4-H Vermont Team Prepares for Nationals

Vermont 4h teen thumbnailST. JOHSNBURY- A team from the Northeast Kingdom is heading to Nebraska this summer to take part in a national competition. The "4-H Shooting Sports National" pits the best teenaged sports shooters in the country against one another.

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Love And Marriage Go Together...

RacineST. JOHNSBURY - A ninety three year old resident of Saint Johnsbury lives every day to his fullest. From breaking records to fighting in World War II, Pete Racine has a tale to be told.

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Closing the Pay Gap in Vermont

WomenST. JOHNSBURY— The AAUW says Vermont ranks behind 3 other states and Washington D.C. when it comes to the pay gap between men and women. On average nationally, women make 80 cents to the dollar. In Vermont women make 6 cents more but that is still less then men.

 

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Policy Issues Discussed at Legislative Breakfast

breakfastST. JOHNSBURY— The 2018 Legislative Session will soon be wrapping up. On Monday at the St. Johnsbury House, Northeast Kingdom legislators were speaking as part of the legislative breakfast series.

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Fire at the Fusion Grill

fusion fire thumbnailST. JOHNSBURY - The Fire Departments of Lyndonville, Burke, and St. Johnsbury reported to a firecall on the edge of Lyndon and St. Johnsbury earlier this morning, when smoke was reported inside the Fusion Grill. The first ones to spot the smoke were residents at the Maplewood Lodge, which is connected to the Fusion Grill.

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Multi Ice Sheet Rink Proposed in St. Johnsbury

GMMST. JOHNSBURY— A new study is out about a proposal for a multi ice sheet arena in St. Johnsbury. The study was completed by MacLaughlin Management and Design.

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A Math Professor Uses Circle Dance to Serve the Community

CIRCLE DANCESAINT JOHNSBURY-She is a mathematics professor who has taught at Lyndon State College for 27 years, and has always enjoyed teaching her students. Outside of the classroom, however, she teaches something completely different: dancing. Daisy McCoy learns and performs circle dancing with other members of the local community in her spare time. McCoy believes these different subjects to share a connection and both equally contribute to one’s wellbeing.

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NEK Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

autismmonthST. JOHNSBURY- April is National Autism Awareness month, and people in Vermont are celebrating neurodiversity and recognizing the strengths and challenges children and families face with autism.

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Road Closure Impacts Emergency Services

calexST. JOHNSBURY - For approximately two more weeks, Interstate 91 Southbound will be closed between Exits 18 (Barnet) and 17 (Newbury), as the state completes a ledge stabilization project. For future safety on the roadway, the Vermont Agency of Transportation felt the construction was necessary. However, for the remainder of the project's duration, the detour creates an added risk for patients being treated by emergency responders.

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Gun Rights March in St. Johnsbury

gun rightsST. JOHNSBURY— Earlier this month Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed 3 bills into law increasing restrictions on gun sales and ownership. Two of the changes prevent people with a a history of violence and those arrested on domestic violence charges from possessing guns.

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Northern Vermont Songwriters

song writerST.JOHNSBURY- The Northern Vermont Song Writers Group is a small group of people who all have a main goal, which is to write good song and to better them through group critiques. Once a month, the old and the young gather to just talk about their lives and to present any songs they have been working on over the past month.

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New and Improved Kiwanis Auction

kiwanis poolST. JOHNSBURY- The annual Kiwanis Auction has once again come to an end. For the second year in a row, the auction was held in an online format verses the live televised auction that took place for 66 years.

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COSA Looking for Volunteers

cosaST. JOHNSBURY- The Community Restorative Justice Center is seeking out more volunteers for their Circles of Support and Accountability Program.

COSA is a program that works with offenders that have a high-risk of going back to prison after being released.
Susan Cherry, Director of the Community Restorative Justice Center, refers to the people incarcerated as the "core members" of the COSA teams.

