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Tena Starr

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Committee bans coyote killing contests

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018 Vermont’s coyotes, an often vilified species, have been acquiring defenders lately. There have been increasing calls for a closed hunting season, much as there is for other animals, like deer, bear, and turkeys. And re... More »

A new plan for funding education

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copyright the Chronicle February 7, 2018 The Vermont House Ways and Means Committee has come up with a new way of funding education that would shift some of the burden from the property tax to income. The plan would also lead to a more direct correlation betwe... More »

Huge crowd packs State House for gun hearing

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copyright the Chronicle January 31, 2018   MONTPELIER – Anyone who might have questioned Vermonters’ passion about gun rights, both pro and con, had only to show up at the State House Tuesday evening where a public hearing was held on three proposed new gun la... More »

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Bad tenants leave landlords in the lurch

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copyright the Chronicle January 17, 2018 LOWELL — About 19 years ago Joe St. Onge started building his own little faux town. It was quite a vision. He cut the wood off his land on the Pope Road in Lowell, got a portable sawmill to come in and saw the lumber, t... More »

Supporters rally around fired librarian

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copyright the Chronicle January 17, 2018   ORLEANS — Parents and others who frequent the Jones Memorial Library here are asking that longtime librarian Joanne Pariseau be reinstated. Ms. Pariseau was fired in late December, after 19 years at the library. The d... More »

Bad tenants leave landlords in the lurch

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copyright the Chronicle January 17, 2018   LOWELL — About 19 years ago Joe St. Onge started building his own little faux town. It was quite a vision. He cut the wood off his land on the Pope Road in Lowell, got a portable sawmill to come in and saw the lumber,... More »

Fire destroys Barton restaurant

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copyright the Chronicle January 10, 2018   BARTON — Fire destroyed Ming’s House, the Chinese restaurant here, on Friday. The tricky fire started at around 2 p.m. Barton Fire Chief Kevin Tartaglio, who arrived on the scene just minutes after the department was ... More »

Fires in Albany, Holland

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copyright the Chronicle December 20, 2017   by Tena Starr   The county has seen two bad fires in the past few days. In Holland on Friday, about 40 milk cows died in a barn fire at the farm owned by Scott and Melanie Gilles, Derby Line Fire Chief Craig Ellam sa... More »

Troopers suspended after fire

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copyright the Chronicle December 6, 2017   by Tena Starr   Two state troopers have been put on paid administrative leave pending investigation of a fire that burned a Stannard house Monday that one of them owned, State Police in St. Johnsbury said Tuesday. Pol... More »