April Showers bring May Paving

pavingST. JOHNSBURY- Spring is finally here and so are the road projects that are creating headaches for some drivers and business owners. 

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Tuning That Summer Tune

carcareNORTHEAST KINGDOM- Temperatures are expected to reach close to 80 degrees this week, which means Summer is fast approaching. As a result, it's important to make sure your car is well maintained before taking summer vacations.

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Could Sanders be President?

bernie sanders 1VERMONT- Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will be running for president in the upcoming 2016 elections. He will be running for the Democratic Party, even though he calls himself a Democratic Socialist.

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Cuddling for a Cause

baby cuddlerST. JOHNSBURY- A program that is fairly new is gaining a lot of attention from retired nurses, retired social workers, grandfathers, and grandmothers. In January, Pat Forest of the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital was contacted by a woman who asked if they had a baby cuddling program and if she could be a baby cuddler. Unfortunately, no program existed. 

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Girls on the Run

GirlsRunningBARNET- Girls on the Run is a national organization that has been making headway at local Vermont schools. According to it’s website, Girls on the Run “is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.”

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Wisconsin Company Recalls Bikes

trekNORTHEAST KINGDOM- Trek Bicycle Corporation, a Waterloo, Wisconsin company, has annouced that they will be recalling close to one million bicycles. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 900,000 bikes were recalled in the United States and 98,000 were recalled in Canada.

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New Sutton School Principal

sutton schoolSUTTON - 72-year-old Kenneth Hayes of Kirby, VT is the new Sutton School Interim Principal. The Sutton school board decided to hire him after a special school board meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

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NEK: A Creative Community

creativenetworksST. JOHNSBURY - Members of the Northeast Kingdom community are discussing the creation of the Vermont Creative Network, designed by the Vermont Arts Council.According to their website, The Vermont Arts Council is the only designated state arts agency in the United States that is an independent, non-profit organization. Their mission is to preserve the arts in Vermont Communities.

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Teach, Then Hunt

huntereducationST. JOHNSBURY- Hunting here began well before Vermont became a state. With that, hunter regulation and safety courses have started shooting up.

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Campaigning for a Cause

habitatforhumanityST. JOHNSBURY- The Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity’s primary goal is to make sure each and every person has a decent place to live. The organization builds home’s for families that are in need and the only cost families must take care of is the cost of materials.

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Real Estate Dilemmas

realty1AROUND THE NEK - The real estate markets across the United States are picking up. However, the Northeast Kingdom is not showing the same signs. According to Maurice Chaloux of Parkway Realty, Caledonia County is currently seeing an increase in foreclosures after the housing collapse in 2008.

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Enrollment Declines in Colleges

freetuition thumbnailVERMONT- Across the country, colleges and institutions have seen a decline in student enrollment. Nationally, this year's freshman enrollment numbers compared to last year's fall enrollment numbers have declined about 1.5%, according to a report by the National Student Clearinghouse.

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Rent-A-Ruse

rent-a-centerVERMONT-Vermont is now attempting to regulate the way rent-to-own companies, such as Rent-A-Center or Aaron's, conduct business. These stores lease new and used furniture plus electronics on a monthly basis, but their business ethics have been called into question.

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Construction Continues

constructionST. JOHNSBURY- With temperatures predicted to be in the 60's for most of the week, the snow is melting and summer paving plans are coming to the surface. The Vermont Agency of Transportation annouced several road projects that will be occuring throughout the state

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Police Find Suspect

ST. Johnsbury-Jonathan M. Stuart, a 17-year-old Saint Johnsbury resident, appeared in Caledonia Superior Court on April 2nd after being arrested for the burglaries of the Big Apple Convenience Store on both March 3rd and March 23rd.

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Made In Vermont Marketplace

jean elizabeth2AROUND THE NEK-- The want and desire for homemade and organic products is something most people look for, and this year the second annual Made In Vermont Marketplace will have just that.

 

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Distracted Driving Awareness

distracted drivingVERMONT- The month of April is dedicated to raising awareness to distracted drivers. Authorities are urging the public to keep their eyes on the road at all times, not just during Distracted Driving Awareness month.

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Road Work Ahead

workzonesafteyAROUND THE NEK- Warms spells and rainy days mean one thing in Vermont... Spring is near. With Spring on the way, you can also expect a rise in construction crews on the roads.

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Reluctant to Buy?

depotsquareapartmentsST. JOHNSBURY- St. Johnsbury Academy has officially announced that they will not rent or purchase the Depot Square Apartments in St. Johnsbury. The building is located on the corner of Eastern Avenue and Railroad Street. 

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Fatal Snowmobile Crash

snowmobilecrashWHEELOCK- Vermont State Police are investigating a snowmobile crash in Wheelock that left one dead. 47-year-old Keith Whitney of East Haven, Connecticut was riding on the VAST trails when he hit a metal cable that was connected to two trees.

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Breakfast and Budgets

legislative breakfastSt. Johnsbury- Local lawmakers gathered to discuss the progress of Vermont, as well as issues within their respective committees. Senators and Representatives woke up for an early bird breakfast this morning at the St. Johnsbury House.

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Splashing and Skimming for Fun

burkepondskimBURKE- This past weekend, the QBurke Mountain Resort hosted it's annual Pond Skim. The event was zombie-themed and featured 37 contestants from around the region battling it out on the pond.

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The Golden Treasure of Vermont

vermont maple open house weekendAROUND THE NEK-- For a few years now, Vermont has been holding a weekend long, state wide event that allows the public to really see how one of the golden treasures of Vermont is made, maple syrup.

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Suspect of Sheffield Murder May Change Plea

Fletcher ThumbSHEFFIELD - One of the men accused of murdering 78 year old, Mary Pat O'Hagan back in 2010 is scheduled to appear in court and may change his plea. Richard Fletcher, 27, of Sheffield, is expected to attend a plea hearing Thursday in the Caledonia Superior Court at 10:00 a.m.

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Scamming on Craigslist

craigslistAROUND THE NEK - The Lyndonville Police are currently investigating an ongoing real estate scam in the area, which has effected local college students and residents looking for apartments in the area.

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What's Coming Up At 5:30

What's Coming Up Tonight at 5:30

St. Johnsbury Police

Find out what the new updates are on teh hiring of a Police Chief.

 

Wells River Opiod Crisis

Find out the details tonight at 5:30. 

 

Local Business Prepares for the Holidays

Find out what business is doing all it can to prep for the holiday season.