St J Fire Truck Needs Repair

ST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury fire department has owned their "Engine 1" truck since 2001. Earlier this week, the St. Johnsbury select board approved $22,320 for repairs.

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Local Firefighter Receives Medal for Bravery

ST. JOHNSBURY - Everyday, first responders are saving lives. While some of what they do is noticed by the community, it's the little details that are missed.

Earlier this week, the St. Johnsbury Fire Department awarded the metal of bravery to Brenden Greaves.  For Greaves who has been fighting fires for almost 14 years, it was unexpected. According to Chief Bradly Reeds, the award is voted on by colleagues from the department and it's the first one in history.

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Hydrant Project in St J

ST. JOHNSBURY - Folks in the town of St. Johnsbury may have noticed that some of the fire hydrants have been out of service for a few months. According to the St. Johnsbury fire department, they are not in just one location but many.

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Expanding NVRH

ST. JOHNSBURY - The Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital has been serving the Kingdom for years. They look to continue their mission with the 3 million dollars they will receive as part of the major government funding bill announced by Senator Sanders.

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The Story Behind The Shooting

ST.JOHNSBURY-"Allison Roslund then heard a gunshot, and she knew Keithan was gone." Police reports stated in relation to the murder of Vincent Keithan on the morning of March 1st, 2022.

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A New Future for the Fairbanks

ST. JOHNSBURY - Businesses in the Kingdom may be looking at a couple 100 to 1000 dollars in upgrades.
This past Wednesday Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders passed a bill through the senate which is now awaiting President Biden's signature. This bill would 38 million dollars to businesses across the state of Vermont.

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Artist Pitch Project Ideas

ST. JOHNSBURY-The Town of St. Johnsbury has been working on its downtown renovations over time. But Catamount Arts is working to put a new addition downtown that will attract visitors to a local historic landmark.

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Shooting On Town Meeting Day

ST. JOHNSBURY-Amidst Town Meeting day yesterday, a terrible event took place outside of Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. That left one person dead, and police looking for answers.

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NVRH Celebrates 50 Years

ST. JOHNSBURY - Northern Vermont Regional Hospital has been serving the NEK for 50 years. This past Monday, they started their virtual year long celebration.

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Fairbanks Re-Opens with New Exhibits

ST. JOHNSBURY - The Fairbanks Museum welcomes the public back with new updates and exhibits.  According to museum Director of Relations Anna Rubin, this is a yearly occurrence.

Exhibits include a interactive wildlife exhibit where the public can grip handles that compare their strength to different kind of birds.

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Local Prison Outbreak Grows To 20

ST. JOHNSBURY - A local correctional facility still is seeing an uptick in cases after three weeks.

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Answering Questions For Parents On Vaccines

ST. JOHNSBURY - As the state of Vermont moves in on getting children vaccinated by the end of December, some parents in the state are hesitant to get their children vaccinated. Northern Vermont Regional Hospitals Dr. Joshua Kantrowitz briefs parents on why this vaccine is safe.

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Fire On Summer Street

ST JOHNSBURY - The air smelt of smoke and burning paint, the front yard covered in glass and broken window screens. Locals gathered on summer street throughout the day to witness the remanence of what was once a home to four people.

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Boosters In NEK

ST. JOHNSBURY - As cases have risen over several weeks in the state of Vermont, the Phil Scott administration continues to encourage Vermonters to get their booster shots. Although many have already received their booster shot, in the Northeast Kingdom alone the positivity rate is much higher than other areas of the state. Here in Caledonia County, there are over six vaccination sites to choose from. After visiting the Green Mountain Mall, patients give their feedback about getting their boosters.

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"The Game" Is Back

St. Johnsbury - The Lyndon Institute Vikings faced off against the St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltoppers in their 116th game.

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Scarecrows Decorate St. J Streets

Article Written by Kaitlin Flannigan

ST. JOHNSBURY - Some fall festive characters have arrived on the streets of St. Johnsbury with the start of the second annual scarecrow competition!

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Walk For Those Who Experience Domestic Violence

ST. JOHNSBURY - In an effort to show that domestic violence victims' voices are being heard, and in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, local non-profit Umbrella hosted its annual Walk For Justice last Thursday.

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We Walk For A Cure

ST. JOHNSBURY - More than six million people, including thirteen thousand in the state of Vermont suffer from Alzhimers disease. As numbers of this illness continue to grow, Vermont once again shows its support to find a cure.

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St. J Select Board to Discuss Storage Policies

Article Written by Kaitlin Flannigan

ST. JOHNSBURY - When storing "stuff" in St. Johnsbury, does location matter? Who pays the taxes, especially for units on your property? The St. J Planning Commission is trying to clarify those questions with new self-storage and freight container policies.

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St. Johnsbury Approves Armory Repairs

Article Written by Kaitlin Flannigan

ST. JOHNSBURY - St. Johnsbury residents are willing to pay for changes to the abandoned armory building in town. A bond was approved for $5.4 million on Tuesday, September 14 in a 255-170 vote.

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St. Johnsbury Cinder Block Incident

St. Johnsbury - The St. Johnsbury Police Department responded to a call Thursday evening of a report of cinder blocks being thrown from a rooftop.

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Science Is Coming To Fairbanks

ST. JOHNSBURY-For the first time in one hundred twenty six years the Fairbanks Museum will be adding on a new addition to their historic building.

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Senator Bernie Sanders Visits St. Johnsbury

Article Written by Kaitlin Flannigan

ST.JOHNSBURY - Senator Bernie Sanders was in St. Johnsbury earlier this month as part of his five-town Town Meeting tour Labor Day Weekend.

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Fairbanks Field Receives Historic Upgrade

ST. JOHNSBURY - St. Johnsbury Academy has a new field of dreams. September 10th marked the first time since 1949 the hilltoppers played under the lights at home.

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Post Pandemic Education St. Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY – The St. Johnsbury School District received almost $4 million in federal funding and have until September, 2023 to use that money.


     A plan that the school district has for the future is “Post Pandemic Education” and an idea of a summer program this summer, but this isn’t like a typical summer program where students who failed a class have to attend. This summer school will have a big emphasis on mathematics and literacy but also a lot of opportunities for students to have fun. Many schools around Vermont have considered this past academic year to be a lost year, but not in St. Johnsbury. Dr. Brian Ricca stated “We’re going to try to find as many silver linings as we can from this year, and it’s really important for us to build bridges and reconnect and give them a sense of normal.”

     The summer program is not mandatory, and Dr. Ricca pointed out that he understands if parents felt that the school year was already tough and they would rather just have their kids enjoy the summer. The summer program is going to focus on three areas throughout the season, academics, student engagement, and social and emotional health not necessarily in that order. The school district plans on engaging as many people as they can, with first and foremost asking their students what they need next year, as well as the faculty and staff. With a newly assembled “reigniting task force” this group will help work with the responses that they get from their student body, faculty, and staff.

     During the summer program the mornings are going to be academic and then when the afternoon rolls around it will be fun, engaging, and hands on. Dr Ricca stated “As a dad and as a super intendent I believe that’s a really important component to this…”we’re not going to try and cram a years’ worth of information into everybody’s head, and I’ll go back to what I said from the beginning we want a chance for our students to reconnect to come into our building and feel just a little more closer to what it was like prior to March of last year…that’s our vision.”