Drug Abuse, Kennametal Discussed At Legislative Breakfast

NEKLegislativeBreakfastST. JOHNSBURY - Political leaders from around the Kingdom discussed the decrease of jobs, and the increase of drug addiction, at a breakfast this morning. Legislators met at the St. Johnsbury House on Main Street.

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United Way Bowlers Unite Tournament

United_Way.jpgSAINT JOHNSBURY- The second annual Bowlers Unite Tournament was held this past Sunday to benefit the Green Mountain United Way. The tournament had two more teams then what it had last year. A total of six teams fought hard to contribute and fundraise money for the campaign. Chair Person Catherine Hamilton, Ph. D., Vice President of Planning at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, announced the goal as $600,000 and the theme as ‘Give ‘Til it Feels Good’.

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Catamount Arts Survives Because of Community

catamount artsST. JOHNSBURY- Catamount Arts, a place for entertainment for all to enjoy throughout the Northeast Kingdom, has been around since 1975.
Catamount Arts has transformed throughout the years but has always remained at the same location on Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury.

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Woman Charged After Altercation With Reporter

DisorderlyConductST. JOHNSBURY - A woman living in the Depot Square apartment complex that was searched earlier today by bed bug sniffing dogs has been charged with disorderly conduct after an altercation with a Caledonian-Record reporter.

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Helmet Laws

helmetST. JOHNSBURY- With the Senate rejecting the recall on motorcycle helmet laws,  the discussion on the matter is back in the forefront.

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Melissa Jenkins Memory Lives On

melissajenkinsST. JOHNSBURY- Just two years ago the Northeast Kingdom lost one of it's own, the tragedy hit the community hard but they've come together again to remember the woman who friends and students called "The Lady In Pink."

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St.J Proposing Water and Sewer Budget

St.J Sewer BudgetST. JOHNSBURY- The town of St. Johnsbury is in the process of creating the 2014 Water and Sewer budget. Residents are showing impatience towards the release of these budgets, excepting a tax increase.

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St. J PD Cracking Down On Drunk Driving

StJCopCarST. JOHNSBURY - New funding for sobriety and safety checkpoints in St. Johnsbury means an increase in their fight against drunk driving, the department says. Starting this week, the department says they'll be conducting checkpoints more often thanks to new funding from the Governor's Highway Safety Program.

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What is Reiki?

reikiST. JOHNSBURY - Dyanne Thresher is a master reiki practioner (pronounced 'ray-kee') through her teaching credentials. She has been practicing reiki for eight years. Thresher is currently a volunteer at Northeast Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) in the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and just a few weeks ago she started performing reiki in Day Surgery.

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Green Mountain Mall Development

mall developmentST. JOHNSBURY- Ongoing repairs at the Green Mountain Mall in St. Johnsbury have brought to light issues that the mall may have been experiencing prior to the February 4th flood.

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St. Johnsbury Educates on School Budget Fail

St. Johnsbury School Budget fail ST. JOHNSBURY- After the St.Johnsbury school budget failed to pass, the school board opened up the floor to residents to address what changes should be made. Many parents suggested that the board needs to educate voters on what their money is being spent on, and how it will effect students.

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Miss Vermont Addresses Rape-Crisis

Miss VermontST. JOHNSBURY- Current Miss Vermont Winner, Jeanelle Achee, made an appearance at the Kiwanis Auction on Monday. Jeanelle is not only Miss Vermont, but she is also a full time student at UVM with a strong standpoint on a controversial issue, rape-crisis.

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"Labor of Love" Behind Kiwanis Auction

KiwanisPoolST. JOHNSBURY - When area children started losing their lives, claimed by the waters of area rivers and lakes, the St. Johnsbury Kiwanis organization knew they needed a safer alternative for family fun.

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Pie Sale helps Kingdom Gymnastics

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Saint Johnsbury- Kingdom Gymnastics officially reopened their doors on Mach 3rd. They held a fundrasier Sunday morning at the Saint Johnsbury Comfort Inn and Suites to help raise money to buy new equipment and renovations to the gym from last months water main break.

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Recount in Saint Johnsbury

St._J_recount.jpgSaint Johnsbury- A passing of the town's budget caused some controversy as the budget only passed by three votes. Three members of the town requested a recount of ballots because it was so close.

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Drop Everything And Read

st j childrenST. JOHNSBURY- Students of the St. Johnbury School are celebrating Dr. Suess' birthday by reading. Drop Everything And Read or D-E-A-R for short, encourages students to read on a daily basis.

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Kingdom Gymnastics Reopens

kingdom gymnasticsSAINT JOHNSBURY - Kingdom Gymnastics has reopened after weeks of intense cleaning and renovating brought on by two water main breaks. And the organizaton says it wouldn't have been possible without the help of volunteers.

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Judge OK's Delay In Prue Trial

prue updateST. JOHNSBURY - A judge has granted an attorney's request for more time in the murder trial of Patricia Prue.  An order filed Feb. 26 and signed by Judge Robert Bent will allow an extension in deadlines to give time for a psychiatric evaluation of Prue being performed by Dr. Philip Kinsler, a forensic psychologist from Lyme, NH.

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Saturday Community Lunches

food shelfST. JOHNSBURY- Some may connect the face of Daisy McCoy to a classroom, math problems, and homework. Others may connect her face to a delicious, warm, and satisfying meal.

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School Board Budget Increases Coming to St. Johnsbury

ST J SCHOOL BUDGETST. JOHNSBURY- The St. Johnsbury School Board released their newest budget for the district. The budget is just under $16 million and is a 5.8% increase from last year.

 

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Bed Bugs in St. Johnsbury

BED BUGSST. JOHNSBURY- The apartments on the corner of Railroad Street and Eastern Avenue are infested with bed bugs. News7 reporter Tyler Dumont talked to Norma and William Heath who have reported the problem.

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St. Johnsbury Bike Shop

st. j bike shopST. JOHNSBURY- Littleton Bike and Fitness is opening a new branch in St. Johnsbury after serving the Littleton Community for decades. Dave Harkless the owner of Littleton Bike and Fitness started off working part time at the shop which was formally known as Littleton Bicycle Shoppe and later made his way up to being a manager.

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New Motion To Exclude Statements On Jenkins Murder

allenprueST. JOHNSBURY - The attorney for a Waterford man charged with first-degree murder is seeking to exclude statements made to police during a two-day period in 2012.  In a motion filed Friday, Feb. 14, Atty. Robert Katims, who represents Allen Prue, is requesting the court “suppress any and all statements made to law enforcement on March 27-28, 2012."

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Revenue From Parking Meters

parking meterST. JOHNSBURY- The town of St. Johnsbury takes in more revenue from parking meters and ticket related incidents than you may think. Each year, the revenue from parking meters is around $26,000 and about $15,000 comes from ticket related incidents.

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UPDATE-Boil Water Notice Lifted

st. j boil waterST. JOHNSBURY- The water service that was affected by the water main break that occurred on Monday has been restored. The boil water notice was also lifted for the town Thursday morning.

 

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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.