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Brown’s life made on the water, in the woods

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copyright the Chronicle June 11, 2014 by Bethany M. Dunbar For those who love the wilderness, northern Quebec and Labrador are close enough to be enticing. On Northern Waters, by Dave Brown of Craftsbury, will take you there vicariously if the complications of... More »

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ETA releases self-titled album of originals

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copyright the Chronicle May 28, 2014 by Bethany M. Dunbar The estimated time of arrival for the new ETA compact disc of original music is:  now. The Evansville Transit Authority (ETA) band has been a local phenomenon for a dozen years and got its first paid gi... More »

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A history of Vermont through architecture

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copyright the Chronicle April 23, 2014 Buildings of Vermont, by Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson. Published by University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville and London, 2014.  504 pages. Hardbound.  $85. Reviewed by Joseph Gresser Buildings of Vermont mee... More »

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Book review: Bird seeks truth about God

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copyright the Chronicle April 16, 2014 The Starling God, by Tanya Sousa.  Paperback.  265 pages.  Published by forestrypress.com.  $12.50 Reviewed by Tena Starr Tanya Sousa’s The Starling God is part allegory, part adventure story, part coming of age tale, and... More »

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Poetry book on fall light, picking stone, cutting corn

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copyright the Chronicle March 26, 2014 Winter Ready, by Leland Kinsey.  Published by Green Writers Press. 85 pages.  Paperback.  $14.95 Reviewed by Tena Starr It was yet another cold and snowy March day in this cold and snowy winter of 2014, and Leland Kinsey’... More »

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How Barton’s founder became a war hero

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copyright the Chronicle March 5, 2014 Kidnapping the Enemy, The Special Operations to Capture Generals Charles Lee & Richard Prescott, by Christian M. McBurney.  325 pages.  Hardcover.  Published by Westholme Publishing, LLC.  $29.95. Reviewed by Tena Starr It... More »

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Did slavery in Vermont really end in 1777?

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copyright the Chronicle February 26, 2014 The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777-1810.  By Harvey Amani Whitfield.  Published by the Vermont Historical Society 2014.  140 pages with notes, documents and index.  $19.95 Reviewed by Paul Lefebvre The asser... More »

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Vermont Vaudeville debuts in Barton to sold out crowd

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copyright the Chronicle January 29, 2014 by Joseph Gresser BARTON — Vermonters have always had a yen for local entertainment.  Most towns, including Barton, boast theaters that once hosted traveling shows that toured the country. Barton’s Memorial Building wil... More »

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Opinion: Rock on, Lake Region

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by Tena Starr This year’s Lake Region Union High School Winter Concert was something I would have paid money to attend.  From first to last, it was spectacular. There’s such pressure on academics, but arts matter as well, and it’s something to keep in mind as ... More »

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Vermont history through the eyes of a lawyer

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Uncommon Law, Ancient Roads, and other Ruminations on Vermont Legal History, by Paul Gillies.  Published by the Vermont Historical Society. 2013.  414 pages with index. $24.95. Reviewed by Paul Lefebvre People who major in history in college often find themsel... More »

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Peter Miller captures Vermont characters

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A Lifetime of Vermont People, with photographs and text by Peter Miller; 208 pages in hardback; published by Silver Print Press; $49.95. Reviewed by Chris Braithwaite Any Northeast Kingdom resident who picks up Peter Miller’s extraordinarily handsome new book ... More »

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Potter spins yarn of magic in trilogy debut

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Reviewed by Joseph Gresser Fantasy novels generally fall into the pattern set for the genre by J.R.R. Tolkien in his Lord of The Rings trilogy.  A group of men with swords, axes, clubs and other whacking and hacking implements go off to set a wrong to rights. ... More »