New Sutton School Principal

sutton schoolSUTTON - 72-year-old Kenneth Hayes of Kirby, VT is the new Sutton School Interim Principal. The Sutton school board decided to hire him after a special school board meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

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NEK: A Creative Community

creativenetworksST. JOHNSBURY - Members of the Northeast Kingdom community are discussing the creation of the Vermont Creative Network, designed by the Vermont Arts Council.According to their website, The Vermont Arts Council is the only designated state arts agency in the United States that is an independent, non-profit organization. Their mission is to preserve the arts in Vermont Communities.

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Teach, Then Hunt

huntereducationST. JOHNSBURY- Hunting here began well before Vermont became a state. With that, hunter regulation and safety courses have started shooting up.

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Campaigning for a Cause

habitatforhumanityST. JOHNSBURY- The Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity’s primary goal is to make sure each and every person has a decent place to live. The organization builds home’s for families that are in need and the only cost families must take care of is the cost of materials.

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Real Estate Dilemmas

realty1AROUND THE NEK - The real estate markets across the United States are picking up. However, the Northeast Kingdom is not showing the same signs. According to Maurice Chaloux of Parkway Realty, Caledonia County is currently seeing an increase in foreclosures after the housing collapse in 2008.

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Enrollment Declines in Colleges

freetuition thumbnailVERMONT- Across the country, colleges and institutions have seen a decline in student enrollment. Nationally, this year's freshman enrollment numbers compared to last year's fall enrollment numbers have declined about 1.5%, according to a report by the National Student Clearinghouse.

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Rent-A-Ruse

rent-a-centerVERMONT-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.

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Construction Continues

constructionST. 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

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Police Find Suspect

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.

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Made In Vermont Marketplace

jean elizabeth2AROUND 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.

 

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Distracted Driving Awareness

distracted drivingVERMONT- 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.

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Road Work Ahead

workzonesafteyAROUND 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.

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Reluctant to Buy?

depotsquareapartmentsST. 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. 

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Fatal Snowmobile Crash

snowmobilecrashWHEELOCK- 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.

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Breakfast and Budgets

legislative breakfastSt. 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.

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Splashing and Skimming for Fun

burkepondskimBURKE- 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.

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The Golden Treasure of Vermont

vermont maple open house weekendAROUND 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.

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Suspect of Sheffield Murder May Change Plea

Fletcher ThumbSHEFFIELD - 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.

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Scamming on Craigslist

craigslistAROUND 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.

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A Musical Treat

amusicaltreatDANVILLE- 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.

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Special Meeting: Will Concord Close?

concord school2CONCORD- 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.

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New Recall, Same Problem

honda recall1AROUND 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.

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Farm Fresh Food

food buyingAround 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.

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Redefining Homemade

makers dayNORTHEAST 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.

 

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Peacham Takes it to the Courts

peacham hoopsPEACHAM - 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.

 

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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.