Saint Johnsbury Academy Spring Concert

concertSAINT JOHNSBURY- Saint Johnsbury Academy held their annual spring concert; it was a special treat for the Saint Johnsbury community as six bands from the school entertained guests at the South Church. 

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Spring Concert

concertSAINT JOHNSBURY- Saint Johnsbury Academy held their annual spring concert; it was a special treat for the Saint Johnsbury community as six bands from the school entertained guests at the South Church. 

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Work Camp Controversy

werk campSAINT JOHNSBURY- The Work Camp in Saint Johnsbury has been in danger of closing since January due partly to a decline in the number of inmates at the facility. The state has left the town with two options; close the camp, or stretch their standards to allow more inmates in.

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Flying Into Fly Fishing Season

flyfishingST. JOHNSBURY - Fly fishing season is right around the corner and St. Johnsbury Academy is helping Vermonters prepare. The season opens in May and the academy is holding classes on how to make your own flies.

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Police Looking for Man in Alleged Abduction

Allleged Abduction CaseST. JOHNSBURY- Police in St. Johnsbury need help in identifying an individual involved in an alleged case of abduction and attempted sexual assault.

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Prom Expo Helps Local Students

promexpoSt. Johnsbury- It’s almost that time of year that some high school girls grow up dreaming of. It’s prom season, and girls will be shopping around for the perfect dress. Some local high school students spent Saturday out while they shopped around for dresses, makeup, and jewelry at the Prom Expo in St. Johnsbury.

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Baird Argues for Dropping Murder Charges

OHagan ChargesST. JOHNSBURY - One of the three men accused of killing a 78-year-old Sheffield woman appeared in Caledonia County Court Friday morning. The court heard the argument from Keith Baird's defense attorney on whether the murder charge against Baird should be dropped. District Attorney, Lisa Warren argued the charge against Baird should remain.

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Superstars Come to Town

Harlem Superstar 1St. Johnsbury- It was a packed house at Alumni Memorial Gymnasium Thursday night as the Harlem Superstars came to St. Johnsbury. The gym was at full capacity and the crowd was electric, bringing a smile to everyone’s face.

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Baird Wants Murder Charge Dropped

ohaganST. JOHNSBURY - One of three men accused of murdering Mary "Pat" O'Hagan will be appearing in Caledonia County Criminal Court Friday morning. The court will be asked to dismiss the murder charge against Keith Baird. Baird's lawyer will be arguing there is not enough evidence to charge him with murder.

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Coloring Isn't Just for Kids

AdultColoringST. JOHNSBURY - You don't have to be young to enjoy coloring in or outside the lines. The Catamount Arts hosted a free coloring event for adults and high school students last night.

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Lisa Warren

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ST. JOHNSBURY- Many people know Lisa Warren as being the Caledonia County's District Attorney. A Vermont native, Warren does a lot more than just being an attorney, she enjoys taking the time to take advantage of and enjoy living in the Northeast Kingdom. "I love to hike, and walk my dogs," Warren said. "I love to be out doors in nature, and my husband and I like to hike and snow shoe, but I love to exercise."

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Lisa Warren

ST. JOHNSBURY- Many people know Lisa Warren as being the Caledonia County’s District Attorney.

 

A Vermont native, Warren does a lot more than just being an attorney, she enjoys taking the time to take advantage of and enjoy living in the Northeast Kingdom. 

 

“I love to hike, and walk my dogs,” Warren said. “I love to be out doors in nature, and my husband and I like to hike and snow shoe, but I love to exercise.”

 

Warren has realized her love for the state of Vermont, as she has lived in other places throughout her life. She spent her college years in Boston, as she is a Boston College graduate.

 

After her time in Boston, she moved to Maine to be with her husband, but they eventually both moved back to their home state.

 

“Our roots are in Vermont. I loved Boston, and I loved Maine, but our roots were here, and it’s home.” Warren continued, “I love the city and I love going back and visiting, but I love home!”

 

Being in Vermont, Lisa Warren has been a practicing attorney for over two decades. After being in private practice for three years with a firm, she then spent five years on her own, and two years in the court system as a court deputy clerk.

 

“I thought I wanted to get into court administration,” said Warren. “Then a position opened up here just over ten and a half years ago for a juvenile prosecutor in juvenile court and I was really interested,” and did that for three years.

 

In 2009, Warren’s predecessor, Robert Butterfield was retiring, Governor Douglas appointed Warren to take over the rest of the term, and has been in the position is district attorney ever since. 

 

Warren also had to run in an election for the position. Every four years, elections for positions in the county are held, while state position elections are every two years. She still has two more years in November before another election.

 

“You have to get signatures from voting people in the community and the county to be put on the ballot to run for state’s attorney,” Warren said. Those signatures are then brought to the Caledonia County Clerk.

 

Throughout her nine years, Warren has done a lot of cases, but she talks about the biggest case.

 

“The biggest case I’ve handled is the Prue case,” said Warren. “It went to trial, we spent weeks and weeks and weeks preparing and we were over there for just shy of three weeks in Burlington because that’s where we tried it, so it was very labor intensive.” Warren continued to talk about how a case like that has not happened in a long time in the area. 

 

Not every case that goes through her office is like the Prue case, or even goes to court. Warren explained that not many people know about the process of just a case going to court. 

 

“There’s different steps along the way. It’s kind of like a system of checks and balances,” Warren said. “Not every case that comes to this office is prosecuted.”

 

Sometimes the case will also go to the community justice center, but Warren said that a very small amount of cases go that route. 

Fairbanks Museum Receives Expansion Grant

fairbanksST. JOHNSBURY- The Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury received a grant last year that has helped them create and execute many updates. The museum was one of six Vermont projects chosen from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), which, in total, invested more than $1.2 million into the different projects.

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A Slippery Situation

Unsung hero 2ST. JOHNSBURY- Those who live in areas that snow a lot understand that some roads shouldn't be used when it gets icy and slippery out, and one of those roads is Hosptial Drive in St. Johnsbury. On February 24th, at around 8 p.m. an incident occured that proved the road was not the best option for travel. 

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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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VT Delegators

Senator Bernie Sanders will be introducing single payer healthcare legislation. 

NVRH Volunteer

We spoke with NVRH regarding ways volunteers help individuals suffering from Cancer.

COCORAHS

The group is looking for volunteers for precipitation observations in Burke, Newark, and Kirby