NEK Chamber of Commerce Giving Their Annual Plaque A Little Life

NEK PlauqesST. JOHNSBURY - It's that time of year again, and the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce will be handing out their membership plaques to their members within the next month. This year however, members can expect the plaques look much different than they usually do.

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National Healthcare Decisions Day at NVRH

NationalHealthcareDecisionsDayST. JOHNSBURY- Tuesday April 16th was National Healthcare Decisions Day and all across the State of Vermont, hospitals participated in spreading awareness about Advanced Healthcare planning.

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Upgraded Water Main, Just In Time

St.J Sewer BudgetST. JOHNSBURY - A water main pipe replacement project that has been a part of the town plan for multiple years now will finally be put into action. The replacement of an outdated six-inch water pipe that runs along Pearl Street in St. Johnsbury has been failing it's water pressure requirements for fire safety standards; this has pushed town governement to move the project to the top of this year's projects since it was postponed from last fall.

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Flooding Roads, Towns, and Byways

floodthumbnailST. JOHNSBURY - A flood warning was issued to the Northeast Kingdom on April 15th, 2019. The river corridor that allows the Passumpsic River to flow through St. Johnsbury had water up to the edge of the banks in some parts of town, and the water had completely overtaken parts of the byway leading out of St. Johnsbury.

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Opiate Education Workshop

Opiate EdST. JOHNSBURY- Each and every day, more than 130 people in the United States die from overdosing on opiate substances, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Here in the Northeast Kingdom, we unfortunately are no stranger to the toxicity that surrounds opioids and opioid addiction.

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Distillery Recognized

Distillery ThumbnailSt. Johnsbury-Duncan Holaday of Dunc's Mill and St. Johnsbury Distillery were honored with an award from a national distillery organization.

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15th Annual SJA Fashion Show to Premier

modelsST. JOHNSBURY- This year marks the 15th annual fashion show for the design students at the St. Johnsbury Academy. Designers have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on their garments for the big night happening on Thursday. Design teacher Emma Charrow says the design program started 20 years ago when then teacher Mrs. Wallace was in charge. 

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Vegan Cooking Demonstration

Cooking Thumbnail 2ST. JOHNSBURY-This past sunday a vegan cooking demonstration was given at the Caledonia Christian School.

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Thrift Store Giving Back

Cloting ThumbnailSt. Johnsbury-A local thrift store KSC Thrifts of St. Johnsbury is giving back to the community by having a spring sale.

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The Shooter and the Wounded

st j. police searchST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury Police Department responded to a report of gun shots on Elm Street early in the morning on Tuesday, April 2nd. The shots were heard at 12:50 AM and Calex ambulance was on scene to transport twenty-four year old Brandon Delude to NVRH medical center for two gunshot wounds to the lower back. However, Delude would not spend much time there, for he was quickly airlifted and brought to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center so that he could be treated for his injuries and given a psych evaluation from their trauma department when his wounds were treated.

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New Funeral Home proposed for Industrial Zone

Funeral Home

ST.JOHNSBURY- St.Johnsbury may soon be seeing a new funeral home, but it would be in a place that may seem uncommon. The St.Johnsbury select-board met Monday night and one of the topics brought to the select-board was from St.Johnsbury planning commissioner, Jim Brown.

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Legislative Breakfast Has Big Announcements

janeST. JOHNSBURY- State legislators from the Northeast Kingdom made some announcements at this mornings monthly breakfast that will greatly impact residents in the town of Barnet and St. Johnsbury and both announcements will greatly impact the well-being of the residents in these towns.

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St. Johnsbury Tobacco Ban

ThumbnailTemplateDONOTSAVEOVER copy 2ST. JOHNSBURY-The selectboard in St. Johnsbury is faced with the decision of continuing a tobacco ordinance for the town after a non-binding resolution was voted on during town meeting day.

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Brain Injury Support Group

alzheimersST. JOHNSBURY-March is brain injury awareness month and a new brain injury support group started up at a local church.

 

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Kingdom Allstars Rock Out Performance

kingdom allstarsST. JOHNSBURY- The kids of the Kingdom Allstars band are not your typical students learning to play music. These young hand selected instrumentalists have been practicing and performing for many years, prior to auditioning to become "all-stars".

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Dr. Brian Ricca Officially New Superintendent

AOE Approves RiccaST. JOHNSBURY - The highly anticipated superintendent announcement came Monday night as the Chairman of the St. Johnsbury School board announced that Dr. Brian Ricca had accepted the job of Superintendent.

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St. J Schools Safer with Alice

SchoolBusSafetyST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury school participated in a new active shooter drill the week of March 11th This drill is known by the acronym, A.L.I.C.E. This is a new active shooter training drill that is meant to help faculty better protect their students, as well as give students a better set of rules to follow in such a dangerous occasion. The acronym A.L.I.C.E. stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evauate. 

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Local Pharmacy Closes it's Doors

         Gautheirs PharmacyST. JOHNSBURY- Gauthier's Pharmacy closes it's doors for the final time today after 85 years in business.The current owner Carol Novick has decided to retire, but she thanks her dedicated staff and loyal customers for all the great years.

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NEK Writers Group

ST. JOHNSBURY- Poets and short story writers of the Northeast Kingdom have the chance to share their work, and be part of a writers group on Tuesdays.

 

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St. Johnsbury School District Budget Recount

Saint J RecountST. JOHNSBURY- The $22.3 million Budget for the Saint Johnsbury School District is now solidified after a requested recount. A Resident of Saint Johnsbury asked for the votes to be recounted after a close race that included blank ballots.  

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St. J Academy Spring Sports

st j softballST. JOHNSBURY - With the spring season soon to be underway, the softball team at St. Johnsbury Academy is eager to get on the feild, but aren't sure if they'll be able to see their diamond in the foreseeable future. The possibility of another season slow to start due to weather is evident, but that won't stop coaches from getting the players ready for the first game come spring time.

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St. Johnsbury Student Advances to Poetry Recitation Finals

ST. JOHNSBURY- Senior Sam Bulpin of St. Johnsbury Academy was selected as a finalist in Vermont's Poetry Out Loud poetry recitation competition this week. Bulpin, a senior, recited the poem Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelly and was one of 10 finalists chosen from 33 semifinalists. The competition was held at the Barre Opera House on Friday. 

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$8.7Mil. Pleasant Street & Gilman Avenue Bond Article Passes in St. J

st j sewersSAINT JOHNSBURY- Approximately an 8.675 million dollar proposal for an upgrade to infrastructure in part of Saint Johnsbury was on the ballot for town meeting. The infrastructure upgrades would be coming to the Pleasant Street and Gilman Avenue area, as well as the part of Concord Avenue, which conjoins the two.

 

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Saint Johnsbury Town Meeting Day Results

STJVoterST. JOHNSBURY- The results are in from Town Meeting Day in Saint Johnsbury. In what was described by the Town Clerk as a “disgustingly” low voter turnout there were only 982 voters who made it to the polls out of the over 4,000 registered voters in the town, Voters who did manage to make it out to the polls put democracy into action by passing all of the items on the warning. 

 

 

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Voters Share Their Voices on St. J School Budget

st.j voteST. JOHNSBURY- Voters came out today to vote on the 22.3 million dollar school budget which is a 16% increase from last year's budget. Part of the larger budget is an increase in students attending the St. Johnsbury academy and special education requirements.

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