Healthy Eating for Seniors

lyndon seniorsLYNDONVILLE - A six week workshop is being put on for seniors at the Lyndon Action Center.

According to Lallie Mambourg a big issue that seniors deal with are high blood pressure and with that, making sure not to digest too much salt.

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Saving a Part of Lyndon

church rebuild jLYNDON - A part of Lyndon has come back down after some much needed work.

The Lyndon Congregational Church has been in Lyndon for over 180 years, making it a part of Lyndon's past. Norm Messier was in charge of fixing the church after a leaky roof and holes in the floorboards started to show.

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New Garage for Lyndon area?

lyndongaragefinalLYNDONVILLE - Lyndonville is looking to combine the town and village garages, in an effort to create a more effective situation for all areas.

The Village Board of Trustees and select board met collectively on September 10th to decide where the garage will be and who will build it.

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String of Citations in Lyndon

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LYNDON - The Lyndonville Police Department has seen an increase in citations in recent weeks.

As students at Lyndon State College return from break, the department has issued mand tickets and citations for various causes.

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Lyndon Rescue Celebrates 40 Years

lyndonrescuenewslincLYNDONVILLE - In 1972, a small group of college students at Lyndon State College purchased two vehicles that would later become the campus rescue emergency services.

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Welcoming An Old Face to a New Job

Lyndon Town OfficesLYNDON - The town of Lyndon and village of Lyndonville have a new town clerk/treasurer.

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Achoo, This Year and The Flu

NVRH logoST. JOHNSBURY - Contrary to the popular belief for this year, the Flu has made a decline in the amount of cases present here in the New England area. Right in St. Johnsbury at the Northern Vermont Regional Hospital, the number of flu cases has declined from the high numbers that the hospital saw last year. This is not to say, however, that the number of cases for the flu are not still much higher than years past excluding last year. 

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St. Johnsbury Seeks Fire Marshal

ST. J HOUSEST. JOHNSBURY- The town of St. Johnsbury is looking to hire their first ever fire marshal.The town approved the budget to add in this position last year. The main obligation of the marshal is too implement and enforce residential housing code compliance program while inspecting homes. Other duties will require the position to work with the town health officer, fire department, division of fire safety, and the state fire marshal.

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Budget Cuts For Home Health Care

hospice  ST JOHNSBURY - The Caledonia Home Care and Hospice group has served thousands of families over the years. Offering home care for expecting mothers and dependant patients to offering Hospice care for those dealing with losing a loved one.

"The home care and hospice staff are some of the most dedicated and generous people that I know" says director for the Caledonia Home Care and Hospice facility Trenty Burgess.

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Museum Cleanup & New Exhibits Coming Up

fairbanks museum insideST. JOHNSBURY - The Fairbanks Museum will be closing down tours for the month of January in order to complete their yearly clean-up, which had begun five years ago. One very interesting development for this upcoming year, however, is the additions that will be made to the exhibits. 

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Understanding Addiction: Cynthia Boyd

cyndyboydST. JOHNSBURY- Cynthia Boyd's experience with drug-use began as a teenager. According to her, not fitting in and feeling uncomfortable in her own skin were two prominent factors which influenced her initial experimentation. "My drug use went anywhere from smoking and drinking, to using heroine to using cocaine- was my drug of choice for 25 years," she said. Proceeding to note that she'd do anything to numb herself and not be able to feel.

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Two Paintings and Two Locations

heritage center st. jST. JOHNSBURY - After many many years away from home, the portrait painting of Francis Fairbanks has returned to the side of her husband, Franklin at the Fairbanks Museum. Thanks to some heavy research performed by town resident, and Director of the History and Heritage Center, Peggy Pearl was able to return Francis to her husband, and they are both now hanging next to eachother in the Fairbanks Museum welcome landing.

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Understanding Addiction: William Liberatore

BillLiberatoreST. JOHNSBURY - William Liberatore started experimenting with drugs when he was only 13 years old. His drug-use started with marijuana, but quickly evolved into abusing Phencyclidine, and eventually prescription pills. For most of his teen years, Liberatore was in and out juvenile detention centers for drug-related crimes.

