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Police Say Body May Be That of Missing St. J. Mom

March 26, 2012

ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - Police are not confirming that the body of a woman found near the Comerford Dam Road in Barnet belongs to that of missing St. Johnsbury Academy physics teacher and basketball coach Melissa Jenkins until a positive identification can be made. In the meantime, the body has been sent to Burlington for an autopsy.
Although police are calling the death suspicious, they are releasing very few details, Major Ed Ledo said yesterday evening.

Post Cards to Soldiers Debut at MAC

March 26, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - The "Art Post: Positive Images of Support by Our Vermont Art Students," has opened at the MAC Center for the Arts, Newport, with almost 1,500 postcards created by students in the North Country School District.

Lyndon Hosts Green Expo

March 26, 2012

LYNDON – Sorry Kermit, but it's easy to be green. 
Forty-five exhibitors proved that fact at the NEK Energy Expo held at Lyndon State College Saturday. The Northeastern Vermont Development Association sponsored the fourth annual event. Exhibits included hybrid and electric cars, biomass burn trailers, a solar contractor and everything else that’s environmentally friendly. 
Renewable energy and energy conservation is very important. As Lorna Higgs, project manager for NVDA pointed out, fuel oil prices continue to rise and most energy experts believe that will continue. 

Fresh Food Goes Mobile

March 26, 2012

NEWPORT – The Green Mountain Farm to School (GMFS) program is taking to the roads this summer with a mobile unit allowing for easy access to locally grown, affordable foods.
This project comes through support from Senator Bernie Sanders and the USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion Program.
In October, Sanders announced two grants totaling $165,555 for the Green Mountain Farm Direct and the Northeast Organic Farming Association to expand access to locally-produced food for Vermont seniors, low-income families and others.

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