Coming Together Through Music

ST.JOHNSBURY- Songwriters from all over the NEK and further, came to St.Johnsbury last night to display their workings.

Northern Vermont Songwriters is an organization that meets every thursday of every month, and is welcome to anyone who wants to get their pieces out in the open. They meet in the Outback Artspace behind the Catamount Arts building in downtown St.Johnsbury.

 

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Dog Mountain Chews Up Competition

Dog Mountain Thumbnail copy 2-3ST. JOHNSBURY- Dog Mountain recently received the TenBest.com award for the Best Vermont Attraction in the entire state.

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Tense Moments at NVRH

NVRH code silverST. JOHNSBURY- A tense moment occurred at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) yesterday afternoon. Around 3:20 PM, the Vermont State Police (VSP) received a call for a "code silver". The code means that a patient or a person in the hospital may have a weapon.

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Protection from More than Just Water

Umbrella Thumbnail w- border copy 2ST. JOHNSBURY- While many know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, some might not know that it is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Diverse Perspectives Offer Clearer Outlooks in St. J

race and diversityST. JOHNSBURY- Two St. Johnsbury Academy faculty members hope that the integration of background information will help students have a better understanding of race and diversity in their environment. 

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Krerowicz Captures "The Beatles"

thebeatlesST. JOHNSBURY- You’ve heard songs from the group composed of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison before like “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be,” and several hits off of the album “Abbey Road.” 2017 marks the 50th anniversary for another iconic Beatle’s album entitled “Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band.”

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Saint Johnsbury football keeps rolling

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Saint Johnsbury- The Saint Johnsbury Academy Varsity Football team is off to a hot start in the 2017 season by winning their first five games. The hilltoppers haven't slowed down one bit as they stand 5-0 and are coming off an 18 point comeback win over BFA St. Albans. This is a very dangerous football team and Head Coach Rich Alercio has taken notice.

 

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Catamount Arts Pledges Safety

Catamount ArtsSAINT JOHNSBURY- The tragic events that occurred on Monday during the Jason Aldean concert at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas were less than ideal. 59 helpless civilians were shot dead and more than 200 others were left wounded by 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, leaving many to doubt that anywhere in the world is safe.

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Paying Attention to the Pamphlets

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SAINT JOHNSBURY- The Northeast Kingdom Council On Aging offers many things that benefit the community of the Northeast kingdom. However, one thing is benefiting the community through mail.

The Council On Aging sends out Medicare pamphlets every year around the middle of September. These pamphlets are sent out to give the community information for Medicare enrollment. “It clues them in on whether they want to enroll in a new plan or stick with their old one” says State Health Insurance program Coordinator of the Council On Aging, Andrea Labor. The period in which Vermonters sixty-five and over can enroll for Medicare is October 15th through December 7th. If those who have health care do not enroll in a drug plan in their health plans, they could be penalized if they do not do so before the period ends. What the Council On Aging is trying to accomplish is to make sure that the community is informed about these things so it will save them money in the long run.

Labor also explains that “the booklet has a lot of information in it and usually 2-3 things in it are changed so most people see the booklets as a lot of information that doesn’t pertain to me and they throw it in the trash.” The important thing here is to save these booklets because even though they don’t contain a lot of changes in them now, those changes could still could cost you money.

Things like premiums, deductibles, and prescription costs can change every year within the plans so it's important to know what your plan includes.

 

Boarding Heifers Benefitting Milk Industry

gingues cows ST. JOHNSBURY— The dairy industry in the Green Mountain State accounts for nearly 70 percent of sales in the agricultural sector and contributes nearly $2.2 billion in economic activity.

 

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New Bridge Program Cuts Construction Time

governorST. JOHNSBURY-  Thanks to a new Advanced Bridge program, bridge construction in St. Johnsbury finished five days earlier than expected. The new bridge, located on Route 2B, reopened this summer after being closed for 45 days.

 

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The Colors of the Kingdom Festival

colors of the kingdom previewST. JOHNSBURY - The Colors of the Kingdom Festival is set to begin on Saturday the 16th. Officials for the event were out prepping the downtown area on Thursday.

"We're decorating for the fall, it really lends to that festivity," said Tara Holt, Director of the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce.

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Computer Hacking

computerhackingST. JOHNSBURY - St. Johnsbury's Town Manager, Chad Whitehead, announced yesterday that data obtained from a recent computer hacking at the town offices is now safe.

