Special Meeting: Will Concord Close?

concord school2CONCORD- Shortly after the school budget did not pass in Concord, 51 residents signed a petition to shut down the high school portion of the Concord School. The school board is schedueld to meet tonight at 6:00pm at the Concord School in the library to discuss the possibility of a shut down.

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New Recall, Same Problem

honda recall1AROUND THE NEK-- Honda has announced that 105,000 additional vehicles are being added to their recall. This news comes after learning that the driver's side airbag explodes with too much force and sends metal into the car.

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Farm Fresh Food

food buyingAround The NEK - Local farming is a mainstay of the Northeast Kingdom here in Vermont. And many local places that serve food such as local schools or even your local market try to emphasize that with their products.

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Redefining Homemade

makers dayNORTHEAST KINGDOM - It's Maker's Day and Vermont makers are going to the State House to showcase their work in order to get more recognition.

 

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Peacham Takes it to the Courts

peacham hoopsPEACHAM - The Peacham Community Housing Projects takes it to the basketball court for a three on three, four week league as a fun way to fundraise.

 

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Shooting to Support Seniors

PEACHAM- The Peacham community housing program is dedicated to providing housing and services to seniors.
The organization currently has two housing buildings, the Kenerson Building- which inhabits eight people, and the currently vacant Science house- which accommodates to "assisted living."

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Cole Come's and Cares

jump mentoringST. JOHNSBURY- Terri Cole, a homeowner specialist for Rural Edge in Lyndonville, also spends time every week volunteering for the JUMP Youth Mentoring Program at the Northeast Kingdom Youth Services. For the past 3 years, she has been a mentor for a student named Haley.

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College Basketball for Cobb?

LYNDON- 1,000 Point Scorer, Division 2 All-Star, Student Council President. Those are only a few of the many accomplishments Lyndon Institute Senior Jay Cobb has accomplished while competing as a three-sport student athlete.

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Key to Finding Happiness

finding happinessPEACHAM - Residents from Peacham and neighboring communities gathered at the town’s public library last night to find out what it takes to find happiness. At the library is where residents met a Monk from Nepal, named Gesse Sherab, who gave his presentation on “How to be Happy.”

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Homeless Issues in Vermont

homlessness VERMONT- Last year's Point in Time Count for Vermont revealed that 1,556 people were counted as homeless. In the last two years, Vermont's homeless population has doubled. Homeless advocates are trying to decrease the number of homeless individuals within the state. However, the lack of shelters in the area and state budget problems are factors they have to work around.

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Sutton Budget Declined

SUTTON- A previously shot down school budget in Sutton is in the works to be presented again later this month.The Sutton School board had to cut $30,000 from its proposed $2.7 million dollar budget after it was defeated at last weeks town meeting.

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Sutton Wrong with the Budget

sutton schoolSUTTON- Sutton residents will have another chance to vote on next years school budget. On town meeting day the almost three million dollar town budget was denided with a vote of 67-57. 

 

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More Than a Penny

penny saleLYNDONVILLE- The Lyndonville Rotary Club hosted it's 48th annual Penny Sale at Lyndon Institute and for one local person, it was their 47th time attending. Peacham resident Rita Woodward first attended with her husband back in 1968.

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Locals Speak on David Dill's Passing

dillLYNDONVILLE- A former selectman and active member of the Lyndon community was remembered this past weekend at the First Congregational Church in Lyndonville. David Dill, who passed away February 26, touched many members of the community and they reflected.  

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Never Enough Volunteers

darlinginnthanksgivingLYNDONVILLE- The Darling Inn Senior Meal Site prepares hot meals for people of all ages, but all of the work that they've done wouldn't be possible without the help from volunteers.

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Farm to School Programs

farm to schoolPEACHAM - Farm to School Programs are growing rapidly in Vermont, like the one in Peacham Elementary School. Just recently the elementary school received a $2,200 grant for Farm to School Programs from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture.

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Miller's Run School's Budget Rejected

millers runSHEFFIELD - The Miller's Run School's budget faced some discrepancy from residents of Sheffield and Wheelock, ultimately being rejected, after votes were cast on Town Meeting Day.  

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FairPoint Agreement

FairpointAROUND THE NEK -FairPoint Communications and union workers have finally come to an agreement on wages and benefits. The agreement comes after 4 months of unrest between FairPoint and its employees.

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Brewing Brothers

schillingLITTLETON, NH- Schilling Beer Company in Littleton N.H. is doing very well for itself, after being open for only two years. The family run business is a dream come true to brothers Matt, Jeff, and Stuart Cozzens.

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Lyndon Rescue

lyndon rescuepsdLYNDONVILLE - With town meeting day just around the corner, Lyndon Rescue is asking the towns they provide with emergency service, for more money. The service has been around since 1972 and serves parts of the Northeast Kingdom as a full time ambulance service.

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High Winds Means No Fun

qburkeclosedBURKE - Due to high winds, Q Burke Mountain was forced to close down a portion of the mountain today, including one of their chair lifts. With gusts reaching as high as 41 miles per hour and a consistent wind from the west, Q Burke officials felt it was obligated.

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New Sport Comes to Town

sled hockey

LYNDONVILLE -A game created in the 1960's found it's way to Lyndonville this past weekend. Sled Hockey, which was born in Sweden at a rehabilitation center, provides those who are physically injured an opportunity to continue to play hockey.

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Farm to School

farm to schoolPeacham - Peacham Elementary was one of the recipients of the Farm to School Implementation grant.The Farm to School Grant works to improve nutrition of vermonters by providing an easier way to get nutritious foods to the students.

 

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BMU Senior's Feel for Radio


jongardner11WELLS RIVER- The WYKR radio station has been working with Blue Mountain Senior Jon Gardner on his senior exit project. Although there have been students involved with the station before, Gardner has to work a little differently than most.

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RadioShack Closes Its Doors

radioshackAROUND THE NEK - A key figure in the electronics market will soon be a distant memory. After ninety five years, RadioShack has filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy. 

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross held a bloodrive at Lyndon State College. Find out more tonight.

 

Square Dancing

Learn about a local group that comes together weekly to square dance.

 

Danville Farmer's Market

See what's been growing in Danville tonight at 5:30.