Danville School Upgrades School Safety

danville schoolDANVILLE- After nine years at the Cabot School, Principal David Schilling decided it was time for a change, and took on the role as the new principal at the Danville School. One thing Schilling says he wants to work on in his new role are his listening skills. “My goal first, is really just to listen. I think coming into a new school, there’s always a little bit of fear of change.” 

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Corn Maze Gets National Recognition...Again

mikeboudDanville- The great Vermont corn maze is at it again but this time it is not about growing their stalks. The corn maze is getting some national recognition again. The maze will be featured on Lifetime Tvs show "Married at first sight".


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Girls on the Run

girlsDANVILLE - Laughing and excitement was heard on Wednesday as the Danville/Peacham Girls on the Run group hopped off the school bus at Goodfella's Restaurant, eager to begin their next lesson. The 3rd through 5th graders are a part of the nationwide Girls on the Run organization, established in 1996 to promote empowerment and equality among all females.

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Little Changes For 2018 Joes Pond Ice Out

joespond2018DANVILLE- It is that time of year again. With the temperatures supposedly getting warmer as one may hope that means the ice is thawing. Including the ice on top of Joes Pond in West Danville.


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Snow for Snowmobiles and Business

snowmobile thumbnailDANVILLE - The weekend of February 10th-11th was a great weekend for activities involving snow, primarily due to the fact that there were two major snow storms that occurred during the latter half of the week. One thing is for sure, snowmobile riders made ample use of the snow pack and they took advantage of the trail systems that run throughout Vermont.

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"Not Young Anymore"

danvillebballDANVILLE - A team that is not young anymore. Thats what the Danville Boys Basketball team can be described as. With the experience of this team things are looking up the floor for the Indians this season. Head Coach Jason Brigham is confident in bringing a team of upperclassmen to the hardwood this year. "I told the boys the other day that this is the first year that they can't be considered young."


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Danville Holiday Event

pope libraryDANVILLE- There is this event that the Pope Library holds every year when Christmas is right around the corner. This event has been going on for over 25 years, but not much has changed about it. One person has been attending this event for over two decades now.

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New Business in Danville

newslinc danvilleDANVILLE- A new repair business is opening soon in one local community. The new business, which is located in West Danville, will occupy an already existing structure. 

Danville Maintaining Independence

Danville act 46 thumbnailDANVILLE - The Danville School has decided to remain a singular district and to not merge with a unified school district under Act 46. While there are multiple reasons as to why the Danville school board decided to remain independent district, the most common response is that they wanted to maintain their school structure, and they also wanted to come to a mutual decision by the Act 46 decision deadline, which takes place December 26th.

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Top Scholar Athlete Overcomes Adversity

grosse thumbnailDANVILLE- On the surface, he's a Vermont top ten scholar/athlete. But there's more beneath the surface, that many might not know about him.  Who am I talking about? Danville High School Senior Travis Grosse was recently awarded as one of ten in the state of Vermont for his athletic and academic excellency. Grosse will even tell you he had a little chip on his shoulder before he was honored.

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Scholar Athlete Wins Award

scholar DANVILLE - Travis Grosse, a senior at Danville High School, was recently awarded as one of the top ten scholar athletes in the state of Vermont.

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A Festival of Fall

autumn on the greenDANVILLE - The town of Danville welcomed vendors and visitors from all around for their annual Autumn on the Green festival.

The 15th year of the event that was held on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The festival is held on the first Sunday in October each year to celebrate the beginning of fall. 

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Chess Tourney Held in Danville

download-1DANVILLE- This weekend, local chess players made their way to the Danville Community Center for a chess tournament.  There were over 20 chess players from the Northeast Kingdom who participated in the tournament.

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Check Mate

danville chessDANVILLE - It was a battle of patience and wit at the Danville Community Center as community members came to play in a chess tournament.

On Saturday, September 23, the Danville Open chess tournament took place at the Danville Community Center. Players of varying skill levels, including the player who is ranked second overall for his age group in the Czech Republic, who is also enrolled at Lyndon Institute, came for the chance to be the best.


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Danville Farmers Market

danville marketDANVILLE- Between the hours of two and five on Wednesday afternoons, the center of Danville transforms into a community farmers market.

Many vendors show up trying to sell fruits and vegetables and even handmade goods to anybody who happens to walk through the market.

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Staying Homegrown at the Danville School

downloadDANVILLE-  The Danville School has seen some good things this year, including a rise in enrollment. However, there is one issue with that enrollment. Some students that graduate eighth grade at the Danville School have chosen to go else where for high school. 

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Bad Weather Won't Stop Corn Maze

corn maze1psdDANVILLE- The Great Vermont Corn Maze has seen its fair share of tourists, families, and couples from all over New England and even from around the world.

Located on Wheelock Road off of Route 2 in Danville, the maze has been constructed in several different sizes, shapes, and has emulated many images in its almost two decades of existence.

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Danville Climate Consensus

FRANCISDANVILLE - Students from The Danville School spent some time with a group called The Climate Consensus. The group of Atmospheric Science students from Lyndon State dedicates its time to teaching students around the region about our changing climate.  Danville students were able to learn about topics like the greenhouse effect, rising oceans, and more.

