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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Engaging Students After School

stemST. JOHNSBURY - Engaging students in after-school settings can be a difficult task. At this point in the day, kids are tired, hungry, and overall, irritable. Nevertheless, there is a solution, and librarians gathered at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum this Tuesday afternoon to learn just what that is.

Tracy Truzansky, the Project Manager for Training at Vermont Afterschool, lead the discussion, which outlined the organization's STEM program.

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SJA Art Students Compete Nationally

Art work finals2018-03-30 at 8.03.58 PMST. JOHNSBURY- Three Saint Johnsbury Academy students made it to Nationals for the Scholastic Art and Writing competition. Rachel Fickes, Patrick Nkubito and Marion Elys were three of fifteen students who showed their passion for art in different mediums.The competition was held at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center until March 10th.

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St. Johnsbury Sewer Lines

st. j sewer thumbnailST. JOHNSBURY - Oak Street in St. Johnsbury recently had a full remodeling of its water, sewer, and storm drainage pipes that outflow the passumpsic river; a project that was "long overdue" according to the town government. Moving forward, the selectboard plans to continue to other streets in the immediate vicinity that are in need of new wastewater lines.

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St. J. Saves $34k with Loan Payoff

STJ Loan PayoffST. JOHNSBURY - The town of Saint Johnsbury will be paying off a decade's old loan resulting in a savings of over $34-thousand in interest.

The USDA Rural Development loan was used for the construction of the wastewater treatment plant during the 1990's. The loans payments were originally spaced out to be fully repaid by the year 2036.

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Fairbanks Museum Recieves a Grant

Museum Grant  2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMST. JOHNSBURY- The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium has been one of the eighty recipients across America of the Collections Assessment for Preservations (CAP) grant.The Fairbanks museum is the only museum in the state of Vermont to receive this grant.

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Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox 2 2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMST. JOHNSBURY- The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium has been one of the eighty recipients across America of the Collections Assessment for Preservations (CAP) grant.The Fairbanks museum is the only museum in the state of Vermont to receive this grant.

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The Roots of Bluegrass

billmonroeST. JOHNSBURY - On Thursday at Catamount Arts, local bluegrass musician Bob Amos lead a discussion about the life of Bill Monroe, one of the genre's most significant influencers. According to Amos, many describe bluegrass as a tree, with Bill Monroe serving as the trunk.

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Vermont Preserves the Agricultural Past

SiloST. JOHNSBURY - Christopher Wenger moved from Boston to St. Johnsbury to raise his children outside of the city. Knowing that he wanted to purchase a property possessing land and privacy, Wenger searched throughout the Northeast Kingdom until he stumbled upon Old Silo Farm.

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Depot Street Park, Main Street Grant

st. j commerceST. JOHNSBURY - The Chamber of Commerce for the town of St. Johnsbury has received a vermont grant which they intend to use to revitalize the Depot Square park. The Main Street Grant which the town received from the National Life Group Foundation, and the Vermont Community Foundation, as part of a state-wide grant program.

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Twilight Players Murder Mystery Evening

mystery evening  2018-02-14 at 7.49.33 PMST. JOHNSBURY - The Lyndon State College's Twilight Players had their Murder Mystery Evening this past Saturday night at the Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury. The play was based off of a singles bar in New York City and took place inside of a bar on St. Patrick's Day.

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St. Johnsbury Academy Theater Host Drama Festival

dramathumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- The theater at St Johnsbury Academy is preparing their one act play from Shakespeare's A Mid-Summer Nights Dream to compete against other schools in Vermont at the Regional Drama Festival.

 

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Fluctuating Temps Good for Maple Business

goodwin sugar house thumbnailST. JOHNSBURY - Thanks to the rapid change of temperatures beginning with a modest February thaw into what is now a snow-filled beginning of March, the Maple industry has enjoyed a very profitable and early start to the sugaring season.

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Public Safety Concerns in St. Johnsbury

ST J TOWN TMDST. JOHNSBURY— Public safety was among the bigger issues for the town of St. Johnsbury for Town Meeting Day in 2018. The voters of the town faced a non-binding decision on whether funding for CALEX Ambulance would be removed as an appropriation going forward and made into a contracted item with the town.

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Teacher Appreciation Week
It is Teacher Appreciation, which means it's time for students to thank their teachers for all of the lessons in and out of the classroom that are taught by our masters of education.

Too Many To Stand Under The Umbrella
Due to a false capacity sign at the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center, the Umbrella Organization bit off a little more than they could chew with their first annual Spring Gala.

Preparing for Prom
It's officially prom season here in the Northeast Kingdom, and Hope is looking to outfit local ladies with the dresses to bring the house down.