Strong Winds Cause Power Outages

LYNDON- In the beginning of the week, Burke was hit with some strong winds that caused a few incidents of power outages.

There are multiple kinds of wind storms. Burke faced a large scale storm system, which means the winds that hit the state of Vermont came from the south. When a tree comes in contact with an electrical line, it can weaken the power of electricity which causes power outages.

 

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Fall Concert Involves Many Groups

li fall concertLYNDON— Lyndon Institute's Music Department hosted their fall concert on Thursday.

The program included performances from seven different ensembles.

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Tournament Scores More Than Touchdowns

hunger bowl thumbnailLYNDON- This past weekend was all about football in the Northeast Kingdom. But some games were about more than just a trophy.
The fifth annual Hunger Bowl took place on Sunday, October 22nd from 8am-7pm on the fields at the Lyndon Town School with a goal of achieving much more than just flags and touchdowns.

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Lyndonville Bank Seeks More Space

house zonging placeLYNDONVILLE- The manager of the NorthCountry Credit Union Bank located at Lyndonville’s 854 Center Street wants to expand its room right next door to 155 South Street. This has not been a smooth process, because this area is private property for residential purposes, not for marketing. In order to use this land for commercial purposes, the bank needs to rezone it.

 

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Fenton Chester Arena Battling Warm Weather

Fenton chester arenaLYNDON- With the cold weather coming in, people are going to start putting their skates on and start hitting the ice. With that in mind, the Fenton Chester Arena is battling this odd fall weather while putting their ice down.

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Mic to Monitor Event

Mic to Monitor EventLYNDON- When you think about the North East Kingdom, most people think about the beautiful scenery, the mountains, the ski industry, and other outdoor atractions. When you think about the music industry, most people think about Nashville, Los Angeles, or New York. But sometimes people from rural areas have big city dreams, which is in part why the "Mic to Monitor Tour" made a stop at Lyndon State College Tuesday night to inspire and insight people from the area with a passion for the music industry.

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A Day of Milestone Celebrations

li 150LYNDON - Lyndon Institute, St. Johnsbury Academy, and their rivalry football game were the center of celebrations prior to kickoff number 113 between the two schools.

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LI v. ST. J: A rivalry 113 games in the making

LI v. ST. J thumbnailLYNDONVILLE - The annual football rivalry match between Lyndon Institute and St. Johnsbury Academy unravelled Saturday the 21st. With a final score of 61 - 14, the St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers had a big win over the Vikings of Lyndon Institute, the game left some players bruised and others headstrong. However, the hard work and dedication on both sides of the ball made parents and coaches feel pride and accomplishment in their players.

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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. According to Dr. Amanda VanStraten, neurologist at NVRH, there are some standardized assesments and clinical symptoms that people use to diagnose concussion, but the process involving brain injury from repeated head injuries has been known for a long time, and in other sports. "[Legendary boxer] Muhammed Ali is a well known case (the old term is dementia pugilistica)," said Dr VanStraten. 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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Bank Zoning in Lyndon

BANK ZONING

LYNDON- The Lyndon Selectboard held a public hearing in the Lyndon Municipal Building on Monday, October 16th. This hearing held for public review of and comment on the re-Zoning.

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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

WILDFLOWER INNLYNDONVILLE

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


communityday edited-1Lyndonville
- 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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What's Coming Up At 5:30

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Teacher Appreciation Week
It is Teacher Appreciation, which means it's time for students to thank their teachers for all of the lessons in and out of the classroom that are taught by our masters of education.

Too Many To Stand Under The Umbrella
Due to a false capacity sign at the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center, the Umbrella Organization bit off a little more than they could chew with their first annual Spring Gala.

Preparing for Prom
It's officially prom season here in the Northeast Kingdom, and Hope is looking to outfit local ladies with the dresses to bring the house down.