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New rules threaten hemp farming

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by Joseph Gresser Vermont hemp growers got an unwelcome scare on Halloween as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued an “interim final rule” on the production of their crop.  According to the proposed regulations, farmers will have a tight cap on the... More »

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County recovering from flooding, high winds

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by Tena Starr Following record flooding Friday, Troy is still assessing and repairing the damage.  The biggest problem is that the pump house for the sewer system flooded and is damaged. Selectman Gary Taylor said Monday he had no idea yet what it will cost to... More »

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Lake Region to perform Peter Pan

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by Joseph Gresser ORLEANS — What, you may wonder, is a performance of Peter Pan without the wires and harnesses to send the cast aloft?  Surprisingly, as the students of Lake Region Union High School demonstrate, energetic performers can fool an audience into ... More »

Man gets up to 50 years in prison guard kidnapping case

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In Superior Court by David Dudley NEWPORT — A Fairfield man will serve up to 50 years after pleading guilty Tuesday in the Criminal Division of Orleans County Superior Court here to kidnapping and holding a corrections officer for ransom, and aggravated assaul... More »

Sheriff keeps his position

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copyright the Chronicle August 15, 2018 Orleans County Sheriff Kirk Martin is very likely to keep his job for the next four years. He defeated Newport City Police Detective Jennifer Harlow-Jacobs, his opponent in the Republican primary, by a margin of 1,211 to... More »

Sheriff keeps his position

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copyright the Chronicle August 15, 2018 Orleans County Sheriff Kirk Martin is very likely to keep his job for the next four years. He defeated Newport City Police Detective Jennifer Harlow-Jacobs, his opponent in the Republican primary, by a margin of 1,211 to... More »

Orleans students gets letter from White House

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©the Chronicle, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail ORLEANS — Nine-year-old Nolan Myers has been watching his mailbox ever since last spring, when he sent a letter to President Obama, along with a picture of a model of the White House that he’d made in his third-grade art... More »

North Country band plays at Disney World

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©the Chronicle, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail For 53 members of the North Country Union High School band, last week’s flying trip to perform at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, was an adventure they had worked toward for three years. For the 20 adult ch... More »

NEK residents give health insurance mixed reviews

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©the Chronicle, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail Despite both state and federal efforts to improve access to health care, relatively few small businesses in the area — the ones with fewer than 50 employees — offer medical insurance to their employees. And many people f... More »

Obituaries November 18, 2015

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Richard Oliver Hill Richard Oliver Hill, 72, of Newport Center died on November 8, 2015, in Lebanon, New Hampshire, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 7, 1943, in Newport Center to Clarence and Anita (Collins) Hill. On May 16, 1964, he ma... More »

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Food preservation party in Wheelock

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There will be a Food Preservation Party at Wheelock Mountain Farm on Sunday, September 27, from 1 to 5 p.m.  Enjoy a wide range of food preservation workshops followed by a “happy hour” and culture swap.  Please bring home-grown/preserved food, beverage, and c... More »