Burlington Taiko Performs in St Johnsbury

Taiko newslinc DONOTSAVEOVER copy 4ST. JOHNSBURY- The Burlington Taiko, a Japanese style of drumming performed today at the St. Johnsbury Academy's Fuller Hall today. Burlington Taiko is a group that started by Stuart Paton in 1987.

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Engaging Students After School

stemST. JOHNSBURY - Engaging students in after-school settings can be a difficult task. At this point in the day, kids are tired, hungry, and overall, irritable. Nevertheless, there is a solution, and librarians gathered at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum this Tuesday afternoon to learn just what that is.

Tracy Truzansky, the Project Manager for Training at Vermont Afterschool, lead the discussion, which outlined the organization's STEM program.

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SJA Art Students Compete Nationally

Art work finals2018-03-30 at 8.03.58 PMST. JOHNSBURY- Three Saint Johnsbury Academy students made it to Nationals for the Scholastic Art and Writing competition. Rachel Fickes, Patrick Nkubito and Marion Elys were three of fifteen students who showed their passion for art in different mediums.The competition was held at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center until March 10th.

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St. Johnsbury Sewer Lines

st. j sewer thumbnailST. JOHNSBURY - Oak Street in St. Johnsbury recently had a full remodeling of its water, sewer, and storm drainage pipes that outflow the passumpsic river; a project that was "long overdue" according to the town government. Moving forward, the selectboard plans to continue to other streets in the immediate vicinity that are in need of new wastewater lines.

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St. J. Saves $34k with Loan Payoff

STJ Loan PayoffST. JOHNSBURY - The town of Saint Johnsbury will be paying off a decade's old loan resulting in a savings of over $34-thousand in interest.

The USDA Rural Development loan was used for the construction of the wastewater treatment plant during the 1990's. The loans payments were originally spaced out to be fully repaid by the year 2036.

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Fairbanks Museum Recieves a Grant

Museum Grant  2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMST. JOHNSBURY- The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium has been one of the eighty recipients across America of the Collections Assessment for Preservations (CAP) grant.The Fairbanks museum is the only museum in the state of Vermont to receive this grant.

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Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox 2 2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMST. JOHNSBURY- The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium has been one of the eighty recipients across America of the Collections Assessment for Preservations (CAP) grant.The Fairbanks museum is the only museum in the state of Vermont to receive this grant.

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The Roots of Bluegrass

billmonroeST. JOHNSBURY - On Thursday at Catamount Arts, local bluegrass musician Bob Amos lead a discussion about the life of Bill Monroe, one of the genre's most significant influencers. According to Amos, many describe bluegrass as a tree, with Bill Monroe serving as the trunk.

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Vermont Preserves the Agricultural Past

SiloST. JOHNSBURY - Christopher Wenger moved from Boston to St. Johnsbury to raise his children outside of the city. Knowing that he wanted to purchase a property possessing land and privacy, Wenger searched throughout the Northeast Kingdom until he stumbled upon Old Silo Farm.

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Depot Street Park, Main Street Grant

st. j commerceST. JOHNSBURY - The Chamber of Commerce for the town of St. Johnsbury has received a vermont grant which they intend to use to revitalize the Depot Square park. The Main Street Grant which the town received from the National Life Group Foundation, and the Vermont Community Foundation, as part of a state-wide grant program.

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Twilight Players Murder Mystery Evening

mystery evening  2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMST. JOHNSBURY - The Lyndon State College's Twilight Players had their Murder Mystery Evening this past Saturday night at the Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury. The play was based off of a singles bar in New York City and took place inside of a bar on St. Patrick's Day.

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St. Johnsbury Academy Theater Host Drama Festival

dramathumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- The theater at St Johnsbury Academy is preparing their one act play from Shakespeare's A Mid-Summer Nights Dream to compete against other schools in Vermont at the Regional Drama Festival.

 

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Fluctuating Temps Good for Maple Business

goodwin sugar house thumbnailST. JOHNSBURY - Thanks to the rapid change of temperatures beginning with a modest February thaw into what is now a snow-filled beginning of March, the Maple industry has enjoyed a very profitable and early start to the sugaring season.

