Reflections on the rise and fall of an iconic trucking company
Not long ago, trucks from St. Johnsbury Trucking Co. were spotted on roadways all over the northeast. The hard work of two brothers and thousands of employees built the company from the ground up ­— driving the regional economy for decades. But in 1993, everything came crashing down. Now, workers are scattered, retired, or employed elsewhere. Buildings have been sold or re-purposed. There isn’t...


Reflections on the rise and fall of an iconic trucking company
St. J Players
The spring production of Love, Sex and the IRS. will be performed by the St. Johnsbury Players in May.
Performance at St. Johnsbury School Auditorium
The Green Mountain Community Solar Farm crew
The Green Mountain Community Solar Farm crew.
Meeting on May 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Building in Danville


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Cythia DeKett
Cythia DeKett
It’s an enchanting, fantastical world Cynthia DeKett has created for her Three Sisters Trilogy – a magical environment full of physical dangers as...

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