Phil Scott Talks Vermont Issues

scottAROUND THE NEK- With a little over three months until Vermont's State Primary, Gubernatorial candidates are spreading their campaigns across all 14 counties, including Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott who is running for the Republican nomination.

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Help Wanted: Protect the Youth

DCFAround the NEK- Due to an increase in children who have been involved in court related issues, the Department of Children and Families are seeking guardians to help serve as advocates for abused, neglected or at risk youth currently living in Caledonia County.

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Golf In The NEK

golfAROUND THE NEK - Golf is a sport for the young and the old. you can start early and play your entire life. Golf courses around the area are looking forward to this year’s season, due to a mild winter course conditions are looking good.  Just like snowboarders and skiers in the summer wait for the first snowfall. Golfers in the Vermont winters are itching for the snow to melt and the courses to open so they may begin their season.

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Act 46 Affects Peacham

Act 46What schools may be merged together because of act 46 were discussed the other night. Schools include K-8th grade Walden, Peacham, Barnet, and Waterford. Other talks included K-12th grade schools Danville, Cabot, and Twinfield.

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Trauma in the Classroom

classroomAROUND THE NEK - College students who have served in the military aren’t at all different from students who haven’t; they want to go further in their life by attending college. However, there could be a chance that some student veterans can’t let go of what they experienced in their service, and are suffering because of it. That is the effect of post traumatic stress disorder.

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Emergency Calls Across Vermont

911signAround the NEK- In cases of emergency, we have always been taught to call 9-1-1, and with this week being National Emergency Telecommunications week, we took a look at how 9-1-1 calls are handled across Vermont.

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Prescription Drug Prices

drugsthumbAROUND THE NEK- The United States is known to have the highest prices for prescription drugs, which has become a problem for many Americans. The Health Care Committee in Vermont is looking for ways to lower those prescription costs.

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Trout Season

Fish StalkingAROUND THE NEK- The second Saturday in April could be considered a holiday for many people in Vermont. This marks the start of the trout-fishing season.

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Local Food Goals

New England 50 by 60AROUND THE NEK-Buying local goods has been issue in Vermont for a long time. The New England Food Vision is striving to make buying local easier for consumer as well as the producer.

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Barnet Parking Sparks Controversy

ParkingcontroveryBarnet- Town Residents and town officials  simply can’t agree on one thing in the Barnet, and that’s the parking situation along Monument Circle. There are currently three roads that meet all at the same spot; Anderson street, Church street, and Monument circle.

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Dropping Milk Prices Stress Farmers

cowwNortheast Kingdom - The declining milk prices continue to make Vermont dairy farmers nervous. Over the last two years milk prices have dropped from a near record high of $25 per every 100 gallons of milk produced, to just $15 for every 100 gallons.

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Lyndon Students Competing in Vermont History Day

U-32 schoolThe U-32 School will be hosting Vermont History Day this Saturday. The event will have about 200 Vermont students, including students from the Lyndon Town School, who are in the fifth and sixth grade. All students will be competing to convey the state's 225-year history to others. The theme of this year's History Day is exploration, encounter and exchange.

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Rising Concerns of Rising Prices

The recent rise in gas prices over the past two months may have you worried, but there’s no need to fear about prices reaching the same heights as five years ago. Petroleum analysts believe gas prices will be remaining around the same mark as today, at least for the foreseeable future.

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Troopers Death Ruled Accidental

trooperAROUND THE NEK- The Vermont Department of Public Safety has announced they will not be cited for any workplace safety violation following the death of a Vermont State trooper.

Last September, Trooper Kyle Young collapsed at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho during the tryouts for the state police tactical team. The 28 year old subsequently died of heatstroke. The incident was under investigation by the state.

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A History of Vermont Marijuana Leglislation

shumlin approvalVERMONT- Over the past decade, marijuana legislation has occupied an interesting place in Vermont politics.

The most recent bill towards legalizing the substance is going to the Vermont House of Representatives for vote, but the state has a history of discussion around its use.

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Waterford Home Destroyed by Fire

Waterford Fire Waterford - A massive blaze destroyed a single-family home on Hudson Road in Waterford this weekend. Waterford Rescue rushed to the scene just after 10 a.m. on Saturday to put out the fire and try to salvage part of the house.

Because Waterford is in a rural part of the state, it is challenging for fire departments to get there on time.

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Not Your Average Petting Zoo

orchestral edited-1BARNET - The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Petting Zoo stopped by the Barnet School Friday morning, but this isn't your ordinary petting zoo. Kids in all grades got to learn about the history of instruments and play them as well.

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Warm Weather Leads to Early Fishing

fishingAround the NEK- "There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, theres always a new place, always a new horizon," said Former Professional Golfer Jack Nicklaus. Thanks in part to an early spring and warm temperatures, local fisherman can begin to expand their horizon.

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Education Granted for Catamount Arts

Catamount ArtsST. JOHNSURY- Julie Taymor once said, "there is an incredible power in the arts to inspire and influence." At Catamount Arts, that's just what's happening thanks to a generous donation from an invested community member.

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Building Benches, Breaking the Mold

St J Academy Woodworking doorST. JOHNSBURY- In a generation with kids glued to their electronic devices, a Saint Johnsbury Academy teacher is trying to break the mold in an attempt to have them glued to something else.

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Vermont Unveils New Hunting Regulations

huntORLEANS- The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department held a mandated meeting for hunters to discuss last year’s hunting season. Experts were also there to speak about what to expect for the upcoming hunting season.

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Gerber Recalls Pouch Products

gerber thumbnailAROUND THE NEK - Gerber Products Company has issued a voluntary recall for their "Organic 2ND Food Pouches" following a packaging defect that increases the risk of spoilage.
According to the company, four specific variteies are being recalled.

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Read Across Peacham

ReadAcross PeachamPEACHAM- National Reading day may have already come and gone, but students at Peacham Elementary still celebrated their love for literature as they participated in Read Across Peacham.

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Music In The Woods

hhhhhhhPEACHAM- Music is something everyone has a taste for but Alan Greenleaf has a special taste for a special type of music. Even though he lives in solitude he does not keep quiet. Greenleaf uses solar power for most of his electricity and find comfort at the neck of his guitar. 

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The Last Honor System

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WATERFORD- The honor system isn't something we see too much of in this day and age. One local library is the last of its kind to try to keep this system alive.The Davies Memorial Library was established in 1896 and is the last public library in the state to run its operations on the honor system.

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