A local non-profit organization has been operating quietly for the past few years. But at Wednesday night’s St. Johnsbury Select Board meeting, they publicly announced themselves to the community. Northeast Kingdom Asylum Seekers Assistance Network (NEKASAN) has been helping those who flee their home countries due to violence and fear and enter the United States. “We welcome people and families who have fled violence and probable death by their government,” said NEKASAN co-founder Libby Hillhouse of Danville during the meeting. Hillhouse said the organization does not receive federal money and operates on donations and grants. She also explained how asylum seekers end up in the local community.
- The Vermont Agency of Transportation recently notified the select board that grant for a new Park-and-Ride in town had been approved
- Several local businesses have purchased $300,000 in tax credits