NVU-Lyndon Campus Ready for Emergency Use

LYNDON - As the state of Vermont awaits the apex of COVID-19 cases to overspread the region, Vermont Emergency Management is planning ahead to ensure that hospitals have the space they need for patients, in case a localized outbreak of the virus occurs.

Within the Northeast Kingdom, one location for such "overflow space" is the Lyndon campus of Northern Vermont University.

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Local Market Keeping Up With The Pace

LYNDON - Ever since Governor Phil Scott's "Stay at Home" order was announced this past Tuesday, folks in the Northeast Kingdom have been rushing out to stores to get last minute essentials.  Scott has ordered all non essential businesses to close, but this doesn't include grocery stories.  

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COVID-19 Impacts on the Fenton Chester Arena

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LYNDON-- Businesses around the Northeast Kingdom are feeling the impacts of COVID-19, including Lyndon’s own Fenton Chester Arena. With Lyndon Institute closing on March 16th, and orders issued by the CDC to not allow groups over 10 people, the arena had to shut its’ doors temporarily. 

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Lyndonville Fire Department Refines Social Media

assistant fire chiefLYNDON - The Lyndon Fire Department spoke with us on how they are using social media.

Patrick Mclaughin, assistant chief for Lyndon and now recently, Regional Manager for the Fire Safety Division eplained what the fire department is planning online.

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Backpack Program

Backpack ThumbnailLYNDON-HOPE'S Backpack program continues to be in demand of the upcoming holiday season, especially for those strugggling with food insecurity.

 

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Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Rally to Save NVU-Lyndon

VSCLYNDON- A couple of months ago, students, faculty and staff at Northern Vermont University (NVU), as well as members of the community were faced with some tough news about the University. Thanks to the efforts of all, they were able to push pasty the struggles and take action. 

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NEK Preschool and Childcare 3rd Annual Halloween Walk

Halloween ParadeLYNDON- The third annual Halloween Walk for the Northeast Kingdom Preschool and Childcare took place Thursday morning.

 

With some help from their teachers, the kids got all dressed up in their costumes and paraded over to the Darling Inn.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

CyberSecurityLyndonville- October is national Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Held every year, the goal is to educate people on internet safety. From changing your passwords every so often, to making sure you are not using the same login information for multiple websites. These are just a few tips to keep yourselves a step ahead of the hackers.

 

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Lyndonville FD Flooding Protocol

FloodingLYNDON- Roadways are back open after Tuesday nights heavy rain caused parts of the Passumpsic River and Millers Run Brook to flood.

 

Two to three inches of rain fell in parts of the Northeast Kingdom, here in Lyndonville, we saw some of the worst of it. Typical spots along Routes 122, 114, and Route 5 were underwater.

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Lyndon's Bike Trails Put on The Map

Bike SignLYNDON- The bike and pedestrian committee in Lyndon, has been pushing to make the area more accessible and friendly to pedestrians and bikers alike.  Along with the addition of more lighting on walkways, Lyndon’s bike paths are now on the map.

 

With some help from a grant, and students from the construction trades program over at Lyndon Institute, this project was able to be checked off the list quite efficiently.

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Do North Coworking Holds Final "Boot Camp"

27 do north coworkingLYNDON- Do North Coworking held its last set of workshops that teach people how to use Microsoft Excel on Friday September 27th.

These workshops, called mini "boot camps," are coordinated by NVU's Ann Nygard, the director of the center for proffesional studies.

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Millers Run Bridge Stands to See Another Day

BridgeLYNDON- It’s only been a few weeks now since the Millers Run Bridge has been back open after being closed during the summer for repairs. This happened after an oversized box truck heavily damaged the bridge back in late May. It nearly suffered the same fate last week when an 18- wheeler tractor trailer made it through by the skin of its teeth.  “At some point, we make excuses for everybody,” Says Lyndon Municipal Advisor Justin Smith.

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New Charges Related to Pimento Killing

LYNDONVILLE- Two more Lyndonville residents are facing drug and gun charges in an investigation related to the homicide last year of 37-year-old Waterford man Michael Pimento.

 

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Lyndonville Police Cruiser Damaged After Hitting Curb

LYNDONVILLE- A Lyndonille police cruiser is temporarily out of commission after a crash on Saturday.

 

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Healthy Eating Habits Event

Healthy eating habitsLYNDONVILLE - Healthy snacks and activities were the focus of an event at Bandstand Park Friday, September 6th, as a part of the Cobleigh Library's youth programming. About 30 children and families were in attendance and they participated in activities, learned about cooking for toddlers, and even were taught how to make chef hats of their own.

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Business Profile: Lyndonville Bagel Depot

Bagel DepotLYNDON- The Lyndonville Bagel Depot has established itself as a popular downtown breakfast stop.

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Teacher Appreciation at Lyndon Town School

TEACHER APPRECIATIONLYNDON- March 7th, 1980 was declared by Congress as National Teacher Day. Five years later, the National Parent Teacher Association established the whole first week of May, to be considered Teacher Appreciation Week.

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H.O.P.E.'s Sixth Annual Color Vibe

Color RunLYNDONVILLE- It was a day filled of laughter, music, and color. H.O.P.E.’s sixth annual Color Vibe was this past weekend, and this year was certainly different than it has been in the past. 

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Caledonia Home and Garden Show

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LYNDONVILLE- For the third year in a row the Caledonia County Fairgrounds hosted the Caledonia Home and Garden Show. This past weekend, the Fairgrounds were filled with vendors, entrepreneurs, and businesses of all kinds.

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House Advances Bill for Wage Increase

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LYNDON- The House of Representatives has advanced a bill that would increase minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour by 2024.

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Special Olympics Runs Lyndon Info Booth

LYNDONVILLE- The Caledonia County Special Olympics program will be running the Veterans' Park Information Booth in Lyndonville this year.

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St Elizabeths Church in Lyndonville Restoring Historic Clock

Lyndonville Church ClockLYNDONVILLE- Although time keeps on ticking, the historic clock at Saint Elizabeths has not been consitantly working for some time now. 

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Lyndon Planning Commission Seeks Public Input

Envision Lyndon LYNDON-  Every five years, the Lyndon Planning Commission gets together to write a town plan, which outlines what the town would like to see improved or kept the same over a five year period.

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Millers Run Bridge Closed Due to Flooding

Millers Run BridgeLYNDONVILLE- With all of the recent rain and warmer temperatures that we have received, the snow pack that we built up over the duration of the winter has begun to melt.  

 

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Northeast Kingdom Tech Startup Readies for Launch

LYNDONVILLE - Two years ago, husband and wife Matt Clark and Chrissie Heinrich set out to create a company that would tap into the fast-growing drone industry. With experience working at microDATA GIS, a now-sold St. Johnsbury company founded by Heinrich's father that operated many states' E-911 systems, the pair knew they wanted to focus on mapping. Now, with a commercial launch planned within the next couple of months, Whiteout Solutions thinks it's found a unique niche.

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