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February 2018

All posts published in February 2018

101 posts

Ice shanties must be removed no later than March 25

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Vermont state law requires that ice-fishing shanties be removed from the ice before the ice weakens, according the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The name and address of the owner must be on the ice shanty, and the shanty must be removed before the ice ... More »

FSA accepting program applications for storm damage

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications from Orleans County for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) to address damages to farmland, notably maple orchards, from high winds on October 29 and 30, 2017. ECP s... More »

North Country Hospital and VASA team up to teach ATV safety

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For kids who like to ride all terrain vehicles (ATVs), North Country Hospital will be hosting a free half-day classroom ATV training course sponsored by VASA (Vermont ATV Sportsman’s Association) on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to noon in the downstairs mee... More »

NEKCA names Jenna O’Farrell as executive director

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Ellen Stanley, president of the board of directors for the Northeast Kingdom Community Action agency (NEKCA), announced that Jenna O’Farrell will take over as executive director of NEKCA in July of 2018. She replaces Joe Patrissi who will retire in July after ... More »

Annual Taste of the Kingdom at Jay Peak on February 28

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The tenth annual Taste of the Kingdom, a fund-raising event held by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), will take place on Wednesday, February 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jay Peak Resort’s Foeger Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now and are available for purchase ... More »

Conservation district to offer free NMP update class

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Farmers and local organizations are doing their part to improve water quality. With USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program grant funds, the Orleans, Caledonia, and Essex County natural resources conservation districts support small farmers in their eff... More »

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Cross-country snowmobile racing comes to West Glover

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copyright the Chronicle February 21, 2018 WEST GLOVER — With little fanfare, at least little fanfare outside the snowmobiling community, Rock Maple Racing returned to West Glover Saturday for an exciting day of cross-country racing. Rock Maple racing might be ... More »

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Collectors of all kinds gather for annual fair

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copyright the Chronicle February 21, 2018   ORLEANS — Larry Kryzsko — pronounced like the shortening, he says — is passionate about antique glass insulators. He collects the kind that used to hold electric and telegraph wires away from the poles in the 1800s a... More »

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Governor visits a thriving Jay Peak resort

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copyright the Chronicle February 21, 2018 JAY PEAK — Jay Peak is prospering, and its success could lead to a big payday for foreign investors, who not so long ago appeared to be holding the short straw. At a Valentine’s Day ceremony celebrating the opening of ... More »

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Singing — one way to brighten a long winter

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copyright the Chronicle February 21, 2018 EAST CRAFTSBURY — A new family chorus in the southern part of Orleans County isn’t what an outsider might expect. There’s no sheet music, no lines of people standing on risers, no hushes or admonitions for restless chi... More »

Council candidates share the stage in Newport

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copyright the Chronicle February 21, 2018 NEWPORT — Newport voters had an opportunity last week to hear from most of the people who hope to represent them in the city council after March 6. Six of the seven citizens seeking office participated in an unusual fo... More »