Chimney Fire Awarness

fire fightersST. JOHNSBURY- Chimney fires are some of the most common avoidable fires that firefighters have to deal with. Chimney fires are formed when creosote, a very flammable substance, builds up in the flue. St Johnsbury fire crews responded today to a fire at 1240 Breezy Hill Road when the home owner reported a loud crackling sound, similar to a freight train, echoing through his home.

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St. Johnsbury vs Nelson Update

court roomSAINT JOHNSBURY- A permanent town manager was appointed in September of 2010, Ralph Nelson, but almost two years later,Nelson was fired by selectboard members Jim Rust and Bernard Timson. Since Nelson was let go, the role of town manager has been divided between four people.

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School Cop Coming to St. Johnsbury?

St J School CopST. JOHNSBURY - Following the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last December, schools nationwide have been taking extra security precautions. The St. Johnsbury School may soon be joining in on the efforts.

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Bells Rung and Summer Fun

Kiwanis PoolST. JOHNSBURY - For 63 years The St. Johnsbury Kiwanis Club has been turning the sound of auction bells to splashing water and summer fun. Since 1950, the club has been holding their annual auction to raise money to support the swimming pool.

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Weather Spotters

wind speedST JOHNSBURY- Social networking for some its a way to keep up on what their friends are doing. To others its a way of  finding a job. For some its even a way to record weather. Tracking weather may seem mundane to some but to others there is a large network of people who do just that.

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New Ladder Truck In The Works

Ladder truckST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury Fire Department continues to make progress towards the purchase of a new ladder truck. The current ladder truck is 37-years old, recently failed inspection, and repairs are expensive.

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Passumpsic River Pots

passumpsicriverpotteryST. JOHNSBURY - One local artist has been using nature's beauty to create beauty of his own.

Jeffrey Coelho's pottery is even more unique than others.

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Read Across America Day

readacrossamericaST. JOHNSBURY- St. Johnsbury School teachers and students alike dawned their best Seuss hats for this years Read Across America Day.Read Across America, a campaign designed by the National Education Association to get children excited about reading, hosts a nationwide celebration that takes place on the school day closest to March 2nd, Dr. Seuss' birthday.

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5 Star Quality Care

bestnursinghomeST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury Health & Rehab Center was recently named one of the nation's best nursing homes by U.S. News & World Report, earning themselves a perfect five star rating.

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St Johnsbury Update

st johnsburyST JOHNSBURY - With the first meeting in St. Johnsbury since last weeks town meeting day, it will also be the first meeting for new elected officials as well.Jeff and Tom Moore are the new elected officials that now serve the town of St Johnsbury. All though there are new faces in the town, some of the issues have not been resolved.

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New Librarians at the Athenaeum

Librarian SSST. JOHNSBURY - The next time you're at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, don't be surprised to see a couple of new faces. While Alex Lent and MacKenzie Ross have been employed there for shorter than a month, but are both very excited about their new jobs in the community.

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Hilltoppers Headed to the Finals

sja burl semi final ssBURLINGTON - Only three schools have earned the right to call themselves Vermont Division I undefeated state champions. Tuesday night, the Saint Johnsbury Hilltoppers would try to join that elite group of teams despite missing one of their best players.

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There's a New Manager in Town

st. j town managerST. JOHNSBURY - It’s been 11 months in the making, but St. Johnsbury finally has a new full-time town manager.

Members of the St. Johnsbury selectboard named Mark Shea to the position on Monday evening.

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Allegations Against Police Misconduct

stjselectST. JOHNSBURY- At a special St Johnsbury select board meeting last night there were some serious accusations about the police force in St Johnsbury.

The town of St Johnsbury discussed potential solutions to these allegations.

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Brides Put Local First

bridalshowSAINT JOHNSBURY - The Comfort Inn in St. Johnsbury hosted this year's bridal show for the first time in 10 to 12 years.

The show featured more than 20 vendors from the Northeast Kingdom.

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St. Johnsbury Budget

fire truck correctST. JOHNSBURY - What would happen if a fire broke out on the 4th floor of a building, and the St. Johnsbury ladder truck was not in working order?

Every town depends on their police and fire departments to keep them safe, and having old equipment could hold them back from doing so.

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Local Reaction to Pope Resignation

popeST. JOHNSBURY - Yesterday the Catholic Church received the news that for the first time in 600 years, Pope Benedict the XVI has stepped down from his position.

The last Pope to resign was Pope Gregory the XII in 1415.

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Athletics in Math

ST. JOHNSBURY- Did you ever think of math as a sport? St. Johnsbury Academy is one step in front of you with their math team.

 

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Sewer Project in Final Phase

sewer projectST. JOHNSBURY - The town of St. Johnsbury has been working on a project that separates storm and sewer water into two different pipes.

The project is now in its third and final stage.

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History's New Home

historysnewhomeST. JOHNSBURY - The Saint Johnsbury History and Heritage Center is making big strides in their goal to bring a museum to reality.

The group has chosen the armory in St. Johnsbury as the location for their long awaited museum.

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St. Johnsbury School Board Plans for Future

schoolboardstjST. JOHNSBURY- The second draft of the St. Johnsbury school board budget was presented this week.

This year the St. J's new superintendent, Ranny Bledsoe made a schedule to follow to ensure the final budget is completed on time.

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St. Johnsbury Select Board Causes a Stir

upsetrugglesST. JOHNSBURY - At the selectboard meeting Monday night, Chairman Jim Rust said "I've never seen a member go to the extremes that he went to like that."

His statement came in response to a prepared statement read by Co-Chairman Alan Ruggles.

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Holiday Crafts Fund The Arts

craft fairST. JOHNSBURY- The sounds and smells of the holidays traveled booth to booth during the 43rd annual Holiday Market and Craft Fair this past weekend.

With free holiday cookies up for grabs, and face painting for children, the craft fair brought in a big crowd.

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Closing Its Doors for the Last Time

hostess picST. JOHNSBURY - The Hostess Bakery Outlet in Saint Johnsbury that has been in operation for over 35 years, closed its doors over the weekend.

After the announcement of Hostess going bankrupt and putting 18,000 employees out of work, the outlet had to sell everything in the store which meant cheap prices for customers. "Twinkies were 3 dollars a box" says shopper Dan Cleary,"the receipts right here, yep 214 dollars worth."

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St. Johnsbury Academy Goes to Korea

StJKoreaST. JOHNSBURY - St. Johnsbury Academy and the Jeju Free International City Development Center signed an agreement yesterday that will open a new school in Korea, based off of the historic St. Johnsbury Academy. The school, named St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju, will be located on Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea.

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