Dance Teacher Shares His Love with NEK

line dancingLYNDONVILLE- Not everyone starts out as a great dancer, and neither did Warren Johnston. But over time the 76 year-old has gained some experience. Johnston says, "I never danced when I was younger except to go to the prom or something like that, and I was very clumsy at it."Johnston didn't even have much of an interest in dance until his wife convinced him to take line dancing classes with her.

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L.I. Safety Protocols

L.ILYNDON- On August 28th, the first day of classes for Lyndon Institute, a lockdown was initiated after a suspicious person was spotted on campus carrying what looked like a concealed rifle. The report was sent in by a non-local resident who called the Lyndon Police Department with the warning. 

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Phil Scott Plants Seeds with Thaddeus Stevens Students

PhilScottLYNDONVILLE- Governor Phil Scott got his hands dirty today as he and students at the Thaddeus Stevens school planted seeds in their garden. Scott said, "they've done such a terrific job and they wanted to show off what they've accomplished."

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Lyndonville Bulky Week

bulkydayLYNDONVILLE - Bulky Week in Lyndonville has transformed significantly since Paul Tomasi began working at the Northeast Kingdom Waste District. What now serves as a week-long opportunity for town residents to dispose of big, unwanted items, once took place over the course of a single day.

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Bringing Books Back to the Community

little libraries thumbnailLYNDONVILLE- The Foundry in Lyndonville was filled with hard work, wood work, and selflessness on Wednesday night as a group of locals gathered with one goal in mind: to build tiny libraries to put out in their communities. “Today I am here to build a tiny library that I can put on my street. I live in a town that has nothing except an old church and I think that education and reading is important. So I want to give books to my community,” said Diane Price, a participant in the workshop. 


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Gregg Fest

GreggFest ThumbnailLYNDON- The 5th anuual Greggfest was put on the 4th and 5th of May. Greggfest is a music festival put on by the Music Business Industry students at Lyndon State College. This festival had been originally put on to raise money for a student, Jake Gregg, who was diagnosed with Leukemia. "We do it in honor of a former student named Jake Gregg, He was diagnosed with Cancer While he was here, and we started the festival to raise funds for his care and to lift his spirits just by putting on a show that he would want to see and, he unfortunatly passed away in April of 2015... we now put the money into an endowment fund for scholarships in Jake's name for MBI (Music Business Industry) students in need."

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David Anderson, Ville Furniture & Gallery

VilleFurnitureLYNDONVILLE— David Anderson opened Ville Furniture and Gallery in early April with the hopes to settle down and continue his passion for woodworking.
Anderson is a retired builder who, during his time as a professional, lived in several different areas around the world.

"I lived in Brazil for 11 years," said Anderson. "I also was a builder in Long Island for quite some time.

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H.O.P.E.'s Efforts to Aid Homelessness

HOPEINTLYNDONVILLE - As many know, homelessness is an issue that continues to impact the Northeast Kingdom. However, what you may not realize is its severity. According to Dan Haycook, general manager of H.O.P.E. in Lyndonville, homelessness here isn't as obvious as it is in urban areas, as people stay in the woods rather than on the streets. Nevertheless, there are still many individuals in the area struggling to meet their most basic needs.

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M.O.W Driver

hyhThe Darling Inn in Lyndonville has had their Meals on Wheels program for a long time, their volunteers help people make meals and deliver to them, Malcolm Babras is one of the volunteer drivers, he and his wife have delivered food for four years. The only one reason made they decided to do this, is they think some people need help.

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Color Run Brings Hope to NEK

colr run thumbnailLYNDONVILLE- Saturday, April 28th marked the fifth annual H.O.P.E. Color Run in in Bandstand Park. The event raises money to support the local non-profit organization in their effort to give back and help their community. 

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Free Tuition Possible for Vermont?

free2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMLYNDON- Last Wednesday, April 18th Montpelier proposed a free tuition bill. This bill was to determine whether or not in state students that attend Vermont State College's or the University of Vermont can offer free tuition. New York made a free tuition rule in 2017 and now Vermont wants to see if they can follow the same or not.

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Petitions start today

marty Feltus 2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMLYNDON- Today is the first day that people can place their petitions in for the Primary Election Vote that is happening on August 14th of this year. Legislature Marty Feltus will be running again and she hopes to be legislature for two more years. Feltus explained why she wanted to run again.

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New Look for the Lyndon Town Garage

lyndon garageLYNDON - The former Lyndon Town and Highway garage, has sat at 433 East Burke Road for as long as local officials can remember. But given the new garage for the town, officials have been tasked with re-purposing the property.

