KESD Having Staffing Issues

Around the NEK- KESD is having staffing issues in all of the districts campuses. 

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Tree Grant In Action In Lyndon

Lyndon - The Town of Lyndon was recently awarded a $20,000 tree grant through the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program.

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Sen. Peter Welch came to NVRH

This past Friday,Vermont senator peter welch came to Northeast Vermont Rural Hospital.

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Former Jay Peak President released from Prison

Former jay peak president Bill Stenger was released from prison last Wednesday after only serving 10-months.

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Pet of the Week: Jedediah

March 3, 2023 - March 9, 2023

Jedediah, also known as Jed, is a three year old miniature Australian shepherd mix living at Riverside Rescue in Lunenburg, Vermont, and he is looking for an active home to join.

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NEK town warnings materpost

Around the NEK- In preparation of town meeting day, here is a full list of all the town warnings in the News7 coverage area.

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Kidnapping in Peacham / Danville area

Around the NEK- Mack Varnum, 45, and Nichole Cloutier, 36, of Peacham were arraigned in court on Monday February 27th 2023, for multiple charges including attempted kidnapping, attempted first degree murder, unlawful restraint in the first degree, aggravated domestic assault and aggravated assault. 

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Kingdom East Trims Budget after passing 40 million

AROUND THE NEK- Kingdom East School Officials hit the books last night as KESD Financial commitee met last night to try to trim the budget. 

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Local Dispensary donates to NKHS

St Johnsbury--Wednesday the Green Man dispensary in St Johnsbury donated 10 percent of their profits to Northeast Kingdom Human Service Childrens Department.
Something they look forward to doing with other company's.

Owner Zeb Overton said,"For human recources here we believe in children and children are the future. I know thats a saying that people say but for us that what we believe, we want to help the kids out as much as possible in any way shape or form when we can."

Overton was not sure of the exact amount that was donated

A Turkey for the Holidays

Barnet- Small Vermont Farm supporting the community a turkey at a time.

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Richard "Dick" Lawrence reflects on his life

LYNDON -- Thanksgiving morning the Town of Lyndon lost a friend, colleague and a community leader.

Richard Lawrence... a former state house representative and Caledonia County Fair president, died at the age of 80.

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Mail-in Ballots

Danville- This is a pattern seen across the state,since covid, the use of mail-in ballots have gone up.

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Peacham Holds Voting Tradition

PEACHAM -  The pictursque town of Peacham cast their votes in the gymnasium within the town hall.

Residents hold in-person voting close to their hearts.

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Danville Building Advisory Group Oct 20

DANVILLE - The Danville School building advisory committee had their last meeting on October 20th to answer any last questions from community members.  That meeting was almost stalled after a question  about the tax impact that the town would have to take on for each of the options was asked.

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Barnet town hall renovations

Around the NEK- On Monday October 24th, the Barnet select board met with Montpelier based Black River Design to go over town hall renovation plans.

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Corn For Kids

CornLYNDON - Burklyn Arts and the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce have collected 120 ears of corn from two local farms.

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Summarizing Meteorological Winter

AROUND THE NEK - Spring has been above average for most categories here in the Northeast Kingdom. More specifically looking at some of the data from the National Weather Service, St. Johnsbury has been above average in almost every category so far this meteorological spring.

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Get Set Up NEK

AROUND THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM - The NEK has many great programs for community members to get involved and The Northeast Kingdom Council Of Aging is adding to that line-up.

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NEK Free Reading

AROUND THE NEK - If you have ever bought a book for your child, you will know that it costs money. When it comes to "Everybody Reads In The Kingdom," reading to your kids is free.

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Local Band Teams Up With Dealership

NORTHEAST KINGDOM - When Jeff More, owner of Wells River Chevrolet in Wells River was thinking about a new innovative way to advertise his dealership, he thought of the idea to partner with the band, the Kingdom All Stars, to make an ad stand out.

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High School All State Teams Announced

Article Written by Quinlan Peer

AROUND THE NEK - With Northeast Kingdom high school fall sports ending comes end-of-the-year awards. Each division awards top athletes with All-State Nominations and various regional awards. This year, there were 14 1st team All-State selections.

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Small Town Tradition Makes Big Impact

BARNET - When COVID hit Vermont back in early 2020, it brought many hardships for people like unemployment, food insecurity, and no social interaction. Despite the negative impact, a local Barnet woman, Joyce Evans, found a way to bring people some joy by giving out used clothes. Now, this small-town tradition is taking off.

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Uptick in Testing

VERMONT - For the last several weeks, the State of Vermont has experienced an increase in COVID cases. An uptick in positive cases generally means there is an increase in appointments being made to get tested. The Northeast Kingdom is no exception, as there has been a high percentage of residents getting swabbed for COVID.

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Kingdom East Moves Forward with Vaccination Policy

Written By:  Kaitlin Flannigan

NORTHEAST KINGDOM - At the last Kingdom East school board meeting on Tuesday night the board decided they are continuing to move forward with their new vaccination policy to require staff to either get the Covid-19 Vaccine or be tested regularly to keep their jobs.  But some board members disagree.

 

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Closed? Or Open?

VERMONT-Registration for children ages five to eleven for covid 19 shots opened Wednesday morning of last week.
So far over 100 vaccination sites are available to students this week throughout Vermont. Even so, some superintendents are worried about registration as the state made a big oops.

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