Newark School Gas Leak Update

NewarkNEWARK – 70 Students were evacuated from the Newark School Wednesday morning after a propane leak was discovered.  Students were in the gym for lunch when the principal received a call from the school secretary, who noticed the suspicious odor.

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More Options for Electric Vehicles

Charging StationNORTHEAST KINGDOM – Electric vehicle drivers in Vermont currently have access to 80 public charging stations across the state, but only four of those are here in the Northeast Kingdom.

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Fall Foliage Season

PeachamFallFoliageNortheast Kingdom- The annual Peacham Fall Foliage Festival kicked off today, an event that has occurred almost every year since the 1950's, and offers event-goers an array of festive activities.

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Fiddler Patrick Ross Begins Town Hall Tour

Patrick Ross's fingers dance along the nylon strings of his fiddle.

His bow-hand sways as though he is conducting some unseen orchestra, but only the smooth, slow whine of his fiddle echoes across the empty Alexander Twilight Theatre.

 

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Volkswagen Recall in Vermont

volkswagen thumbnailLyndon- A scandal involving the car company Volkswagen broke out last week when the company admitted to cheating the emissions tests for their cars. This scandal hits close to home as almost 3 thousand cars, registered in Vermont, may be affected.

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Biodiesel Company Expands

Bio DieselHAVERHILL – A two million dollar expansion will be taking place in Haverhill at a eco-friendly energy production plant.

 

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Heat Pump Technology

barnet thumbnailBARNET- Residents gathered at the Barnet Public Library last night to discuss the technology of heat pumps with the cold weather fast approaching. Having heat pumps could be very beneficial to New Englanders in the winter. Although they were relatively unpopular in northern states because of their inability to function at temperatures below 32 degrees.

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Dairy Protection Program Extends Deadline

Cow PicNORTHEAST KINGDOM - Local dairy farmers now have more time to sign up for a program that covers losses when milk prices drop and feed costs increase. The deadline to register for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy has been extended to November 20th.

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Harvey's Lake Clean-Up Underway

HARVEY LAKE ThumbnailBarnet - Harvey's lake is undergoing it's first major cleanup in over 40 years, and it's not going to be cheap. This project is going to cost $116,000 because it is the most expensive method of removing sediment from the front of the lake's dam.

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Local Democrats Aim High

demsfinalSt. Johnsbury - While the presidential candidates have been zig-zagging across the country for months, local political parties are just starting to get their gears turning. The St. Johnsbury Democratic Committee held it's bi-annual reorganizational meeting at the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center last night.

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Mother's Day

mothers dayLYNDONVILLE - Mother’s Day is usually a special day for most mothers to spend with their children. This Sunday, a few residents in Lyndon are a little busy getting ready for the big day.

 

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Ticked Off

tick season doneVERMONT - With warmer weather returning, ticks will also be returning from their natural habitats. As ticks start to return, so does the threat of Lyme Disease which can be transmitted to both people and animals through deer ticks.

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Brush Fire Safety

Bush on fire dammitVERMONT- With spring finally being sprung and the temperatures rising, the dangers of a brush fire are increased. The added wind and seasonal drying out of trees and grass makes up for a recipe for disaster.

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Certified Naturally Grown Farms

certified thumbnailAROUND THE NEK - Certified Naturally Grown Farms provide consumers with products that were grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or GMO seeds.

 

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Statewide Program Ensures Safety

schoolVERMONT- Over 70 schools in Vermont are participating in the Safe Routes to School program, a state-wide program who's main goal is to ensure child safety when it comes to walking or biking to school.

 

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Trendy Dieting

gluten free thumbVERMONT- The gluten-free marketplace has been on the up-and-up over the last few years. From Weight-watchers, to Atkins, to even low-carb diets... it seems as if nothing has hit society quite like the gluten-free trend. The new fad has nearly no medical reasoning behind it, but the diet is beginning to shape the way restaurants and grocery stores stock up.

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NEK Sports Wrap

SportsWrapVERMONT- This has been, and continues to be, a great week for sports. The sun is shining, and the local high school teams are getting their game on. Here is a wrap of yesterday's sports, and what's coming up today.

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85-year Feud Curses Town of Victory

Victory ThumbVICTORY- It has been said that it all started with the shooting of two wayward pigs- the fued that has lingered in the small Northeast Kingdom town of Victory since the 1930's.  Now, things have gotten so out of hand, the town needs law enforcement present at every public gathering.

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Sweet Drinks Bring Sour Controversy

beverage taxVERMONT- The bill to implement a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is back in the state house for the fourth time. However, this time, the bill seems to be going further than it has before.

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April Showers bring May Paving

pavingST. JOHNSBURY- Spring is finally here and so are the road projects that are creating headaches for some drivers and business owners. 

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Tuning That Summer Tune

carcareNORTHEAST KINGDOM- Temperatures are expected to reach close to 80 degrees this week, which means Summer is fast approaching. As a result, it's important to make sure your car is well maintained before taking summer vacations.

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Could Sanders be President?

bernie sanders 1VERMONT- Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will be running for president in the upcoming 2016 elections. He will be running for the Democratic Party, even though he calls himself a Democratic Socialist.

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Cuddling for a Cause

baby cuddlerST. JOHNSBURY- A program that is fairly new is gaining a lot of attention from retired nurses, retired social workers, grandfathers, and grandmothers. In January, Pat Forest of the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital was contacted by a woman who asked if they had a baby cuddling program and if she could be a baby cuddler. Unfortunately, no program existed. 

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Girls on the Run

GirlsRunningBARNET- Girls on the Run is a national organization that has been making headway at local Vermont schools. According to it’s website, Girls on the Run “is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.”

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Wisconsin Company Recalls Bikes

trekNORTHEAST KINGDOM- Trek Bicycle Corporation, a Waterloo, Wisconsin company, has annouced that they will be recalling close to one million bicycles. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 900,000 bikes were recalled in the United States and 98,000 were recalled in Canada.

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Adoption in the NEK

Learn how the Northeast Kingdom is handling the increase rate of children in foster care.

 

Cinco de Mayo

One restaraunt in Saint Johnsbury has a unique way of celebrating the holiday.

 

Animal Shelters

Learn about a local animal shelter that's been taking in homeless animals over the last 14 years.