When the Students Run the Restaurant

hilltopper observingST. JOHNSBURY - The Hilltopper restaurant in St. Johnsbury is open once again, this time for the fall semester. After a two-week-long "soft open" in which the students served only Academy faculty, chef David Hale opened the restaurant's doors to the general public.

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Farm to School

farm to schoolsST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury Academy is starting to move through the process of getting a program that will encourage healthy eating to their students. "Farm to Schools" uses local resources as a teaching method to instill the idea of a healthy lifestyle. Local Farms, like Joe Brook's farm, will benefit greatly from this future program.

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Meth Lab Bust Update

meth lab mugsST. JOHNSBURY - The two men accused of illegally manufacturing methamphedamine in St. Johnsbury were ordered to be held under federal custody.

Shawn Greenwood and Thaddeus Gordon were denied bail at their arraignment in U.S. District Court on Thursday.

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St. Johnsbury Interim Town Manager

st. j. interim town managerST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury select board has appointed an interim Town Manager, but not everyone on the select board is happy about how the decision was made.

Assistant Town Manager, Dawn McPhee, is now the interim Town Manager. The decision to appoint McPhee was advised by the town's legal council, but according to Alan Ruggles, it was never discussed by the board as a whole.


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Vermont Trans. Budget

vtransST. JOHNSBURY - A state budget of 50 - 70 million for the fiscal year of 2014 may have a distinct impact on Vermont Transportation system. The transportation infrastructure of Vermont is expected to have financial needs that the state cannot accommodate.

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Drug Take Back Day

drug take backSAINT JOHNSBURY - This Saturday the Caledonia County Sherrifs Office will be taking back unused perscription drugs.

Over the last four take back days the Drug Enforcement Administration has taken over 774 tons of medication. According to the DEA, last year a record was set of over 276 tons were turned in.

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Old Artifacts Looking for New Home

StJ Historical

ST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury Historical and Heritage Center is attempting to find new locations for some of their artifacts. For years, the Fairbanks Museum has housed and displayed some artifacts, but a lot more are still in storage.

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Two Arrested in Meth Lab Bust

hazardST. JOHNSBURY - Shawn Greenwood, 40, and Thaddeus Gordon, no age given, were arrested Wednesday night by the Vermont State Police in connection with the clandestine methamphetamine lab discovered yesterday in St. Johnsbury. While hazardous materials crews cleaned up the area surrounding the meth lab yesterday, Greenwood and Gordon were in Burlington, appearing in U.S. District Court on charges of conspiracy to manufacture narcotics.

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The Lady is Back

the lady is backST. JOHNSBURY - If you have driven by Arnold Park in St. Johnsbury lately, you might have noticed that the lady is back. The fountain, which has been guarding the town for nearly a century, has finally been put back and restored to her original beauty. 

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Be Seat Smart

safety seatsST. JOHNSBURY - It's Child Safety Passenger week all around the country, and one organization is helping parents in Vermont buckle their children up.

"Be Seat Smart" stopped in St. Johnsbury hoping to solve a problem here in the Northeast Kingdom. There are many ways parents can improperly use a car seat from facing it the wrong way, to malfunctioning clasps or even having having the wrong seat in general for the child height and weight. "Be Seat Smart" is trying to educate parents everywhere on miss use, especially up here in the NEK.

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WETI Construction Almost Complete

WeidmannST. JOHNSBURY - WEIDMANN Electrical Technology (WETI) in St. Johnsbury is finishing up its 40 million dollar project that has been in the works since May of last year.

WETI produces electrical insulation material for transformers.

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Catamount Arts 20/20 Campaign

ST. JOHNSBURY - Catamount Arts launched its 20/20 Vision Capital Campaign on September 15th during the Colors of the Kingdom Festival and the Centennial Celebration of the Masonic Temple, which is the home of Catamount Arts.

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New Staffing for State Police

state policeST.JOHNSBURY - For the first time in years the Vermont State Police in St.Johnsbury is at full staff according to Lieutenant Michael Henry.
Henry says its something he's happy to see and the public is as well.

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I-91 Ramp Closure

Ramp ClosedST. JOHNSBURY - Drivers traveling from I-93 North to I-91 south in Waterford will have to take a detour for the next thirty days. Scheduled construction for the bridge located on the on-ramp began Tuesday September 11.

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Pomerleau Building Over Budget

pomerleau buildingST. JOHNSBURY - The renovation project of the Pomerleau building in St. Johnsbury is around 270 thousand dollars over budget.

At the select board meeting on Monday night, it was decided that the money would come from the general fund. The largest cut will be about 89 thousand dollars from the fire department's equipment fund. This money includes 68 thousand dollars that the department was going to invest in a new fire truck. 

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Green Up Vermont

Green Up VermontST.JOHNSBURY - The nation is looking to green up on Saturday May 5th.

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St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Bonding Cultural Heritage

St. Johnsbury AthenaeumST.JOHNSBURY - The historical St. Johnsbury Athenaeum is a cultural gem to the small community, and is working to promote its gem with other organizations.

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A Tribute from the Hearts of the Academy

Jenkins SignST.JOHNSBURY - Faculty and staff at St. Johnsbury Academy, came together Thursday afternoon at a private special chapel assembly to surprise their students with a song of love.

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Arrests Made in Melissa Jenkins Murder

Alan & Patricia PrueST.JOHNSBURY - (Updated 4:00PM)  Police have have arrested Allen Prue, 30, and Patricia Prue, 33, both of Waterford, VT in connection with the murder of Melissa Jenkins.

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