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East Albany Catholic church is likely to be sold

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copyright the Chronicle August 26, 2015 EAST ALBANY — The nearly 150-year-old Catholic church here could go up for sale soon. Mass hasn’t been said at the church for some time now, but it has been used for weddings, baptisms, funerals, and until a few years ag... More »

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Holding on to the summer

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copyright the Chronicle August 26, 2015 by Joseph Gresser When it comes to summer I have always been a pessimist. As a child I looked forward to the Fourth of July, but considered the summer over the next day. That was, mind you, in a place where basil keeps g... More »

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West Glover high drive collapses

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copyright the Chronicle August 26, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph WEST GLOVER — The old high drive at the Andersonville Farm here collapsed on Thursday, August 13, after an employee drove under it in a “silage dump truck with its tailgate up,” operational owne... More »

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Hemenways celebrate 75 years together

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copyright the Chronicle August 19, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail ORLEANS — The young couple stood in front of the camera on their wedding day. She was very young, dressed like a schoolgirl except for a sequined flapper-style cap and a lace collar livening up the nec... More »

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New Yorkers give the Holland Community Church a facelift

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copyright the Chronicle August 19, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph HOLLAND — The Holland Community Church got a makeover last week when a team from New York drove up to repaint, refurbish, and generally spiff up the place. “It’s absolutely overwhelming,” said V... More »

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What to do with all those plums?

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copyright the Chronicle August 19, 2015 by Tena Starr   This is the time of year when we have what we call “summer food” dinners. Mainly those dinners are about the vegetables. It’s a time of year when it’s a pleasure to cook. People often talk about having to... More »

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Heath Orchard apples destroyed by hailstorms

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copyright the Chronicle August 12, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph  STANSTEAD, QUEBEC — Picking apples at Heath Orchard in Canada is a tradition for many, but this year will be different. The 100-year-old orchard was hit hard by three separate hailstorms — one ... More »

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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 »