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St. Johnsbury Receives Grant for Honking Tunnel

Honking TunnelThumnbailST. JOHNSBURY- The town of St. Johnsbury is attempting to revitalize the town by making the famous honking tunnel a little more exciting. The town has received a $3,000 AARP Vermont grant to make this dark tunnel into an exciting drive to connect the riverfront to the downtown business.

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Mud Season Provokes Trail Erosion

trailsclosedST. JOHNSBURY - As hikers become eager to get out onto the mountains for the Spring season, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation is urging individuals to remain mindful of their impact on trail erosion.

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He Lifts Things Up And Puts Them Down

Fondry 2SAINT JOHNSBURY- For most of his life, Aaron Fondry has worked to make a difference. After studying Exercise Science at Lyndon State College, he found a passion for weight lifting. 

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Kingdom Gymnastics Tumbles into Top Five

gymnasticsthumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- The Kingdom Gymnastics training facility may be small, but that does not define their capabilities. All teams placed in the top five of their divisions at the Junior Olympic State Championships in March.

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Burlington Taiko Performs in St Johnsbury

Taiko newslinc DONOTSAVEOVER copy 4ST. JOHNSBURY- The Burlington Taiko, a Japanese style of drumming performed today at the St. Johnsbury Academy's Fuller Hall today. Burlington Taiko is a group that started by Stuart Paton in 1987.

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Engaging Students After School

stemST. JOHNSBURY - Engaging students in after-school settings can be a difficult task. At this point in the day, kids are tired, hungry, and overall, irritable. Nevertheless, there is a solution, and librarians gathered at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum this Tuesday afternoon to learn just what that is.

Tracy Truzansky, the Project Manager for Training at Vermont Afterschool, lead the discussion, which outlined the organization's STEM program.

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SJA Art Students Compete Nationally

Art work finals2018-03-30 at 8.03.58 PMST. JOHNSBURY- Three Saint Johnsbury Academy students made it to Nationals for the Scholastic Art and Writing competition. Rachel Fickes, Patrick Nkubito and Marion Elys were three of fifteen students who showed their passion for art in different mediums.The competition was held at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center until March 10th.

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St. Johnsbury Sewer Lines

st. j sewer thumbnailST. JOHNSBURY - Oak Street in St. Johnsbury recently had a full remodeling of its water, sewer, and storm drainage pipes that outflow the passumpsic river; a project that was "long overdue" according to the town government. Moving forward, the selectboard plans to continue to other streets in the immediate vicinity that are in need of new wastewater lines.

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St. J. Saves $34k with Loan Payoff

STJ Loan PayoffST. JOHNSBURY - The town of Saint Johnsbury will be paying off a decade's old loan resulting in a savings of over $34-thousand in interest.

The USDA Rural Development loan was used for the construction of the wastewater treatment plant during the 1990's. The loans payments were originally spaced out to be fully repaid by the year 2036.

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Fairbanks Museum Recieves a Grant

Museum Grant  2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMST. JOHNSBURY- The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium has been one of the eighty recipients across America of the Collections Assessment for Preservations (CAP) grant.The Fairbanks museum is the only museum in the state of Vermont to receive this grant.

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Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox 2 2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMST. JOHNSBURY- The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium has been one of the eighty recipients across America of the Collections Assessment for Preservations (CAP) grant.The Fairbanks museum is the only museum in the state of Vermont to receive this grant.

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The Roots of Bluegrass

billmonroeST. JOHNSBURY - On Thursday at Catamount Arts, local bluegrass musician Bob Amos lead a discussion about the life of Bill Monroe, one of the genre's most significant influencers. According to Amos, many describe bluegrass as a tree, with Bill Monroe serving as the trunk.

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Snow Storm Outages

We talked with Lyndonville Electric about the power outages in the area.

 

Flu Shots

Flu season is ahead of us, see how you can help yourself from getting sick.

 

Lyndonville Apartments to be Demolished

LA proposal that came out last fall is starting in March, we talked to rural Edge to find out more.