Changes Coming to St. J Police

St J Police ThumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- Some big changes are coming to the St. Johnsbury Police Department in the next week. They have finally found their new police chief, Tim Gray.
Gray was sworn into office Tuesday at the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center, with his new comrades surrounding him.

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Farmer by day Chocolatier by night

Copy of ThumbnailTemplateDONOTSAVEOVER copy 2-2ST.JOHNSBURY- She's a farmer by day growing crops like blueberries, raspberries, apples, and much more. Then later in the day she grabs and aprin and gets chocolatey. Sue Haynie, owner of Sweet Season Farm and Artisan Confections does things a little different than most.


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Locally Lending A Hand

nekysST. JOHNSBURY- Lending a hand to your local non-profit organizations may be important. Especially on a day like today.


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The Care Of The Kingdom

nvrhST. JOHNSBURY - Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital was just voted the best healthcare provider and best place to work in the northeast kingdom. However you might not know what brings employees and patient’s their own happiness behind the scenes.

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The Never-Ending Fight for Hope

relay thumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- For those who have been touched by cancer, they know too well that it is an every day battle. You don't get days off or chunks of the year off, which is why the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life events are not just a one day thing, they are more like a banquet of sorts, for once one relay season ends, another one immediately begins.

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Addams Family With A Slight Twist

ST. JST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury Academy Theater put on a show yesterday by preforming their Addam's Family play. This year the school changed it up a little bit by focusing on a play idea never before seen at the Academy, and this play had an unnatural subject focus.The Addams play was originally created nine years ago and was made specifically for Broadway. However, St. Johnsbury decided to make their own version of the play.

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Becoming Transparent

Becoming Transparent PictureST. JOHNSBURY- In government, the ultimate boss is the public. Secretary of State Jim Condos let that be known last night at the St.Johnsbury Middle School, as he went over the open meetings laws and public records laws in the State of Vermont.


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Shoreland Protection Course

ShorelandTraining 1ST. JOHNSBURY- Natural Shoreland Erosion Control was the topic of a certification course at The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in St. Johnsbury on Monday morning. The Shoreland Protection Act (Chapter 49A of Title 10) establishes a state regulation for preventing degredation of water quality in lakes, preserve habitat and natural stability of shorelines, and maintain the economic benefits of lakes and their shorelands. The communication of the rules and regulations for shoreland protection was one of the items being discussed during this class.

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Substitutes Teachers in St. J School

   teacheresST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury schoolboard held a meeting last night to have some further discussion about school policy and to find a way to make substitute teachers feel more included in their community.

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Bundle Up For Cold Weather

ThumbnailTemplate DO NOT COPY OVERSt. Johnsbury- The Food Shelf in St. Johnsbury was created in the 90's by a school teacher who strived to ensure all children were warm during the cold winters of Vermont.

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Taking A Hike On The El Camino

Osher talk last SAINT JOHNSBURY- Today was the last installment of the Fall Osher Talk Series. Many gathered at Catamount Arts to hear and learn about an experienced hiker and her journey. Mary Sturtevant, who is a Therapist and Health educator went on a pilgrimage that started from the French Pyrennes Mountains all the way through the El Camino in Santiago, Spain.

On Strike Once Again

fairbanks scale imageST. JOHNSBURY- The picket lines have been set, and the signs made; Fairbanks Scales employees are on strike once again. Starting early Wednesday morning, production line employees from the UE Local Chapter 234 started to protest outside the Fairbanks Scales building.

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Bringing the Community Together

Catamount Arts PicST. JOHNSBURY- The Levitt Amp Foundation in Los Angeles awards 15 cities across the country grants to hold concerts in an effort to revitalize an area. Last year, Catamount Arts applied and won this grant, and now their back this year, trying to win the grant again. Facing some tough competition, this task may seem daunting.

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St. J vs. CVU: Victory and Complacency

st.j vs. VSC copy 22 edited-1St. Johnsbury- The division-one, undefeated St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltoppers have continued their winning streak in another victory Saturday over Champlain Valley Union High School. While the Hilltoppers continue to be a dominant force in their division, they do credit that CVU came to the game ready to play, and their drive to not quit almost gave the Hilltoppers a run for their money.