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Joe's Pond Ice is Out


Ice OutDANVILLE - The Joe's Pond Ice-Out contest finally came to an end this weekend. Emily Wiggett, a North Danville resident, won the contest as her guess was a mere minute earlier than the actual time that the contest ended. Wiggett guessed the ice would be out on Sunday, April 23rd at 4:31 PM and the actual recorded time was 4:32 PM on Sunday

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Weather Woes for Danville Spring Sports

snowbaseballDanville - Spring sports season is officially here. However, a challenge of being in the NEK is that many schools and sports teams face the hard task of practicing and playing on their fields.

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Snow Gorillas in Danville

Snow GorillaYetiDANVILLE- Multiple Danville residents woke up Monday morning to find a frosty friend sitting on the front steps of many local businesses. That friend turned out to be an eighteen inch gorilla made of snow.

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S-Ski-Mo Spaghetti Dinner

SpaghettiDANVILLE-It's the time of year where many are out riding the snowmobile trails with friends and family. For one local snowmobile club, they decided to show their appreciation for the opportunity to ride over 70 miles of trails.

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A Happy Accident

FenoffDanville -  They say that the worst thing that can happen to an athlete is a career ending injury. But as are many things in life, some doors closing, open new ones that were never even given a second thought. For Riley Fenoff, a now 16 year old junior at Danville High School, the injury that ended one career, opened the door to an entirely new world. 


Fenoff was a motocross racer, until one day he took a terrible spill. “I shattered my shoulder in a motocross accident,” explains Fenoff. Fenoff knew the risks that came along with such an intense sport, but it was something that ran in the family. His father was also a motocross racer when he was younger. Although Fenoff was determined to get back on the

bike, he had no idea just where his life was about to go. 



Riley explain that “you have to be very strong to race motocross.” With a busted up shoulder, he was determined to get it back up to strength and in order to do so he started his physical training. Running was a big part of Riley’s PT, as it kept him in shape. He decided to run a road race in Danville to keep him on track with his PT and found he had a natural talent for running. Fenoff wasn't the only one who took notice. The head of the rec. program, Joe Fox, had been beaten by Riley and decided to recruit him to the middle school track team. The running did help Riley’s shoulder recover and he would finish the motocross season with a championship, but it would be his last season ever, as running became his new found passion. 


When Fenoff moved up to high school, he was hit with a new problem. Danville high school did not have a cross country team. Continuing with his no quit attitude, Fenoff didn't let that stop him. He is now an independent runner for Danville. “I started running in high school with my father as my coach,” Fenoff explains, and his father had no cross country of track background. “I trained myself for awhile, then Chip Langmaid let me train with his team from St. J.” 


The move to train with a competing school was a new experience for Fenoff. “Initially I was completely out of place and had no idea what to do, so I kept quiet and I would run like I have always done. Then, my now friends, were like, wow he’s pretty quick for a freshman. I made more friends, and gained their respect by my will to win and to strive to be the best.” With the coaches having the idea of the combined training sessions, it was understandable that the coaches would be more accepting than the St. J runners at first. “Chip Langmaid and Mr. Kennedy were more than accommodating, but I had to earn my place with others and I was kind of seen as an enemy, but they started to warm up to me,” Fenoff explains. With Fenoff’s continued display of perseverance, he pushed through and stuck with this new form of training. “Now I’m basically part of their team.” 


Accepting Riley at practice was an easy enough task for the St. J team. A helping factor was who Riley strives to be everyday. “Riley is a great athlete and even better a great kid,” explains St. Johnsbury coach Chip Langmaid. After being accepted by his new team at practices, Riley now faced a more difficult task, competing against his new found teammates during meets. 


“I do race against them almost every time,” explains Fenoff. For any athlete, it is hard to not view an opposing uniform as the enemy, but Riley and the St. J team have a different situation than normal. With a few meets of growing pains, Riley was eventually seen as a teammate during the meets, even if he was wearing different colors. “At first is wasn't quite that way, but now it is very much that way,” said Fenoff. 


Fenoff found that with his new team, it has become much easier to train. Having the coach and his fellow teammates helps him push his limits in ways that were more difficult when he was training on his own and it can be seen on the course. “I just broke my personal record by 30 seconds and I’m going to be the athlete of the week for the Caledonia Record,” said Fenoff. 


Riley has gone through both physical pain, and uncomfortable situation, but they have made him stronger, and they opened new doors for him. “I never thought I would be running track or cross country,” Fenoff said. Looking back on the injury that lead him to his new found success, Fenoff says that “it was probably the best thing that could have happened.”        

Corn Maze Expansion

CornMazeExpansionNORTH DANVILLE - The largest corn maze in New England just got bigger.

“Looking at the land we had and the way it could go,” said owner Mike Boudreau,  “we ended up going from ten acres to 24 acres… which did not make my kids happy, because they helped us build it.

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Future Solar Project Given Neutrality

solarfarmDANVILLE- The Danville selectboard is taking a neutral stance on a local solar panel project after a meeting Thursday night was met with aggression. The controversial topic wasn’t on the agenda; Scott and Joni Palmer had to be written in as the meeting started.

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