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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Exploring H.O.P.E

hopeLYNDONVILLE - H.O.P.E, also known as Helping Other People Everyday, is a non-profit organization based in Lyndonville that vows to help families and individuals with basic life needs. Recently, the organization has been under a microscope since they have had two robberies in the past month. However, its long standing history and support from the community is what makes it possible for this non-profit to keep moving forward.

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Sixth Graders Become Historians

LYNDON - History may not seem like the most interesting subject in school, but for some local sixth graders a big project is transforming them into historians. 

 

 

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Happy Birthday, NEK!

NEKDayLYNDONVILLE-- On this day 68 years ago, former Vermont Governor, George Aiken officially named the three counties of Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia "The Northeast Kingdom." Last year, Kim Crady-Smith, Beth Kanell, and Darcie McCann hosted the first ever ceremony of the anniversary, in an effort to celebrate the naming of the Kingdom. Today, the community can officially celebrate March 24 as Northeast Kingdom Day in Vermont. 

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Community raises H.O.P.E

HopebreakinLYNDON- The non-profit organization H.O.P.E has dealt with two break-ins over the past week. On Saturday morning, workers arrived to find that intruders had entered the store and took three thousand dollars worth of cash, gift cards, jewelry and meat. Tuesday, H.O.P.E. President Bob McCabe informed News7 that someone had broken in again, taking more cash and food.

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Vikings Capture First Girls Basketball Championship

LI Girls ChampionshipLYNDONVILLE - The Lyndon Institute (LI) Vikings girls basketball team made history over the weekend. The lady Vikings captured their first division two Vermont girl’s basketball state championship. LI entered the title game as the number two seed with a record of twenty wins to only three losses. Their opponents were the Mill River Minutemen, who were no strangers to the championship game, as they were making their third straight appearance. The Minutemen brought their number one seed and a record of nineteen and four to the table. The two teams had not previously met throughout the course of the season.

H.O.P.E. at a Loss

HOPELYNDON -  Known for supporting the local community, H.O.P.E., also known as Helping Other People Everyday, was robbed Friday evening. 

H.O.P.E. serves about 30 towns across the Northeast Kingdom supporting those who need things such as warm meals, clothing, care packages, and more.  Employees and community members are in shock to learn that an organization that is so giving could find itself in a situation like this.

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LI Preps for Championship Game

LyndonGirlsBB edited-1LYNDONVILLE— It’s been a long journey for the 2016-2017 Lyndon Institute Vikings Girl’s Basketball team. The Lady Vikings, led by head coach Eric Berry, finished their season with a school-best 17-3 record, which earned them the second seed out of Vermont Division II Girl’s Basketball.

“It was a big accomplishment,” Berry said. “We had to go to U-32 in the last game of the regular season and pick up a big victory. That victory got us the number two seed and put us in the position that we’re in.”

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First Winter for Fenton Chester's Management

Fenton ChesterLYNDONVILLE - Management of the Fenton Chester Ice Arena changed hands this past summer. Lyndon Institute is now at the helm of the rink after taking over from the Lyndon Area Sports Association (LASA). According to lyndoninstitute.org, the school has a five year contract to oversee the rink. 

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LI Girls Ready for BFA Fairfax

LyndonBasketballLYNDONVILLE— Following a record season, the Lyndon Institute girl’s basketball team is preparing for round two of the Vermont Division II High School Basketball playoffs. The Lady Vikings capped off their season with a 17-3 record, and then opened up the playoffs with a victory against Woodstock.

 

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Farmers Concerns On Future Farming

Agriculture TourLYNDONVILLE- At Lyndon State College last week the Vermont Agency of Agriculture hosted a meeting for farmers of Vermont and the public. At this event famers of all scale attended to hear thoughts from othere farmers and the agency.

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Dorsey's Second Chance

Dorsey Thumb LYNDONVILLE— In 2005, Chris Dorsey enrolled at Lyndon State College to further his collegiate basketball career and pursue a degree in Exercise Science. While playing under coach Eric Berry, Dorsey and the rest of the 2005-06 Hornets finished at the top of the conference with a school-best 23-5 record. As a point guard, Dorsey averaged 20 points, ten assists, and about five rebounds per game during the 2005-06 season.

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Playing With A Purpose

Playing For PurposeLYNDONVILLE – This season isn’t simply business as usual for the Lyndon State College Men’s Basketball team. The team finished in fourth place in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) standings as they head into the playoffs. But the Hornet’s play on the court hasn’t been the only thing turning heads this season. The team has been very active in the community. They have held autograph sessions after games for fans and even visited local schools to discuss paying for college and what it’s like to be the first in their family to go to college.

Spaghetti for a Good Cause

Spaghetti DinnerLYNDONVILLE - Just weeks before boarding a plane to Guatemala, The Lyndonville United Methodist Church is gearing up for their largest fundraiser of the year.

 

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Mixed Martial Arts in Lyndonville

MMA Fight Screen ShotLYNDONVILLE- They come from all over, people training and pushing themselves to the limit; all of them looking to achieve the same goal. A chance to call themselves the champion of Xtreme Combat Productions Last Man Standing competition.

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Chinese New Year Celebration

LYNDONVILLE— Saturday was the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Also known as the Spring Festival, the holiday is very family oriented, similar to Christmas and Thanksgiving in the United States.

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Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor in Vermont

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LYNDON - 96-year-old World War II veteran, Madeline Chaffe, of East Ryegate, Vermont, is believed to be the oldest living survivor in the state from the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.   

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All Aboard the Polar Express

polarexpressLYNDONVILLE - The Polar Express trudged through the rough Vermont winter conditions for the eleventh year in a row on Sunday. However, it was not Tom Hanks at the command.

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

RCT Hearing

Find out how they will continue to add new routes. 

 

New England Snow

Find out tonight about the the incoming snow showers.

 

Winter Firefighting 

See how Fire fighters are fighting fires this winter and how you can help to prevent them tonight at 5:30.