Lyndon Institute Opening Day

LI Season OpenerLYNDON - After rain postponed Tuesday's Opening Day games for Lyndon Institute's baseball and softball teams, the season openers were pushed back to Wednesday Night. Both the baseball and softball teams hosted the North Country Falcons to kick off the season.

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Too Many Cars Not Enough Spots

to many carsLYNDONVILLE - Building owner Marc Nurenburg was served a violation notice for breaking his own zoning law. The building which also is home to Burgers and Fries Unlimited and also a glass company. In the late fall Nurenburg agreed to give up eighteen of his twenty nine parking spaces for the other two businesses That use that building. 

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Mittens For Kittens

mittens4kittensLYNDON- Too many animals from the Northeast Kingdom wind up living in shelters, and one student from Lyndon State College came up with an idea to help keep homeless local area cats more comfortable.

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New England Video Closes Its Doors

newenglandvideoLYNDONVILLE - We've seen it before, advances in technology pushing their way to the top, leaving older forms of physical media dead in its tracks.

Now, after 21 years of business, Lyndonville's New England Video has fallen to the same fate.

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Building Bridges for Competition

bridge competitionLYNDON - More than 50 students from 6 local schools participated in a contest all to show off their engineering skills, while building bridges.

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A 21st Century Barn Raising

a 21st century barn raisingLYNDON - Temperatures at the Riverside School's barn can dip into the forties during the coldest parts of the winter. The structure, built in the 19th century, has plenty of history. But the lack of proper insulation can leave students and teachers out in the cold.

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Saturday Mail Debate Continues

Saturday Mail DeliveryLYNDON - The debate over whether or not to stop Saturday mail delivery continues. The latest development includes a letter that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders wrote to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.

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Spring Training in Full Swing for the Vikings

libaseballLyndon- Spring training is underway for the Lyndon Institute baseball team who took to the gym this week to start stretching out their arms and dusting off their swings. Unfortunately the Vikings wont be seeing the diamond any time soon due to the snow, but Coach Justin Smith is taking this time indoors to fine tune his teams hitting by having the guys take up to 200 swings and getting them back into the mindset of the batters box, Smith said, "we focus a lot of time on making sure they understand where they hit the ball well, and knowing in a 2-0 count, a 3-1 count, you're looking for that pitch in that area."
The Vikings graduated seven seniors last year, leaving them with a strong junior core including the lead pitcher Davis Guyer, and two seniors, one of which is already injured. For now, Coach Smith will continue to work with his seniors and juniors before adding about three or five underclassmen to round out his team, and hopefully they will be able to get outdoors to practice the defensive side of their game before the season starts.

 

 

Lyndon Salt Budget

Lyndon Salt BudgetLYNDON - As another winter snow storm has come and gone, maintaining the roads is still a high priority. One aspect of the winter season many folks may not take into account is the budget on clearing the roads.

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LI Pitchers & Catchers Report

LI Pitchers  CatchersLYNDON - While looking out your window may not bring evidence of the spring season, the sight of high school students carrying baseball bats and gloves certainly does. Pitchers and catchers have reported to practice this week, and the Lyndon Institute Vikings squad is excited to see what 2013 brings for them.

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District Rezoning & Residential Parking

PLanning Commission 2LYNDON - The Lyndon Planning Commission met last night for the first time since Vermont's Town Meeting Day. After approving last meeting's minutes, the agenda consisted of residential parking rules, district boundaries, and municipal limitations.

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Moving up the Summit

veteranLYNDON - Lyndon State College is now allowing veterans to enroll in school under the Vermont State Tuition process and many are taking advantage."I think Lyndon is actually leading the way on some of the things that are happening, matter of fact, providing in state tuition for out of state veterans that choose to attend this college. That's incredible, that is something we are working on at a national level" says Michael Dakduk who's part of the students Veterans of America.

