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Apple crop is skimpy this year

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by Natalie Hormilla copyright the Chronicle 9-5-2012 After a long, hot summer, people may be looking forward to fall foliage, cooler weather and crisp apple cider.  When the foliage will change or the weather cool is anyone’s guess, but at least one thing is c... More »

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A walk along Newport’s Main Street on Labor Day 1942

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by Norman Rioux  copyright the Chronicle 8-29-2012 In 1942 at Labor Day, America was not yet even one year into World War II.  As a ten-year-old fourth grade student about to enter Belle Coan’s class in West School, I wandered along Newport’s Main Street seein... More »

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Vermont Trappers Association holds annual rendezvous

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by Joseph Gresser copyright the Chronicle 9-12-2012 BARTON — The Vermont Trappers Association’s annual rendezvous, held at Roaring Brook Park here Saturday and Sunday, brought out trappers from all over the state.  They swapped stories, shopped for lures and s... More »

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Nocturnal animals damage Albany cemetery

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by Bethany M. Dunbar copyright the Chronicle 8-22-2012 ALBANY — Skunks or raccoons are being blamed on nightly episodes of tearing up the grass at the cemetery in Albany Village. “It’s a crying shame,” said Marcel Locke, who is helping the cemetery caretaker, ... More »

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Eagle Point wildlife refuge dedicated to Michael Dunn

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  by Richard Creaser copyright the Chronicle 8-15-2012 DERBY — Michael Dunn’s generous donation of 457 acres on Eagle Point in Derby was celebrated Friday morning.  Mr. Dunn, who died in 2007, donated the land to the federal government as a stipulation in his ... More »

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Bernie Henault of Island Pond lived a life of advocacy

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by Paul Lefebvre copyright the Chronicle August 1, 2012 MONTPELIER — As a one-legged fellow, Bernie Henault had a long stride:  a stride that carried him through the doors of one social agency after another in the Kingdom and into the State House committee roo... More »

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Canaan teacher looks at Chinese education firsthand

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copyright the Chronicle July 18, 2012 by Richard Creaser LYNDONVILLE — Sitting in a booth at the Ms. Lyndonville Diner, Canaan Memorial High School English teacher Jason Di Giulio of Sheffield sipped at his coffee, his mind racing to organize ten days worth of... More »

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Interview: Craftsbury’s Dave Bett wins Grammy Award

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copyright the chronicle July 11, 2012 by Natalie Hormilla CRAFTSBURY — The public library here will have a special speaker on Wednesday night, July 11. Dave Bett, design director at Columbia Records in New York City, will give an informal presentation on the B... More »