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News analysis Dairy crisis a root cause of rural decline


by Joseph Gresser Governor Phil Scott, as well as legislators and economic experts from across the political spectrum, say Vermont is facing a population crisis.  Young people are leaving rural areas, jobs go begging, and community services such as fire depart... More »

Legislation could affect Coventry landfill


by Joseph Gresser COVENTRY — Two bills that could affect the Coventry landfill are making their way through the Vermont General Assembly.  Their authors were in town on Thursday, April 12, to talk about PFAS and other concerns. …To read the rest of this articl... More »

University of Irasburg explains how to cook a bear


by Elizabeth Trail IRASBURG — The secret to sweet tender bear meat is in the way the bear is handled right after it’s bagged. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe to the online edition below: Annual online subscription ... More »

Holland kids cook in the Capitol


by Elizabeth Trail MONTPELIER — Holland Elementary School’s Junior Iron Chef winners brought enough of their special wonton nachos to the State House last Friday to serve 100 people, even though event organizers had suggested 60 to 70 servings. …To read the re... More »

Obituaries 4.17.19


Camille C. Favreau Camille C. Favreau, 72, of Derby Line, died suddenly on April 11, 2019, in Newport.  He was born on April 2, 1947, in Derby to Honore and Marie (Poirier) Favreau. Camille was a dairy farmer most of his life.  He loved to sugar in the spring.... More »

What does it take to bring workers to Vermont?


by Tena Starr NEWPORT — Vermont’s dwindling workforce, along with taxes, regulation, and concern for the environment were the focus of Monday’s legislative breakfast at the East Side Restaurant here.  …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s ... More »

Donna Sweeney retires after 22 years


by Tena Starr GLOVER — More than a month after stepping down as town clerk here — a job she held for 22 years — Donna Sweeney still tears up when certain memories come to mind.  Like when a former selectman was dying of cancer and needed papers notarized.  Rea... More »

Greenberg explores songs, work, and protest


by Elizabeth Trail HARDWICK — When I was a child, Pete Seeger’s folk music was playing on our old phonograph nearly every day.   I grew up feeling almost as though he’d actually been in our living room.  I could see him sitting on the floor with my father, tal... More »