30 posts


Sargent joins friends in Sochi for Olympics


copyright the Chronicle January 29, 2014 by Natalie Hormilla   On the week of her twenty-sixth birthday, Ida Sargent of Barton got some very big news — that she had officially been named to the U.S. Olympic women’s cross-country ski team. “I think when I found... More »

Editorial: Newport City Council missed the boat


The Newport City Council missed the boat last week when approached about the possibility of putting a tar sands resolution on the agenda for the annual City Meeting in March.  The council could have welcomed city residents who want to talk about an important l... More »

Editorial: No retreat


President Obama was right to stand his ground while the government was shut down by the U.S. House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Republican Party, which is controlled by its extreme right wing. To give in would have been to turn the government... More »

Editorial: A closer look at the obesity epidemic


The statistics presented by the district health department Saturday are alarming.  Seventy-five percent of the people in Orleans and northern Essex counties are overweight or obese, they say. What might be even more alarming is the assertion made by the film W... More »

Obituaries April 17, 2013


Robert C. Belida Robert C. Belida, 65, of Jay died suddenly on April 6, 2013. He was born on April 6, 1948, in Lowell, Massachusetts, son of the late Michael and Lorraine (Cockerline) Belida.  He was a graduate of Winchester High School and attended Tulane Uni... More »