Questions About Sutton's Grange Hall

Sutton 2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMSUTTON- The people in the town of Sutton had gathered around today for town meeting day to vote on what they should do with the town's current Grange Hall. Many feel that the town should burn it down or remake it into a town gathering place.

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Questions for Sutton's Grange Hall

Sutton 2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMSUTTON- The people in the town of Sutton had gathered around today for town meeting day to vote on what they should do with the town's current Grange Hall. Many feel that the town should burn it down or remake it into a town gathering place.

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CALEX Talks Heat Up in Barnet

calex 1BARNET- Yet another Town Meeting Day is in the books. There were some changes in this year's meeting and the main topic of discussion was about CALEX Ambulance Service. This year voters are deciding on whether they should appropriate $26,428.00 to Calex Ambulance Service which is a $1,705.00 increase from last year. What's different is that Barnet and Calex are in the process of negotiating a three year budget contract.

 

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Apple Phone Scam

NEK chamber thumbnailST. JOHNSBURY - A new phone scam has made its way to the Northeast Kingdom, and it has become an issue for Vermonters who own Apple products. The scam is a set up as a network of criminals who call your phone and get you to exchange personal information under the belief that there is something wrong with your Apple software.

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Sutton Town Meeting Day Preview

Grange Hall 2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMSUTTON- Voters in the town of Sutton will have to decide on whether or not they should move or tear down the town's current grange hall. As town meeting day is approaching people will have to decide on what they should do with the town grange hall. 

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Peacham Approves New Waterlines

Copy of Copy of Copy of Copy of ThumbnailTemplateDONOTSAVEOVER copy 2PEACHAM - Residents of the Peacham Fire District have voted to install a new waterline system throughout their sector of town. At this point, the budget for the project amounts to three hundred eighty thousand dollars, but is subject to reduction if the district is able to receive any state or federal construction grants.

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Peacham Wool

AlpacaPEACHAM - For nearly two decades, Terry and Ron Miller have been raising alpacas at Snowshoe Farm in Peacham. Their decision to start the business was inspired primarily by Terry's love for knitting.

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Vermont Minimum Wage Increase

bagel depotLYNDON- By the year 2020, the Vermont minimum wage could become $15 dollars an hour. The minimum wage is now $10.50 and will continue to increase on a yearly basis.

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Snow Covered Fire Hydrants

Fire HydrantLYNDON- Every winter season the Lyndonville Fire Department has to deal with fire hydrants being cover in snow. Having these cleaned off can benefit the department in a significant way.

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St. Johnsbury Academy Students Win Art Awards

Art Awards 2018-02-19 at 9.29.55 AMST. JOHNSBURY- Fifteen St. Johnsbury Academy students have become award recipients through the Vermont Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. There had been 35 regional art awards all together between the fifteen students. They had received ten gold keys, nine silver keys and 17 honorable mentions. The gold keys will be judged at the national level of the competition.

 

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National Caregiving Around NEK

st.j houseST JOHNSBURY- Friday was National Caregivers Day. A day not only to thank and appreciate those who help others for a living, but for them to reflect on what they actually do. This day is not only for caregivers, but also for Nurses.

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Sutton School Sign

Sutton School Sign 2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMSUTTON- At Sutton's town meeting this year, one thing that will be voted on is the school's sign, as the school was recently informed that their current sign is about a square foot too large. The Sutton School is seekingto make its school sign smaller.

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Vermont Has Good Karma

Good KarmaVERMONT - For eleven years, one organization in Vermont has worked endlessly to rescue stray dogs, to find them a permanent lifelong home.

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Barnet Counselor Wins Award

Emma PhotoBARNET- The Barnet School held their weekly community meeting this morning. These meetings are a time for the school community to get together, celebrate birthdays, individual achievements, and classroom success.

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Peacham School Adds Ice Rink

Peacham Ice Rink ThumbnailPEACHAM- The town of Peacham is joining what seems to be a growing number of towns with outdoor ice rinks in the Northeast Kingdom. The rink opened last week at the Peacham School, thanks to parent Eric Kaufman.

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Icy Roads Call for Sand Loads

feb vtrans thumbnailAROUND THE NEK - The 2017-2018 winter season has definitely been one for the books, with rapid temperature fluctuations creating very icy road conditions, it has made it very hard for Vtrans and road crews to keep the roads safe for travel. Lucky for residents of the Northeast Kingdom, they are up to the task.

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NEK Hunger


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One organization in Vermont works everyday towards helping children in Vermont overcome the challenge of starvation.

On December 1st, The Hunger Council of the Northeast Kingdom met to discuss the solution of making Vermont a hunger free state. In past meetings, the Hunger Council has searched for different solutions by creating child nutrition programs like backpack programs, summer meal programs, and more. On December 1st, they explored the options to ensure food security for children throughout the year.

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Governor Supports New Marijuana Legislation

LYNDONVILLE - Governor Phil Scott is standing by his decision to support new legislation to legalize possesson of small ammounts of marijuana in Vermont. The bill passed the Senate this past summer and is currently waiting for debate on the House floor in Montpelier.

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Proposed Gun Legislation In Congress

LYNDONVILLE - The House of Representatives on Wednesday has passed a piece of legislation to change federal firearm laws. The bill includes a measure to expand the background check process on gun sales and eases restrictions on carrying firearms from one state to another.

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Winter Wonderland, Except for Drivers

Winter Story ThumbnailAROUND THE NEK- Tuesday marked the first major accumulation of snow in the Northeast Kingdom. And while skiers and snowboarders may have been rejoicing, drivers in the area were not. Vehicles have been having problems all day, from simple slips and slides to full on roll overs.

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Forest Economy In The Nek

loggingISLAND POND- Today at a public forum held at the Island Pond Welcome Center the topic of discussion was forest economy. The forum was led by Deputy Commissioner of Parks and Recreation Sam Lincoln and Director of Forests Steve Sinclair. The forum gave information on legislation and future plans regarding forest economy. While many may think a lot of things drive economy here in the northeast kingdom, forest economy may be the leader of all industries. This could be due to the fact that the kingdom is heavily forested. 

 

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Kingdom All-Stars Preperation

Kingdom-All-Stars-bass-drum-vpr-noyes-20170205St. JOHNSBURY - The Kingdom All-Stars are hard at work preparing for their big concert coming up on New Years Eve.

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RCT and GMT

RCT thumbnailLYNDON - The two shuttle bus companies, known as Rural Community Transportation and Green Mountain Transit are both developing new plans for their businesses to more efficiently serve their communities. It is not a coincidence that both companies are developing plans at the same time, both companies have a history of collaboration with one another in order to best serve their joined areas.

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New Office Space in Barnet

Barnet new officeBARNET- Barnet Select board held a public meeting in Mcindoes Falls Academy last night, the building committee got together and talked about the new changes of this building, it seems Barnet town will have a new office space soon.

Mcindoes Falls Academy began to have students in 1853, sine it closing, the town of Barnet has tried their best to keep the history of this building, and now is proposing an addition that would allow the structure to serve as a multiple purpose facility.

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Bird-feeder Safety Tips

Bird Feeder Safety ThumbnailAROUND THE NEK- With winter officially starting to set in, the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering some safety tips for bird-feeders. Their first tip is to make sure that you keep bird-feeders clean. They recommend cleaning them at least once a month to help keep them bacteria-free.

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

Toy Swap

One local group taking donations to cloth the needy.

 

School Music Wall

6th graders are asking for community donations of pots and pans so they can build a music wall for all students in the school to use on the playground.

 

Village Donations

The Village sports store donated some cleats to Lyndon Institute