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Orleans man suspected of shooting wife


copyright the Chronicle May 23, 2018 ORLEANS — State Police said Tuesday that Randall Swartz, 58, of Orleans, suspected of murdering his wife, Thea Swartz, 54, was still at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New H... More »

OCSU board: Parents talk about how to talk about race


copyright the Chronicle May 23, 2018    At least two of the school board meetings at the May 17 Orleans Central Supervisory Union (OCSU) carousel session opened with a period of silence in remembrance of Thea Swartz, of Orleans, who was shot to death two days earlier, allegedly by her husband, Randall. Amy Leroux, of Irasburg, who chairs the OCSU board, wept as she recalled Ms. Swartz’s willingnes... More »


Barton dock dog featured on Fox and Friends


copyright the Chronicle May 23, 2018 BARTON — About four years ago, Gordon and Cindy Chaffee of Barton took in Emma, a lap dog of mysterious origins, while her owner was in the hospital. At the time, they would have been amon... More »

The Goodrich is saying good-bye to its beloved director


copyright the Chronicle May 23, 2018   by Tabitha Armstrong   NEWPORT — Carol Nicholson has been the director of the Goodrich Memorial Library for the past 15 years. After losing her husband, she had wanted to do something to be involved in the community, and so at 63, Mrs. Nicholson enrolled in the Vermont Associates Program, received her certification, and became the library director at 65. Havi... More »

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I remember the day of the Columbine shootings where two teens killed 13 people and wounded nearly two dozen others at the Colorado high school before turning their guns on themselves. What I remember most clearly is the shock. I couldn’t immediately process what I was hearing on TV news. I... More »

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