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Sugaring is off to a very early start

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copyright the Chronicle February 10, 2016 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph Temperatures 15 to 20 degrees higher than normal have led to an unusually early start to the sugaring season this year. Sugarmakers who tapped early enough have already made syrup and say it’s... More »

Sanders, Clinton speak at Democratic Party fund-raiser

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copyright the Chronicle February 10, 2016 by Joseph Gresser MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE — The New Hampshire Democratic Party took advantage of the fact that it’s a presidential election year and booked both national candidates to speak at the party’s big annual ... More »

Allegations against Smith are dropped

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copyright the Chronicle February 10, 2016 by Joseph Gresser MONTPELIER — The 80 or so supporters of Annette Smith who filled the Cedar Creek Room at the State House here Monday arrived spoiling for a fight. Their emotion changed from anger to jubilation when M... More »

Backus brothers bring business to Westfield

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copyright the Chronicle February 10, 2016 by Tena Starr    WESTFIELD — Not long ago Rebecca Velazquez, who grew up in New Jersey, found herself in this very rural small town near tears, struggling to milk an uncooperative goat. She was an urban woman, never ev... More »

Sign up for winter camps at NorthWoods

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The NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will host its annual Winter Day Camp through the week of February 22-25 (Monday-Thursday). Explore the winter woods on snowshoes and cross-country skis, build snow shelters, ice fish, cook over a fire, learn... More »

Dogs keep up the spirit at the Bel-Aire

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copyright the Chronicle January 6, 2016 by Elizabeth Trail NEWPORT — When tiny Shadow, a three-year-old shih tzu, can’t be found, everyone at the Bel-Aire Quality Care Center in Newport knows where to look for him. Shadow has a favorite person among the reside... More »

Fish passage is officially open

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copyright the Chronicle January 6, 2016 The long-awaited fish passage at Barton Electric’s hydroelectric power plant in West Charleston officially opened on December 23. Federal regulations require a way for fish to be able to migrate upstream past a power pla... More »

Holiday food

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copyright the Chronicle January 6, 2016 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph Eating is a huge part of the holidays. People get together to be merry around a heavily laden table. And every year, people stuff their faces before adopting New Year’s resolutions to shed pound... More »

Obituaries January 6, 2016

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Ruth (Shattuck) Austin Ruth (Shattuck) Austin, 101, of Newport died peacefully on December 26, 2015, in Newport. She was born in West Derby on April 15, 1914, to Roy and Emma (Carlquist) Shattuck, the youngest of their four children. She was a graduate of Newp... More »

Westfield residents carol on the common

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copyright the Chronicle December 22, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph WESTFIELD — The common here was the scene of much merry-making on Friday night. Every year the town organizes a caroling event for residents to meet up, mingle, and get to know each other bett... More »

An eclectic new bookstore comes to Newport

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copyright the Chronicle December 22, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail NEWPORT — If the secret to business success is location, location, location, the Nevermore Bookstore in Newport has a tough road ahead. It’s out of sight on East Main Street, behind Buzzy’s Beverage ... More »