Santa's Sleigh Needs Donations

santa fundST. JOHNSBURY – This past weekend the vehicles at Twin State Ford were filled with donated teddy bears, dolls and more.  All of the donations are going to end up in "Santa’s Sleigh."

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Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

taproomST. JOHNSBURY- A fundraiser is happening  at the Kindom Taproom in St. Johnsbury with 100% of the proceeds raised going toward Habitat for Humanity in the Northeast Kingdom.

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Water Upgrades For St. J Street

water breakSAINT JOHNSBURY – Water, sewage and road repairs are about to come to Frost Avenue. At last night’s Selectboard meeting, members spoke extensively about the projects that will impact some residents along the street.

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Community Restorative Justice Seeks Volunteers

restoratie justiceST. JOHNSBURY- The Community Restorative Justice Center is need of almost 70 volunteers to spend a year helping recently incarcerated citizens find their footing again and to live a crime free life. Volunteers are an important aspect of this program as the center relies on them to work with high-risk offenders. According to Executive Director, Susan Cherry; the main goal of having the volunteers work with them for a year is to help Vermonters feel safer, and to help the former inmates find their place after leaving jail.

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VSP Trooper Accident

vsp cruiser thumbSt. Johnsbury- Around 3:15pm Sunday afternoon, a trooper from the Vermont State Police St. Johnsbury barracks struck another vehicle in East St. Johnsbury while responding to a domestic dispute call.

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Loose Leash Leads To Controversy

doggie leashST. JOHNSBURY- Controversy over St. Johnsbury's leash laws have sparked after an incident that left ten beloved birds dead. For the past eight months, Philip Aldridge and Nicole Daigneault have been raising chickens and ducks but this all changed when a neighbor's dog got loose and killed some of them.

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Community Education

community educationST JOHNSBURY - The Police and Fire station have been working together with the ST. Johnsbury schools to better the education system. A few months ago, police officers in saint Johnsbury started a program where they would greet students in the morning as they arrived at the ST. Johnsbury town school.

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Former State Representative Plea Deal

bob southST. JOHNSBURY- Former Vermont State Representative Bob South was in Caledonia County Court early Thursday morning to accept a plea deal.  South pled guilty to disorderly conduct and also violating conditions of release. 

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Investing in K-9's Protection

k9 vestST JOHNSBURY- St. Johnsbury Police Department’s K-9 , Bodie has received a vest that will protect him from stab and bullet wounds while he’s on patrol. This vest was a result of fundraising from the Groupon Grassroots Campaign for Vested interest in K9’s incorporated; which has raised over $335,000 for law enforcement k9 ballistic vests.

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St. Johnsbury Water Main Woes

water breakSt. JOHNSBURY - A discussion involving poor water pressure at Monday night’s selectboard meeting gained even more precedence after another water main break occurred this morning on Portland Street. With the rupture this morning, Saint Johnsbury has seen five this year.

 

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Getting to Know Chad Whitehead

Chad WhiteheadST. JOHNSBURY - Since late last spring, Chad Whitehead has served as the town manager of St. Johnsbury. Whitehead stepped into the role after several turbulent years for the select board - and the town - that included a lengthy hiring process for the job.

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Pay Raise for Substitute Teachers at STJ Townschool

ST. JOHNSBURY SUBSTITUTES ST. JOHNSBURY- The demand for substitute teachers has forced the ST. Johnsbury town school to bump up their salaries.They hope this will attract more people to take up the positions being offered.

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Dog Mountain Seeks Donations

dog mountain seeks donationsST. JOHNSBURY - Although Dog Mountain has been a staple in the Northeast Kingdom since founder's Stephen Huneck and his wife, Gwendolyn Ide Huneck, purchased it in 1995, the popular tourist destination -- a haven for both dogs and dog owners -- has been struggling to make ends meet.

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Community Assists Catamount Arts

car raffleST. JOHNSBURY- Now through December, anyone above the age of 18 can enter in a raffle for a new Subaru to help support the efforts of Catamount Arts.

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Walk for the Homeless

nekys walk thumbnailST. JOHNSBURY – Homelessness in Vermont has been an ongoing problem, and for the twelfth year in a row, the Northeast Kingdom Youth Services did their part to help. Members of the community took to the streets on Saturday in St. Johnsbury to raise awareness and money for homeless youth.

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St. Johnsbury Water Main Break

water breakST. JOHNSBURY- For the second time this year, another water main break has occured. A construction crew arrived around 8am at the intersection of Lafayette Street and Concord Avenue where water was streaming down the streets.

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Police Assistance in Education


police in schoolSt. Johnsbury - The town of ST. Johnsbury is continuing to improve its law enforcment, and this time they are involving the schools in the community.

 

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Waste Water Treatment Upgrades?

watertreatmentfinalST. JOHNSBURY - While Saint Johnsbury residents are enjoying the completion of summer roadwork that plagued their streets, the town is moving onto planning their next large-scale infastructure project. At the selectboard meeting last night, a proposal to upgrade their wastewater treatment facility was introduced.

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Second Hand Smoking

second hand smokeST. JOHNSBURY - Its an up coming battle, but the Northeastern Vermont Regional hopspital's Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Coalition, is on a mission to educate and create awareness on second hand smoking. Second Hand Smoking which is the act of inhaling smoke from burning tobbacco or a smoker who's smoking and is around you which just might be as harmful as one who is smoking directly.A movement and campaign led by different health organizations  is spreading all over the country and coming to the NorthEast Kingdom to not only educate the dangers of smoking but to also encourage conversations regarding this matter.

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St. Johnsbury to Consolidate?

sjtschoolborderSt. Johnsbury-  Many towns in the state are scrambling to meet the new requirements under Vermont's Act 46: If a school district has under 900 students, they must consolidate with nearby schools.

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NVRH Appeals Budget

NVRH thumbnailSt. Johnsbury-  The Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital is fighting back and appealing the budget made by The Green Mountain Care Board. The budget the board granted the hospital is over one million dollars less than what was requested.

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Passumpsic River Cleanup

river clean upST. JOHNSBURY – The Passumpsic River is getting a cleanup, thanks to the Riverfront Revitalization Committee. River cleanups have been taking place all summer, and the changing temperatures did not stop volunteers from getting into the cooling waters this past weekend.

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Kingdom Autumn Festival

kingdom autumn fest thumbST. JOHNSBURY – Like the changing leaves, a beloved festival brought a splash of color and excitement to St. Johnsbury over the weekend.The streets were bustling on Saturday thanks to the sixth annual Colors of the Kingdom Autumn Festival.

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Dunne in St. Johnsbury

Dunne in St. JST. JOHNSBURY- Husband, father, and son to a 1960's civil rights activist and Hartland farm owner, Matt Dunne has begun his campaign for governor in the 2016 primary early. Dunne held a community forum Wednesday night at the Catamount Arts center as part of his campaign to test the waters in Vermont.

 

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St. J. Co-Op Launches Fundraiser

StJ Co-OpST. JOHNSBURY - Despite concerns that the St. J. Food Co-Op would close in early September, the doors are open and it's business as usual – with a twist. The co-op and members of the community have teamed up for a fundraiser in an effort to keep the store alive.

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Science Movement

Hundreds of people across the country, including Vermonters, gathered together to take a stand in the name of science.

Ice Out

The Joe's Pond Ice Out Contest officially came to a close over the weekend.

Agape Hill Farms

A farm in the Northeast Kingdom is inpiring self discovery and building confidence with the help from animals.