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Joseph Gresser

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Air BnB does brisk business in the Kingdom

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 NEWPORT — On any given night there are between 150 and 200 people staying at Newport area lodgings booked through Air BnB That is the number offered by Darrick Granai, who manages the Newport City Inn and Suites, a hotel on... More »

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Glover Day 2018

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A reenactment of the town’s founding myth, the story of Runaway Pond, entertains hundreds at Glover Day. In the Bread and Puppet telling of the historic event, the town’s miller and his wife discover the motivating power of beer. Stephan Cantor, Justin Lander,... More »

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New Brighton principal ready to meet her students

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 ISLAND POND — The new principal of Brighton Elementary School has met some of her new pupils, but warned them she won’t remember their names on the first day of school if they change their clothes or hairstyle before then. ... More »

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Bikers prowl Vermont for new business ideas

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 LOWELL — The collection of Harley-Davidsons, Triumphs, Kawasakis and other cruising motorcycles parked in front of the barn at NEKTI Consulting Tuesday morning belongs to one of the least likely motorcycle clubs one is like... More »

Brighton scrambles to find ambulance service

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 BRIGHTON — Brighton believes its future as an outdoor recreation destination requires a locally-based emergency medical team, but it has only a couple of weeks to find an ambulance company to serve the community. Lyndon Res... More »

How much tariff relief will go to dairy farmers?

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 If the $12-billion tariff relief plan announced by President Donald Trump includes between $1.8-billion and $2-billion for dairy producers, it could make up for a substantial amount of the damage farmers have suffered since... More »

Holland to vote on closing school

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 HOLLAND — Voters here will be asked on September 11 if they want to make the hard decision to close the Holland Elementary School and tuition students to Derby Elementary in Derby Line. Superintendent John Castle of North C... More »

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Bill Stenger speaks out on EB5 scandal

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 JAY PEAK — Bill Stenger says it wasn’t until 2015 that he realized something bad was happening with the EB-5 projects he hoped would transform the Northeast Kingdom. That was when the last visa-funded project at Jay Peak be... More »

Owners of Dusit Thai struggling to get visa renewed

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 NEWPORT — Those Newport area residents who are missing the taste of Thai food must look to the federal government for the reason, said Mayor Paul Monette at a very abbreviated city council meeting Monday. The co-owners of D... More »

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Stenger speaks out about EB-5 mess

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 JAY PEAK — Bill Stenger says it wasn’t until 2015 that he realized something bad was happening with the EB-5 projects he hoped would transform the Northeast Kingdom. That was when the last visa-funded project at Jay Peak be... More »

Farm Bill takes another step toward passage

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 The 2018 Farm Bill took another step toward passage when it cleared the Senate 86-11 on June 28. On June 21 the House of Representatives narrowly passed its version of the Farm Bill 213-211. Because the two bills include su... More »

Lawyer sues to open special investigations records

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 A St. Johnsbury lawyer has gone to Orleans County Superior Court in search of an order opening the records of the Orleans County Child Advocacy Center/Special Investigations Unit to public inspection. In a filing submitted ... More »