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Legislators honor 50 years of service to Westfield

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by Joseph Gresser WESTFIELD—State Representative Brian Smith, who hails from Derby, said he got the idea of honoring Westfield Select Board Chair Yves Daigle for his years of service from his father, former State Senator Kermit Smith, himself a longtime public... More »

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Elka Schumann:  Memories of a friend

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  by Joseph Gresser Elka Schumann died Sunday surrounded by her immediate family. The larger family she and her husband, Peter, grew around them is too large to fit into any room.  I consider myself a member of that completely unexclusive group. When most peop... More »

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This is not a swan

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A beautiful, snow-white, and lifeless swan floats in the waters around Gardner Park in Newport.  The swan is one of a few decoys floating around the park, as part of an effort to deter geese.  Goose wire has also been strung along the shore.  Both deterrents w... More »

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Cavan Meese sheds light on theater life

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  by Leanne Harple Cavan Meese is a Northeast Kingdom artist who has made a lifestyle out of manifesting his own destiny.  Despite the limitations of growing up in a small town, his talents as a visual designer in theater and music have taken him all over the ... More »

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Exploring a cabinet of curious beers

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    by Emmett Avery CRAFTSBURY – Hops is the calling card of many Vermont craft breweries, but that’s not quite the case at Wunderkammer Biermanufaktur, a “nano” brewery whose beers often incorporate pine needles, linden, rhubarb, yarrow, chokecherries, wild m... More »

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Orleans-Essex county 4-H show in Barton

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Ella Whittemore shows her calf, Lucky Hill Waldo Pear, at the Orleans-Essex county 4-H show in Barton on July 22.  Ella, was part of the Kingdom Critters and Kids group from Glover.  Her calf was born on March 8.  Ella has been showing for two years.          ... More »

Irasburg Fair

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Isabella Lamonda, led by Kiya Benoit, enjoys a horseback ride, one of the many events at the Irasburg Day festivities Saturday.  Photo by Sylvia C. Dodge More »

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Firefighters run Irasburg fair

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  by Sylvia C. Dodge   IRASBURG — A community celebration traditionally organized by the Irasburg United Church, was put on this year by the Irasburg Fire Department.  Irasburg Day, held Saturday, was a gala day-long celebration complete with parade, fireworks... More »

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Glimpses of the Past

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  Anglers display their catch on the porch of the Crystal Lake House about 1906. All photos courtesy of The Old Stone House and Historic Village. This week the Chronicle takes a look at postcards images from Barton. …these photos and more in the full edition o... More »