bole Gym. More than 50 craft vendors will join the fair and sell their handmade crafts. The event is free for the public.

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Closing One Door, and Opening Another

Jason Birch ThumbnailLYNDON- Walking by him on the street, Jason Birch may look like an ordinary person. But if you heard his story, you wouldn't believe the transformation he's gone through.

Three years ago, Birch was in Burlington, on the streets, in what he described as one of the worst times of his life.

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A Sign Of Hope In Lyndonville

jasonhopepicLYNDON- Volunteering to give back. That’s what one local man is doing. Jason Birch is a volunteer at H.O.P.E. in Lyndonville. Howewver, what people may not know is that before he was a volunteer for H.O.P.E, he was one of the people who was aided by the organization.

 

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

RCT Hearing

Find out how they will continue to add new routes. 

 

New England Snow

Find out tonight about the the incoming snow showers.

 

Winter Firefighting 

See how Fire fighters are fighting fires this winter and how you can help to prevent them tonight at 5:30.