A Student's Dream School

1homeschoolingLYNDON - Most students dream of staying home instead of going to school. You don't have to leave home to receive an education. Homeschooling in Vermont has grown over the years and there are benefits to staying home and studying.

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X-treme Combat in the Northeast Kingdom

MMAFIGHT LYNDONVILLE- The Armory in Lyndonville was filled with fans on Saturday night for the X-treme Combat competition.


Mixed Martial Arts Fighting, or MMA, is a style of fighting combining different forms of martial arts, mixing both striking and grappling techniques that occur standing up and on the ground.

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Four Years of Strong Support

vetsummit2016LYNDONVILLE- Veterans from around the region gathered at Lyndon State College’s Standard Gymnasium last Saturday for the fourth annual NEK Veterans Summit. More than two hundred people -- including veterans, families and service organizations -- met with each other to give their support for each other.

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Lyndonville Flooding

IceJamLyndonville- The Northeast Kingdom Trailer Park in Lyndonville was flooded Thursday night. The cause of this flooding was because of an ice-jam.  These floods happen when ice breaks up creating a dam which blocks the river or stream it is in.  This causes water to become backed up and flood into the roadway.

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Lyndonville Fire Department Calls

fire calls thumbLYNDONVILLE- When the Lyndonville Fire Department gets a call, almost 25% are false alarms. Lieutenant Dan Bigelow says these non-emergency calls are a problem when it comes to keeping volunteer firefighters interested.

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Pellet Boilers in the NEK

wood pelletsLYNDON - Northern Forest Center hosted their first pellet boiler home tour on Darling Hill Road yesterday. This allowed residents around the Northeast Kingdom to see the advantages and disadvantages of having a pellet boiler in their home.

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The Struggle of Vermont Homeless

h.o.p.eLyndonville- RuralEdge kicked off their second event of the weekend at Lyndonville's Bandstand Park on Friday night as a part of their Rural Reality Campaign. About 30 people braved the single-digit temperatures for this year's "Night in the Park."

 

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Work Camp Helping Local Church

CHURCHLYNDON- The First Congregational Church in Lyndon is currently under construction. The Upright Steeple Society has planned the church will renovate their walls, ceilings, bathrooms, electricity, and heat.

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Local School Celebrates Black History Month

hahahahahaLYNDON- Thaddeus Stevens School students recognized the importance of Black History month in a powerful way by reading poems and passages written by African-Americans.

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Respite for Military Veterans

americanflagLYNDON- Military veterans who wish to start or continue their college careers might find it difficult to go through the higher education process after serving their country. That's why groups like Lyndon State College's Veterans Club exist.

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Vikings Score Serbian Superstars

SerbianSavagesLYNDON- Lyndon Institute has been known for its long-standing tradition of having great foreign exchange students in their athletic programs. For the Vikings boys' varsity basketball team, the tradition remains strong.

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Rosie's Girls Coming To The NEK

Rosie GirlsLYNDON- A branch of Rosie's Girls summer camp is coming to Lyndon Center and their purpose is to teach girls more than just how to roast marshmellows. They will be empowering girls and giving them leadership skills.

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Housing Improvement Grant

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LYNDONVILLE-  Low-income homeowners in the North East Kingdom may very soon get financial assistance in repairing their homes.  Rural Edge, a local non-profit organization that assists in improving poverty, is in the process of seeking a $200,000 housing preservation grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to repair homes.

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Vermonters Take Action Against Climate Change

warmerweatherLYNDON- If you live in Lyndon, you probably know just by looking outside that this has been a warm winter. It is early February, and there is barely any snow on the ground. Many people already know that this is because of el Niño, but there are things that Vermonters can do to help with the effects of climate change.

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CNSU Superintendent Named

cnsusuperintendentLYNDON - Jennifer Botzojorns has been selected to be the superintendent of the Caledonia North Supervisory Union. The CNSU Board made the decision earlier this morning after the completion of background checks and approval from the Agency of Education. The choice was between two candidates, the other being Chris Pratt.

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CNSU Search Down to Two

lllllllLYNDON- The search for a new superintendent in the Caledonia North Supervisory Union will soon be coming to a close. The position is down to just two candidates; Jen Botzojorns and Chris Pratt.

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Transplant Granted

ffffffffffffffLYNDONVILLE, VT- Jane Rivera has been battling cancer for a year and a half; now she can be at peace with some news her and her family have been waiting for. After waiting one month after the NVRH bone marrow and stem cell drive, tomorrow she will be traveling to Boston to receive her stem cell transplant.

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Grindstone Cafe Starts Pay It Forward Program

payitforwardthumbLYNDONVILLE- Customers at the Grindstone Cafe in Lyndonville have a new thing they are raving about, and it is more than just their coffee.

Workers at the Grindstone Cafe came up with a "Pay it Forward Program" to help customers pay for a friend's coffee without the friend being actually being there to pay for it.

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Burklyn Holiday Market Supports Arts in Schools

Lyndon - The end of the year is fast approaching, and holiday events are being hosted with increasing frequency and scale.

 

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Burkelyn Annual Craft Fair

craft fair thumbLYNDON, VT - Lyndon Town school hosted the 46th Annual Burkelyn Holiday Market. The market gives artists, and aspiring artists a chance to promote themselves, or sell their products.

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Stuff the Humvee

lscccc copyLYNDON - For the past four years, the Lyndon State College Student Veterans of America Association has been coming together to help donate and fundraise for the annual VT Supports Holiday Packing Event. Although the two organizations are not connected, the Student Veterans Association at Lyndon State has made it their goal to raise even more this year than they have in the past.

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More Than Black and White

RaceOnCampusLYNDON- College Campuses are tackling the issue of racism head on, and the Vermont State College System is doing their part to acknowledge the issue of Racism in Vermont.

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Benning Introduces Energy Bill

RenewableFinalLYNDONVILLE -  The pristine scenery of Vermont has become home to many renewable energy projects in recent years, but some are taking a step back and looking at the larger picture.

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Lyndon Institute New Board President

board president LYNDONVILLE – The Lyndon Institute Board elected its new president. Richard D. Ashton stepped down as president and retired after serving for seven years, allowing Meredith Feltus to take the position.

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21st Annual Business Celebration

business celebrationLYNDON- 170 people and 70 businesses gathered at Lyndon State College to celebrate the 21st annual business celebration. During this event, businesses were recongnized, employees who went above and beyond were acknowledged, and people looked back on the challenges they have overcome.

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

St. Johnsbury Police

Find out what the new updates are on teh hiring of a Police Chief.

 

Wells River Opiod Crisis

Find out the details tonight at 5:30. 

 

Local Business Prepares for the Holidays

Find out what business is doing all it can to prep for the holiday season.