Saint Johnsbury, VTCaledonian Record-News

St. Johnsbury Fire Chief Leaving Department

ST. JOHNSBURY — The town’s fire chief will be leaving the position at the conclusion of his three-year contract on July 31. “After much consideration, I have decided to not renew my contract with the Town of St. Johnsbury,” Chief Jon Bouffard noted in an email sent to members of the fire department on Wednesday morning.
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North Country Career Center student receives Land Stewards Award

JAY — Since 2005, the Vermont Land Trust has recognized outstanding high school juniors and seniors who are dedicated to agriculture and forestry. This year, Dustin Beloin, of Jay, received one of nine Land Stewards Awards presented by the land trust, along with a check for $300. Beloin was nominated...
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Caledonian Record-News

Changes Mean No Room At The Inns For Some Homeless People

A number of homeless people who have spent much of the pandemic sheltered in motels will find no rooms at the inns come July 1. Changes to the state’s motel voucher program will mean homeless people will need to meet certain qualifications to access housing in motels. Qualifying criteria had been waived throughout much of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with virus numbers going down and vaccinations going up, the health emergency is over. Couple that with the fact that many lodging establishments want to once again use their rooms for tourists, and some of the state’s homeless population need to relocate.
Lyndonville, VTWCAX

Teen faces charges for Lyndonville shooting

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (WCAX) - A teen faces charges after firing a gun multiple times during a fight early Tuesday morning in Lyndonville. Police were called just before 1 a.m. to Charles Street after reports of yelling and gunshots. They say Cody Shatney, 18, of St. Johnsbury got into a fight with four other people and fired a gun. No one was injured.

Vermont woman pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2016 death

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2016 stabbing death of her boyfriend in the town of Brownington. Jennifer Simard, 49, who appeared by video from the woman’s prison in South Burlington, entered the plea Wednesday in the death of Kevin Smith, 38, in court in Newport.

Abby Provost selected as scholarship awardee

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital’s Scholarship Review Committee recently selected longtime nurse, Abby Provost, to receive a $2,000 continuing education scholarship from the Sheryl M. (Washburn) and Buddy L. Carter Nursing Scholarship. Fund. Provostbegan her nursing career after graduating from Norwich University. Her first nursing job was on the cardiothoracic...
Littleton, NHCaledonian Record-News

Carroll Could Join SAU 84 If It Splits From SAU 36

LITTLETON — Although much has changed in a week, the town of Carroll could join Littleton School District SAU 84 if it does ultimately withdraw from White Mountains Regional School District SAU 36. On June 3, months before their deadline of Oct. 26, the Carroll Withdrawal Committee voted 4-1 to...
Saint Johnsbury, VTCaledonian Record-News

Memorable Semi Shoots SJA Into Lacrosse Championship

ST. JOHNSBURY — First, BFA-St. Albans. Then Hartford. Now, all that remains for the St. Johnsbury Academy lacrosse team is a win on Saturday over Green Mountain Valley School (GMV), and the Hilltoppers in the playoffs will have defeated all the teams that beat them in the regular season. Included...
Littleton, NHCaledonian Record-News

Littleton Official, Wife Struck Hard By COVID After Vaccination

For more than a month, Littleton resident Steve and Suzanne Kelley were fully vaccinated. After feeling ill, they were tested and found to be COVID-19 positive. “Both my wife and I were six-plus weeks fully vaccinated,” Steve Kelley, a veteran of the town-school budget committee, said Friday in recounting his experience of contracting the virus after being vaccinated. “My wife was completely healthy and got it a week before me, but did not get it nearly as badly as me.”
Lyndonville, VTCaledonian Record-News

Charles Donald Deos Obituary

It is with heavy hearts, we share the passing of Charles Donald Adrian Deos, 94, of Lyndon Center on June 9, 2021. Born on May 2, 1927, to Rose (Brown) Deos and Dewey Deos Jr., Charles was predeceased by both of his parents, two brothers Francis Deos and Dewey Deos, sister Joan (Deos) Cote and his wife of 70 years V. Doreene (Peck) Deos.
Vermont StateCaledonian Record-News

St. J Band Opens 191st Season

Following Covid-19 directives from the State of Vermont, the St. Johnsbury Band tuned up for its first full rehearsal since early 2020 on May 10. Fully vaccinated players gathered in the band’s Court House rehearsal space and began preparations for Memorial Day and the upcoming summer outdoor concert series. Last...
Lyndon, VTCaledonian Record-News

Girls Athlete Of The Week (May 31-June 6): Lyndon’s Isabelle Priest

The votes are in and Lyndon softball’s Isabelle Priest is the Caledonian-Record Girls Athlete of the Week (May 31-June 6). The junior delivered a single, double, three walks and three RBI, including a game-ending RBI double, as the top-seeded Vikings rolled past Otter Valley and into the Division II semifinals.
Lyndon, VTCaledonian Record-News

Simpson, Small Ball Power Lyndon To Division II Softball Crown

CASTLETON — Lyndon won the Division II state softball championship on Saturday with thunder and lightning. The thunder was in pitcher Kelleigh Simpson’s arm as she struck out 12 in the 9-3 victory over Enosburg. When it looked as though the thunder might not be enough, the Vikings flashed the...