LYNDON CENTER — Several dozen students at Northern Vermont University (NVU) were concerned that they would not have their graduation robes in time for this weekend’s virtual commencement celebrations, but the delay in the robes’ arrival has been resolved and they will be in hand for all the students by today, a university spokeswoman said on Thursday.
BROWNINGTON — In their quest to preserve a rare breed of French donkeys, an animal rescue organization with a chapter in this Northeast Kingdom town as well as their original preserve in Florida, has brought a young male Pitou donkey to their farm on Hinman Settler Farm this spring.
BURKE — Members of the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce, local residents, business owners, and a member of the Lyndon Chamber, held a virtual roundtable meeting this week about summer event planning for the region.
SUTTON — A local entrepreneur visited with the town’s selectmen at their most recent meeting to pitch his vision for a cannabis business in the town of Sutton.
CONCORD — A special meeting of the Concord Select Board and the town’s Planning and Zoning Board (PZB) was held last week to discuss topics related to recommendations from the board, including to have sand brought into the Miles Pond beach area to improve the area for visitor enjoyment this summer.
SUTTON — An ongoing neighbor dispute originating in concerns over a vicious dog that killed nine goats has led to a new complaint — that a different dog owned by the same people recently attacked the neighbor when he attempted to herd his next-door neighbors’ seven baby goats back onto their property.
LYNDON — Jin Li Chan, a local social worker and the owner of Asian Homestyle Cooking is spearheading an effort in the Northeast Kingdom to raise awareness and help fight racism against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in the wake of increasing violence nationwide during the pandemic.