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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Report says Newport water has safe PFAS levels

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — At the July 8 city council meeting Newport resident Anne Chiarello asked if Newport has had its municipal water supply tested for PFAS, a group of chemicals with potential health risks.  She noted that a new state law requires testi... More »

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Goat greeting

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Six-year-old Louella Andrus shares a tête-à-tête with one of the goats on her parents’ Hardwick farm. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe to the online edition below: Annual online subscription Short-term online subscr... More »

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Goat dairy partners with Jasper Hill

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by Joseph Gresser HARDWICK — Last fall Ryan Andrus, his wife, Annie Rowden, and their daughter Louella made the long drive from California to Vermont.  He was leaving behind 15 years of raising goats whose milk would go to corporate processing facilities, and ... More »

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Emerald ash borer detected in Orleans County

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by Tena Starr The emerald ash borer has been found in Orleans County. Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed that, indeed, insects collected from an ash tree in Derby Line are emerald ash borers.  This... More »

Bizarre incident at Barton bar leads to charges

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“Mr. Clarke went behind the saloon, where he began offering fruit to people.  He then sat down on the ground, and began praying and chanting” by David Dudley NEWPORT — Police said an East Haven man assaulted a bouncer before being thrown out of the Lake House ... More »

Obituaries 7.17.19

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Louis Barber Louis Barber, 84, of Derby Line died on July 12, 2019, at his home in Derby Line.  He was born on April 15, 1935, to Nestor and Margaret (White) Barber in Lachine, Quebec, starting his lifelong love of the Montreal Canadians.    On July 14, 1963, ... More »

Arresting the workforce is not a good idea.

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Editorial Last week we reported on two protests in Orleans County — one by a small group of citizens who wanted to say something about the treatment of children at the southern border, and the other about the arrest of three dairy farmworkers.  We support both... More »