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Joseph Gresser

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Newport bans the sale of pot

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 Regardless of what the Legislature does, there will be no legal sales of marijuana in Newport. The city council voted to approve an ordinance written by Police Chief Seth DiSanto that would make the sale of pot punishable b... More »

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North Country celebrates fiftieth graduating class

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copyright the Chronicle June 13, 2018 NEWPORT — North Country Union High School completed its semicentennial celebration Saturday with the graduation of the school’s fiftieth graduating class. Family and friends packed the gymnasium and spilled over into the a... More »

Time may be running out for Holland school

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copyright the Chronicle June 13, 2018 HOLLAND — The 45 people gathered at the Holland Elementary School gym Monday evening were a study in pain when Holland School Board Chair Lincoln Petell asked them, by show of hands, to weigh in on the fate of the school. ... More »

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Bread and Puppet opens its 43rd season

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 GLOVER — After the Sacred Harp chorus finished its program of early American church music, it was time to wake the museum guard. That was not as simple as it might sound, for the guard is made of wood and not easily disturb... More »

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Swartz pleads innocent to second degree murder

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 NEWPORT— Judge Robert Bent ordered Randall E. Swartz held without bail Monday afternoon after the 58-year-old Orleans resident pled innocent to a charge of second-degree murder. Police say he shot and killed Thea Swartz, hi... More »

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Work Commons will offer a new way of working

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 NEWPORT — Co-working spaces are usually found only in bigger cities, but developer Rick Woodward plans to open one to cap off his renovation of the Montgomery Ward building on Main Street here. He and his daughter Jamie are... More »

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Alumni return for moving fiftieth anniversary concert

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 NEWPORT — North Country Union High School has long been recognized as having exceptionally strong music and arts programs. Current students, alumni, and some of the teachers who made the school an arts powerhouse gathered F... More »

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Plea agreement reached in Greensboro shooting death

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 NEWPORT — Unexpectedly, lawyers for Ryan P. Bacon, 32, of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, and Orleans County State’s Attorney Jennifer Barrett announced an agreement Tuesday to resolve charges that arose from the shooting death... More »

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Baird sentenced to 15 to 30 years

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 ST. JOHNSBURY — Two of the men involved in the murder of 78-year-old Mary Pat O’Hagan in 2010 appeared in Caledonia County Superior Court Tuesday. One, Richard E. Fletcher, 31, of Sheffield had pled guilty to burglary and k... More »

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Museum of Everyday Life looks into locks

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 GLOVER — The Museum of Everyday Life sits alongside Route 16 south of Glover Village, and its doors are always open to the public. Why then, one might ask, is it so full of locks and keys? The answer lies deep in the mind o... More »

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Rock club building community in Holland

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 HOLLAND — The farm family strolling along Stearns Brook Road in Holland was the first sign a visitor to Barrage was nearing his goal. Not particularly young, they looked like people walking over to visit a neighbor on a lov... More »