Girls in STEM

robotthumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury Academy's robotics team FRC-2523 is growing in size, mainly within the school's female student population.

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Kingdom All Stars New Members

Kingdom All Stars 2 2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMST. JOHNSBURY- The Kingdom All Stars performed today at Fuller Hall at the St Johnsbury Academy. Many students, parents, and teachers gathered to watch the band perform today.

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Warm Days for St. J

warm weather thumbnailST. JOHNSBURY - We are well above normal temperatures in Vermont for the month of February. Temperatures are a good fifteen degrees above average for this time of year. This can be detrimental to the climate and wildlife for the area, not to mention the intense flood warnings and slippery road conditions that follow a massive snow melt. Luckily, road maintenance has been out clearing the ice and snow, as well as creating runoff pathways so water can find the storm drains.

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St. Johnsbury Police Coverage Ahead of Town Meeting Day

St J PD TMDST. JOHNSBURY— As town meeting day approaches, the police department for the town of St. Johnsbury will be losing some personnel.

"It's just everything coming together at once," Chief Timothy Page of the St. Johnsbury Police Department.

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SJA Robotics Team Prepares for Competition

Robotics ThumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury Academy robotics team, Tech Storm FRC-2523 is getting ready for another year of competition. The team competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition and this year it's all about moving power.

 

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St. J School Board $18 Million Dollar Budget

Ranny TumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury school-board is proposing a school district budget increase of nearly one million dollars this year. The inrease is due in part to a miscalculation in how many students will be attending the Saint Johnsbury Academy in the Fall of 2018, and the 42 unanticipated student tuitions they've had to pay out that have resulted in $710,000 in expenditures.

 

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CALEX Vote During St. Johnsbury Town Meeting

St. Johnsbury TMD MunicipalST. JOHNSBURY—The town of St. Johnsbury is proposing an increase to the general fund budget as well as the highway budget that will be put up to the voters on town meeting day. The increase in the general budget is due to the town adopting a new housing program.

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Freshening Up the NEK

VT Food bank ThumbnailOn the third Thursday of every month, locals line up inside Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital; but not for treatment. Instead, they wait for fresh, local produce.

"We actually started this in January of 2016, so this is our 25th month of doing it," said Laural Ruggles, NVRH's Director of Community Health Improvement.

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Ashes to Go

ashestogopicST. JOHNSBURY - Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Those were two of the main phrases that could best describe what was taking place on Main Street in front of the United Community Church this morning. Through the early morning and the seemingly cold temperatures, Reverend's Elisa Lucozzi and Susan Ohlidal were blessing those who walked by for the Ashes to Go event on this Ash Wednesday.

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Local Spin on National Donor Day

NVRHDonorST JOHNSBURY- Not only does February 14th represent a day filled with love in the air, it also represents a day of giving nationwide. This day is marked as National Donor Day. According to organ donation statistics from the U.S. Department of Health Human Services, over 116 thousand men, women, and children and children are on the national transplant watiting list, as of August 2017. As you can imagine, that is a very high number.

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Ashes To Ashes To Go

ashestogopicST. JOHNSBURY - Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Those were two of the main phrases that could best describe what was taking place on Main Street in front of the United Community Church this morning. Through the early morning and the seemingly cold temperatures, Reverend's Elisa Lucozzi and Susan Ohlidal were blessing those who walked by for the Ashes to Go event on this Ash Wednesday.

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Universalists Celebrate 150 Years

Copy of Copy of Copy of ThumbnailTemplateDONOTSAVEOVER copy 2ST. JOHNSBURY - January marked the 150'th year anniversary of the Universalist Unitarian Congregation of St. Johnsbury. Brendan Hadash, who served as the reverend for 19 years, commemorated the church's founding by portraying Reverend Tracy R. Spencer in a sermon. Spencer was the first minister to preach in St. Johnsbury, when the church opened in 1868.

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Fundraiser for Furry Felines

KAS thumbnail realST. JOHNSBURY - The Kingdom Animal Shelter hosted a fundraiser on Saturday the 10th to raise money for the unowned animals of the Northeast Kingdom. While the Shelter sees many visitors both human and furry alike, the hardship of staying with the upkeep of running a shelter can be a very daunting task.

