VERMONT-Vermont is now attempting to regulate the way rent-to-own companies, such as Rent-A-Center or Aaron's, conduct business. These stores lease new and used furniture plus electronics on a monthly basis, but their business ethics have been called into question.
ST. JOHNSBURY- With temperatures predicted to be in the 60's for most of the week, the snow is melting and summer paving plans are coming to the surface. The Vermont Agency of Transportation annouced several road projects that will be occuring throughout the state
ST. Johnsbury-Jonathan M. Stuart, a 17-year-old Saint Johnsbury resident, appeared in Caledonia Superior Court on April 2nd after being arrested for the burglaries of the Big Apple Convenience Store on both March 3rd and March 23rd.
AROUND THE NEK-- The want and desire for homemade and organic products is something most people look for, and this year the second annual Made In Vermont Marketplace will have just that.
VERMONT- The month of April is dedicated to raising awareness to distracted drivers. Authorities are urging the public to keep their eyes on the road at all times, not just during Distracted Driving Awareness month.
AROUND THE NEK- Warms spells and rainy days mean one thing in Vermont... Spring is near. With Spring on the way, you can also expect a rise in construction crews on the roads.
ST. JOHNSBURY- St. Johnsbury Academy has officially announced that they will not rent or purchase the Depot Square Apartments in St. Johnsbury. The building is located on the corner of Eastern Avenue and Railroad Street.
WHEELOCK- Vermont State Police are investigating a snowmobile crash in Wheelock that left one dead. 47-year-old Keith Whitney of East Haven, Connecticut was riding on the VAST trails when he hit a metal cable that was connected to two trees.
St. Johnsbury- Local lawmakers gathered to discuss the progress of Vermont, as well as issues within their respective committees. Senators and Representatives woke up for an early bird breakfast this morning at the St. Johnsbury House.
BURKE- This past weekend, the QBurke Mountain Resort hosted it's annual Pond Skim. The event was zombie-themed and featured 37 contestants from around the region battling it out on the pond.
AROUND THE NEK-- For a few years now, Vermont has been holding a weekend long, state wide event that allows the public to really see how one of the golden treasures of Vermont is made, maple syrup.
SHEFFIELD - One of the men accused of murdering 78 year old, Mary Pat O'Hagan back in 2010 is scheduled to appear in court and may change his plea. Richard Fletcher, 27, of Sheffield, is expected to attend a plea hearing Thursday in the Caledonia Superior Court at 10:00 a.m.
AROUND THE NEK - The Lyndonville Police are currently investigating an ongoing real estate scam in the area, which has effected local college students and residents looking for apartments in the area.
DANVILLE- A group of more than twenty people found their way to the Choate-Sias House in Danville to listen to a presentation about band and instrument history. Gary Aubin presented the presentation for the Danville Historical Society.
CONCORD- Shortly after the school budget did not pass in Concord, 51 residents signed a petition to shut down the high school portion of the Concord School. The school board is schedueld to meet tonight at 6:00pm at the Concord School in the library to discuss the possibility of a shut down.
AROUND THE NEK-- Honda has announced that 105,000 additional vehicles are being added to their recall. This news comes after learning that the driver's side airbag explodes with too much force and sends metal into the car.
Around The NEK - Local farming is a mainstay of the Northeast Kingdom here in Vermont. And many local places that serve food such as local schools or even your local market try to emphasize that with their products.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM - It's Maker's Day and Vermont makers are going to the State House to showcase their work in order to get more recognition.
PEACHAM - The Peacham Community Housing Projects takes it to the basketball court for a three on three, four week league as a fun way to fundraise.
PEACHAM- The Peacham community housing program is dedicated to providing housing and services to seniors.
The organization currently has two housing buildings, the Kenerson Building- which inhabits eight people, and the currently vacant Science house- which accommodates to "assisted living."
ST. JOHNSBURY- Terri Cole, a homeowner specialist for Rural Edge in Lyndonville, also spends time every week volunteering for the JUMP Youth Mentoring Program at the Northeast Kingdom Youth Services. For the past 3 years, she has been a mentor for a student named Haley.
LYNDON- 1,000 Point Scorer, Division 2 All-Star, Student Council President. Those are only a few of the many accomplishments Lyndon Institute Senior Jay Cobb has accomplished while competing as a three-sport student athlete.
PEACHAM - Residents from Peacham and neighboring communities gathered at the town’s public library last night to find out what it takes to find happiness. At the library is where residents met a Monk from Nepal, named Gesse Sherab, who gave his presentation on “How to be Happy.”
VERMONT- Last year's Point in Time Count for Vermont revealed that 1,556 people were counted as homeless. In the last two years, Vermont's homeless population has doubled. Homeless advocates are trying to decrease the number of homeless individuals within the state. However, the lack of shelters in the area and state budget problems are factors they have to work around.
SUTTON- A previously shot down school budget in Sutton is in the works to be presented again later this month.The Sutton School board had to cut $30,000 from its proposed $2.7 million dollar budget after it was defeated at last weeks town meeting.