AROUND THE NEK -FairPoint Communications and union workers have finally come to an agreement on wages and benefits. The agreement comes after 4 months of unrest between FairPoint and its employees.
LITTLETON, NH- Schilling Beer Company in Littleton N.H. is doing very well for itself, after being open for only two years. The family run business is a dream come true to brothers Matt, Jeff, and Stuart Cozzens.
LYNDONVILLE - With town meeting day just around the corner, Lyndon Rescue is asking the towns they provide with emergency service, for more money. The service has been around since 1972 and serves parts of the Northeast Kingdom as a full time ambulance service.
BURKE - Due to high winds, Q Burke Mountain was forced to close down a portion of the mountain today, including one of their chair lifts. With gusts reaching as high as 41 miles per hour and a consistent wind from the west, Q Burke officials felt it was obligated.
LYNDONVILLE -A game created in the 1960's found it's way to Lyndonville this past weekend. Sled Hockey, which was born in Sweden at a rehabilitation center, provides those who are physically injured an opportunity to continue to play hockey.
Peacham - Peacham Elementary was one of the recipients of the Farm to School Implementation grant.The Farm to School Grant works to improve nutrition of vermonters by providing an easier way to get nutritious foods to the students.
WELLS RIVER- The WYKR radio station has been working with Blue Mountain Senior Jon Gardner on his senior exit project. Although there have been students involved with the station before, Gardner has to work a little differently than most.
AROUND THE NEK - A key figure in the electronics market will soon be a distant memory. After ninety five years, RadioShack has filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy.
AROUND THE NEK- According to the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, Vermont is home to nearly 80 thousand small businesses. Meaning most of the 96 percent of the states workforce are their own bosses.
ST. JOHNSBURY- The Northern Community Investment Corporation (NCIC) was formed 40 years ago, and today, they celebrated.
AROUND THE NEK -- Young adults in Vermont are unhappy with the state's public transportation according to the latest report. The Vermont Transportation Board released the report in January 2014
AROUND THE NEK-- Last night Radio Shack declared bankruptcy and announced it will be closing about half of their stores. The news came after the company made a deal with General Wireless Inc. to buy about 1,500 to 2,400 of their 4,000 U.S. stores.
AROUND THE NEK - Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott spoke at the annual Saint Johnsbury Development Fund about issues facing the economic development in the region. Scott talked about taxes, the cost of education, and how to keep the working class.
PEACHAM- The Peacham Elementary School was recently able to turn their outdoor basketball court into an ice skating rink, thanks to the help of the "Parents, Teachers, and Friends" Organization. By doing so, students at Peacham Elementary are now able to skate during their recess time.
ST. JOHNSBURY- Community meetings will be held this week to help decide whether a warming shelter is right for the town of St. Johnsbuy.
AROUND THE NEK - With a storm warning in effect and more inclement weather on the way, schools in the area are beginning to shut their doors.
LYNDON- This weekend children got the chance to climb in-between the pages of a beloved children’s story, as they road the Lyndon Polar Express.
NEWPORT- Santa had a run for his money in Newport this year, with over eighty individuals participating in the second annual Santa Run.
Phil White is one of the coordinators for the run, he said "last year a group of us decided to add a little bee to the celebration of Christmas in downtown newport. So we organize a santa run and a Santa parade, and it was a lot of fun so we decided to do it again."
AROUND THE NEK- How safe do you feel in your home or business? With over two million homes and businesses being broken into just last year, how much safer is your property with a security system?
NORTH EAST KINGDOM- In a rural area such as the North East Kingdom, many young people complain about not having enough fun activities to distract them from the monotony of their everyday lives. This boredom unfortunately is often the cause for underage drinking.
BARTON - 34 years ago, Bill Asack, owner of Asack and Son Christmas Tree Farm, moved to Vermont and started a small scale christmas tree operation to support his family.
SUTTON - According to a school official, things are back to normal at the Sutton School after a quarter of the students did not attend school Monday after an alleged assault by the Principal.
ST. JOHNSBURY- The convicted killer in the Melissa Jenkins murder case, Allen Prue, has been denied a new trial.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM- The largest network in Northern New England is under investigation after almost 400 complaints have been brought to the state's attention since September.
AROUND THE NEK - With another long Vermont winter underway, it's that time of year to heat your home. But, if you're not cautious you could be creating some deadly dangers.