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Bringing Music Back to Dog Mountain

Catamount Arts ThumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- For the second year in a row, there will be a summer concert series at Dog Mountain. Catamount Arts was recently awarded the Levitt Amp Grant, which is used to bring free, live music to small cities. The town of St. Johnsbury was one of just 15 cities in the US selected for the grant.

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Hilltopper is More Than Just The Food

ST. JOHNSBURY- The Hilltopper Restaurant is back in business as the St. Johnsbury Academy students are ready to develop their skills with working in a professional workplace.

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St. J Superintendent Resigns Amid School Board Investigation

Ranny BledsoeST. JOHNSBURY - St. Johnsbury Superintendent, Dr. Margaret Ranny Bledsoe, announced at the school board meeting on Monday night that she will be resigning effective July 1, 2019. Bledsoe has been serving as the superintendent for the St. Johnsbury School District since 2012. "This had been my plan all along, and I had informed the board of that fact," said Bledsoe, as she addressed the board.

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Distillery Barred from Holiday Business

ST. JOHNSBURY - Brendan Hughes has assumed the role of ownership to a local mill and distillery business that has been located in Barnet for over fifteen years. What was once known as Dunc's Mill is now known as the St. Johnsbury Distillery, which is set to be moved from Barnet to St. Johnsbury within the next two to five years. For the time being, Brendan and his father, Dan Hughes have kept Dunc's Mill brand Rums on store shelves and at liquor outlets across the Northeast.

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A Room of Beautiful Masterpieces

Catamount Arts with Black BordersST.JOHNSBURY- It's an event that's been going on for three years now. An event where some of the best artists in the northeast kingdom, and surrounding areas, get to showcase their art pieces.

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Gearing up for Victorian Holiday

st j christmasST. JOHNSBURY— Eight days after the town of St. Johnsbury turned on the holiday lights at the Downtown Sparkles Event, the town will now be hosting another event, the Victorian Holiday Celebration. "It's an event that happens all throughout town," said Tara Holt, Director of the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce. The Victorian Holiday Celebration is set to take place on December 9th.

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Gun Shots in St. Johnsbury

st j pdST. JOHNSBURY— Just before 1 am on Thursday an Officer for the St. Johnsbury Police Department was on patrol on Portland Street when he heard possible gun shots. Officer Michael Fuller was on Portland Street and headed east just past the Concord Ave Intersection. "Officer heard what they thought were gun shots," said Chief Timothy Page, of the St. Johnsbury Police Department.

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Dangerous Game Sparking Conversation

st j academyST. JOHNSBURY— St. Johnsbury Academy is having discussions within their community about a "dangerous game" that sent a student to the hospital on Wednesday. It goes by many different names, like the "Blackout Game" or "Choke Game."

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Stetson Looks to Re-Win Award

SadieStetsonST JOHNSBURY- The Gatorade Player of the year award "recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards oacademic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court ." It was announced in the middle of last March that Sadie Stetson, guard for St. Johnsbury Academy, was the Vermont choice for the honor, and it was the first honor of this kind in the school's history.

 

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Contracting Struggles Continue for Calex

copy of thumbnailtemplatedonotsaveover copy 2ST. JOHNSBURY- The concept of contracting Calex Ambulance Services by towns that already hold them under special appropriations has been a popular topic at Town Select Board meetings as of late. Thus far, Waterford and Kirby have signed on to contract, but with many towns either rejecting or tabling the contract, Michael Wright, CEO of Calex ponders why that is.

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7th Annual Norris Cotton Fundraiser

norrisST. JOHNSBURY - Over the weekend St. Johnsbury Academy held basketball scrimmages, but these games had more meaning than usual. This was the 7th annual Norris Cotton Cancer Center fundraising weekend. All of the money gathered was donated to the cancer center and for a specific reason. 

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Support for Troops this Holiday Season

Vermont Supports Troops PSST.JOHNSBURY- It’s an idea that started from a kitchen floor. Now it’s turned into hundreds of packages being sent to troops overseas. The Vermont S.U.P.P.O.R.T organization started prepping for it’s annual first Saturday in December earlier this afternoon at the Elks Lodge.

 

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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.