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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 »

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Horse psychic visits Orleans County

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copyright the Chronicle July 5, 2012 by Tena Starr NEWPORT — It was a sultry Monday afternoon and a thunderstorm was blowing in at Kory Scott’s Bluffside Farm on the Scott Farm Road here.  But Amelia Kinkade had her mind on other things that afternoon, specifi... More »

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Circus Smirkus season opens July 1

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Circus Smirkus opens its season at the headquarters in Greensboro on July 1, with two shows, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Topsy Turvy Time Travel:  A Blast from the Past & Fun from the Future.”  The troop is taking a trip though the ages, as perf... More »

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Profile: Margaret Pitkin’s Wild Blue Yoga

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by Natalie Hormilla copyright the chronicle June 20, 2012 CRAFTSBURY — Even if you don’t take yoga classes around here, you’re probably familiar with Margaret Pitkin.  Maybe you grew up with her in Albany, or went to school with her at Lake Region, or maybe yo... More »