Christine Hallquist Comes to the NEK

hallquistST. JOHNSBURY- Democratic nominee for Vermont Governor Christine Hallquist was the special guest at the St. Johnsbury Rotary club on Monday. Hallquist had the opportunity to meet members of the Northeast Kingdom and speak with them about what lead her to where she is today. "My life has been quite unimaginable and I'll call it a miracle that I stand here today. But I recognize that the reason I stand here today is because of the thousands of Vermonters before me who fought for what is right and what is just," she said.

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Local Community Celebrates 2nd Annual Pumpkin Walk

GREAT PUMPKINST. JOHNSBURY- The Summerville neighborhood in St. Johnsbury celebrated their second annual Great Pumpkin Walk this past Saturday. Over one hundred community members came out to celebrate Halloween with the neighborhood.

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Time To Prepare For Winter

plow truck ST. JOHNSBURY - Winter-like weather has hit the Northeast Kingdom early this year. And because of this, the steps to prepare the roads, and our cars, for the icy season is beginning much sooner.

"When it comes early like this, there is a little extra running around," says Gary McGinnis, a senior maintenance worker for VTrans in St. Johnsbury. 

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Bay Street Fire: Seeking Public Assistance

baystupdateST. JOHNSBURY- It's been over a month since a fire burnt an abandoned building in St. Johnsbury. The fire happening at 659 Bay Street is being investigated as arson. Jon Bouffard the St. Johnsbury Fire Chief said it was an, "Incendiary fire, the State Police came in and the Fire Marshal's office, and determined that there were two locations within the building that there were fire."

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The Historic LI vs STJA Matchup

li vs st jST. JOHNSBURY- It's finally that time of year again when the legendary rivals matchup. The Lyndon Institute Vikings and The Saint Johnsbury Hilltoppers have hard at work all week prepping for this weekend. The Hilltoppers have won the past four years now, but they're still keeping a close eye on the Vikings.

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NVRH Hosts COPD Health Fair

NVRH COPD HEALTH FAIRST. JOHNSBURY- Northern Vermont Regional Hospital held its 3rd annual COPD health fair on Monday. The fair hosted numerous health organizations, all of which informed attendees about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and its effects.

Heather Nelson, the hospital's Respiratory Therapist, started the fair three years ago in order to inform the community on the disease as COPD is common in the St. Johnsbury area. "COPD is very heavy here in the St. Johnsbury community, and that's what we mostly see here in the emergency room and the admissions."

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Suspect of High-Speed Car Pursuit Arraigned In Court

hithouseST. JOHNSBURY- The man who Police say led them on a high-speed pursuit in Lyndonville was arraigned in court today.

State police say that 29-year-old Michael King of St. Johnsbury was traveling at speeds of 80 to 100 miles per hour yesterday when he crashed into a home at 1559 Red Village Road. Tpr. Jason Danielsen reported that police attempted to stop King's red, 2005 Toyota Corolla, but he continued to speed away, initiating the pursuit. 

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Dog Mountain Gets Big Mention

dog mtnST. JOHNSBURY- Dog Mountain was recently mentioned in an article written by "Travel and Leisure".https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/fall-vacations/best-places-travel-october#northeast-kingdom-vermont The article was about the best places to visit during the month of October. For Dog Mountain this was a big surprise and a great feeling.

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Squam Lakes Visits St. Johnsbury's NECKA

animalpresentationST. JOHSNBURY-Some furry friends taught class today for children at Northeast Kingdom Community Action's Parent and Child Center in St. Johnsbury. The goal of today's lesson was to get the kids excited about nature. The animals were provided by the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in New Hampshire and were a great introduction to wildlife.

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Fall Prevention - And The Improvement Of Senior Living

Council on aging ST. JOHNSBURY – September not only welcomes the fall season, but it also is a month of fall prevention. As people age, their risk of falling tends to be higher and their mobility lower. The NEK Council on Aging aims to help change that. Each year, events are hosted during a week in September to help as many as possible with fall prevention. These fall prevention events have physical therapists, nurses and members from the council in attendance, and has participants go through 3 different tests to assess their balance and needs when it comes to being safe.

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New Winter Policy Ahead of Winter

st. johnsbury roadST. JOHNSBURY - Winter is coming... and the town of St. Johnsbury has already begun preparations for the upcoming season by creating a draft ordinance for their Winter policy which they hope to enact this year.

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New Brand & Logo at St. Johnsbury Distillery

distilllerylogoSAINT JOHNSBURY – What was previously known as Dunc's Mill has now changed brand name to the Saint Johnsbury Distillery. Duncan Holaday is the mastermind behind the company's distilling of rum, something that started out in the early two-thousands.

