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Bathing beauties

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A pair of eagles test the waters at Crystal Lake State Park in Barton on December 11.  Chronicle reader Ellen Valley shot this photo during a snowstorm as she watched the birds drinking from the lake.  She speculates they ate some of the geese found dead on th... More »

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Falcon boys outpace Vergennes

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  by Matthew Wilson NEWPORT — The North Country Union High School Falcons took to the court against the Vergennes Union High School Commodores Saturday afternoon, as the Falcons sought to continue its string of victories.  North Country put the pressure on fro... More »

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Changing the guard at Newport Jewelers

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by Trisha Ingalls NEWPORT — From the street and inside the store all looks the same at Newport Jewelers, but there is a major transformation going on.  The landmark Main Street business has a new owner, Amber Farkas, and she has big plans. Ms. Farkas of Tampa,... More »

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Staff lack forces Newport Health Care closure

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  by Matthew Wilson NEWPORT — Families around the area have gone for years to visit their elderly or ailing loved ones at the Newport Health Care Center not far from North Country Hospital.  The center is an assisted living facility that has long taken care of... More »

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Coating the slopes

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  Snowmaking can be a hard job, but Emma Sekercan, Georgia Larzelere, Austin Beeler, and Brian Lamoureux are quick to mount a snow gun and attach the hoses needed to cover a trail with the white stuff.  Their diligence is being acknowledged in a contest judgin... More »

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LI Hockey generates little heat

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  by Joseph Gresser LYNDON CENTER — The Fenton W. Chester Arena here was packed with fans Thursday night, but only those rooting for the visiting Burlington High School Seahorses had much to cheer about.  The Lyndon Institute (LI) Vikings, a blended team with ... More »

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Hospital weathering storm sees fair weather ahead

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Friends of North Country Hospital met at the East Side Restaurant here on January 19 and heard about the organization’s difficulties, accomplishments, and future plans. The hospital has had financial difficulties in the past couple ... More »

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Done loafing

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  Erin Sylvester, founder and former owner of Barton Baking Company, and her daughter Alice stand for a last time behind the counter of the bakery.  Ms. Sylvester has decided to allow new owners to enjoy the pleasure of supplying Barton with breads and pastrie... More »

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Former rec director sues city

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Andrew Cappello, a former head of the Newport Department of Parks and Recreation, has sued the city over a no trespass order barring him from Newport’s parks or other city property.  Mr. Cappello, with help from the ACLU Foundatio... More »

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Doors to the Dank Closet will open soon

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  by Trisha Ingalls BARTON — The former B & W Snack Bar on the Barton-Orleans Road is getting new life and a new purpose after being shuttered five years. Lifelong Newport resident John Carter has purchased the property and is in the process of building a bran... More »

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LRUEMSD — Middle school planning intensifies

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by Trisha Ingalls The Lake Region Union Elementary-Middle School District (LRUEMSD) board met Monday night and, in anticipation of a crowd, held its meeting at Lake Region Union High School.  About 25 people partially filled the rows of seats at the high schoo... More »

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Barton Select Board budget down, roads up

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  by Joseph Gresser BARTON—The Barton Select Board met on January 5 and approved budget requests that will be presented to voters on Town Meeting Day, March 7.  The select board budget will be about $89,000 less that that approved in 2022 — $723,014 as compare... More »