St. Johnsbury School Superintendent

st j schoolboard 2ST. JOHNSBURY - The School board for the St. Johnsbury school as of Monday, September 10th, has announced their new interim Superintendent for the 2018-2019 school year. Dr. Brian Ricca, originally the Superintendent for the Montpelier school district has lent his helping hand as a 0.6 administrator for the next ten months.

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Lawyers Giving Back

Food driveST. JOHNSBURY- It's that time of year again for law firms across the state of Vermont to start givining back to their communities. This is all because of Attonery General T.J. Donovans idea from last year to start a food drive called "Lawyers Fighting Hunger Food Drive".

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St. Johnsbury Schools Interim Superintendent

school busSAINT JOHNSBURY- The Saint Johnsbury School District has appointed a new interim superintendent for this school year. Dr. Brian Ricca will be filling the role of former superintendent Ranny Bledsoe. Ricca has been named to .6 administrator through the first of July. Dr. Ricca will be working three days a week with a salary of sixty-thousand dollars for ten months of work.

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St. Johnsbury and Act 46

stjschoolST. JOHNSBURY - Since last year, we as a state have seen a very large concentration of school districts unifying under Act 46.  Since that time in the Caledonian County, the Kingdom East Unified School District, and the Caledonia Central Supervisory Union have formed and are off and running for the 2018-19 schoolastic year.

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Bow Hunting: A Woman's Sport Too

linwoodST. JOHNSBURY - A great deal has changed in the world of archery since Linwood Smith began as a teenager. One of the most prominent factors being women's inclusion in the sport. This is a progression that Smith is excited about, because to him, gender is not what determines a good hunter.

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St. Johnsbury P.D. Struggles to Recruit

Copy of Copy of Copy of Copy of ThumbnailTemplateDONOTSAVEOVER copy 2ST. JOHNSBURY - According to St. Johnsbury Police Chief, Tim Page, police departments across the country are struggling to recruit new officers. He credits the difficulty to a number of factors, but highlights the media's negative spotlight on the industry.

Page acknowledges the fact that mistakes are made, but would never discredit the line of work as a whole. "The job has a human aspect to it. Everyone makes mistakes," he stated. Going on to discuss the importance of acting professionally, and doing the best that you can in every situation.

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Three Rivers Bike Path Repair

bike path bridgeST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury Select Board awared the contract for the repair of the Three Rivers Bike Path Bridge that is a part of the Lamollie Valley Rail Trail.

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Welcome Center to Relocate Bus Stop

rctST. JOHNSBURY - The St. Johnsbury selectboard has begun discussions on modifying the Welcome Center, however these discussions are not for any project like fixing the park, or adding to the existing structure.

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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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Snow Storm Coverage

We talk to VTrans after yesterday's snow storm.

 

Warming Shelter

A shelter in St. Johnsbury is preparing to open it's facilities to the public tomorrow.

 

Lyndonville Lot Sizes Changing

Lyndonville Selectboard is trying to change sub-dividing laws in the town, and residents are voicing concerns.