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St. Johnsbury Businesses Are Changing

ST.J Buisnesses ST. JOHNSBURY- The town of St. Johnsbury will be welcoming new businesses in the next few weeks. Some of which will be adding to establishments currently in business, and some will be starting brand new. Executive Director of the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, Darci McCann sees this as a big turn around for the town of St. Johnsbury and surrounding communities.

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Council on Aging Rings in the Holidays

handbellsST. JOHNSBURY- The Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging rang in the holidays with their annual "Winter on Summer" rememberance celebration fundrasier. The celebration is a way for the community to gather together and remember those who have been lost in the 2018 year.

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Flu Season And What You Need To Know

FLU ST. JOHNSBURY - Around this time of year, the most common form of illness is the flu. Though it has not yet hit our region, it is not to early to think about what you can do to prevent getting sick.

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Proposed Threat to Public Access Television

publicaccessST. JOHNSBURY- The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a new rule that would cut funding to cable-access television stations across the country. According to Kevin Christopher, Executive Director of Lake Champlain Access Television, it's a decision that the Commission is backing with the explanation of allowing new service providers to be more competitive with the incumbents. However, he feels their true motive may be a bit more money-based.

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V.T. Supports Hosts Annual Packing Event

V.T. SUPPORTSST. JOHNSBURY- V.T. Supports held their annual packing event this past Saturday at the St. Johnsbury Elks Lodge. This event helped those who can't quite make it home for the holidays while serving in the military overseas.

The day allowed the community to come out and pack 600 boxes of everyday supplies for the troops, some of which included socks, toothbrushes, soap and nonperishable goods. This event was dedicated to the late Joseph Fortin who was killed on active duty in the Iraq War in 2009.

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NVRH Takes on Federal Exercise Guide

nvrhST. JOHNSBURY - A new set of physical exercise guidelines was released from the federal level this week, and the healthcare proffesionals at NVRH were happy to read about the new focus on physical activity for those of all ages. While many think that being physically active comes standard with a gym membership and a three-month supply of whey protein; the new guidelines focus on the simple act of being active throughout the day, performing simple, everyday tasks that naturally raise the heartrate.

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Christmas Train In St. Johnsbury

CHRISTMAS TRAINST. JOHNSBURY- What started out as a childhood hobby, has grown into Tom Turek's way of spreading holiday cheer. Turek says, "So I had trains when I was a little boy and I played with them all through high school."Every year the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center decorates for the holiday season and one year Turek got an idea to share his hobby with others. But as you're aware it's an old train station. And I thought wow wouldn't it be fun to have a Christmas display, a train display in the Welcome Center at Christmas time."

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St. Johnsbury Academy Students Make Benches for Community

SJA wooden benches ST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury Academy woodworking students have been working on building benches as a way to give back to the community. These benches have been in the community since 2013, as well as other places all over the state of Vermont.

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Letters to Steve Maleski

lettertosteveST. JOHNSBURY- Over the weekend, NEK resident Jerry Johnson, organized an effort show support for local Eye on the Sky meteorologist Steve Maleski, who was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

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St. Johnsbury Warming Shelter Prepares to Open

blanketST. JOHNSBURY- Preparations are underway at the St. Johnsbury Warming Shelter for their season opening tomorrow evening. "People need a place to go," said coordinator Janis Patoine. "And you know, you don't like to see people not warm, not clean, not dry. They have the opportunity to do their laundry here if they need, and just to get warmed up and not feel so left out of the community."

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VTrans and the Snowfall

vtrans plowST. JOHNSBURY - The Vermont Agency of Transportation has begun the long haul for the end of the year. The long haul of course is combatting with snow on the roadways all throughout the state of Vermont. The District 7 Agency had it's day cut out for it on November 12th when the Vermont Weather Service recorded nine inches of snowfall in the single day. VTrans workers were out plowing roads at 4 AM, and some stayed out and worked till 7 at night.

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St. Johnsbury Moose Club Hosts Fundraiser

Moose Club FundraiserST. JOHNSBURY- The Moose Club held a fundraiser for Charlie and Pat Cushman this past Saturday. The fundraiser was used to help the cost of Charlie's medical expenses.

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Snow Storm Outages

We talked with Lyndonville Electric about the power outages in the area.

 

Flu Shots

Flu season is ahead of us, see how you can help yourself from getting sick.

 

Lyndonville Apartments to be Demolished

LA proposal that came out last fall is starting in March, we talked to rural Edge to find out more.