Pine, Bows and Holiday Spirit

wreath thumbBARNET - With the season of giving right around the corner, the holiday spirit was sparking to life early in Barnet on Wednesday night. Members of the public came together for a little arts and crafts project.

Lyndon State Recieves New Name

AROUND THE NEK - LLyndon Stateyndon State College has been a staple in the Northeast Kingdom since the early 1960’s, and today, the Vermont State College’s Board of Trustees agreed on a new name for the soon-to-be unified institution.

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Self Sufficient Vermont

LYNDON- Last year the Vail Hydrostation underwent major mechanical renovations, and according to officials, this year should go smoothly as ever, however the plant's rehabilitation has stirred up some contraversy. 

 

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A Different Outlook

the rehab processDrugs are one of the most addicting substances on the earth. Humans have been using drugs some for good reasons and some for all the wrong reasons. In most cases people take drugs to get rid of all the daily stress of everyday life. However sometimes this stress just becomes worse and worse. This is what leads people to addiction, which makes it hard to stop.

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A Donated Thanksgiving

Lyndon Food ShelfAROUND THE NEK – With the holiday season right around the corner, local food shelves are doing what they can in order to help feed people. From the Lyndon Food Shelf to the Mustard Seed Soup Kitchen, both organizations are helping individuals and families get meals.

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The Coziest Mountain Town

Burke MountainAROUND THE NEK - Many people in the Northeast Kingdom could tell you what a special place they believe it is, and with an article Expedia published, they can solidify that.

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Northeast Kingdom Trumped?

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AROUND THE NEK - The 2016 Presidential Election was one of the most speculated in recent history. Vermont is mostly known as a democratic state; however, not every county in Vermont was “all" about Hillary Clinton. 56 percent of of Vermont voters went and voted for Hillary while Trump had 30 percent. That was not the case in the Northeast Kingdom as Trump defeated Hillary.  
 
 

High School Isn't Cheap

St. johnsburyAROUND THE NEK- The Northeast Kingdom is home to some highly ranked high schools, three of them being right here in Caledonia County.

Lyndon Institute, St. Johnsbury Academy, and Burke Mountain Academy have all been recognized nationally for their academics as well as their athletic programs. However, with this prestige comes a price, which is something each school has to decipher every year. For semi private schools like Lyndon Institute and St. Johnsbury Academy, a portion of their budget comes from the town.

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Buck Hunting Season

hunting seasonAROUND THE NEK - Hunting season in Vermont officially began last Saturday, and the state encourages hunters to be safe. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife has regulations on their website to help protect the wildlife.

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NEK Celebrates Veterans

Veterans DayAROUND THE NEK - For this year to celebrate Veteran's Day, towns all over the Northeast Kingdom took the time to honor those who served in the United State's military.

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NH vs. VT Voting

handAROUND THE NEK -While New Hampshire and Vermont are right next to each other on the map, theyre voting laws are very different.

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New Faces Coming Soon

vote thumbnailAROUND THE NEK - The ballots have been counted and the races have been called. Vermont will be seeing some new faces starting in 2017.

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Upward Bound Volunteers

UPWARD BOUNDAROUND THE NEK - Upward Bound gives area seniors more opportunities associated with higher education at the low cost of volunteerism.

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Banning Natural Lures for Deer Hunting

Deer LuresAROUND THE NEK - The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is entering its first year of banning the possession and use of natural lures from deer urine or other fluids. The board passed this into effect to reduce the threat of chronic waste disease (CWD) entering the state.

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NEK Voter Registration

thumbnailAROUND THE NEK - Towns and cities in the state of Vermont go through a lot of steps in order to prevent voter fraud and keep elections fair and balanced. One way they accomplish that is through voter identification in each community.

 

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Counting Your Votes

AROUNDballot counting edited-1 THE NEK - Election day has come and gone, ballots have been counted and candidates have been elected. But what many people do not know about this big day is the process of counting these ballots, and how it differs depending on your towns size.

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NEK Aquatics

swimAROUND THE NEK - The Northeast Kingdom Aquatics has jumped into the pool right here at Lyndon State College. The team members range from all over the NEK, but have come together to form one unified USA swim team.

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Marty Feltus

martyMarty Feltus has been staying in the loop around Lyndonville for the past 40 years. A lot of people know Feltus from all of over the community some as friends. Others know Feltus because she’s a state legislator.

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Youth Hunters Take Aim

deerhuntingAround the NEK- Young hunters will have an opportunity to show off their skills if they see a deer this weekend.  November 5th and 6th, young hunters can take the field for Annual Youth Deer Weekend. 

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Newspapers Creating Education

newspapersAround the NEK - Since the beginning of reporting, newspapers have been the one constant source of information, even to this day,  communities rely on newspapers to provide up to date information.

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News Website Sues State Over EB-5

vt2The EB-5 saga continues in Vermont as one news website is suing the State.

Vermont Digger is claiming the state wrongly denied access to seven days worth of communication that happened in August. The documents that VT Digger are asking for are allegedly between The Agency of Commerce, Community Development, and The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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A Community Rebounding

death by sportsAround the NEK - Death has never and may never be something easy to deal with. Everyone copes in their own way and the reality of losing someone can effect people in different ways.

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Future Of Higher Education

Fees must fallHigher education has become a very common day to day topic of discussion, especially amongst the millennial generation. When we look back at the older generation, we cannot even compare the cost of schools from then and today because of the huge gap difference.

 

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Stock Market Understanding

stock market beatAROUND THE NEK – Yesterday’s stock market numbers increased for some companies, but does that mean it’s time for you to invest? According to Edward Jones Financial Advisor in Lyndonville Joseph LeClair, there’s an expanding middle class across the globe, including countries like China and India.


 

“It’s always a good time to invest.” LeClair has worked at Edward Jones for about ten years at this point, and believes in being balanced. For example, it’s not smart to put all of your investment into one stock or industry. Creating a diverse portfolio is important because if all your investment is in one area and that area’s value goes down, so will your profits.

It’s important to understand that a diverse portfolio can be for new or veteran stockholders. LeClair said it’s all about how comfortable individuals are with safe or risky investments. Safe exposure includes investments such as treasury bonds or CD’s (certificate of deposits) that can start as low as fifty dollars.

LeClair also discussed how technology has created a quicker work flow in the field as compared to when he first started at Edward Jones. An increase in technology causes the market to react faster. With a faster moving market Gabe Lambie, New Hampshire Native, believes it can be overwhelming. Even with the availability of information to stockholders or financial advisors, Lambie said, “I usually don’t check the stock market very much. I have applications to warn me once a price goes below or over an expected amount.”

Lambie first got involved in the stock market when he heard people talking about t crashing. “I don’t think easily influenced people should be involved, as the tides of the market tend to overwhelm them when decisions need to be made.” This is extremely important because if an investor looks at the day to day picture, then it’s possible to miss the large growth that’s occurring within a group.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are different beasts than individual stocks. DJIA and S&P 500 consist of multiple big corporations that have their own individual stock change individually that impact the DJIA and S&P 500 as a whole. An example is the DJIA could have a net change -21.32 in one day. However, one individual company could have a net change 50.41 on the day. Paying attention to the market as a whole is still important to understand and interpret, but make an individual panic if there’s no reason to worry.

A Taste Of Korea

NORTHKOREAUSETHISONERUTLAND - According to the Pentagon, last Saturday North Korea test fired yet another ballistic missile. Although it was reported to be a failed launch, international tensions between the United States and North Korea are on the rise. We took a look back in history through the eyes of a Korean War hero to see what we could learn from history.

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

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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