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Dairy farmer settlement appealed

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copyright the Chronicle July 6, 2016 by Joseph Gresser BURLINGTON — When U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss gave her approval to the $50-million settlement reached between dairy farmers and Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and its marketing arm Dairy Mark... More »

Gubernatorial debate in Irasburg

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copyright the Chronicle July 6, 2016 by Joseph Gresser IRASBURG — What choice do Vermont’s voters have in charting a course for the state’s future? With not only the Governor’s chair open this fall, but also vacancies in other statewide offices and legislative... More »

Obituaries July 6, 2016

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Paul H. Audet Paul H. Audet, 74, died June 23, 2016, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was born in Concord, New Hampshire, the son of the late Paul J. and Jean (Pellitier) Audet. Mr. Audet was owner and operator of Paul’s Quick Lunch in Concord f... More »

Woman gets jail for starving goats

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copyright the Chronicle June 29, 2016 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — The Holland woman whose barn was filled with starving and dead goats admitted guilt Tuesday and will spend 15 days of an 18-to-36-month sentence in jail. Stacey Lynn Lopes, 42, now of Rehoboth, ... More »

Caterpillars defoliate hundreds of acres

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copyright the Chronicle June 29, 2016 by Tena Starr About five or six weeks ago Bob Lawson noticed that the foliage on the maples in his sugarbush was looking a little ragged. Since then, hundreds of acres of the hillside in Albany and Irasburg where Mr. Lawso... More »

Film producers in search of Phish concert stories

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copyright the Chronicle June 29, 2016 by Tena Starr Back in 2004, Alexander Daltas was a young, aspiring filmmaker. He was also a fan of the Burlington-based band Phish. And so he found himself in the Northeast Kingdom’s most epic traffic jam, one of the tens ... More »

Jay Peak hosts annual Porsche parade

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copyright the Chronicle June 29, 2016 by Jef Barker A week of Porsche Club of America (PCA) events, including a concours, a time, speed, and distance rally, and a parade of Porsches ended Saturday with 350 of the German-made cars driving from Jay Peak to Newpo... More »

Obituaries June 29, 2016

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Ruth Taylor Clapper Ruth Taylor Clapper, 96, of East Charleston, died on May 30, 2016, at her family’s longtime cottage on Echo Lake in her beloved state of Vermont. She was surrounded by the love of her two daughters, as was her wish. She was born on August 1... More »

More charges stem from Barton meth lab raid

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Copyright the Chronicle June 22, 2016 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — The other shoe dropped Tuesday for Terry A. Parson, 33, of Bellows Falls. He was brought into the Criminal Division of Orleans County Criminal Court Tuesday where five more charges were added to... More »

Demonstration held in wake of Orlando shootings

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Copyright the Chronicle June 22, 2016 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Some Newport residents decided not to let a Florida shooting that left 49 people dead and another 53 wounded pass without a public statement about their distress and anger. Pam Ladds was seated ... More »

Brownington death ruled homicide

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copyright the Chronicle June 22, 2016 The death of a Brownington man in March has been ruled a homicide. The Chief Medical Examiner’s office announced on Monday that Kevin Smith, 38, died from a stab wound to his chest. Around 8:30 p.m. on March 28 State Polic... More »

Select board to consider gift of historic church

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Copyright the Chronicle June 22, 2016 by Elizabeth Trail COVENTRY — The Coventry Select Board is once again considering an offer made ten years ago by the last surviving members of the Congregational Church of Coventry to give the historic church building to t... More »