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No composting site in Westmore

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    by Joseph Gresser WESTMORE — Those who opposed the proposal to build a composting facility near the site of the Westmore Transfer Station can breathe a sigh of relief.  Any town residents who hoped it would be built will have to deal with their disappointm... More »

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11 hours with Newport police

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Reporter’s notebook by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Looking through the narrow window of 11 hours spent with the Newport City Police Department this reporter could see a policeman’s job, at least in a rural city, bears little resemblance to what one might see on... More »

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Westmore may host composting operation

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  by Joseph Gresser WESTMORE — On July 8 the Westmore Select Board, along with officials from the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District (NEKWMD), took a look at a piece of town land adjoining Westmore’s transfer station to see if it might work as a home ... More »

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$21-million to go to dairy farmers

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    by Joseph Gresser The number of cases of COVID-19 in Vermont remains relatively low, and the state continues to turn its attention to relieving problems related to the pandemic that don’t involve actual illness. At Governor Phil Scott’s press briefing Tues... More »

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The drive-in comes to Barton

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by Meghan Wayland BARTON — The creators of Moonrise Cinemas unfurled a 52-foot wide, two-story tall movie screen at the Orleans County Fairgrounds July 8 and watched as caravans of COVID-weary moviegoers came together under its soft glow. Chris Rydjesky drove ... More »

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Life in the time of corona — the Fourth of July

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Interviews by Meghan Wayland The Chronicle interviews a variety of people from time to time to see how their lives have been affected by COVID-19. This week, we asked people about how this year’s July Fourth weekend differed from last year’s — whether or not t... More »

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Holcombe discusses COVID, education, healthcare

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  by Joseph Gresser BARTON — Former Secretary of Education and current candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination Rebecca Holcombe dropped by the Chronicle’s office Friday to discuss her hopes for the future as well as decisions she made in her prev... More »

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Republican candidates hold rally

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In Newport by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — The crowd that gathered on the Lake Memphremagog boardwalk Friday afternoon wasn’t huge — it numbered about 35 people — but to political candidates who have been kept by the corona virus from freely mingling with voters i... More »

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Runaway tortoise didn’t get far

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  by Meghan Wayland EAST ALBANY — Shelly the pet tortoise went missing Friday.  He busted out of the large, grassy pen where he sleeps and grazes alongside a flock of dusty chickens.  After an urgent Front Porch Forum post, a small wealth of Facebook shares, a... More »

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Lowell man meditates through COVID

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  by Meghan Wayland LOWELL — Daniel Thorson meditated through the first two and a half months of the coronavirus outbreak in Vermont.  For 75 days — from mid-March through the end of May — Mr. Thorson engaged in a mindfulness practice punctuated by exercise, w... More »