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Two dead in Newport shooting

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Two dead in Newport shooting by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — City police officers were called to a School Street home around 6 a.m. Monday morning where they found a man and a woman shot on the first floor and a second man, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, ... More »

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North Country Hospital reopens to elective visits

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    by Meghan Wayland NEWPORT — North Country Hospital says it’s prepared to safely accept new and returning patients.  Hospital staff met with local reporters last week in an effort to reassure the public they’ve implemented strict safety protocols throughout... More »

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110,000 free MREs handed out for people in need

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  by Meghan Wayland COVENTRY — A staggering 110,000 civilian MREs (meals ready to eat) were distributed to Vermonters at the Coventry airport Friday.   By 7:30 a.m., an hour and a half before the hangar gate opened for the day, hundreds of vehicles were alread... More »

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Barton Select Board..Swanson resigns

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by Joseph Gresser BARTON — The Barton Select Board’s revolving door took another spin Monday morning when Doug Swanson, nominally the board chair, submitted his resignation.  He’s the second board member to have abruptly resigned his seat in the seven weeks si... More »

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VSC Chancellor resigns

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by Joseph Gresser Just days after making an abrupt about-face and withdrawing his proposal to close three of the system’s five campuses, Vermont State College System (VSCS) Chancellor Jeb Spaulding announced he will resign the post he has held for the past fiv... More »

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Ethan Allen’s closure hits Main Street

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by Meghan Wayland ORLEANS — Ethan Allen publicly announced April 1 it would be shutting is doors in compliance with national efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Nine days later, James Stone was laid off. Mr. Stone kept the boilers running at the factory f... More »

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Governor begins to open up economy

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“I, personally, took them to the mail center this morning,” by Joseph Gresser As the number of new cases of COVID-19 appears to be declining, Governor Phil Scott outlined his guidelines for reopening Vermont for business.  At his briefing on Friday, the Govern... More »

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Life in the time of corona — schools

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interviews by Meghan Wayland The Chronicle interviews a variety of people each week about how their lives have been altered by COVID-19. This week, we talked to the people in our education system about how they’ve transitioned from classroom communities to dis... More »

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Fire destroys dairy barn in Lowell

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by Meghan Wayland LOWELL — At approximately ten minutes after 7 p.m. Monday night, Troy Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bobby Jacobs was called to respond to a barn fire at the home of Rita and Robert Raboin on Route 100 in Lowell.  The news was there were ani... More »