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Scammer

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by Tena Starr I retired as the Chronicle’s editor about a month ago, and, apparently, I’ve become a lot dumber since. They say one must keep busy or the brain, and body, atrophy. I felt busy enough — watching grandchildren, hanging out with parents, friends, S... More »

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Keep criminal trials in Orleans County

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Editorial When people who are paid to disagree find common ground, we pay attention. Orleans County State’s Attorney Jennifer Barrett and defense lawyer David Sleigh both say plans by the Vermont Judiciary to hold Orleans County criminal trials in Barre should... More »

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the Chronicle changes and remains the same

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  by Joseph Gresser Extremely thorough readers of the Chronicle probably noticed a change this week in one of the most obscure areas of the paper — the masthead.  After working here for four decades — with occasional breaks to pursue other interests — Tena  St... More »

State PFAS legislation is not nearly enough

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  by Marguerite Adelman, Vermont Military Poisons Coalition In 1935, Dupont came out with the saying “Better things for better living … through chemistry.”  The slogan had little to do with chemistry and more to do with promoting big business as a force for mo... More »

Maybe there’s a silver lining

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Editorial Maybe there’s a silver lining   The giant experiment of opening schools in the midst of a pandemic started this week.  While Orleans County has only 17 known cases of COVID to date, asymptomatic people who have not been tested can spread the disease.... More »

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We owe it to our kids

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  by Governor Phil Scott Earlier this summer, my team set a goal for our state:  If our positive health trends continue, let’s return to in-person instruction for our kids in the fall. Our core principle has been to help school districts safely provide every c... More »

Opinion: We owe it to our kids

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by Governor Phil Scott Earlier this summer, my team set a goal for our state: If our positive health trends continue, let’s return to in-person instruction for our kids in the fall. Our core principle has been to help school districts safely provide every chil... More »

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ATV riders:  Don’t blow it

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Editorial This is a message to ATV riders:  Be on your best behavior. More and more towns are cautiously opening up roads to ATVs despite substantial skepticism, even vocal opposition.  This is the year when riders can either demonstrate responsible use — or p... More »

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Barton, keep an eye on your select board

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  Editorial Barton, keep an eye on your select board We urge Barton Town residents to keep an eye on their select board. This select board has insisted that its goal is to bring transparency to town government, but we see little evidence of it.  The board term... More »

And, by the way, we miss you

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Editorial The Chronicle these days, like many places, feels a bit desolate.  The window on the front door is covered over, with a closed sign, and our usually lively office, with a steady stream of customers wanting to place ads, change their subscription addr... More »

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A doctor answers coronavirus questions

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by Thomas Moseley, M.D., S.M.Hyg. FAAP, retired pediatrician speaking for himself, not as an official spokesman Amidst the flood of information about coronavirus (COVID-19) we’ve been hearing recently — hand washing, social distancing and school and business c... More »