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Elizabeth Trail

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Plans for Willoughby’s South End move forward

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copyright the Chronicle March 28, 2018 WESTMORE — The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR) is moving ahead with plans for trails, parking, and an observation platform at the south end of Lake Willoughby. After over a year of public meetin... More »

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Farming family mourns their cows

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copyright the Chronicle March 28, 2018 David and Mary Jane Hoadley of Lowell got a phone call on the morning of January 18 from a relative. “There are a bunch of dead cows in a barn in Brownington,” he said. “I hope they’re not yours.” “I hoped so, too,” Ms. H... More »

A grisly find in a Brownington barn

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copyright the Chronicle March 21, 2018 BROWNINGTON — “Think of the worst thing you’ve ever seen in your life,” Brownington Animal Control Officer Geoff Falconer said. “And this would be worse.” Mr. Falconer said that when he walked into Don and Cathy Steele’s ... More »

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Out for a Saturday stroll

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copyright the Chronicle March 7, 2018 EAST CRAFTSBURY — It was likely not unusual to see a team of oxen on a back road in Vermont 200 years ago. But it was a surprise to pass Rick Thomas training a young team on the South Albany Road Saturday afternoon. The pa... More »

Lake Region opposed to arming teachers

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copyright the Chronicle February 28, 2018 “There’s talk about arming teachers,” Principal Andre Messier told the Lake Region Union High School Board at its February 22 meeting. “I said that would be the last day I’m in this building.” In the wake of the deadly... More »

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Record thaw brings mud and floods

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copyright the Chronicle February 28, 2018 Even without the predicted heavy rains, last week’s record warm weather worsened ice jams, flooded roads, and launched a brief preview of mud season. On February 21, when temperatures in the area approached 60 degrees,... More »

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Collectors of all kinds gather for annual fair

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copyright the Chronicle February 21, 2018   ORLEANS — Larry Kryzsko — pronounced like the shortening, he says — is passionate about antique glass insulators. He collects the kind that used to hold electric and telegraph wires away from the poles in the 1800s a... More »

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Singing — one way to brighten a long winter

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copyright the Chronicle February 21, 2018 EAST CRAFTSBURY — A new family chorus in the southern part of Orleans County isn’t what an outsider might expect. There’s no sheet music, no lines of people standing on risers, no hushes or admonitions for restless chi... More »

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IP celebrates winter and community

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018   ISLAND POND — Fat snowflakes drifted down over Island Pond as a line of snowmobilers waited their turn for the annual blessing of the snowmobiles. Robed in white, Muriel O’Gorman touched each sled and its driver with... More »