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VSP Chase Down Suspect on Foot

footchase2LYNDON - There was uproar in Lyndonville last night after a domestic assault was reported Wednesday night. The possible assault happened at 47 Church St. The suspect, 24-year-old Kevin Wheeler, allegedly assaulted Julie Shattuck and her 10 month old daughter. When police arrived on scene, Wheeler pushed both victims to the floor and took off on foot.

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Lyndon Town School Blood Drive

Blood DriveLYNDON - The American Red Cross made a stop in the Northeast Kingdom yesterday in their never-ending fight to save lives. The American Red Cross ran a blood drive at the Lyndon Town school yesterday from noon until 5 pm. The Town School hosted their second American Red Cross Blood Drive, and plans to do more in the future.

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Outing Club Continues to Struggle

lyndonoutingclubLYNDON - The Lyndon Outing Club held a March 5th meeting to discuss possible plans for the future of the once booming hill.

Only two members of the Lyndon community showed up to give input.

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Lyndon Town Meeting

lyndonLYNDON - The town of Lyndon faced many town meeting day decisions, most decided on by a simple hand raise.

One decision that was not so easy; whether or not to give money to the Fairbanks Museum.

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Hazen Holds On to D-III Lead

LI HAZEN SNAPLYNDON - The Lyndon Institute Vikings hosted the Hazen Wildcats last night in girls basketball. While Lyndon's 2-14 record going into the game was far from intimidating, the vikings lost to the Division-III leading Wildcats by just one point in their last match-up.

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Twisted Skating

skatingLYNDON - The Fenton Chester Arena has opened its doors every Friday to beginner and advanced ice skaters. No matter your age everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.On March 9th each skater will be presenting his and her skills during the ice show called Twisted, which is being directed by three advanced skaters, Kaylee Murfy, Jennifer Layne, and Bonnie Kirchoff.

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SJA Breaks Losing Streaking

SJA vs Burlington LYNDON - The Saint Johnsbury Hilltoppers and Burlington Seahorses also hit the ice last night. Both teams came out very aggressive, looking for a much needed victory. Saint Johnsbury failed to capitalize on an early scoring chance as Seahorse goaltender Dan Maurice made an incredible save.

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Hartford Shuts out LI

LI v HARTFORDLYNDON - The puck dropped at 6pm last night at Fenton Chester Arena when the Lyndon Institute Vikings hosted the Hartford Hurricanes. The Vikings were looking for their first win of the season. However, Hartford had plans of their own.

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Making Treats for a Cure

relay for life picLYNDONVILLE- Walking into Whites Market Saturday, you could not only buy groceries, but purchase homemade iteams all to help a fund for a cure. Five women from Lyndonville came together and baked goodies as well as hold a fifty- fifty raffle and sold home made scarf’s all for the Relay for Life.

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Local Bank Confronts Scam

Bank ScamLYNDON - Customers of Community National Bank in Lyndonville have been receiving text messages and emails stating that their debit cards have been deactivated. 

"Don't answer it, don't open it, delete it," said Bank President, Stephen Marsh.

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Home Openers With New Coaches

Li-St.j Hockey OpenersLYNDON - Both Lyndon Institute and St. Johnsbury Academy hosted their first regular season home games of the 2012 season at Fenton Chester Arena Wednesday night.

While both teams are beginning the season with new coaches, the outlook on the upcoming season is very different.

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Running at Night

runners saftyLYNDONVILLE- Vermont State Police are noticing a safety issue when it comes to runners.

 

Vermont State Police are urging runners to protect themselves when jogging at night in more ways than one.

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Break-In at Local Arena

arena break inLYNDONVILLE - Police investigating break-in at Fenton Chester Area.

 

Someone broke into the Fenton Chester Arena sometime last night after the arena closed. According to police chief Jack Harris the entrance door and main office door were pried open.

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

Toy Swap

One local group taking donations to cloth the needy.

 

School Music Wall

6th graders are asking for community donations of pots and pans so they can build a music wall for all students in the school to use on the playground.

 

Village Donations

The Village sports store donated some cleats to Lyndon Institute