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Editorial: A closer look at the obesity epidemic

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The statistics presented by the district health department Saturday are alarming.  Seventy-five percent of the people in Orleans and northern Essex counties are overweight or obese, they say. What might be even more alarming is the assertion made by the film W... More »

Opinion: Do the math on wind power

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by Vermont Senator John S. Rodgers If 66 percent of Vermonters favor industrial wind on our mountains, then pro-wind groups have nothing to worry about in Senate Bill S-30.  S-30 lays out a process to answer many unanswered questions about industrial wind.  It... More »

Grandfather’s notebook: Moving sideways

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by Chris Braithwaite copyright the Chronicle 12-26-2012 Part of my DNA is walking around West Glover in African-American skin. Part of my DNA is in first grade in Ridgefield, Washington, dealing with Down syndrome. Part of my DNA is in two children in Leeds, E... More »

Sims has the right kind of experience

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I have worked with Katherine Sims for 5 years as she has developed a program that is affecting the northern Vermont community in a very positive way. Katherine designed, energized and directed our effort to benefit farmers, bring wholesome local food to school... More »

When “NO” means “YES”

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Editors, While some are critical of our Representatives for their “NO” votes, I personally think we should be thanking them for their “NO” votes. The current Legislature under the guidance of Governor Peter Shumlin introduced numerous bills that raised taxes, ... More »

Supporting John Rodgers

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Dear Editor, We are writing in support of John S Rodgers’ run for Vermont State Senate. Many know that John is a  hard working man born and raised in the hills of the Northeast Kingdom. He is a proud father and loving husband and an contributing member of his ... More »

Editorial the Chronicle endorses…

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copyright the Chronicle 10-31-2012 What follows is the least important part of the Chronicle’s election coverage.  We have tried, in the course of this election season, to give the candidates a fair opportunity to speak for themselves, and our readers an oppor... More »

Opinion: Sims is the right choice

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by Bethany M. Dunbar Katherine Sims of Lowell is the right choice for voters in the new Orleans-Lamoille House district. Green Mountain Farm to School started as a small project at the Jay-Westfield school in 2005.  Ms. Sims and the former principal, Dean Verv... More »

Editorial: on local politics and ground rules

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copyright the Chronicle 10-24-2012 You will notice that this week’s Chronicle is packed full of local politics.  We have three lively local races and the interest seems high.  We had good turnout for our forums on October 15 and 22.  Thanks to the candidates, ... More »