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May 2018

All posts published in May 2018

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At 97, “farm boy” Fred Webster reminisces

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 by Briana Bocelli COVENTRY –– In a far corner of Coventry lies a rich piece of history that generally goes unnoticed. A big chunk of land on the Webster Road holds an equally big collection of machines, tools, and various e... More »

Threat of government shutdown looms over budget impasse

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By Xander Landen Gov. Phil Scott meets with Senate leaders to discuss expectations for the special session starting this week. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger As a budget impasse in Montpelier drags on into another week of negotiations, an uncommon threat loo... More »

Obituaries May 30, 2018

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Reginald Earnest Alexander Reginald Earnest Alexander, 93, died on May 13, 2018. He was born in Rutland on April 19, 1925, to his wonderful parents, Ralph Alexander and Florence Perkins Alexander. Mr. Alexander was a carpenter and home-builder who was successf... More »

Coyote hunting contests banned in Vermont

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By Elizabeth Gribkoff, VTDigger.org Vermont becomes second state to ban coyote contests. Photo by Christopher Bruno/Wikimedia Commons Vermont has become the second state in the nation to ban coyote killing contests, following in the footsteps of California. Th... More »

June 1 deadline nears for margin protection program

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Vermont dairy farmers are strongly encouraged to push the pencil and closely look at the Milk Margin Protection Program by June 1. The USDA program received upgrades in 2018. “The improved Margin Protection Program could be a significant net financial benefit ... More »

The Barrage offers live alternative music in Holland

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The underground music scene in the northern Northeast Kingdom (NEK) is thriving, and it lives in Holland. Andy Bouchard, through his production company Borderline Entertainment, is queuing up music acts for the summer that will take place at The Barrage, an al... More »

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Common Thread exhibit at MAC showcases local fiber artists

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“The show is exquisite!” remarked one of the patrons. Amanda Weisenfeld, president of the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild (NEKAG) and Kelly Doyle, a member of both the MAC Center for the Arts and NEKAG discussed the unique artistry during the recent opening o... More »

Sterling College to host open house on June 9

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Sterling College is offering an opportunity for prospective students and their families to visit campus, explore its academic offerings, and eat lunch in its nationally recognized dining hall by hosting a summer open house on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to ... More »

Carol Maroni retains seat on VEC board

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Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) held its annual meeting on May 12 at Smugglers’ Notch Resort, and members elected directors to the board, heard updates from VEC staff, checked out a vendor showcase, and marked VEC’s eightieth year. Approximately 200 members atten... More »