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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Obituaries 3.31.21

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Juliette Rosa (Blackman) Stevens Juliette Stevens, 71, of Westmore unexpectedly went home to be with God when she died on March 25, 2021 Juliette was born on May 12, 1949, in Hartford, Connecticut, to John and Juliette (Viens) Blackman.  At the age of six mont... More »

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Josh Olney – 2021 Golf Pro of the Year

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  by Sylvia C. Dodge When Josh Olney took the job of general manager and head golf professional at the Orleans Country Club eight years ago, he was coming back to his roots, to the area where he grew up.  Since then, he has been honored twice for his work, fir... More »

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Demand for garden seeds remains high

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  by Leanne Harple Toilet paper is back on the store shelves, commercial beef has returned to meat coolers, and there are plenty of dried beans and canned goods.  But one item remains in short supply, or at least backlogged:  garden seeds. COVID led an unusual... More »

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Sugarmakers not thrilled by warm spell

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 by Tena Starr Likely last week’s unusually warm weather left most of us thrilled by an early taste of spring.  But some sugarmakers are worried that a week of unseasonable warmth in mid-March could lead to a brief sugaring season. While the weather is back to... More »

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North Country state champs

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North Country Union High School’s Riann Fortin shrugs off Fair Haven defenders as she goes up for a layup in Saturday’s Division Two championship game.  Riann and her teammates defeated the first-seeded Slaters by a convincing 49 to 37 and brought the Falcons’... More »

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Lake Region, North Country girls are state champs

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 by Joseph Gresser BARRE — In an ordinary year half of Orleans County would have been screaming its lungs out at the Barre Auditorium here on Saturday and Sunday.  That is, if you believe an ordinary year includes having three of the area’s high school basketb... More »

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Vaccinations for Vermonters age 50+ available

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Vermonters age 50 and older can make a vaccine appointment starting Monday Beginning at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, March 29, Vermonters age 50 and older will be able to make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.   Going online to healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine is th... More »

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Glimpses of the past

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This week, the Chronicle looks back on postcard images from Newport between 1906 and 1948 — a time when Main Street was bustling. For more photos of Newport…see the full edition of this week’s paper. Subscribe now to access our e-version or to have it delivere... More »

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Walden man charged with attempted murder

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by Joseph Gresser A Walden man is facing an attempted murder charge following a dispute over a stolen safe in Barton. Thirty-year-old Chip Schneider appeared in Caledonia County Superior Court on Monday and pled innocent to attempted second-degree murder and a... More »

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COVID closes several schools this week

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   by Tena Starr Learning at North Country Union senior and junior high schools, the career center, and Derby Elementary School is totally remote this week due to an increase in COVID cases, both in the community and at the schools. Sunday evening, North Count... More »