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

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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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Tony: The Heart of L.I.

Copy of Copy of Copy of Copy of ThumbnailTemplateDONOTSAVEOVER copy 2-2LYNDON - If you've ever driven past Lyndon Institute, chances are you've seen Tony Cucinotta, the school's crossing guard. Rain or shine, Tony is outside, greeting students and those who pass by with a smile and a thumbs up.

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Thaddeus Stevens Welcomes German Students

TSS Exchange ThumbnailLYNDON- The Thaddeus Stevens School in Lyndon is welcoming exchange students from the Modern School in Hamburg Germany for the second year. The students, who arrived earlier this week, are here to get a better understanding of the world around them.

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Vermont Fuel Rebate Program

FredsenergyLYNDONVILLE- The Vermont Fuel Dealers Association Executive Board has authorized a rebate program, offering $250 cash back to Vermont residents who qualify for a new heatoil or kerosene tank.

The Vermont Fuel Tank Rebate Program, which utilizes the National Oil-heat Research Association Safety and Efficiency Grant was created after the State's Petroleum Cleanup fund was giving away more money than it was gaining.

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An Educational Pursuit

Copy of Copy of Copy of Copy of ThumbnailTemplateDONOTSAVEOVER copy 2LYNDON- When you become accustomed to a certain lifestyle, it's easy to take things for granted. For many, going to school each day is a burden. We moan, procrastinate getting out of bed, and complain about an early call-time, but in the end, we still go, because going to school is what's expected of us in this culture.

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State Championship Preperation

LI HockeyLYNDON- Lyndon Institute is heading back to the State Championship for the first time in 25 years. The team is currently in the preparation stage as they get ready to take on a very dangerous Woodstock Union High School team.

 

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Crash at 977 Lynburke Road

977 crash thumbnailLYNDON - A two vehicle crash occurred around 10:30 on the morning of Friday, March 10th. The two vehicles were a Subaru Forester and a Ford Focus, both of which were totalled as a result of the collision. The events that took place are as follows...

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Bringing Books to the NEK

BookMobile Thumbnail GoodLYNDON- On the average day, you may see Cobleigh Library's BookMobile driving all around the Northeast Kingdom. What you may not know is what it does, or how many people it impacts.

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Lyndon Votes to Move Funds

C0775B7A-B475-4DAF-B093-F0C5D27EB3A5LYNDON- It was a low key year for the education side of Lyndon's Town Meeting Day. In 2017, the town voted to join with the school districts of Burke, Lunenburg, Millers Run (Sheffield and Wheelock), Concord, Sutton, and Newark to form the Kingdom East Unified School District, which comes into existence July 1st, 2018.

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Lyndon Rescue and Town Meeting Day

lyndonrescuethumbnailLYNDONVILLE - With Vermont's 2018 Town Meeting Day now past, the future of Lyndon Rescue has been secured under the town's appropriation. At the Town Meeting the appropriation providing additional funding to Lyndon Rescue was passed as part of a lump collection of multiple appropriation items; after a brief discussion between the selectboard and members of the community, the budget was passed.

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Little Crowd Big Involvement On Town Meeting Day For Lyndon

TMDLYNDON2018LYNDON- Town meeting day for Lyndon saw around 100 people, which doesn't equate to a lot of the total population of the town. However, the people that were there were kept the talks busy.

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Olympians in the NEK

One olympian athlete has returned home with some serious hardware find out who.

 

Burlington First Night

Burlington VT's First Night funding has been disbanded, see some reactions to this lost tradition.

 

Yoga Classes

With all the stresses of life weighting people down, one inn is providing some relief with Yoga.