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Tena Starr

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Cutting all ash not advisable, state says

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copyright the Chronicle March 14, 2018 The emerald ash borer has officially arrived in Vermont, but it’s not yet at Orleans County’s doorstep, Barbara Schultz, forest health program manager for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, said on ... More »

Irasburg native pens award-winning novel

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copyright the Chronicle March 14, 2018 Stranded, a Story of Frontier Survival, by Matthew Mayo. Paperback. 241 pages. $25.95. Reviewed by Tena Starr Matthew Mayo grew up on a farm in Irasburg, in a household that encouraged reading. He graduated from Lyndon St... More »

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The future of farming?

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copyright the Chronicle March 7, 2018 ALBANY — Brock and Eric Columbia grew up on a dairy farm in Troy. Both wanted to farm on their own but didn’t, largely because it’s a daunting proposition these days. “You can’t even get into farming now,” Eric said. The s... More »

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 »