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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Sounds of the season

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Katie Kelley sings songwriter Hoagy Carmichael’s “Skylark” at Lake Region Union High School’s Christmas Concert. For more views of this season event in the full edition of this week’s paper pick up a copy at your local newsstand ort Subscribe now to access our... More »

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Mayor bids farewell to political life

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  by Trisha Ingalls NEWPORT — Newport Mayor Paul Monette announced recently without any fanfare that he would not be seeking re-election come Town Meeting Day. During an interview with the Chronicle, Mr. Monette explained why now is the time. “After 14 years a... More »

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Lighting the world with crafty magic

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  by Leanne Harple Some of the world’s oldest and most powerful magic can be conjured through the gathering of singers and the weaving of threads, according to Maria Schumann, a local practitioner of ancient rituals.  Ms. Schumann is on a journey to train hers... More »

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Citizens criticize city budget process

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  by Trisha Ingalls NEWPORT — Contention between Newport City residents and council members and city staff lasted the entirety of the three-hour meeting here Monday night.  After its November 21 meeting, Newport resident Jennifer Bjurling charged the council w... More »

Obituaries 12.7.22

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  Robert Frederick Slicer Robert Frederick Slicer, 84, died on November 24, 2022, at his son’s home in Lyndonville, after a courageous battle with cancer. Robert, or Bob as he was called by his family and friends, was born in Greensboro, to Foster and Gwendoly... More »

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VSP report burglary at Evansville Trading Post

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  On Tuesday, 11/29/22, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Evansville Trading Post was burglarized and had multiple items stolen as well as property damaged. The State Police responded to the Trading Post and conducted a thorough investigation. Multiple pieces of... More »

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Deer hunting days in the Northeast Kingdom

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  by Daisy Dopp Daisy Dopp lived most of her life on the Glover farm that is now home to the Bread and Puppet Theater.  When her husband, Jim, died in 1970, Daisy Dopp moved to a home in the village and spent some of her time writing articles recalling life on... More »

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Jasper Hill must house workers as well as cheese

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by Trisha Ingalls GREENSBORO — Jasper Hill Farm will be celebrating its twentieth year of cheese-making in 2023.  Its cheeses have won best of show at the American Cheese Society four times, the best unpasteurized cheese in the world for its Bayley Hazen Blue,... More »

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Third man denies USDA break-in charges 

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — The third member of a group police say broke into the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) office here on September 16, appeared by video link in the Criminal Division of Orleans County Superior Court on November 21 and denied the ... More »

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Turkey Trot turns 20

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    by Matthew Wilson BARTON — The streets here were filled with jogging and walking people on Thanksgiving morning as the annual Turkey Trot returned.  The event had seen a pause during the coronavirus pandemic but, following the two-year hiatus, the benefit ... More »