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Fire at Chaput Farms

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Firefighters from the Newport Center Fire Department respond to a call at Chaput Family Farms outside of North Troy Wednesday afternoon.  Gas and oil from an old feed truck, combined with burning tires that held down a silage pile, sent a pillar of black smoke... More »

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Brownington picks community goals

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    by Trisha Ingalls BROWNINGTON — In a national climate of polarized discourse, Brownington was a shining example of polite and respectful discussion and decision-making Wednesday night as community members chose their top three priorities during their secon... More »

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NCUS students stage Grease

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To the left, the boys of Rydell High celebrate a friends new car in the song, “Greased Lightening.” From the left are Doody (Marelle Mosher), Roger (Ben Gonyaw), Kenickie (Ryan Carpenter), Eugene (Paul Petzoldt), and Danny. More »

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Irasburg doctor brings supplies to Ukraine

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  by Leanne Harple As the war in Ukraine rages on, a woman from Irasburg recently headed into the fray, with a small team of colleagues and more than 1,000 pounds of medicine and emergency medical supplies.  Earlier this spring, the Chronicle reported on the w... More »

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Taking a breath

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Grace Wilson pauses for a moment as her backing musicians have their say in a rendition of the B.B. King classsic “The Thrill Is Gone.” The group’s performance was one of many highlights of the Lake Region Union High School Spring Jazz Concert and Senior Class... More »

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Irasburg school not planned for closure

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  by Trisha Ingalls The fate of the Irasburg Village School weighed heavy on the minds of many of those who attended a meeting held Monday evening at Lake Region Union High School. Members of the community gathered to hear the findings of a facilities report f... More »

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Newport man denies stealing catalytic converters

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  by Matthew Wilson NEWPORT — Police say they have found the man responsible for a rash of catalytic converter thefts around northern Orleans County. Elijah J. Emerson, 31, of Newport, appeared in the Criminal Division of Orleans County Superior Court May 18 a... More »

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Keith Beadle surveys a border village

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  by Leanne Harple DERBY LINE — Keith Beadle, who recently retired from a long-held position as a Derby Line Village Trustee, has seen a lot of changes in his neighborhood over the past few decades.  He was born in Newport, and grew up in Newport Center. He mo... More »

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Two businesses open in North Troy

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  by Matthew Wilson NORTH TROY — For many local businesses, the pandemic took away a large portion of the money brought by visiting tourists.  For those who learned to adapt, the slow return to normal means a chance to grow, and entrepreneurs moving into North... More »

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Craftsbury man denies attempted murder charge

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — At his arraignment on May 12, Judge Lisa Warren ordered Parker Clark, 20, of Craftsbury, held without bail after he pled innocent to four felonies in connection with an accident that left a 19-year-old man in critical condition. A... More »

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Field of Dreams is now a reality

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  by Matthew Wilson DERBY — Summer is coming, and the recent warm weather has been pitch perfect for baseball and soccer.  At North Country Union Junior High School, the playing season is just beginning, and the school’s young athletes can look forward to comp... More »