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September 2018

All posts published in September 2018

35 posts

Obituaries September 19, 2018

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Charles E. Girard Charles E. Girard, 86, of Jay, died at his home on September 11, 2018. He was born on October 25, 1931, in Montgomery to Earl and Elizabeth (Sylvester) Girard.  In 1959 he married Donna Hawes, who predeceased him. Mr. Girard was employed by t... More »

Orleans Two candidates debate issues

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by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Cheerful moderator Scott Wheeler offered some encouraging words Monday evening to the three candidates seeking to represent Orleans District Two in the state House of Representatives.   Before he began questioning them in front of... More »

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Mourning the end of Holland’s school

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by Joseph Gresser   HOLLAND — Staff at Holland Elementary School are just beginning to come to terms with their school closing at the end of June.  Town voters reluctantly decided, by a more than two to one margin, to shut the doors in order to keep the state ... More »

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The growing challenges of life on the border

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by David Dudley BEEBE PLAIN — Many residents along the northern border remember a time, before September 11, 2001, when the line that separated the United States and Canada was more of an abstract concept than concrete reality.  But with terrorist attacks occu... More »

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Monk Besaw — Morgan’s graveyard hero

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copyright the Chronicle September 12, 2018 by Briana Bocelli MORGAN — There are well over 500 known cemeteries in the state of Vermont that date back as far as the 1800s, some even earlier. In many, gravestones have not been maintained for a number of years, a... More »

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The pains and pleasures of growing hemp

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copyright the Chronicle September 12, 2018 WEST BURKE — Vermont farmers may be about to strike it rich with a gusher of CBD oil, made from hemp, but some wonder how they can avoid the boom and bust cycle that afflicts similar products. That was one of the ques... More »

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Bear sightings up, but slow hunting season

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copyright the Chronicle September 12, 2018  by Paul Lefebvre ISLAND POND — Amidst the numerous sightings of bears in the backyard here this summer, expectations were running high for the state’s hunting season on bears that opened September 1. Either those exp... More »

Police investigate suspicious incidents

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copyright the Chronicle September 12, 2018 Police are investigating two incidents, one in Newport, the other in Barton, that appear to be attempts to abduct juveniles. State Police are investigating in Barton where, on Route 16 near the Roaring Brook Road Satu... More »

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Public expresses concern over landfill expansion

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copyright the Chronicle September 12, 2018 by Briana Bocelli NEWPORT –– There was a full house at the Gateway Center here Monday night as citizens from both sides of Lake Memphremagog voiced their concerns about a proposed Coventry landfill expansion and the i... More »