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Joseph Gresser

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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 »

A rare race for sheriff shapes up

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 NEWPORT — For the first time in over a decade Orleans County residents, at least those who vote in the Republican Primary, will have a choice as to who will be their sheriff. Two seasoned law enforcement professionals are s... More »

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Newport celebrates its centennial

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 NEWPORT — A few thousand people braved scorching heat on Saturday to mark Newport’s one-hundredth birthday with a grand parade and a slew of other events that will run until Friday, July 6. Around 100 floats filled Main Str... More »

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Newport celebrates its centennial

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 NEWPORT — A few thousand people braved scorching heat on Saturday to mark Newport’s one-hundredth birthday with a grand parade and a slew of other events that will run until Friday, July 6. Around 100 floats filled Main Str... More »

Small schools grants still up in the air

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 According to Superintendent John Castle of the North Country Supervisory Union, the metrics created by the Vermont Board of Education to set the qualifications needed for a school to earn a small schools grant remain flawed... More »

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Glover youth joins the circus, Circus Smirkus, that is

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GREENSBORO — Asom Hayman-Jones of Glover stood with a crowd of casually dressed troupers in the Circus Smirkus ring on June 21. The first performance of the 2018 season was a little more than a week away, and there was plenty of work left to do to get the show... More »

Landfill expansion seems to be on track

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COVENTRY — Despite complaints about odor from neighbors and concerns about the idea of expanding the landfill, New England Waste Services of Vermont’s request for permission to add another 51-acre cell to its Coventry landfill seems to be on track. New England... More »

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Glover youth joins the circus, Circus Smirkus, that is

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GREENSBORO — Asom Hayman-Jones of Glover stood with a crowd of casually dressed troupers in the Circus Smirkus ring on June 21. The first performance of the 2018 season was a little more than a week away, and there was plenty of work left to do to get the show... More »

Sweet Tree plans expansion into Westmore

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WESTMORE — A representative of The Maple Guild, the trade name for Sweet Tree Holdings, came close to stumping the Westmore Select Board Monday when he showed up looking for information about hauling sap from the 100,000 new taps the company plans for an expan... More »

Diane Royer retires from Columbia Forest Products

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Diane Royer retired from Columbia Forest Products on June 12, after 30 years of service. Born in Enosburg Falls, she graduated from Lake Region Union High School. She held her first job waitressing at a diner in Orleans for one year. She then got married and s... More »

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Schumann receives prestigious arts award

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 GLOVER — After receiving two significant honors in the past month — an honorary degree from Concordia University in Montreal and the Herb Lockwood Prize, a $10,000 award presented in memory of a Burlington artist who died i... More »