Robitille Court Case, Part 1

TRIALST. JOHNSBURY - The trial for Melissa Robitille of Hardwick, who is facing charges in relation to killing her 13 year old son started this week.  Robitille and her former boyfriend, Walter Richters, were accused of killing Robitille's son, Isaac, back in August of 2014 by allegedly giving him vodka through a feeding tube.

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Water Runoff and Farms

lake champlainLYNDON- Due to a recent update with Act 64, Vermont farmers have new rules and regulations that they need to abide by. The most important rule, as well as most controversial, is keeping water in the Green Mountain State clean and not contaminated with feces or chemicals.

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COCORAHSDANVILLE - Whether you're at your local coffee shop, or out pumping gas, weather is always a topic for discussion. Luckily, we have weather tailored right to our exact towns, making it easy for us to know what to look out for. However, without weather observers, this would not be possible as they are a crucial part to our forecasting and record keeping.

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Out On the Trails

DOG SLEDLYNDON-You probably don’t associate dog sledding with the Northeast Kingdom however one local company has been providing guided dog sled tours for years now.

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Championship Matches

li paradeAROUND THE NEK - It was a historic win and busy Saturday for the Lyndon Institute Girls basketball team as they brought home their first championship trophy. The division two game took place at the Barre Auditorium against Mill River Union.

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Power Outage in the NEK

AROUND THE NEK - Power is back on throughout the Northeast Kingdom after 5,600 residences lost power shortly after 8 p.m. Friday night.

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Springing into the Farming Season

Tunnel FarmingAROUND THE NEK- As mother nature changes on a daily basis some might wonder how the weather is affecting some spring time activities. For instance, the challenges local farmers face when it comes to getting the growing season started.

For some small farms March is the month they start to plant seeds. Some use greenhouses or tunnels, which are like greenhouses but are more round and covered in plastic. Others have a different approach. 


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Small Team Takes Huge Lead Headed to States

StJBasketballSAINT JOHNSBURY-The girls’ varsity basketball team is set to make a run in this year's state tournament, after posting an 18-2 regular season record and earning the number one overall seed in the upcoming state tournament, which took place on March 10th. Of course, great records and state championships are nothing new for The Academy’s Hilltoppers. This year however the team overcame what looked like insurmountable odds all stemming from a lack of bodies. Only eight girls made up their roster.

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Contested Race Connects the Community

Barnet Town MeetingBARNET - While most town's battled it out over budgets during town meeting day, a battle of its own drew in an unusually large crowd to Barnet's town meeting. Former long time select board member, Ted Faris's campaign for re-election against current selectboard member Dylan Ford brought in members from all sides of the community.


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Littleton and Lyndon Face School Budget Changes

ClassroomAROUND THE NEK - Town related issues are not the only focus in up coming meetings on Town Meeting Day. Two towns in Vermont and New Hampshire are facing changes within their education department. Lyndon and Littleton, are both looking at changes in their school budget.

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Locals Face Potential Roof Damage

Ice DamsAROUND THE NEK- After last weeks snow storms, people are facing bigger problems than just cleaning up all of the snow. With nearly twenty inches of snow accumulated this past week, local residents could potentially face damages to their roofs.

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St. Johnsbury Poetry

anthST. JOHNSBURY- The storytelling group, the Northeast Storytellers, doesn't just choose flowers and chocolates for their lovers. Instead, they choose special readings, with this years theme being love from the Victorian era.

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Lyndon Youth Basketball

lyndon youth bballLYNDON- Some young lucky athletes have been receiving coaching help from top notch high school basketball players.
For the past seven years, Lyndon Institute has sent students down to help assist at games and practices and has found that it works well.

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Aunt Sadies Candles

16652609 10212301638844477 291369513 nLUNENBURG- Even though Aunt Sadie has passed her name is still glowing thanks to a local candle company. Aunt Sadies Candlestix in Lunenburg Vermont is one of the only handmade candle shops left.

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Syrian Refugee Breakfast

The town of Barnet Presbyterian church hosted their annual Super Bowl lunch on Sunday, but the focus was on a bigger issue then just the game. The church dedicated its efforts to helping Syrian refugees, in addition to having a potluck of soup and accepting cash donations.

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Guatemala Project

churchLYNDONVILLE- The Lyndonville United Methodist Church is hosting a Guatemala project that is seeking new or gently used items for children living at an orphanage.

The project is run by Dan Thompson who says "We collect basically any item that a child from six months old to eighteen years old can use."

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Ice Skating Rink in Peacham

Ice RinkPEACHAM - Students at The Peacham School are very excited for recess this time of year since a popular tradition is now up and running. The school has transformed the outdoor basketball court into a fully functioning ice skating rink.

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Creative Education

arteducationAROUND THE NEK - Education from the earliest of enrollment ages is pivotal in helping to shape a person's development.  It's more than just the basic reading, writing and math skills however.

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Becoming A Correctional Officer

correctionallAROUND THE NEK- Ordinary people are being trained to be correctional officers in your own back yard. 

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Holiday Service Around the NEK

Holiday storyAROUND THE NEK - The holidays for some means a time of serving the community.

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Driving Under The Influence

Vermont RoadsNortheast Kingdom: Driving is one of Americas finest transportations and biggest luxuries. a whole. However the people of Vermont have to be more careful and cautious. Driving under the influence is a big problem that the United States faces.

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Vermont Republicans Differ from the Rest


With the recent election of President Elect Trump, the view of some Republicans has been skewed. Vermont Republicans however are almost a different species compared to others around the country. 

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It's Christmas Tree Season

Christmas TreesAROUND THE NEK - Christmas is on its way and many of you may be struggling to find that perfect tree. But in order to create the perfect tree, it can take up to 10 years or even longer before it’s ready to take home.


A process that a local tree farm, High Reach Farm, uses is called "stump culture."

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'Tis the Season for Giving

Faith in ActionAROUND THE NEK - 'Tis the season for giving, and the non-profit organization Faith in Action, knows how to do just that.


Faith in Action works to help communities around the Northeast Kingdom take care of their own, and has been doing this for 12 years. One of the biggest services they do for these communities is donate food.


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Clearing the Air

nativeenergyOne Vermont business is doing its part to help reduce the methane emissions from dairy farmers in Vermont.


Dairy farms tend to have a large carbon footprint from the manure from the various animals, but mainly from cows.

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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.