Get Out the Vote

GetOuttheVOTEAROUND THE NEK – As we all know, this year is a Presidential Election year but it is also time for the next local and state government races to be determined. In Vermont, early voting for the 2016 general election began on Friday, September 23rd.

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Buy, Buy, Buy? Sell, Sell, Sell?

real restateAROUND THE NEK – Put the piggy bank back on the top shelf because you might want to wait a couple months before you think about buying property or selling your place. The market is expected to slow down as winter is steadily approaching.

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Fall Festivities

Colors of the KingdomAROUND THE NEK - Fall in Vermont means apple cider donuts, sweaters, leaf peeping, and festivals galore. The Northeast Kingdom has gotten a start in all of these categories — especially the festivities.

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Phat Kats Closing

phatkatsLYNDONVILLE - The local bar scene in Lyndon is now about to completely be lost. Phat Kats Tavern will be closing their doors on October 14th due to increases in insurance rates. The rates became more expensive than they thought, due to a local insurance company being bought out by a larger corporate company.

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Counterfeit Money

counterfeit billsAROUND THE NEK - A court date has been set for a man who was found using counterfeit bills at the Saint Johnsbury Family Dollar on Railroad Street. Our reporter Alex Paduch, who died in a fatal car accident early Tuesday morning, covered a story on different ways to catch a counterfeit bill - one of his last stories, for our news station.

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AG Candidates Talk Issues in Johnson

AG DEBATE THUMBJOHNSON - Two candidates are battling for the title of Vermont’s Attorney General.  On September 15, Republican candidate and St. Johnsbury local Deborah Bucknam and TJ Donovan of Burlington for the Democratic party, met at Johnson State College for a debate over the issues.

 

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Apple Season

Apple thumbAROUND THE NEK - During fall, leaves aren't the only thing to drop to the ground, apples are starting to as well!

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Plans for Barnet School

BarnetschoolplansBARNET - The Caledonia County Supervisory Union is coming up with a way to be more accordance with Act 46, as well as hopes to increase reading percentiles in third grade students.

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EB-5 Investors Face Hardships Amidst Hotel Opening

ribbon thumbBURKE — Governor Shumlin made an appearance Thursday at Burke Mountain for the official ribbon cutting of the long awaited hotel. In Shumlin’s long list of thanks some people felt left out and cheated.

 

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Burke Mountain Hotel Opens

burkemountainhotelAROUND THE NEK- Residents and tourists are excited now that the doors are open at the Burke Mountain Resort's hotel and conference center.

"It's just kind of like that small town atmosphere, but this hotel brings that kind of big town feel," says Jess Sechler, the marketing manager at Burke Mountain Hotel.

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Arts in The NEK

artsinnekAROUND THE NEK - The art room at the Lyndon Town School is messy and disheveled after a group of students file out.

At the counter near the back left corner of the room, a copy of the Caledonian-Record is splayed out, covered in all sorts of paints and glue. A bucket of dirty rinse water for paintbrushes sits next to a sink, in which there is a water bottle for drinking and a spray bottle for cleaning the tables.

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Sustainable Farms

Sustainable FarmAround the NEK- In the quest for making Vermont a greener place, two farms are working to make their operations as sustainable as possible. Jasper Hill Farm and Pete's Greens Organic Farm are working with VT 99 Meats to bring in more business to the area and also help to keep the earth as heath as they can.

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Help Your Dogs Beat the Heat

DogstuffLITTLETON- The warmer weather is fast approaching, which means it's time to get outside and enjoy some of the activities that accompany warmer weather, such as spending time with your beloved pets.

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Protecting the Public

berick 2PEACHAM-Saving property by day, and saving lives by night is a normal day at the office for Peacham Fire Chief Jeff Berwick. Berwick owns an insurance agency, protecting people's property in damaging situations. "Sometimes I wear two hats when I go out on a call," he said.

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State Considering Big Buy

DAMSVERMONT- Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has created a special "task force," whose members are assigned to research whether or not the state should purchase 13 hydroelectric dams along the Deerfield and Connecticut Rivers.

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VSP Launches Missing Person Website

missingpeopleVermont-The Vermont state police recently created a missing persons website, which has information regarding all the current people who have gone missing in the Green Mountain state.  The website, which was launched in March, is to help police search for these missing people.

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Concerns for Legalizing Marijuana

ChiefHoudeAROUND THE NEK- Legalization of marijuana is on the rise throughout the United States. In Vermont, an amended version of S.241, which had the purposed of legalizing marijuana, was passed with a vote of 6-5, but local law enforcement officials say there is still more that needs to be looked at before legalizing the drug.

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Green Up Day Ahead

Greeen up dayVermont- On Sunday, May 7th it is Green Up Vermont Day, and that means that people accost the state are going to be heeding out and cleaning up the sides of the read the mark the Green Mountain State that much more like its name.

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CPR Training

cpr training AROUND THE NEK- Finding a CPR class isn't not hard to do, Lyndon rescue and Calex both have monthly classes to help residence be prepared for emergency situations. Being ready and knowledgeable about medical emergency can make the difference between life and death.

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NEK Burglary Rate Down

adtdoneNortheast Kingdom- The rates of Burglaries in Northeast Kingdom communities have gone down substantially over the last two years. According to the Saint Johnsbury police department, the number of burglaries that they responded to last year was 60, which is almost half of what they responded to in 2014.

 

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Vermonters Agree to GMO labeling Law

gmolabelingNortheast Kingdom-On July 1st 2016 Vermonters will be more educated about what’s in their food. The GMO Labeling Law goes into full effect, meaning that all food that is made using Genetically Modified organisms will be labeled.

¨Vermonters have long supported labeling, our fellow Americans agree, and Congress should do the same,” said Senator Patrick Leahy after General Mills recently announced it would voluntarily label it´s products. ¨We in Vermont are proud that our state has been the catalyst that is moving us toward a uniform national standard.”

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The Reward of Giving Back to Animals

dog Orleans- Although, Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter is just outside the Northeast Kingdom their volunteers help animals from all around Vermont.  In 2015, Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter adopted out 314 cats and dogs.  They hope to improve this number in 2016.

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Spring Home Buying

dhhdhdhhdhdAround the NEK- The seasons are changing and the spring isn't the only season upon us. Springtime is also known as spring selling season for buying and selling homes.

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Airport Construction Moving Forward

nekairportAROUND THE NEK- Despite the federal investigation surrounding Q-Burke Resort, the Northeast Kingdom International Airport is still planning on-going construction. Questions were raised following the investigation, due to an agreement between the resort and the airport.

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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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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.