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Jazz brings Newport waterfront to life

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copyright the Chronicle August 12, 2015 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Everyone who’s spent time in Newport realizes the city’s greatest asset is its location on the shore of the spectacularly beautiful Lake Memphremagog. Nevertheless, generations of builders hav... More »

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Remembering the last log drive on the Connecticut

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copyright the Chronicle August 12, 2015 by Paul Lefebvre The Northeast Kingdom has often been called the state’s last frontier, but where do we turn to find the bigger than life characters or the tall tales that go into making up a frontier? There are still pe... More »

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A blessedly sweltering road trip in Tennessee

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copyright the Chronicle August 5, 2015 by Tena Starr For quite some time I’ve had an itch, and this year’s cool, rainy summer has done nothing to scratch it. After a bitter winter, I craved warm — no, hot weather, and I wanted a road trip. Some people like to ... More »

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Youngsters get a look at Abenaki culture

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copyright the Chronicle August 5, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph ISLAND POND — Archery, kayaking, circus arts, and bread-making are just a few of the activities organized by the Island Pond Public Library as part of its summer reading program. The books the ki... More »

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Newport hosts lively Aquafest

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copyright the Chronicle August 5, 2015 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Early Saturday morning it looked as if Aquafest might be a cruel joke, with the water its title celebrates raining down from the sky. As it turned out, only a couple of brief showers marred wha... More »

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Melissa Mount and Steffie head to the Nationals

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copyright the Chronicle July 29, 2015 by Tena Starr   NEWPORT — Melissa Mount of Westfield got her first pony when she was three years old. It was a Shetland, a small pony, which is the reason parents tend to buy them for children — despite the fact that they ... More »

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Merrick dies from injuries related to crash

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copyright the Chronicle July 29, 2015 by Joseph Gresser Addison Merrick of Craftsbury died at the University of Vermont Medical Center on Tuesday, July 21, from the effects of a traffic accident a few days earlier. According to a press release from State Troop... More »

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Lake Willoughby is deeper than previously thought

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copyright the Chronicle July 29, 2015 by Tena Starr   WESTMORE — Lake Willoughby is deep, but until recently just how deep it is has been questionable. State watershed maps say it’s 308 feet at its deepest point. Arthur Brooks differs. For three or four summer... More »

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Local history buffs present work

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copyright the Chronicle July 22, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph BARTON — The area here changed drastically in the last century. Where Barton was a hub of activity, now the industry is gone and once-busy factory buildings are crumbling. This was part of the foc... More »

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Arts guild plans paint out in Newport

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copyright the Chronicle July 22, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph NORTH TROY — The Wooden Horse Arts Guild, or WHAG, is adding a new event to the Aquafest in Newport on August 1: a plein air paint out. Artists can bring their materials and paint outdoors during ... More »

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Hill Farmstead expands, adds tasting room

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copyright the Chronicle July 22, 2015 by Joseph Gresser GREENSBORO — When the Chronicle first visited Shaun Hill in 2010, he was brewing beer in a converted garage. It would be a few months before he released his first offerings, but Mr. Hill already had serio... More »