Read Across America Day

readacrossamericaST. JOHNSBURY- St. Johnsbury School teachers and students alike dawned their best Seuss hats for this years Read Across America Day.Read Across America, a campaign designed by the National Education Association to get children excited about reading, hosts a nationwide celebration that takes place on the school day closest to March 2nd, Dr. Seuss' birthday.

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5 Star Quality Care

bestnursinghomeST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury Health & Rehab Center was recently named one of the nation's best nursing homes by U.S. News & World Report, earning themselves a perfect five star rating.

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St Johnsbury Update

st johnsburyST JOHNSBURY - With the first meeting in St. Johnsbury since last weeks town meeting day, it will also be the first meeting for new elected officials as well.Jeff and Tom Moore are the new elected officials that now serve the town of St Johnsbury. All though there are new faces in the town, some of the issues have not been resolved.

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New Librarians at the Athenaeum

Librarian SSST. JOHNSBURY - The next time you're at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, don't be surprised to see a couple of new faces. While Alex Lent and MacKenzie Ross have been employed there for shorter than a month, but are both very excited about their new jobs in the community.

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Hilltoppers Headed to the Finals

sja burl semi final ssBURLINGTON - Only three schools have earned the right to call themselves Vermont Division I undefeated state champions. Tuesday night, the Saint Johnsbury Hilltoppers would try to join that elite group of teams despite missing one of their best players.

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There's a New Manager in Town

st. j town managerST. JOHNSBURY - It’s been 11 months in the making, but St. Johnsbury finally has a new full-time town manager.

Members of the St. Johnsbury selectboard named Mark Shea to the position on Monday evening.

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Allegations Against Police Misconduct

stjselectST. JOHNSBURY- At a special St Johnsbury select board meeting last night there were some serious accusations about the police force in St Johnsbury.

The town of St Johnsbury discussed potential solutions to these allegations.

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Brides Put Local First

bridalshowSAINT JOHNSBURY - The Comfort Inn in St. Johnsbury hosted this year's bridal show for the first time in 10 to 12 years.

The show featured more than 20 vendors from the Northeast Kingdom.

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St. Johnsbury Budget

fire truck correctST. JOHNSBURY - What would happen if a fire broke out on the 4th floor of a building, and the St. Johnsbury ladder truck was not in working order?

Every town depends on their police and fire departments to keep them safe, and having old equipment could hold them back from doing so.

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Local Reaction to Pope Resignation

popeST. JOHNSBURY - Yesterday the Catholic Church received the news that for the first time in 600 years, Pope Benedict the XVI has stepped down from his position.

The last Pope to resign was Pope Gregory the XII in 1415.

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Athletics in Math

ST. JOHNSBURY- Did you ever think of math as a sport? St. Johnsbury Academy is one step in front of you with their math team.

 

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Sewer Project in Final Phase

sewer projectST. JOHNSBURY - The town of St. Johnsbury has been working on a project that separates storm and sewer water into two different pipes.

The project is now in its third and final stage.

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History's New Home

historysnewhomeST. JOHNSBURY - The Saint Johnsbury History and Heritage Center is making big strides in their goal to bring a museum to reality.

The group has chosen the armory in St. Johnsbury as the location for their long awaited museum.

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St. Johnsbury School Board Plans for Future

schoolboardstjST. JOHNSBURY- The second draft of the St. Johnsbury school board budget was presented this week.

This year the St. J's new superintendent, Ranny Bledsoe made a schedule to follow to ensure the final budget is completed on time.

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St. Johnsbury Select Board Causes a Stir

upsetrugglesST. JOHNSBURY - At the selectboard meeting Monday night, Chairman Jim Rust said "I've never seen a member go to the extremes that he went to like that."

His statement came in response to a prepared statement read by Co-Chairman Alan Ruggles.

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Holiday Crafts Fund The Arts

craft fairST. JOHNSBURY- The sounds and smells of the holidays traveled booth to booth during the 43rd annual Holiday Market and Craft Fair this past weekend.

With free holiday cookies up for grabs, and face painting for children, the craft fair brought in a big crowd.

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Closing Its Doors for the Last Time

hostess picST. JOHNSBURY - The Hostess Bakery Outlet in Saint Johnsbury that has been in operation for over 35 years, closed its doors over the weekend.

After the announcement of Hostess going bankrupt and putting 18,000 employees out of work, the outlet had to sell everything in the store which meant cheap prices for customers. "Twinkies were 3 dollars a box" says shopper Dan Cleary,"the receipts right here, yep 214 dollars worth."

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St. Johnsbury Academy Goes to Korea

StJKoreaST. JOHNSBURY - St. Johnsbury Academy and the Jeju Free International City Development Center signed an agreement yesterday that will open a new school in Korea, based off of the historic St. Johnsbury Academy. The school, named St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju, will be located on Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea.

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Conserving Energy, Saving Cash

Efficiency VTST. JOHNSBURY - Energy efficiency was on display in St. Johnsbury on Wednesday night, as members of Efficiency Vermont and the Northern Vermont Development Association met with town officials to discuss ways to make town buildings more efficient.

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Local Jobs Lost to Hostess Shutdown

hostessstoryST. JOHNSBURY - A Hostess outlet store will close as a result of the company's bankruptcy.

When it does; we will lose something more significant than Twinkies.

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A Cat Call for Volunteers

katzbeatzST. JOHNSBURY- At Kingdom Kats, there is a volunteer opportunity’s that may be the cat’s meow for animal lovers.

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A Strong Message for Smokers

smoking SAINT JOHNSBURY - Spreading the Message about Smoking.

As the American Cancer Society celebrated it's 37th Great American Smoke-out, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital is spreading the message at how important it is to quit smoking.

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Buying Local Has Many Perks

buying localST. JOHNSBURY - Downtown St. Johnsbury is full of small, family owned businesses that try to compete with their larger scaled competitors everyday. The towns Chamber of Commerce has taken notice of this, and has created a bit of incentive for the community to buy local.

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Sewer Line Project Impact

sewerST. JOHNSBURY- Election day has passed, and the 8 million dollar sewer line project is now approved. Taxpayers have decided to pay an extra 2.4 million dollars over the next 30 years, which is approximately $109,000 per year. But how will this affect residents?

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Relocating For a Growing Business

nek development ST. JOHNSBURY - Little Dippers Doodle was in St. Johnsbury before moving from Burke.

Little Dippers Doodle is a childcare facility that is located in Saint Johnsbury and has been in business since 1997.

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

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Toy Swap

One local group taking donations to cloth the needy.

 

School Music Wall

6th graders are asking for community donations of pots and pans so they can build a music wall for all students in the school to use on the playground.

 

Village Donations

The Village sports store donated some cleats to Lyndon Institute