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One size doesn’t fit all


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... More »

Adding insult to injury


copyright the Chronicle February 7, 2018 State government is capable of coming up with some pretty bad ideas, but Representative Brian Smith of Derby called attention to a doozy last week. Mr. Smith, who is also a longtime selectman, held a mini-hearing for ot... More »

Fire department merger should benefit everyone


copyright the Chronicle January 24, 2018   With the very able assistance of Orleans Village Administrator John Morley, the Barton and Orleans fire departments are pursuing something of a merger. What a great idea! For years now, all emergency departments — fir... More »




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Obituaries January 17, 2018


Thomas W. Almeida Thomas W. Almeida, 54, of Holland, died on January 5, 2018, in Newport, after a long battle with cancer. He was born on September 16, 1963, in Weymouth, Massachusetts, the son of Marianne Eovacious Almeida and the late Robert Almeida. Mr. Alm... More »

Obituaries January 10, 2018


Wayne Vincent Before Wayne Vincent Before died at his home on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He was born on December 11, 1926, to Lewis Austin Before and Celia (Moeykens) Before in Newport. He had one brother, Maurice Before, and one sister, Marita (Before) Lalime... More »

Obituaries January 3, 2018


Gilles M. Blais Gilles M. Blais, 85, of Derby Line, died on December 29, 2017, in Franconia, New Hampshire, in the company of his immediate family. He was born on June 28, 1932, in Holland, to Antonio and Jeannette (Duquette) Blais. On September 7, 1957, he ma... More »

Driver okay after run-in with train


copyright the Chronicle December 20, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — Pete Cocoros can’t remember exactly what happened Monday afternoon when his car was hit by a train at the crossing in front of the E.M. Brown and Son hardware store here. “It was a night... More »

Obituaries December 20, 2017


Lorraine F. Caouette Lorraine F. Caouette, 94, of Island Pond, died on December 9, 2017, at her home. She was born on March 27, 1923, in Island Pond, to Harry and Irene (Davis) Osborne. On July 5, 1941, she married Herbert Caouette, who predeceased her on Nove... More »

Obituaries December 13, 2017


Alden Carl Aldrich Sr. On the morning of December 9, 2017, Alden Carl Aldrich Sr., 79, died in Newport. Although his family and friends are saddened by the loss, knowing he is reunited with his beloved wife, Frances, the love of his entire life, brings serenit... More »