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St. Johnsbury Prepares for Parade

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ST. JOHNSBURY- Halloween is right around the corner, and the town of St. Johnsbury is getting ready for the Halloween festivites. 

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Lego Block Mathematics

Brick MathST. JOHNSBURY- There is a new form of math education that has been slowly gaining momentum throughout the United States. This new method of teaching is known as Block Mathematics, and it allows for students to have hands-on learning with traditional teachings of math, instead of simple visual learning from a blackboard or a projector screen.

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Coming Together Through Music

ST.JOHNSBURY- Songwriters from all over the NEK and further, came to St.Johnsbury last night to display their workings.

Northern Vermont Songwriters is an organization that meets every thursday of every month, and is welcome to anyone who wants to get their pieces out in the open. They meet in the Outback Artspace behind the Catamount Arts building in downtown St.Johnsbury.


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Dog Mountain Chews Up Competition

Dog Mountain Thumbnail copy 2-3ST. JOHNSBURY- Dog Mountain recently received the award for the Best Vermont Attraction in the entire state.

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Tense Moments at NVRH

NVRH code silverST. JOHNSBURY- A tense moment occurred at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) yesterday afternoon. Around 3:20 PM, the Vermont State Police (VSP) received a call for a "code silver". The code means that a patient or a person in the hospital may have a weapon.

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Protection from More than Just Water

Umbrella Thumbnail w- border copy 2ST. JOHNSBURY- While many know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, some might not know that it is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Diverse Perspectives Offer Clearer Outlooks in St. J

race and diversityST. JOHNSBURY- Two St. Johnsbury Academy faculty members hope that the integration of background information will help students have a better understanding of race and diversity in their environment. 

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Krerowicz Captures "The Beatles"

thebeatlesST. JOHNSBURY- You’ve heard songs from the group composed of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison before like “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be,” and several hits off of the album “Abbey Road.” 2017 marks the 50th anniversary for another iconic Beatle’s album entitled “Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band.”

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Saint Johnsbury football keeps rolling

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Saint Johnsbury- The Saint Johnsbury Academy Varsity Football team is off to a hot start in the 2017 season by winning their first five games. The hilltoppers haven't slowed down one bit as they stand 5-0 and are coming off an 18 point comeback win over BFA St. Albans. This is a very dangerous football team and Head Coach Rich Alercio has taken notice.


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Catamount Arts Pledges Safety

Catamount ArtsSAINT JOHNSBURY- The tragic events that occurred on Monday during the Jason Aldean concert at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas were less than ideal. 59 helpless civilians were shot dead and more than 200 others were left wounded by 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, leaving many to doubt that anywhere in the world is safe.

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Paying Attention to the Pamphlets

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SAINT JOHNSBURY- The Northeast Kingdom Council On Aging offers many things that benefit the community of the Northeast kingdom. However, one thing is benefiting the community through mail.

The Council On Aging sends out Medicare pamphlets every year around the middle of September. These pamphlets are sent out to give the community information for Medicare enrollment. “It clues them in on whether they want to enroll in a new plan or stick with their old one” says State Health Insurance program Coordinator of the Council On Aging, Andrea Labor. The period in which Vermonters sixty-five and over can enroll for Medicare is October 15th through December 7th. If those who have health care do not enroll in a drug plan in their health plans, they could be penalized if they do not do so before the period ends. What the Council On Aging is trying to accomplish is to make sure that the community is informed about these things so it will save them money in the long run.

Labor also explains that “the booklet has a lot of information in it and usually 2-3 things in it are changed so most people see the booklets as a lot of information that doesn’t pertain to me and they throw it in the trash.” The important thing here is to save these booklets because even though they don’t contain a lot of changes in them now, those changes could still could cost you money.

Things like premiums, deductibles, and prescription costs can change every year within the plans so it's important to know what your plan includes.