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Tracy Davis Pierce

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16 of 40 priests named for abuse worked locally

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by Tena Starr The Diocese of Burlington last week published a list of 40 priests, from 1950, who a seven-member lay committee found had credible accusations of sexual abuse of minors made against them.  Sixteen of them worked in Orleans or Essex counties. …thi... More »

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Gas leak caused explosion

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A propane gas leak in the basement of a Brownington home caused an explosion and fire there Friday, the state Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit says. …this story and more in the full edition of this week’s paper. Subscribe now to access our e-version or to... More »

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Orleans Fair maple contest winners

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Here are results from this year’s maple contest and sugarhouse competition at the Orleans County Fair. There were 66 entries in eight classes. The best of class and best of show for maple syrup entries were: Golden delicate — The Patenaude’s Sweet Meadow Maple... More »

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Rockwell reels in another monster trout.

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Charlie Rockwell of Coventry caught this 18 lb. lake trout on Crystal Lake in Barton yesterday evening, August 26. Last year he was featured in the Chronicle’s July 21 paper with a 20 lb. catch. One of two that year. He had earlier reeled in a 16 lb laker on F... More »

Remembering bygone fairs

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by Tena Starr When I was a kid (a long time ago now) the Barton fair was a big deal.  Me, my cousin Larry, and probably some other cousins, went one day every year with our grandparents on my mother’s side.  Grampa was a tall, rangy man with a limp, a lifelong... More »

59 arrested for dealing drugs

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Ten Orleans County residents were arrested in a statewide Vermont Drug Task force sweep last week.  The multi-week investigation concluded with the arrests of 59 people for dealing drugs, State Police said in a press release.  The investigation resulted in 53 ... More »

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K-9 Ozzy demonstrates his prowess

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — The city council here began Monday’s meeting at Gardner Park where they met two members of the Newport City Police Department who really love their work. One was Patrolman Joshua Lillis; the other was his partner, K-9 Ozzy. Ozzy, wh... More »

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The Eastern coyote is here to stay

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by June Pichel Cook       GREENSBORO — When biologist Christine Schadler from Project Coyote asked the 140 or so people at the Highland Arts Center here recently if they had ever seen a coyote, over half raised their hands.  When she asked how many felt good a... More »