Grasping The Kingdom East Budget

kingdomeastmeetingLYNDON- The newly formed Kingdom East school district’s finance committee is in the process of creating its budget.

The only problem is that the committee has a long list of their own homework that they have to get done. There are many factors and considerations that the district has to study up on to combine the budgets of seven Northeast Kingdom Schools that include Lyndon Town School, Sutton School, Newark School, Millers Run School, Burke Town School, Concord School and Lunenburg. 

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Polar Express In Lyndon

 polar expressLYNDON- The Polar Express visited the town of Lyndon over the weekend. The train only comes one weekend every December and has been coming to town for over ten years now. The conductor of the train has basically molded himself to it since this marked his eighth year as being a part of this event. Charlie Somer who is long time friends with the Paris's who own the Freight House and one day they asked for Charlie's opinion of the train. 

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A Boy And His Pets

llamaLYNDONVILLE - One local youth gets to have a unique experience with his pets. Most kids have your typical dog, cat, and maybe a few fish. However, Pierce Thompson has something a little bit cooler than your typical companion, he has pets that could even help him later in life.

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Services for Veterans

Vet boiLYNDONVILLE - The American Legion post #30 put on a lot of events to raise money for several causes that help their community.

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Hoping For A Successful Christmas

Hope XMASLYNDONVILLE - The holiday season is just around the corner, and children are counting down the days until they wake up to presents under the tree.

Some families struggle shopping for presents, having enough food on the table, and bundling up for the cold season. Non-profit organizations such as H.O.P.E. in Lyndonville make it a little bit easier for families to celebrate the holidays.

 

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Looking to Repeat

LIGirlsBasketballLyndon- It was a memorable spring for Lyndon Institute’s Girls Basketball team last season. The Vikings won the Division II State Championship, their first in school history. Since then, the team lost its senior leadership that brought them to the top of the totem pole and after winning it all, according to VPA standards, moved up to Division I.

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You're Hired! LI's New Hockey Coach

LI Hockey

 

LYNDON- With the winter sports season about to start teams are starting to practice and prepare for their upcoming games, but one school sport has had an interesting offseason. Lyndon Institute was on the hunt for a new Boys Varsity Hockey Coach this offseason, and the school made some significant progress. Their new coach is from a different state, and has a lot of experience with the sport.

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Farm Life from a Kid's Perspective

farm kids thumbnailLYNDONVILLE- Farming and agriculture is a lifestyle, particularly in Vermont and the Northeast Organic Farming Association (from this point forward will be referred to as NOFA). With it's increased popularity, NOFA wants more people to be knowledgable about the lifestyle and the importance that farming provides.

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Modest Increase in NEK Waste Management's Budget

nek waste management picture in psLYNDON- The Northeast Kingdom Waste Management Budget held their annual informational meeting last night to discuss their proposed 2018 budget. This is a year in which they predict they'll see an increase that's less than one percent from last year.

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Consistently Changing

Beat 4 ThumbnailLYNDON- If you've lived in Lyndonville for more than a couple of years, you probably have noticed changes in the downtown retail area. Where Phat Cats, Village Kids Boutique, and H.O.P.E. once stood, now sit empty spaces, looking for revitalization. Those are not the only businesses to have left in the past couple years. Perkins What Knot Shoppe, Ewe Forium Boutique- Yarn and Supplies, and Skin Deep Tattoo Studio have also left.

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Veterans Day in Lyndonville

Veterans Day ThumbnailLyndonville - Veterans Day, the national holiday which celebrates our brave soldiers was this past Saturday, November 11th. The American Legion Post in Lyndonville held a lunch-in to support and honor those who have served in our military.

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Hunter's Breakfast

Hunter breakfastLyndonville - This past weekend, the American Legion Post #30 held a breakfast for all hunters going out on the first hunting weekend of the year. All the profit from the breakfast went towards some of the charities the post has to help veterans.