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NVRH Updates Birthing Center

nvrh birthST. JOHNSBURY- The Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital made some big renovations over the past year and are now in the full swing of things, taking care of patients and delivering babies. The hospital's birthing center got a 2.4 million dollar renovation. It's first upgrade for the center since the hospital was built 44 years ago.

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Women of the Moose are Lending a Helping Hand

women mooseST. JOHNSBURY- The Loyal Order of Moose is an international non-profit fraternal organization, who have a lodge based in St. Johnsbury. One part of the Loyal Order is a group called The Women of The Moose, these women hold fundraisers and events year round in order to support two of the chapters within the organization.

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Abandoned Building in St. Johnsbury Caught Fire over Weekend

bay st fireST. JOHSNBURY- An anbandoned building caught fire Saturday afternoon in St. Johnsbury at 659 Bay Street. The owner of the building was in the process of taking the building down.

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Dux the Balloon Man

balloonST. JOHNSBURY- If you walked beyond the main hub of events at this year's Colors of the Kingdom Festival, you may have stumbled upon an abstract balloon sculpture. The life-size rubber creation was made by none other than Dux the Balloon Man, a Burlington-based artist who lives to entertain.

The sculpture created on Saturday resembled a variety of characters, ranging from a sea anemone to a helix. And according to Dux, the uncertainty is one of his favorite parts of the job.

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St. Johnsbury School Superintendent

st j schoolboard 2ST. JOHNSBURY - The School board for the St. Johnsbury school as of Monday, September 10th, has announced their new interim Superintendent for the 2018-2019 school year. Dr. Brian Ricca, originally the Superintendent for the Montpelier school district has lent his helping hand as a 0.6 administrator for the next ten months.

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Lawyers Giving Back

Food driveST. JOHNSBURY- It's that time of year again for law firms across the state of Vermont to start givining back to their communities. This is all because of Attonery General T.J. Donovans idea from last year to start a food drive called "Lawyers Fighting Hunger Food Drive".

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St. Johnsbury Schools Interim Superintendent

school busSAINT JOHNSBURY- The Saint Johnsbury School District has appointed a new interim superintendent for this school year. Dr. Brian Ricca will be filling the role of former superintendent Ranny Bledsoe. Ricca has been named to .6 administrator through the first of July. Dr. Ricca will be working three days a week with a salary of sixty-thousand dollars for ten months of work.

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St. Johnsbury and Act 46

stjschoolST. JOHNSBURY - Since last year, we as a state have seen a very large concentration of school districts unifying under Act 46.  Since that time in the Caledonian County, the Kingdom East Unified School District, and the Caledonia Central Supervisory Union have formed and are off and running for the 2018-19 schoolastic year.

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Bow Hunting: A Woman's Sport Too

linwoodST. JOHNSBURY - A great deal has changed in the world of archery since Linwood Smith began as a teenager. One of the most prominent factors being women's inclusion in the sport. This is a progression that Smith is excited about, because to him, gender is not what determines a good hunter.

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St. Johnsbury P.D. Struggles to Recruit

Copy of Copy of Copy of Copy of ThumbnailTemplateDONOTSAVEOVER copy 2ST. JOHNSBURY - According to St. Johnsbury Police Chief, Tim Page, police departments across the country are struggling to recruit new officers. He credits the difficulty to a number of factors, but highlights the media's negative spotlight on the industry.

Page acknowledges the fact that mistakes are made, but would never discredit the line of work as a whole. "The job has a human aspect to it. Everyone makes mistakes," he stated. Going on to discuss the importance of acting professionally, and doing the best that you can in every situation.

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Three Rivers Bike Path Repair

bike path bridgeST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury Select Board awared the contract for the repair of the Three Rivers Bike Path Bridge that is a part of the Lamollie Valley Rail Trail.

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Welcome Center to Relocate Bus Stop

rctST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury selectboard has begun discussions on modifying the Welcome Center, however these discussions are not for any project like fixing the park, or adding to the existing structure.

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Making Swaps To Lend A Hand

swapST. JOHNSBURY – The Northeast Kingdom Community Action Agency (NEKCA) held their second clothing and toy swap. From May 7th to May 10th, NEKCA accepted donations for the swap in hopes of being able to provide for those in need.

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Danville Boys Basketball Pep Rally

The day before the Danville Boys Basketball team is set to take on Poultney for the Division Four Boys Basketball Championship, they will be getting their school into the winning spirit with a pep rally to spur them to victory.

 

Teachout for Climate Change

We have coverage of Northern Vermont University for the teachout for climate change event being hosted all over the state, where students will walk out of classes and teach the community about the facts of climate change and how it's affecting our planet.

 

NorAm Giant Slalom Finals at Burke Mountain

We have an update on how the finals ended at Burke Mountain yesterday for the NorAm Giant Slalom, and why they fit all their races in yesterday afternoon to avoid the slopes today.