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Taxes, funding, Act 46, opiates discussed at forum

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018   ORLEANS — Property taxes, education funding, and Act 46 dominated the conversation at Monday night’s legislative forum at the Orleans Elementary School. In the course of talking about those issues, legislators and the public engaged in a long and spirited dialogue that touched upon the opioid crisis, the aging Vermont population, vocational training, and... More »

Committee bans coyote killing contests

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018 Vermont’s coyotes, an often vilified species, have been acquiring defenders lately. There have been increasing calls for a closed hunting season, much as there is for other animals, like deer, bear, and turkeys. And recently the House Natural Resources and Fish and Wildlife Committee approved a bill that would ban coyote killing contests. Those who organiz... More »

Remembering Tony Pomerleau

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018 Antonio Pomerleau, known by all as Tony, was an Orleans County boy who achieved success in the big city, but never forgot his Kingdom roots. Mr. Pomerleau, who marked his own centennial on September 28 of last year, died on February 8, about a month before Newport, the city where he grew up, marks its own hundredth birthday. In honor of his years of genero... More »

Two charged in attempted armed robbery

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018 NEWPORT — Police say a robbery attempt in Barton was foiled when the intended victim failed to hand over cash although he was confronted with a handgun. Instead, they say, he grabbed a pair of scissors and chased the would-be bandit. Zachariah D. Rathburn, 21, of Derby was brought to the Criminal Division of Orleans County Superior Court on February 7 and ... More »

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018 For a long time the Bread and Puppet Theater in Glover had a regular circus act performed by The Rotten Idea Theater, which drew the audience’s attention to, well, rotten ideas. We’re not performance artists, sadly not nearly as funny as they are. ... More »

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