The town’s computer system was hacked this past Saturday by malware that targeted payroll and tax bill files.

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Lacto-Fermentation

fermentationST.JOHNSBURY- A little three acre plot in St.Johnsbury is becoming more than just a community farm where locals can harvest their vegetables. It’s a ground for teaching locals how to naturally preserve their food. The process is known as Lacto-Fermentation, in which water is combined with salt, which kills off harmful bacteria on the food.

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Calex Contract

ST. JOHNSBURY - The Saint Johnsbury Selectboard discussed the future of services provided by Calex Ambulance at a Selectboard meeting on September 11, 2017.  The conversation stemmed from a proposed change to their licensing services.  Ultimately, it was decided that the decision would be tabled until another meeting.  

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ST. J Dental Practice Sold

dental ownerST. JOHNSBURY- St.Johnsbury Dental Associates has been owned by the Silloway family for almost 60 years, and last Tuesday, the Silloway family sold it to Dr. Darren Boles and his wife Suzanne. 

 

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First Wednesdays

STOLERSAINT JOHNSBURY - UVM History Professor Emeritus Mark A. Stoler wrapped up the last First Wednesday at the Saint Johnsbury Athenaeum. “This is one of the biggest crowds, if not the biggest crowd we’ve had all season,” said Athenaeum Director Bob Joly. 

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Success at FIRST Steam Works

roboticsST. JOHNSBURY - The season may be over for the St. Johnsbury Academy's FIRST Robotics team, but the celebration of their success is just beginning. 

This year for the first time in the Academy’s history, the team qualified for the New England FIRST Robotics District Championship. According to the robotics team leader, Jim Baker, their robot performed well at the competition but roadblocks kept them placing where they wanted. 

LI Golf Alumni Gives Back

GolfST. JOHNSBURY - The golfing season has finally arrived for the Lyndon Institute (LI) Vikings. With the help from an alumni, they have been working hard practicing for their first match.

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Catamount Arts: More Than a Place to See a Show

CATAMOUNTSAINT JOHNSBURY - From a film projector in the back of a pickup truck, to a large facility in downtown Saint Johnsbury, Catamount Arts has been filling the Northeast Kingdom with art, music, and talent for more than 40 years.

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Moran, Hilltoppers Win Home Opener

Jack MoranST. JOHNSBURY— Following a dominant first win of the season against Vergennes High School, the St. Johnsbury Academy baseball team hosted its home opener Thursday afternoon against BFA- St. Albans.

Jack Moran, a junior making his varsity pitching debut, led his team to a 6-4 victory before a nice crowd.

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Challenges continue with St.Johnsbury Public Safety building

Publicsafetybuildingthumbnail ST.JOHNSBURY- The St.Johnsbury Public Safety building has been a fixture on main street since 1924. The building currently houses the Fire Department, Police Department, and Caledonia County dispatch center.

Fire Chief Troy Ruggles says the town built a great building in 1924 but it has outlived its usefulness and its current condition combined with its limited space has created challenges for the fire department.   "It's inadequate in a variety of different ways, and structurally we've had issues with the floor. We have a poor ventilation system. On a day to day basis when we're doing maintenance many times, we have to pull the trucks outside. So this is a big challenge, but it's a challenge we've been dealing with for many years. "

 

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Robitille Court Case Verdict

ROBITILLESAINT JOHNSBURY - Melissa Robitille was in court again on Friday to hear her verdict in her case for manslaughter. In 2014, Robitille was accused of killing her son Issac, who is disabled, by allegedly pouring vodka into his feeding tube.

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Cornhole for a Cause

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SAINT JOHNSBURY - For the very first time, the Saint Johnsbury Veterans of Foreign War's Auxilary hosted an indoor cornhole tournament for a fundraiser. The competition was put on to raise money for the various veterans programs as well as other organizations they donate money to.

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Robbery at Champlain Farms in Saint Johnsbury

Robbery PhotoSt. Johnsbury- St. Johnsbury Police Department responded to a 911 call on Saturday at Champlain Farms on Railroad Street in St. Johnsbury. Police say a male subject strong-armed the store's clerk to the register and demanded money from the drawer.

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

NVRH Code Silver Update

Find out the latest on the code silver that took place yesterday at NVRH.

 

Equestrian Champion

A young local Vermonter made the North East Kingdom proud.

 

Burke Awards

Find out what Burke Mountain received for an award coming up tonight at 5:30