National Puppy Day

DogstuffLYNDON- Today is National Puppy Day, and it's a great day to celebrate and appreciate your furry best friend. Dogs can be taken for granted sometimes, but they also benefit people in many ways.Chantal Jean who has been a dog owner for the past 6 years doesn't regret a single thing about getting a dog.

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Women in Government

MarthaFeltusLYNDON - Last week, Vermont became the only state to have not yet sent a woman to Congress. Despite the state's forward-thinking population, Vermont fell short to Mississippi, who appointed Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith to temporarily succeed retiring Senator, Thad Cochran.

Nevertheless, there are still many women involved in the state's government, contributing daily to the betterment of residents' lives. One example is Caledonia-4 Representative, Martha Feltus.

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Lyndon Town School Entered 5th Year of PROSPER

ProsperthumbLYNDON- The Lyndon Town School is completing their fifth year in taking part in the PROSPER Program. PROSPER, which stands for Promoting-School-community-university-Partnerships to Enhance Resilience is a program geared toward supporting middle school students and their families to build stronger relationships and prevent early drug and alcohol use.

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Embezzlement at Dollar General

Dollar General ThumbnailLYNDON- A Newport Center woman is being accused of embezzling over $13,000 from the Dollar General in Lyndonville. Jessie Wright, 32, took the money over four seperate occassions.

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Stepping Stone Serenity Spa Website Mishap

Spa 2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMLYNDONVILLE - The Serenity Spa at The Stepping Stone Inn had it's URL changed by the owner of the Willoburke Boutique Inn and Lodge in East Burke. Owner Susan Hanus had some concerns about her website being purchased. Some people had complained to Hanus and had mentioned that the website would direct them to Willoburke.

Hanus had originally started to contact people by calling them and emailing them. She had also made a post to Facebook in the Burke Community Group as she had felt that it was necessary in order to spread the word and get the message out. Eventually the owner of Willoburke, had claimed that they had purchased it. Hanus said it was pretty clear that it had been the owner.

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LI Drops State Championship

LI Hockey ThumbnailBURLINGTON - They played hard for 45 minutes, but Lyndon Institute was not able to grab a Division 2 State Championship Monday night, held at Gutterson Field House on the campus of the University of Vermont.

The Vikings faced off against the number one seed, the Woodstock Wasps, for the third time this season. The previous two encounters went similar to Monday, with Woodstock coming out victorious.

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Students Hopeful at Design Competition

DesignthumbnailLYNDONVILLE- Lyndon State College held their 14th annual High School Design Competition Friday.

Digital Art students from technical schools around Vermont were in the Harvey Academic Center creating a digital poster design for next year's competition with the hopes of learning as artists and meeting new people.

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Tony: The Heart of L.I.

Copy of Copy of Copy of Copy of ThumbnailTemplateDONOTSAVEOVER copy 2-2LYNDON - If you've ever driven past Lyndon Institute, chances are you've seen Tony Cucinotta, the school's crossing guard. Rain or shine, Tony is outside, greeting students and those who pass by with a smile and a thumbs up.

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Thaddeus Stevens Welcomes German Students

TSS Exchange ThumbnailLYNDON- The Thaddeus Stevens School in Lyndon is welcoming exchange students from the Modern School in Hamburg Germany for the second year. The students, who arrived earlier this week, are here to get a better understanding of the world around them.

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Vermont Fuel Rebate Program

FredsenergyLYNDONVILLE- The Vermont Fuel Dealers Association Executive Board has authorized a rebate program, offering $250 cash back to Vermont residents who qualify for a new heatoil or kerosene tank.

The Vermont Fuel Tank Rebate Program, which utilizes the National Oil-heat Research Association Safety and Efficiency Grant was created after the State's Petroleum Cleanup fund was giving away more money than it was gaining.

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An Educational Pursuit

Copy of Copy of Copy of Copy of ThumbnailTemplateDONOTSAVEOVER copy 2LYNDON- When you become accustomed to a certain lifestyle, it's easy to take things for granted. For many, going to school each day is a burden. We moan, procrastinate getting out of bed, and complain about an early call-time, but in the end, we still go, because going to school is what's expected of us in this culture.

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State Championship Preperation

LI HockeyLYNDON- Lyndon Institute is heading back to the State Championship for the first time in 25 years. The team is currently in the preparation stage as they get ready to take on a very dangerous Woodstock Union High School team.


