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Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

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Ingredients: 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 t. vanilla 2-1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (Shortbread cookies also work well.) 1-1/2 cups dark chocolate chips 2 T. shortening Icing, M&MS, colored sugar and/or ... More »

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LR, North Country Girls off to Barre

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Tia Martinez proved the sign right Friday night as she led the Lady Rangers to a Division 3 quarter final victory over the Otter Valley Union High School.  Martinez, whose total points matched her uniform number, was the game’s high scorer as Lake Region overc... More »

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the Chronicle Snowman Competition – VOTING NOW OPEN

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We asked for pictures of snowmen to be sent in and you delivered! We have twenty-three submissions for you to vote on and decide which one is your favorite. In case you missed the descriptions on Facebook, here are the details on the snowmen you sent in. Pleas... More »

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Hardy swimmers in Memphremagog

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Newport’s own Pam Ladds outpaces Sharon Purdy of Toronto, Ontario, in the hat competition, the opening event of the Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival. Saturday’s frigid meet attracted 93 competitors who hailed from 18 states and three nations. For more about t... More »

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Newport students push for peace

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Some things never change, or at least that’s what people say.  A group of sixth graders at Newport City Elementary School believe in change and have proved themselves willing to work hard to make it happen. “A lot of people felt peo... More »

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Governor visits Sweet Tree on Capitol for a Day tour

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by Joseph Gresser ISLAND POND — If Governor Phil Scott had a soothsayer on staff he might have scheduled this year’s trip to Essex County for Tuesday rather than Monday.  Had he made that choice, he would have seen the first boil of the season at the Sweet Tre... More »

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Young won’t seek re-election

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Sam Young, who has represented the Orleans-Caledonia District in the Vermont House for ten years, is not seeking re-election.  The district includes the towns of Albany, Barton, Craftsbury, Greensboro, Glover, Sheffield and Wheelock. Mr. Young grew up in Glove... More »

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The ones that didn’t get away

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Photo by Joseph Gresser. Oliver Lantagne (left) gives his younger brother Colby a bit of assistance as they and David Sicard pose with their catch at the weigh-in of the fifteenth annual Northeast Kingdom Ice Fishing Derby Saturday afternoon.  David’s bass tip... More »

Obit­u­ar­ies 2.26.20

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Brandon Bradley Brandon Bradley, 42, of Orleans died suddenly on February 13, 2020, in Newport. He was born on December 6, 1977, in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Paula (Ouellette) Bradley.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Gulf War. He enjo... More »

Obituaries 2.19.20

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Fernand J. Tanguay Fernand J. Tanguay, 84, of Newport, and formally of Orleans, died on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in Newport. He was born on October 28, 1935, in Newport Center to the late Emilien and Maria (Dumont) Tanguay. Fern entered the United States Arm... More »