Tree Down on Calendar Brook Road

tree downLYNDONVILLE- A tree fell down on a conductor at Calendar Brook Road in Lyndonville this afternoon. Lyndonville Electric Department was on scene fixing the power lines. This is one of the many incidents this week where power outages have occurred since Monday night's storm. Ryan Hall a crew member from Lyndonville Electric says, 

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Construction Giving Lyndon a Rural Edge

rural edgeLYNDON - It has been just over a year since the Rural Edge announced its intention to demo the apartment buildings located at 467 and 491 Main Street in the town of Lyndon. However since the initial announcement was made, there has been a pause, or so much as a silence from Rural Edge regarding the project. Luckily they broke this silence on Monday, November 26th with a small ad placed in the Caledonian Record that they are seeking contractors to sign on to the project, i.e. the next step in the process.

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Lyndon Church Helps California Fires

jimproctorLYNDONVILLE- The wildfires in Paradise California have finally been contained , but they have destroyed homes, killed many people, and left others with nothing. So from three thousand miles away, members of the Lyndonville United Methodist Church decided to do something to help. They have sent gift cards to the Chico Oaks Adventist School.

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Chili Cook-Off

chili coookoff final LYNDON- On Saturday, the Lyndon Outing Club and Northern Vermont University Lyndon's Ski and Ride Club hosted their 11th annual Chili cook-off and rail jam to raise money for the organization.

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Local Salon Helps The Community

shearLYNDONVILLE -  Amy Bean owner of Shear Sensations in Lyndonville does something a little different for her Thanksgiving dinner. Six years ago her and her husband decided they were going to host a community Thanksgiving dinner.

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2nd Annual Lyndon Art Walk

art walkLYNDON - For the second year in a row, the Downtown Revitilization Group for the town of lyndon will be hosting an artwalk throughout the month of November. The Revitilization group was very excited to see the event return this year, and they were also very happy to see such support from local artists and the community.

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Students Spread Halloween Spirit

paradeLYNDONVILLE- In anticipation of tonight's spooky festivities, students at Northeast Kingdom Preschool and Childcare put on a Halloween parade in downtown Lyndonville. The march started at the school, and ended with a musical performance at the Darling Hill Inn.

According to the school's Community Outreach Coordinator, Jessica Poginy, the event was a continued effort to connect the students with the community.

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Legislator Kitty Toll Runs For A Sixth Term

KittyLYNDONVILLE – Kitty Toll has served as a State Legislator for Caledonia and Washington county for five terms thus far. This year, she is the incumbent and unlike past terms, she is not running against another candidate.

Toll is a long-time resident of Danville and attended Lyndon State College and The University of Vermont, where she studied political science. From a young age she was interested in politics, as her whole family was very instrumental in the local political community.

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Kitchel Discusses Upcoming Term

janeLYNDONVILLE- Democratic Senator, Jane Kitchel, is running unopposed in the upcoming midterm election. Since 2004, Kitchel has served the Caledonia District.

According to Kitchel, her upbringing in Danville has significantly shaped her politics. "It certainly defines who you are. Not only did I grow up here, but our family has been on the same farm since 1839. So we have a very strong connection to land, and our heritage, and our community."

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Local Author Visits NEK Preschool

skellysjpgLYNDONVILLE- In anticipation of Halloween, teachers at Northeast Kingdom Preschool and Childcare invited local author, David Martin, to give the students a special reading of his new book, Skelly's Halloween.

The reading was one of the school's many efforts to connect the students with the community. According to Jessica Poginy, the school's Community Outreach Coordinator, one of the most important things that they try to instill in the kids is civic duty.

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North Country Credit Union Demo

Capture.JPGncdemoLYNDONVILLE- A historic home on South Street in lyndonville is planned for demolition alongside the North Country Credit Union branch on the corner of South and Center Street.

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Lyndonville beats St. Johnsbury in Bike Challenge

Bike CompLYNDON- Over the weekend the town of Lyndonville received 500 dollars from winning the Bikes in the Parks Challenge competing against St. Johnsbury.This was the first time they have done a competition like this before.

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Waste Management District and the Garbage Baler

WMDLYNDON - The Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District, located on Church Street in Lyndonville, has made the move to only operating four days a week. This new schedule excludes Tuesdays and Thursdays during the week, and was brought about due to technical difficulties involving machinery within the waste district.

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Parking Ban Comes to Lyndonville

parkingbanLYNDON- The town of Lyndon is getting ready to put the parking ban in the coming weeks in order to prepare for the winter season. The parking ban starts on November 1st and ends on April 15th going from the times of 12 am to 7am.

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Lyndon Institute Girls Soccer Senior Night

LI Soccer GirlsLYNDONVILLE- Tuesday night, Lyndon Institute faced off against Montpelier in girls soccer with a final score of 2-0, Montpelier. For the LI girls, this was their senior night and the second to last soccer game they'll play for the season.