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Public Safety Concerns in St. Johnsbury

ST J TOWN TMDST. JOHNSBURY— Public safety was among the bigger issues for the town of St. Johnsbury for Town Meeting Day in 2018. The voters of the town faced a non-binding decision on whether funding for CALEX Ambulance would be removed as an appropriation going forward and made into a contracted item with the town.

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Voters Decide on 18.4 Million Dollar Budget

Ranny Tumbnail  ST. JOHNSBURY- Voters in the town of St. Johnsbury are being asked to approve a nearly one-million dollar increase in the school budget at this year's Town Meeting Day. The increase is due in part to a miscalculation in how many students will be attending Saint Johnsbury Academy in the Fall of 2018 and the 42 unanticipated student tuitions they've had to pay out that have resulted in $710,000 in expenditures.

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Deer Run in at Rec Fit

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ST. JOHNSBURY - RecFit in St. Johnsbury had an unexpected visitor on Saturday morning. At about 11:30, a deer broke through a window on the first floor and ran into the lobby area of the gym.

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CALEX Heads to the Polls

calexST. JOHNSBURY - Since CALEX Ambulance Services opened their doors in 1984, their yearly appropriations have never been voted down on a Town Meeting Day. This is a pattern that C.E.O, Michael Wright, hopes will continue today.

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Girls in STEM

robotthumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury Academy's robotics team FRC-2523 is growing in size, mainly within the school's female student population.

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Kingdom All Stars New Members

Kingdom All Stars 2 2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMST. JOHNSBURY- The Kingdom All Stars performed today at Fuller Hall at the St Johnsbury Academy. Many students, parents, and teachers gathered to watch the band perform today.

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Warm Days for St. J

warm weather thumbnailST. JOHNSBURY - We are well above normal temperatures in Vermont for the month of February. Temperatures are a good fifteen degrees above average for this time of year. This can be detrimental to the climate and wildlife for the area, not to mention the intense flood warnings and slippery road conditions that follow a massive snow melt. Luckily, road maintenance has been out clearing the ice and snow, as well as creating runoff pathways so water can find the storm drains.

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St. Johnsbury Police Coverage Ahead of Town Meeting Day

St J PD TMDST. JOHNSBURY— As town meeting day approaches, the police department for the town of St. Johnsbury will be losing some personnel.

"It's just everything coming together at once," Chief Timothy Page of the St. Johnsbury Police Department.

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SJA Robotics Team Prepares for Competition

Robotics ThumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury Academy robotics team, Tech Storm FRC-2523 is getting ready for another year of competition. The team competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition and this year it's all about moving power.

 

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St. J School Board $18 Million Dollar Budget

Ranny TumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury school-board is proposing a school district budget increase of nearly one million dollars this year. The inrease is due in part to a miscalculation in how many students will be attending the Saint Johnsbury Academy in the Fall of 2018, and the 42 unanticipated student tuitions they've had to pay out that have resulted in $710,000 in expenditures.

 

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CALEX Vote During St. Johnsbury Town Meeting

St. Johnsbury TMD MunicipalST. JOHNSBURY—The town of St. Johnsbury is proposing an increase to the general fund budget as well as the highway budget that will be put up to the voters on town meeting day. The increase in the general budget is due to the town adopting a new housing program.

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Freshening Up the NEK

VT Food bank ThumbnailOn the third Thursday of every month, locals line up inside Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital; but not for treatment. Instead, they wait for fresh, local produce.

"We actually started this in January of 2016, so this is our 25th month of doing it," said Laural Ruggles, NVRH's Director of Community Health Improvement.

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ST J DOWNTOWN EXPANSION.
The main part of the expansion focuses on the northern part of bay street, where they hope to create a recreation hub for river trail riders and revitalize their riverfront in the process.

 

DISTILLERY STABILIZATION
The town of st. Johnsbury has decided to stabilize the taxes on the new distillery building just off of pearl street. The select board has decided to stabilize the current tax rate on the building to help the distillery open its doors.

 

TAKE BACK DAY.
This Saturday, April 27th is national Drug Take Back Day. Local pharmacies and police departments are taking part in this day to get unwanted medications off the streets.