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Ray sentenced to 20 years to life


copyright the Chronicle March 14, 2018 NEWPORT — Following a confused and unpredictable hearing here last week, Jeffrey Ray was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the shooting death of Richard “Rick” Vreeland on May ... More »


Ice fishermen want baitfish rules relaxed


copyright the Chronicle March 14, 2018   About 50 energized anglers turned out late February ready to offer their opinions about current regulations governing the use of live baitfish on Vermont lakes. Fish Culture Operations... More »

Cutting all ash not advisable, state says


copyright the Chronicle March 14, 2018 The emerald ash borer has officially arrived in Vermont, but it’s not yet at Orleans County’s doorstep, Barbara Schultz, forest health program manager for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, said on Monday. The emerald ash borer, long a worry, was reported as officially present in Orange County on February 27. The insect was reported thr... More »

Irasburg native pens award-winning novel


copyright the Chronicle March 14, 2018 Stranded, a Story of Frontier Survival, by Matthew Mayo. Paperback. 241 pages. $25.95. Reviewed by Tena Starr Matthew Mayo grew up on a farm in Irasburg, in a household that encouraged reading. He graduated from Lyndon State College with a degree in English, then got a master’s at Goddard. And, he said in the course of a phone call, he slipped into being a wr... More »

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Open government is good government!


  by Secretary of State Jim Condos   March 11-17 is Sunshine Week, a national celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. All across Vermont new board members and other town and city officials are being sworn in and taking their seats for the f... More »

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