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Bulky Week Preparations

Bulky meetingLyndonville - The Lyndonville select-board and Northeast Kingdom Waste Management are working to finalize the details for the bulky week event. Select-board members and the executive director of the NEK Waste Management district discussed Monday night a number of logistical challenges that they face each year.

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Different Schools Same Mission

Lyndon Educaiton ThumbnailLYNDON - Following school shootings across the country, Vermont schools have taken a look at how they keep their campus, faculty, and students safe. Governor Scott has asked the Vermont State Police to assess all schools in Vermont to make suggestions on how to improve school safety across the state.

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Vermont Trout Season is Approaching

fishingrob thumbnailLYNDONVILLE- Vermont anglers are preparing for opening day of the 2018 Trout season. The season opens on Saturday, April 14th.

Ted Benoit owner of the Lead and Tackle says trout season means spring is on its way, "it's a great way to kick off spring. Everybody has been inside through a long Vermont winter, once again." Benoit adds that as the weather gets nicer it makes open waters more of a reality for fishers in the area.

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Good Friday

good fridayLYNDON- Today is Friday, but it's Good Friday. It's a day for people to celebrate and recognize what Jesus did for us. The Lyndonville United Methodist Church is once again holding another Good Friday Service for the public."Today is Good Friday which is a day that we recognize that Jesus was crucified and tonight we will be remembering and telling that story, what happened and what it means." Said Jim Proctor Pastor of the Lyndonville United Methodist Church.

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Stuffed Animals for Kids in Need

lyndon furniture fundraiser thumbnailLYNDON - Lyndon Furniture has started a fundraiser that is stuffed with compassion for those who need a furry friend to help combat traumatic experiences. Last week Lyndon Furniture reached out to the local Police, Rescue, and Fire departments to ask what they could do to help with whatever the departments needed.

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National Puppy Day

DogstuffLYNDON- Today is National Puppy Day, and it's a great day to celebrate and appreciate your furry best friend. Dogs can be taken for granted sometimes, but they also benefit people in many ways.Chantal Jean who has been a dog owner for the past 6 years doesn't regret a single thing about getting a dog.

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Women in Government

MarthaFeltusLYNDON - Last week, Vermont became the only state to have not yet sent a woman to Congress. Despite the state's forward-thinking population, Vermont fell short to Mississippi, who appointed Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith to temporarily succeed retiring Senator, Thad Cochran.

Nevertheless, there are still many women involved in the state's government, contributing daily to the betterment of residents' lives. One example is Caledonia-4 Representative, Martha Feltus.

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Lyndon Town School Entered 5th Year of PROSPER

ProsperthumbLYNDON- The Lyndon Town School is completing their fifth year in taking part in the PROSPER Program. PROSPER, which stands for Promoting-School-community-university-Partnerships to Enhance Resilience is a program geared toward supporting middle school students and their families to build stronger relationships and prevent early drug and alcohol use.

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Embezzlement at Dollar General

Dollar General ThumbnailLYNDON- A Newport Center woman is being accused of embezzling over $13,000 from the Dollar General in Lyndonville. Jessie Wright, 32, took the money over four seperate occassions.

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Stepping Stone Serenity Spa Website Mishap

Spa 2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMLYNDONVILLE - The Serenity Spa at The Stepping Stone Inn had it's URL changed by the owner of the Willoburke Boutique Inn and Lodge in East Burke. Owner Susan Hanus had some concerns about her website being purchased. Some people had complained to Hanus and had mentioned that the website would direct them to Willoburke.

Hanus had originally started to contact people by calling them and emailing them. She had also made a post to Facebook in the Burke Community Group as she had felt that it was necessary in order to spread the word and get the message out. Eventually the owner of Willoburke, had claimed that they had purchased it. Hanus said it was pretty clear that it had been the owner.

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LI Drops State Championship

LI Hockey ThumbnailBURLINGTON - They played hard for 45 minutes, but Lyndon Institute was not able to grab a Division 2 State Championship Monday night, held at Gutterson Field House on the campus of the University of Vermont.

The Vikings faced off against the number one seed, the Woodstock Wasps, for the third time this season. The previous two encounters went similar to Monday, with Woodstock coming out victorious.

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Students Hopeful at Design Competition

DesignthumbnailLYNDONVILLE- Lyndon State College held their 14th annual High School Design Competition Friday.

Digital Art students from technical schools around Vermont were in the Harvey Academic Center creating a digital poster design for next year's competition with the hopes of learning as artists and meeting new people.

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