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Local Craft Fair Brings the Community Together

LYNDONVILLE-The Northeast Kingdom Craft Fair will start on Saturday, November 25th in the Lyndon State College Rite Bole Gym. More than 50 craft vendors will join the fair and sell their handmade crafts. The event is free for the public.

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Closing One Door, and Opening Another

Jason Birch ThumbnailLYNDON- Walking by him on the street, Jason Birch may look like an ordinary person. But if you heard his story, you wouldn't believe the transformation he's gone through.

Three years ago, Birch was in Burlington, on the streets, in what he described as one of the worst times of his life.

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A Sign Of Hope In Lyndonville

jasonhopepicLYNDON- Volunteering to give back. That’s what one local man is doing. Jason Birch is a volunteer at H.O.P.E. in Lyndonville. Howewver, what people may not know is that before he was a volunteer for H.O.P.E, he was one of the people who was aided by the organization.

 

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Pennies for Prizes and Veterans

penny auction thumbnailLYNDON - The American Legion Unit 30 held a Penny auction on Saturday, November 4th.  The event was held to fundraise for Veterans, and some who attended the event say that it was a great outing for the community and veterans alike.

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Champions For The First Time

li field hockey winBURLINGTON - The Lyndon Institute field hockey team were able to grab the Division Three championship title for the first time.

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Odd Weather Stalls Winter Farm Prep

winter farm prepLYNDON— The unusual weather the Northeast Kingdom has experienced in the past few weeks has made preparations for the winter season on farms a little different.

"Usually the ground is frozen by now," said Mark Dill, Owner of Chandler Pond Farm in Lyndonville.

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Lyndon Youth Hockey Prepares for Season

LAYHALyndon- The Lyndon Area Youth Hockey Association is set to begin practices and games for the upcoming season. This year the league has around 110 players from the Lyndon area that have signed up to play.  

 

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More Than Just Books

bookfairltsLYNDON- Book fairs in elementary and middle schools might be just be filled with the Guinness book of world records or the magic tree house. Those are books that are popular among young kids. But what if in addition to the fun of reading, it also served a better purpose. The Lyndon town school tries to do just that.

Winter Parking Ban

parking banLYNDONVILLE-The Lyndonville winter parking ban went into effect yesterday, November 1st. The ban will be in effect through  April 15, 2018  and takes place between the hours of midnight and 7 a.m. Cars will not be allowed to park on the side of the road in town, because plows need a clear road in order to plow the snow.

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Fun and Frights at the Firehouse

halloween firehouseLYNDON - The Lyndonville Fire Department will be hosting their annual Halloween stop at the firehouse. For the past 3 years, the Lyndonville Fire Department has used the garage for the firetrucks as a trick or treating destinations for the kids of the town.

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Strong Winds Cause Power Outages

LYNDON- In the beginning of the week, Burke was hit with some strong winds that caused a few incidents of power outages.

There are multiple kinds of wind storms. Burke faced a large scale storm system, which means the winds that hit the state of Vermont came from the south. When a tree comes in contact with an electrical line, it can weaken the power of electricity which causes power outages.

 

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Fall Concert Involves Many Groups

li fall concertLYNDON— Lyndon Institute's Music Department hosted their fall concert on Thursday.

The program included performances from seven different ensembles.

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Tournament Scores More Than Touchdowns

hunger bowl thumbnailLYNDON- This past weekend was all about football in the Northeast Kingdom. But some games were about more than just a trophy.
The fifth annual Hunger Bowl took place on Sunday, October 22nd from 8am-7pm on the fields at the Lyndon Town School with a goal of achieving much more than just flags and touchdowns.

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

Lyndon Town Meeting Day Preview

Find out what will be voted on and what issues are being focused on in the town of Lyndon.  

Pricey Potholes  

Rapid temperature change has caused potholes to emerge on the roads. Towns spend thousands of dollars per year filling potholes and it's hard to avoid them.  

Wow, Jacky Lau!

LI senior basketball player, Jacky Lau scored his 1000th point becoming the sixth member of LI's 1000 point club. Find out more details about the game on tonight's broadcast.