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Crash at 977 Lynburke Road

977 crash thumbnailLYNDON - A two vehicle crash occurred around 10:30 on the morning of Friday, March 10th. The two vehicles were a Subaru Forester and a Ford Focus, both of which were totalled as a result of the collision. The events that took place are as follows...

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Bringing Books to the NEK

BookMobile Thumbnail GoodLYNDON- On the average day, you may see Cobleigh Library's BookMobile driving all around the Northeast Kingdom. What you may not know is what it does, or how many people it impacts.

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Lyndon Votes to Move Funds

C0775B7A-B475-4DAF-B093-F0C5D27EB3A5LYNDON- It was a low key year for the education side of Lyndon's Town Meeting Day. In 2017, the town voted to join with the school districts of Burke, Lunenburg, Millers Run (Sheffield and Wheelock), Concord, Sutton, and Newark to form the Kingdom East Unified School District, which comes into existence July 1st, 2018.

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Lyndon Rescue and Town Meeting Day

lyndonrescuethumbnailLYNDONVILLE - With Vermont's 2018 Town Meeting Day now past, the future of Lyndon Rescue has been secured under the town's appropriation. At the Town Meeting the appropriation providing additional funding to Lyndon Rescue was passed as part of a lump collection of multiple appropriation items; after a brief discussion between the selectboard and members of the community, the budget was passed.

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Little Crowd Big Involvement On Town Meeting Day For Lyndon

TMDLYNDON2018LYNDON- Town meeting day for Lyndon saw around 100 people, which doesn't equate to a lot of the total population of the town. However, the people that were there were kept the talks busy.

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Magic and Art In The Kingdom

paintandmagicpic1LYNDONVILLE- Children in the Northeast Kingdom experienced a magic show at Grindstone Cafe. The event was put on for young children between the ages 4-8 by Morrigan Stark. With the help of studying and good intentions, Stark amazed young children with her talents.

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Lyndon Education: All About the Funds

Lyndon Educaiton ThumbnailLYNDON- 2017 was a year of uncertainty at Lyndon's Town Meeting Day. The voters had the choice: to join seven other school districts and become a unified school district, or find another option. The vote passed with room to spare, and as of July 1st, 2018, Lyndon will merge into the Kingdom East Unified School District.

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NVU's Online Presence Grows

NVU Grant ThumbnailNorthern Vermont University has recently announced that they have received a nearly $400,000 grant from the USDA Rural Utilities Service office, in an effort to support real time, online courses through NVU online.

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Bigger Than Beer: Is Hemp the Future?

IMG 1243LYNDONVILLE—Matt Dauphinais opened up Green Mountain Grow with the hopes to not only become a one-stop shop for all basic gardening needs, but to also provide hemp products to the community. Dauphinais explained how hemp can help lead to opiate-free pain relief. But what exactly is hemp?

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LSC Reacts to Nassar Case

nassarthumbnailLYNDONVILLE - Following the conviction of Larry Nassar, members of the Lyndon State College Sports Medicine Club felt it was important to address the topic of abuse. As individuals entering the profession directly impacted by Nassar's actions, they decided to invite community members to the school, and provide an open platform for discussion.

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Cobleigh Has the Sweets

Valentines Day ThumbnailLYNDONVILLE- The Cobleigh Library in Lyndonville is usually filled with books, magazines, and people quietly going about their business. But Tuesday and Wednesday, they're changing things up. The Friends of Cobleigh Library are hosting their first every Valentines Day Bake Sale, which they approached with some optimism. 

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Addition For The Lyndon Town School

LTS thumbnailLyndonville - While the town of Lyndon gets ready for town meeting day, the school board is also busy at work; finalizing their budgets and squaring away all appropriations before March 6th. The Town school is also looking into potential additions to be made to the campuses existing structure. With the Lyndon Town School being one of eight schools joining together to form the Kingdom East School District, the Lyndon Town School is on a deadline of finding what additions and renovations they either need or want to make to their facility.

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Flowers in the Northeast Kingdom

Valentine thumbnailLYNDONVILLE- Valentine's Day is a few days away and flower shops are busy with orders and getting ready for the big day.

Co-Owner of The Daisy Daze Sara Dwyer says that around Valentine's Day the store gets busy, "It gets a lot busier during Valentine's Day we get a lot more orders in." The process to get ready for Valentine's Day starts several months before the actual month says Dwyer. "We order flowers back in December January time. We started getting vases, chocolates that type of stuff at the beginning of the month."

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