St. Johnsbury Property Tax Increase

St. Johnsbury- Property tax payers in St. Johnsbury could be seeing an increase in their tax rate due to the Town and School budget increasing. The town held their anual meeting last night where they laid out proposals for both the Town and School Budget for the next fiscal year.

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St. J Co-op to Close Doors

StJ Co-OpST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury Food Co-op announced this Friday that they will soon be closing their doors.

According to the Co-op Board President, Brian Romeo, it has always been a struggle to keep things open, due to simply a lack of business and lack of funds. 

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Fairbanks Museum Exhibit Renovations

fairbanks museumST. JOHNSBURY- The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, has just received an upgrade at the beginning of January—and is expecting more.

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Helping Those in Need

communityservicesST. JOHNSBURY- If you are around Saint Johnsbury, you might see a small building at the end of Steeple Place, located between the North Congregational and St. John Churches. This is where members of the community go if they are in need of clothes or food. 

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St. Johnsbury Proposes Bike Lanes Additions

bikelaneST. JOHNSBURY- The town of St. Johnsbury has made a proposal to add more bike lanes and crosswalks along Route 5 near Railroad Street and Main Street to make the intersection safer. 

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St. Johnsbury Revamps School Budget

stjschoolSAINT JOHNSBURY - With Town Meeting Day set to take place for Saint Johnsbury in less than two weeks, one major concern faces both the municipal and the school district. The possibility of a budget increase.

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Increase in Vermont Robberies

rob thumbnailSAINT JOHNSBURY- According to recent reports, Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom has seen an increase in robberies. Federal statistics say over the past few years’ crimes like this have more than doubled.

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Peggy Fischer: Kids Baking Championship

PeggyST. JOHNSBURY - The Food Network’s "Kids Baking Championship" sent home St. Johnsbury resident, Peggy Fischer, on Monday nights episode, after seven weeks of a long competition. The contest gives the winner $25,000 to do whatever they’d like, whether that goes towards college, savings, or even vacation.

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Local Brewery Opens at Green Mountain Mall

brewery 1St. Johnsbury- A new local brewery had its grand opening this weekend at the Green Mountain Mall.

 

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More Access To The River

PassumsicRiverAssessSAINT JOHNSBURY- The town of Saint Johnsbury is looking for more ways to use the Passumpsic River to get people out and about.  The River Front Committee has received a grant as a payment for the conceptual drawing of plans to make the river more accessible to residents in the area.

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Benefits of Breastfeeding For Baby and Mom

EDIT BFSAINT JOHNSBURY- In the medical journal The Lancelot, recent studies show breastfeeding can potentially save over 800,000 lives annually. The journal looked at over 1,000 cases over the course of decades.

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St.Johnsbury Armory Leaks

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ST.JOHNSBURY- The old armory building in St.Johnsbury has been experiencing some issues with various leaks.  With the age of the armory comes natural decay and the roof of the building has been deteriorating for several years now.

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Baird Wants Charges Dropped

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ST. JOHNSBURY- The O'Hagan trial is not yet over as the third and final suspect is asking for the murder charges to be dropped.

Keith Baird is asking that the charges against him for the first degree murder of Mary "Pat" O'Hagan be dropped. The burglary and murder of O'Hagan took place almost six years ago. Michael Norrie and Richard Fletcher have already reached their deals. Fletchers deals makes it so he has to testify against Baird.

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Speeding in St J.

New Boston RdSaint Johnsbury - Saint Johnsbury residents are concerned about speeding along New Boston Road. St. Johnsbury Police Chief Clement Houde says there have been several compliants filed about drivers speeding to several different town officials. Chief Houde says the area has quite a bit of traffic during the day which means they want to tackle this issue as soon as possible.

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St. J Water Main Repair

stjwatermainbreakSaint Johnsbury - A water main underwent maintenence in Saint Johnsbury last Monday morning, cutting off water service for some residents. Households near the corner of Federal and Pearl Street were unable to use water at around 8 in the morning.

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Volunteer a Kid

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ST. JOHNSBURY- Volunteer a Kid Program, made its first year debut this winter with the help of the seventh and eighth graders at the ST. Johnsbury School.

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Through the Eyes of Janssen Willhoit

janssenSAINT JOHNSBURY - Family man, ex-felon, state representative, and public defender aren’t terms that would normally be used collectively to describe someone—until you meet Caledonia County representative Janssen Willhoit.

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VT Supports Packing Event

pictureVT Supports is an organization that has been bringing the communities of the North East Kingdom together to support Veterans since it gained official non-profit status in 2013. Their goal is to pack and send 400 boxes of supplies overseas to American soldiers.

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Happy Holidays A World Away

vtsupportsSAINT JOHNSBURY - The holidays are a time of celebration, but it can be difficult if a loved one is thousands of miles away, battling brazen enemies in a hostile environment.

That’s where VT Supports comes in.

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Farmers Meet About Water Quality

Clean WaterST.JOHNSBURY-Farmers from across the Northeast Kingdom gathered at the Comfort Inn in St. Johnsbury, to review a water quality draft that relates to Act 64. Act 64 which was passed earlier this year, improves the quality of the state's water. The act also serves as a way to regulate agricultural practices.

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Fighting Against Childhood Cancer

Child Hood Cancer FundFRAISERST. JOHNSBURY- For the second year in a row Lyndon State College student, Alex Vollono is helping to fight back against childhood cancer, with his benefit show, "Be Their Voice!"

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Lockdown at NEK Human Services

nek lockdownST. JOHNSBURY – A little after 8:30 Thursday morning the Northeast Kingdom Human Services building was put on lockdown. The lockdown was due to two threatening phone calls that were made to the organization Wednesday night and an additional two that were made on Thursday morning.

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Coppenrath To Make Coaching Debut

Taylor CoppenrathST. JOHNSBURY – Local basketball star Taylor Coppenrath is returning to the court at St. Johnsbury Academy, but this time, he'll have a coach's clipboard in hand.

 

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Warming Shelter Scheduled to Open Next Week

warmingshelterthumbnailST. JOHNSBURY - An overnight warming shelter for homeless people is scheduled to open in the town next week. The St. Johnsbury Development Review Board gave the warming shelter committee permission to open it at a special meeting last Tuesday.  

 

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State Police Appoint New Lieutenant

vspfinalST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury State Police barracks is under new leadership after a promotion left the lieutenant position unfilled. After commanding the St Johnsbury outfit for five years, former Lieutenant Michael Henry was promoted to the position of Vermont State Police B Troop Captain.

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Adoption in the NEK

Learn how the Northeast Kingdom is handling the increase rate of children in foster care.

 

Cinco de Mayo

One restaraunt in Saint Johnsbury has a unique way of celebrating the holiday.

 

Animal Shelters

Learn about a local animal shelter that's been taking in homeless animals over the last 14 years.