Making Swaps To Lend A Hand

swapST. JOHNSBURY – The Northeast Kingdom Community Action Agency (NEKCA) held their second clothing and toy swap. From May 7th to May 10th, NEKCA accepted donations for the swap in hopes of being able to provide for those in need.

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Farewell Chief Ruggles

troy rugglesST.JOHNSBURY- Troy Ruggles who has been a part of the Saint Johnbury Fire Department for 34 years is saying goodbye this summer. Ruggles will head to the Burlington Fire Department where he will start a new chapter in his life.

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Meet A K9 Dog--Igor

k9SAINT JOHNSBURY-He is an excellent drug finder, but also a faithful friend. He was born in Connecticut, graduated from a state academy school, then got the qualification to serve the community. He is 2 years old, and loves to play with toy balls. This is Igor, a police dog serving the Saint Johnsbury State Police.

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Café Gatto Nero and Print Studio

gattoneroST. JOHNSBURY - Since 2008, local artists, Bill and Kim Darling have displayed their work at their St. Johnsbury gallery, Gatto Nero. For the past couple of years, the couple has attempted to make their art-space more inclusive to the public by opening an in-house cafe.

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Labor Of Love At Dog Mountain

dogatdogmountainST JOHNSBURY- Love was in the air in the kingdom this weekend. The love was for Dog Mountain. Over 20 volunteers came to the doggy destination to help do some spring cleaning. The mountain is gearing up to transition into the warmer months.

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Nunsense Opening Night

NUNST. JOHNSBURY - For the first time since 1994, the St. Johnsbury Players will be presenting the comedic musical, Nunsense. The show follows the journey of a group of nuns, raising money to bury their sisters after most of the order has died from a poisoned batch of soup.

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St. Johnsbury School Principal Decision

sjtschoolborderST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury school board has decided who they would like to see fill the Principal position at the St. Johnsbury school for the upcoming school year. That being said, it has been a long process for the school board and their representatives that have worked with them through the school itself.

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4-H Vermont Team Prepares for Nationals

Vermont 4h teen thumbnailST. JOHSNBURY- A team from the Northeast Kingdom is heading to Nebraska this summer to take part in a national competition. The "4-H Shooting Sports National" pits the best teenaged sports shooters in the country against one another.

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Love And Marriage Go Together...

RacineST. JOHNSBURY - A ninety three year old resident of Saint Johnsbury lives every day to his fullest. From breaking records to fighting in World War II, Pete Racine has a tale to be told.

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Closing the Pay Gap in Vermont

WomenST. JOHNSBURY— The AAUW says Vermont ranks behind 3 other states and Washington D.C. when it comes to the pay gap between men and women. On average nationally, women make 80 cents to the dollar. In Vermont women make 6 cents more but that is still less then men.

 

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Policy Issues Discussed at Legislative Breakfast

breakfastST. JOHNSBURY— The 2018 Legislative Session will soon be wrapping up. On Monday at the St. Johnsbury House, Northeast Kingdom legislators were speaking as part of the legislative breakfast series.

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Fire at the Fusion Grill

fusion fire thumbnailST. JOHNSBURY - The Fire Departments of Lyndonville, Burke, and St. Johnsbury reported to a firecall on the edge of Lyndon and St. Johnsbury earlier this morning, when smoke was reported inside the Fusion Grill. The first ones to spot the smoke were residents at the Maplewood Lodge, which is connected to the Fusion Grill.

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Multi Ice Sheet Rink Proposed in St. Johnsbury

GMMST. JOHNSBURY— A new study is out about a proposal for a multi ice sheet arena in St. Johnsbury. The study was completed by MacLaughlin Management and Design.

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A Math Professor Uses Circle Dance to Serve the Community

CIRCLE DANCESAINT JOHNSBURY-She is a mathematics professor who has taught at Lyndon State College for 27 years, and has always enjoyed teaching her students. Outside of the classroom, however, she teaches something completely different: dancing. Daisy McCoy learns and performs circle dancing with other members of the local community in her spare time. McCoy believes these different subjects to share a connection and both equally contribute to one’s wellbeing.

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NEK Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

autismmonthST. JOHNSBURY- April is National Autism Awareness month, and people in Vermont are celebrating neurodiversity and recognizing the strengths and challenges children and families face with autism.

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Road Closure Impacts Emergency Services

calexST. JOHNSBURY - For approximately two more weeks, Interstate 91 Southbound will be closed between Exits 18 (Barnet) and 17 (Newbury), as the state completes a ledge stabilization project. For future safety on the roadway, the Vermont Agency of Transportation felt the construction was necessary. However, for the remainder of the project's duration, the detour creates an added risk for patients being treated by emergency responders.

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Gun Rights March in St. Johnsbury

gun rightsST. JOHNSBURY— Earlier this month Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed 3 bills into law increasing restrictions on gun sales and ownership. Two of the changes prevent people with a a history of violence and those arrested on domestic violence charges from possessing guns.

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Northern Vermont Songwriters

song writerST.JOHNSBURY- The Northern Vermont Song Writers Group is a small group of people who all have a main goal, which is to write good song and to better them through group critiques. Once a month, the old and the young gather to just talk about their lives and to present any songs they have been working on over the past month.

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New and Improved Kiwanis Auction

kiwanis poolST. JOHNSBURY- The annual Kiwanis Auction has once again come to an end. For the second year in a row, the auction was held in an online format verses the live televised auction that took place for 66 years.

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COSA Looking for Volunteers

cosaST. JOHNSBURY- The Community Restorative Justice Center is seeking out more volunteers for their Circles of Support and Accountability Program.

COSA is a program that works with offenders that have a high-risk of going back to prison after being released.
Susan Cherry, Director of the Community Restorative Justice Center, refers to the people incarcerated as the "core members" of the COSA teams.

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St. Johnsbury Receives Grant for Honking Tunnel

Honking TunnelThumnbailST. JOHNSBURY- The town of St. Johnsbury is attempting to revitalize the town by making the famous honking tunnel a little more exciting. The town has received a $3,000 AARP Vermont grant to make this dark tunnel into an exciting drive to connect the riverfront to the downtown business.

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Mud Season Provokes Trail Erosion

trailsclosedST. JOHNSBURY - As hikers become eager to get out onto the mountains for the Spring season, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation is urging individuals to remain mindful of their impact on trail erosion.

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He Lifts Things Up And Puts Them Down

Fondry 2SAINT JOHNSBURY- For most of his life, Aaron Fondry has worked to make a difference. After studying Exercise Science at Lyndon State College, he found a passion for weight lifting. 

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Kingdom Gymnastics Tumbles into Top Five

gymnasticsthumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- The Kingdom Gymnastics training facility may be small, but that does not define their capabilities. All teams placed in the top five of their divisions at the Junior Olympic State Championships in March.

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Burlington Taiko Performs in St Johnsbury

Taiko newslinc DONOTSAVEOVER copy 4ST. JOHNSBURY- The Burlington Taiko, a Japanese style of drumming performed today at the St. Johnsbury Academy's Fuller Hall today. Burlington Taiko is a group that started by Stuart Paton in 1987.

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

Toy Swap

One local group taking donations to cloth the needy.

 

School Music Wall

6th graders are asking for community donations of pots and pans so they can build a music wall for all students in the school to use on the playground.

 

Village Donations

The Village sports store donated some cleats to Lyndon Institute