A Cap on Capstone Projects

pictureST. JOHNSBURY- Today was the big day for many St. Johnsbury Academy freshman who completed their capstone projects. 

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Utility Pole Project Cutting it Close

polesST. JOHNSBURY - The town of St. Johnsbury is inching closer to finishing the “West Side Project.” The project, which has been ongoing for four years must come to an end and the Selectboard got closer to making that a realization last night.

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Sap Lap: Running for a Cause

maplefestST. JOHNSBURY- Runners from around the region found their way to St. Johnsbury for the 2015 Maple Festival and Sap Lap 5K Run. Proceeds from the event are going towards paying for ice time for local youth hockey players next winter. Organizer and State Representative Scott Beck believes the event is great for both youth hockey players as well as the town of St. Johnsbury.

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Flushing Fire Hydrants

firehydrantST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury Department of Public Works is reminding residents that they will be flushing fire hydrants from April 27th through April 29th. The flushings are scheduled from 6-9pm.

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St. Johnsbury School Receives Grants

st j new grantST. JOHNSBURY - The school district of St. Johnsbury is receiving four grants, some of which will be effective as early as next school year.


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Concussions: "Impact" on Student-Athletes

ConcussionsST. JOHNSBURY - It's every athletes worst nightmare- no, not missing the last shot or striking out- but getting a concussion.  It happens to every one in five high school athletes each year, and the repercussions can be costly.

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St. Johnsbury Eyes HIA Plan

HIABOARDST. JOHNSBURY- The town of St. Johnsbury is considering implementing a Health Impact Assessment when planning new construction projects. A Health Impact Assessment, or HIA, is a process that helps to evaluate the potential health effects of a plan, project, or policy before it is built or implemented.

Parents Get Schooled

parents nightST. JOHNSBURY- A larger than normal crowd attended the St.Johnsbury school board's annual special meeting. Changes to the curriculum were just one of many topics focused on.

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St. Johnsbury Job Fair

job fairSt. Johnsbury - Job seekers had the ability to go to the second annual Creative Workforce Solutions job fair at the St. Johnsbury school today.


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Memories of the Seventies

70sinvermontST. JOHNSBURY - People all over Vermont are sharing stories about their lives in the 1970's as part of the Vermont Historical Society's Vermont 70's Project.

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Soggy Weather Sets Back Sports

spring fieldsST. JOHNBURY- Being a member of a sports team in the Northeast Kingdom has many challenges, some which can only be experienced after a long, dreadful winter. As the spring thaw continues, local sports teams are finding it harder and harder to practice outside due to poor weather conditions.

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Select Board Gets Fiscal

st. j selectST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury Select Board met last night at the Welcome Center. The board opened the meeting up to the public to discuss the town audit. 

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Shaped Up and Shipped Out

WoodworkingClassST. JOHNSBURY- Being able to take woodworking classes in high school is a rare experience; an even more rare one is being able to sell finished products at a professional gallery.  This is the experience that several St. Johnsbury Academy students were able to be a part of.

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Fletcher Pleas Out

fletcher dealST. JOHNSBURY - Richard Fletcher, who is one of the three suspects in the murder case of 78-year-old Sheffield resident, Mary “Pat” O’Hagan, took a plea deal yesterday. In the deal, he would plead guilty to burglary and kidnapping along with testifying against the other two suspects, Michael Norrie and Keith Baird, in order for the murder charge to be dropped.

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The Third Oldest Band in the Nation

BandsFestivalST. JOHNSBURY- The Festival of the Bands is a yearly event that has been happening for over 30 years, where multiple bands from around Vermont gather to perform a concert.  One of the bands at the festival was the St. Johnsbury Band, which is the third oldest band in the nation that still exists.

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Lessons Behind Cooking

learning kitchenST. JOHNSBURY- Today wraps up the Northeast Kingdom Youth Services Learning Kitchen program. The program is geared towards low income families and teaches participants about preparing meals that have high nutritional value with a low budget. 

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Murder Charge Dropped

Fletcher ThumbST. JOHNSBURY - The murder charge against one of the three men accused of the murder of Mary Pat O'Hagan has been dropped.


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Musical History Continues

festival of bandsST. JOHNSBURY- The third oldest band in the country is preparing for its 185th year of continuous existence. This band dates all the way back to the 1800s, when it began.

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Still No Town Manager

schoolboard 3-23ST. JOHNSBURY - St. Johnsbury has yet to fill the position for their new town manager. Select Board chairman, Kevin Oddy, is concerned with the experience of the available remaining candidates.

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Springing into Flood Season

floodingSAINT JOHNSBURY - With warmer weather around the corner, the threat of flooding could become a serious issue. The problem could be solved through various methods, including your town’s emergency management plan.

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Drug Screening Coming to the NEK?

ST. JOHNSBURY- A Burlington company that offers drug screening services plans to open a new collection site in downtown St. Johnsbury.


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The Faces Behind Kiwanis

kiwanis 2ST.JOHNSBURY- The 65th annual Kiwanis Auction took place last week in St.Johnsbury. For decades, the Kiwanis Club has been putting on this auction in order to raise money to maintain one of America's only privately owned, completely free swimming pools that also offers free swimming lessons all summer long.

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St. J Gets No Break from Water Breaks

STJWaterMainBreakST. JOHNSBURY- A water main break in St. Johnsbury has lead to the closing of Federal Street while workers attempt to repair the damage. The St. Johnsbury Department of Public Works is working with C&C Bunnell Excavating to begin repairs to the water main.

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Kiwanis Club for a Cause

kiwanis day 1ST. JOHNSBURY - The annual Kiwanis auction is underway in St. Johnsbury. The event, which started on Monday, March 16, will run until Wednesday, March 18. The times you are able to call and donate are from 6pm to 9pm.

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Problems With the Curriculum?

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ST. JOHNSBURY - Last night the St. Johnsbury School Board met to discuss a number of things on the agenda. The meeting was business as usual until the topic of curriculum came into the conversation.

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