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All those 16 and up can register for vaccine

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by Joseph Gresser As of Monday all Vermonters 16 years of age and older are eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. At his Friday briefing, Governor Phil Scott gave 16, 17, and 18 year olds a head start on making appointments. The Governor said he was offering ... More »

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Barton Select Board: Smell from Orleans barn kicks up stink

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by Joseph Gresser BARTON — Concerns about odors coming from animals at the old Orleans Commission Sales barn last year kicked up a stink at the Barton Select Board’s April 15 meeting. By Monday, Barton Health Officer Joyce Croteau, who said she investigated th... More »

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Newport City Council: Rules relaxed for city ATV riders

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — In the first year ATVs were allowed to use city streets to get to downtown businesses, Newport police fielded 25 complaints and issued two tickets. Newport Police Chief Travis Brigham told city council members at their meeting Monda... More »

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A dismal year for sugarmakers

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by Sylvia C. Dodge Maple sugarmakers throughout the state made a smaller than average crop this year, with the reduction in yield ranging from 16 to 50 percent, according to the most recent bulletin from the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Service. Yield... More »

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Orleans Bank Robbed

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The North Country Federal Credit Union on Main Street in Orleans was robbed at gunpoint around 3 p.m. Monday. A man dressed in dark clothing and brandishing a firearm made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, said State Police Detective Trooper Jason Daniel... More »

Obituaries 4.21.21

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Alice Rose (Coulombe) Bullis Alice Rose (Coulombe) Bullis died on April 11, 2021, following a long illness. She was 
born October 15, 1939, to Conrad and Bernadette Coulombe (both deceased).
 On May 4, 1957, she married Francis Barrie Bullis, who predeceased h... More »

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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 »