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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Pennies for Prizes and Veterans

penny auction thumbnailLYNDON - The American Legion Unit 30 held a Penny auction on Saturday, November 4th.  The event was held to fundraise for Veterans, and some who attended the event say that it was a great outing for the community and veterans alike.

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Champions For The First Time

li field hockey winBURLINGTON - The Lyndon Institute field hockey team were able to grab the Division Three championship title for the first time.

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Odd Weather Stalls Winter Farm Prep

winter farm prepLYNDON— The unusual weather the Northeast Kingdom has experienced in the past few weeks has made preparations for the winter season on farms a little different.

"Usually the ground is frozen by now," said Mark Dill, Owner of Chandler Pond Farm in Lyndonville.

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Lyndon Youth Hockey Prepares for Season

LAYHALyndon- The Lyndon Area Youth Hockey Association is set to begin practices and games for the upcoming season. This year the league has around 110 players from the Lyndon area that have signed up to play.  


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More Than Just Books

bookfairltsLYNDON- Book fairs in elementary and middle schools might be just be filled with the Guinness book of world records or the magic tree house. Those are books that are popular among young kids. But what if in addition to the fun of reading, it also served a better purpose. The Lyndon town school tries to do just that.

Winter Parking Ban

parking banLYNDONVILLE-The Lyndonville winter parking ban went into effect yesterday, November 1st. The ban will be in effect through  April 15, 2018  and takes place between the hours of midnight and 7 a.m. Cars will not be allowed to park on the side of the road in town, because plows need a clear road in order to plow the snow.

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Fun and Frights at the Firehouse

halloween firehouseLYNDON - The Lyndonville Fire Department will be hosting their annual Halloween stop at the firehouse. For the past 3 years, the Lyndonville Fire Department has used the garage for the firetrucks as a trick or treating destinations for the kids of the town.

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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


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


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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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

Saint Johnsbury Drama Club

The Saint Johnsbury Academy dram club is performing a new play.


High School Design Competition

Students from around Vermont are competing in an annual competition.


Best Pub in Caladonia

The View Pub at Burke made the list for best pub in Caladonia and a simple trip will show you why.