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NVU Crime Statistics Lower to a Point

crime sceneLYNDON - In a Saturday edition of the Caledonian Record, the date of the 13th, it was said that the crime rates at the Lyndon campus for Northern Vermont University were the lowest that they had been in the past decade. This statement is based off the statistics and crime reports released by the Public Safety offices located on the Lyndon campus.

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Lyndonville Police Seek Suspect of Car Vandalisms

carvandalsimLYNDONVILLE- Lyndonville Police are still searching for the person or persons responsible for recent vehicle vandalisms in town.

"We're getting calls about windows that are shot out by pellet guns, and cars that are dented by golf balls," said Police Chief, Jack Harris. 

According to Harris, the vandalisms started last week, and the targeted vehicles have been along Route 5 from Lyndon Corner through Depot Street, and along Center Street.

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Community Art

community art LYNDONVILLE-The Burklyn Art Council meet Tuesday night to talk about their upcoming events and how they can provide art for not only schools but also the community.The Burklyn Arts Council is "a private, not for profit 501c(3) organization which supports and encourages the arts in the school districts of Caledonia North Supervisory Union and Essex Caledonia Supervisory Union as well as home school and preschool programs.

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NEK Aquatics Swims into New Season

nekaquaticsLYNDONVILLE- The Northeast Kingdom Aquatics team is making a splash as the start their new season. This year the team is welcoming some new faces to the program.Head coach Ted Chitambar says, "We've got a bunch of new faces, new swimmers, new coaches. It's a very exciting time to be on the team and on the deck."

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VSC Board of Trustees Vote Means Changes for NVU

vscvoteFAIRLEE-Changes are being made to how the money given to public higher education in Vermont is distributed and the newly formed Northern Vermont University here in the Northeast Kingdom is facing a financial cut. Today the Vermont State College Board of Trustees approved a new payment structure for the four state colleges and universities that leaves NVU receiving less over the next 4 years.

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The Grindstone Cafe Expands

grindstoneLYNDONVILLE- Over the summer the Grindstone Cafe and Wellness Center expanded their shop-space significantly.

According to one of the center's owners, Sali Crow, the stars aligned for the project quite perfectly. "When we brought on Michele Wildflower who does CBD workshops, it really became crowded. So I spoke to my business partner Kim Crady-Smith and said, 'Hey I think we need to rent more space.' And literally the next day the land lady called us to say the people next door weren't renewing their lease. So we began June first, and the wall between the two spaces came down June 26th."

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

welcomehomeLYNDONVILLE- As I arrived at Welcome Home, Karen Thompson was immediately outside, greeting me with a hug and assisting with my equipment. Her hospitality was instantly present. It was comfortable, it felt like home.

Thompson opened Welcome Home, an assisted living organization, on May 5th, 2017. Her mission being to care for those who can no longer care for themselves.

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Blood Shortage Caused By Hurricane

UntitledLYNDON - The Red Cross hosted a blood drive at Northern Vermont University And 

donors attendance became more imparritive due to the recent destruction in the south caused by hurricane Florence. Due to the flooding and 

destruction, blood drives in crucial areas had to be cancelled for obvious reasons. Now southern state such as the Carolina's are struggling with a

shortage of blood.

"Typically during the summer months we are always short" said Judy Green - team supervisor for The Red Cross.

It's due to this shortage during the summer, that this time of year when school is in session that donations become essential.

"A majority of our blood we do get from high schools and colleges." Says Green

If you are squeamish and/or may not be able to donate blood you can always volunteer at a blood drive happening near you. This is often a great opportunity for students to get involved with the community.

"I woke up this morning felt like in a volunteer kind of mood. He talked about a blood drive. And I was like let's go volunteer" Said Bill Denty student at Northern Vermont University.

The university produced quite the number of donors. Even more than expected by the two students who volunteered at the drive.

"Um there's actually a lot of people showing up, I will give them credit. I didn't expect a lot of people to show up." says Bill

It is also important to never forget the importance of a donation. Donations are used in many different procedures and products that could help save a

person's life. All upcoming drives as well as additional information can be found on the American Red Cross website.

Vaping Industry's Impact on Youth

vapeLYNDONVILLE- The state of Vermont has set aside an additional one million dollars for the 2019 fiscal year for tobacco-control projects. Much of what made this happen was a 2016 study showing that eighteen percent of adult Vermonters used tobacco products, a number that was higher than the national average of 15.5 percent.

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Lyndon Rescue's Hunt Is Over

lyndon truckLYNDON-
After a 6 month search for a new ambulance truck Lyndon Rescue has finally found the truck for them. After ten years of loyal service Lyndon Rescue will be saying goodbye to their long time truck.

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