St. Johnsbury Budget

fire truck correctST. JOHNSBURY - What would happen if a fire broke out on the 4th floor of a building, and the St. Johnsbury ladder truck was not in working order?

Every town depends on their police and fire departments to keep them safe, and having old equipment could hold them back from doing so.

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Local Reaction to Pope Resignation

popeST. JOHNSBURY - Yesterday the Catholic Church received the news that for the first time in 600 years, Pope Benedict the XVI has stepped down from his position.

The last Pope to resign was Pope Gregory the XII in 1415.

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Athletics in Math

ST. JOHNSBURY- Did you ever think of math as a sport? St. Johnsbury Academy is one step in front of you with their math team.


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Sewer Project in Final Phase

sewer projectST. JOHNSBURY - The town of St. Johnsbury has been working on a project that separates storm and sewer water into two different pipes.

The project is now in its third and final stage.

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History's New Home

historysnewhomeST. JOHNSBURY - The Saint Johnsbury History and Heritage Center is making big strides in their goal to bring a museum to reality.

The group has chosen the armory in St. Johnsbury as the location for their long awaited museum.

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St. Johnsbury School Board Plans for Future

schoolboardstjST. JOHNSBURY- The second draft of the St. Johnsbury school board budget was presented this week.

This year the St. J's new superintendent, Ranny Bledsoe made a schedule to follow to ensure the final budget is completed on time.

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St. Johnsbury Select Board Causes a Stir

upsetrugglesST. JOHNSBURY - At the selectboard meeting Monday night, Chairman Jim Rust said "I've never seen a member go to the extremes that he went to like that."

His statement came in response to a prepared statement read by Co-Chairman Alan Ruggles.

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Holiday Crafts Fund The Arts

craft fairST. JOHNSBURY- The sounds and smells of the holidays traveled booth to booth during the 43rd annual Holiday Market and Craft Fair this past weekend.

With free holiday cookies up for grabs, and face painting for children, the craft fair brought in a big crowd.

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Closing Its Doors for the Last Time

hostess picST. JOHNSBURY - The Hostess Bakery Outlet in Saint Johnsbury that has been in operation for over 35 years, closed its doors over the weekend.

After the announcement of Hostess going bankrupt and putting 18,000 employees out of work, the outlet had to sell everything in the store which meant cheap prices for customers. "Twinkies were 3 dollars a box" says shopper Dan Cleary,"the receipts right here, yep 214 dollars worth."

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St. Johnsbury Academy Goes to Korea

StJKoreaST. JOHNSBURY - St. Johnsbury Academy and the Jeju Free International City Development Center signed an agreement yesterday that will open a new school in Korea, based off of the historic St. Johnsbury Academy. The school, named St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju, will be located on Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea.

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Conserving Energy, Saving Cash

Efficiency VTST. JOHNSBURY - Energy efficiency was on display in St. Johnsbury on Wednesday night, as members of Efficiency Vermont and the Northern Vermont Development Association met with town officials to discuss ways to make town buildings more efficient.

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Local Jobs Lost to Hostess Shutdown

hostessstoryST. JOHNSBURY - A Hostess outlet store will close as a result of the company's bankruptcy.

When it does; we will lose something more significant than Twinkies.

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A Cat Call for Volunteers

katzbeatzST. JOHNSBURY- At Kingdom Kats, there is a volunteer opportunity’s that may be the cat’s meow for animal lovers.

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A Strong Message for Smokers

smoking SAINT JOHNSBURY - Spreading the Message about Smoking.

As the American Cancer Society celebrated it's 37th Great American Smoke-out, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital is spreading the message at how important it is to quit smoking.

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Buying Local Has Many Perks

buying localST. JOHNSBURY - Downtown St. Johnsbury is full of small, family owned businesses that try to compete with their larger scaled competitors everyday. The towns Chamber of Commerce has taken notice of this, and has created a bit of incentive for the community to buy local.

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Sewer Line Project Impact

sewerST. JOHNSBURY- Election day has passed, and the 8 million dollar sewer line project is now approved. Taxpayers have decided to pay an extra 2.4 million dollars over the next 30 years, which is approximately $109,000 per year. But how will this affect residents?

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Relocating For a Growing Business

nek development ST. JOHNSBURY - Little Dippers Doodle was in St. Johnsbury before moving from Burke.

Little Dippers Doodle is a childcare facility that is located in Saint Johnsbury and has been in business since 1997.

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Loss of Revenue for Vermont Transportation

transportating meeting ST. JOHNSBURY - Residents from across the Northeast Kingdom met with the Vermont Transportation board thursday night for the third of six meetings across the state about Vermont's transportation budget.

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Berwick Sentenced for Murder

benberwickST. JOHNSBURY - On an emotional day in Caledonia County court, Benjamin Berwick was sentenced for the murder of his wife, Anna. Berwick received a suspended sentence of 23 years to life in prison; he'll only have to serve eighteen years of that sentence. He'll be on probation for the rest of his life. He is not allowed to contact with the victims family.

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Coffee Beans and Tanning Beds

LSCoffeeST. JOHNSBURY – From the outside, Locally Social Coffee in St Johnsbury doesn't look like your average coffee shop. Owned and run by Ian Carlet and Cari Melkonian, Locally Social Coffee has quickly developed a strong relationship with the community. Carlet and Melkonian's coffee shop is located within Caramel's Tanning; the two owners felt the combination was a good fit.

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St. Johnsbury Votes on Water and Sewer Lines

orange paper st jSAINT JOHNSBURY - Residents in St. Johnsbury not only had to vote on presidential and local candidates, but were also voting for or against an 8-million dollar project that will ultimately effect their area in a big way.

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8 Million Dollar Project On The Ballot

st. j sewerST. JOHNSBURY- As voters head out the the polls this morning in St. Johnsbury, they will be voting for more than just candidates. An 8 million dollar project is on the table that will upgrade the towns current sewer system under it's streets that is in need of dire repair due to its negative effect on the surrounding environment.

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Lending Warmth to Residents

coat driveSAINT JOHNSBURY - This weekend the Salvation Army store in Saint Johnsbury gave back.

With winter like temperatures approaching the northeast kingdom, Bob Morey of Green Mountain Power is keeping people warm by giving out coats.  

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Small Business is a Tool of Learning

topper shoppeSAINT JOHNSBURY - A course at the Saint Johnsbury academy teaches kids business and entrepreneurship right on campus.

 "What the students have done is broke themselves up into four categories, we've got a team that focuses just on the store. As a group we helped relaunch the website where another team focuses on data collection" says Sarah Emery the teacher of the class. Different groups of the class focus on different aspects of the store.

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Students Shine in Academy Performance

st preformST.JOHNSBURY - Students and parents gathered the jam-packed St. Johnsbury Academy Black Box theater last night to see the show put on by all three of the academy's performance classes.  

Every student had an equal opportunity to showcase their talents due to the use of interchangeable masks.

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