Around the NEK- In cases of emergency, we have always been taught to call 9-1-1, and with this week being National Emergency Telecommunications week, we took a look at how 9-1-1 calls are handled across Vermont.
AROUND THE NEK- The United States is known to have the highest prices for prescription drugs, which has become a problem for many Americans. The Health Care Committee in Vermont is looking for ways to lower those prescription costs.
AROUND THE NEK- The second Saturday in April could be considered a holiday for many people in Vermont. This marks the start of the trout-fishing season.
AROUND THE NEK-Buying local goods has been issue in Vermont for a long time. The New England Food Vision is striving to make buying local easier for consumer as well as the producer.
Barnet- Town Residents and town officials simply can’t agree on one thing in the Barnet, and that’s the parking situation along Monument Circle. There are currently three roads that meet all at the same spot; Anderson street, Church street, and Monument circle.
Northeast Kingdom - The declining milk prices continue to make Vermont dairy farmers nervous. Over the last two years milk prices have dropped from a near record high of $25 per every 100 gallons of milk produced, to just $15 for every 100 gallons.
The U-32 School will be hosting Vermont History Day this Saturday. The event will have about 200 Vermont students, including students from the Lyndon Town School, who are in the fifth and sixth grade. All students will be competing to convey the state's 225-year history to others. The theme of this year's History Day is exploration, encounter and exchange.
VERMONT- The recent rise in gas prices over the past two months may have you worried, but there’s no need to fear about prices reaching the same heights as five years ago. Petroleum analysts believe gas prices will be remaining around the same mark as today, at least for the foreseeable future.
AROUND THE NEK- The Vermont Department of Public Safety has announced they will not be cited for any workplace safety violation following the death of a Vermont State trooper.
Last September, Trooper Kyle Young collapsed at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho during the tryouts for the state police tactical team. The 28 year old subsequently died of heatstroke. The incident was under investigation by the state.
VERMONT- Over the past decade, marijuana legislation has occupied an interesting place in Vermont politics.
The most recent bill towards legalizing the substance is going to the Vermont House of Representatives for vote, but the state has a history of discussion around its use.
Waterford - A massive blaze destroyed a single-family home on Hudson Road in Waterford this weekend. Waterford Rescue rushed to the scene just after 10 a.m. on Saturday to put out the fire and try to salvage part of the house.
Because Waterford is in a rural part of the state, it is challenging for fire departments to get there on time.
BARNET - The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Petting Zoo stopped by the Barnet School Friday morning, but this isn't your ordinary petting zoo. Kids in all grades got to learn about the history of instruments and play them as well.
Around the NEK- "There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, theres always a new place, always a new horizon," said Former Professional Golfer Jack Nicklaus. Thanks in part to an early spring and warm temperatures, local fisherman can begin to expand their horizon.
ST. JOHNSURY- Julie Taymor once said, "there is an incredible power in the arts to inspire and influence." At Catamount Arts, that's just what's happening thanks to a generous donation from an invested community member.
ST. JOHNSBURY- In a generation with kids glued to their electronic devices, a Saint Johnsbury Academy teacher is trying to break the mold in an attempt to have them glued to something else.
ORLEANS- The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department held a mandated meeting for hunters to discuss last year’s hunting season. Experts were also there to speak about what to expect for the upcoming hunting season.
AROUND THE NEK - Gerber Products Company has issued a voluntary recall for their "Organic 2ND Food Pouches" following a packaging defect that increases the risk of spoilage.
According to the company, four specific variteies are being recalled.
PEACHAM- National Reading day may have already come and gone, but students at Peacham Elementary still celebrated their love for literature as they participated in Read Across Peacham.
PEACHAM- Music is something everyone has a taste for but Alan Greenleaf has a special taste for a special type of music. Even though he lives in solitude he does not keep quiet. Greenleaf uses solar power for most of his electricity and find comfort at the neck of his guitar.
WATERFORD- The honor system isn't something we see too much of in this day and age. One local library is the last of its kind to try to keep this system alive.The Davies Memorial Library was established in 1896 and is the last public library in the state to run its operations on the honor system.
Northeast Kingdom- One of the biggest affects of the current economic state is a lack of police presence, and the Lyndonville Police Department (LPD) is feeling the full effects.
AROUND THE NEK- For the first time in 88 years, a sitting United States president has gone to Cuba.
President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro met for a historic meeting on Monday to discuss ending the embargo between the United States and Cuba.
CRAFTSBURY- More than 80 girls had the opportunity to meet members of the U.S. National ski team this weekend. The event was held at Craftsbury Outdoors Center to talk about women in sports.
Northeast Kingdom- The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) was discovered in western North America in 1924. Since then, HWA has moved along the east coast of the United States and spread to the Northeast Kingdom. Unfortunately, the mild winter may cause an increase of HWA.
Around the Northeast Kingdom - Two studies released show details of how healthy the Green Mountain State actually is. According to the United Health Foundation, Vermont is the second healthiest state, Hawaii was the healthiest. A Wisconsin Study just came out with details that the healthiest place in the Green Mountain state is Chittenden County. The least healthiest county is Orleans.