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Governor visits a thriving Jay Peak resort

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copyright the Chronicle February 21, 2018 JAY PEAK — Jay Peak is prospering, and its success could lead to a big payday for foreign investors, who not so long ago appeared to be holding the short straw. At a Valentine’s Day ceremony celebrating the opening of ... More »

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Singing — one way to brighten a long winter

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copyright the Chronicle February 21, 2018 EAST CRAFTSBURY — A new family chorus in the southern part of Orleans County isn’t what an outsider might expect. There’s no sheet music, no lines of people standing on risers, no hushes or admonitions for restless chi... More »

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IP celebrates winter and community

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018   ISLAND POND — Fat snowflakes drifted down over Island Pond as a line of snowmobilers waited their turn for the annual blessing of the snowmobiles. Robed in white, Muriel O’Gorman touched each sled and its driver with... More »

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Remembering Tony Pomerleau

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018 Antonio Pomerleau, known by all as Tony, was an Orleans County boy who achieved success in the big city, but never forgot his Kingdom roots. Mr. Pomerleau, who marked his own centennial on September 28 of last year, di... More »

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Solutions sought for ambulance crisis

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018 DERBY — Rural emergency services are facing an emergency of their own. That’s no secret to those who spend hours on dark, lonely roads helping friends and neighbors who are injured or sick. Orleans County has long been... More »

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Cultural ambassadors share differences to bring us closer

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018 LYNDONVILLE — A banner hanging on the wall of the function room at The Riverside School here offers a quote from American jurist and statesman Charles Evans Hughes: “When we lose the right to be different, we lose the ... More »

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Quiros reaches agreement with SEC

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copyright the Chronicle February 7, 2018  Several recent developments in the civil fraud suit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger suggest it’s nearing its conclusion. On February 2, the SEC asked U.S... More »

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Dailey Memorial Library wants to be heart of the town

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copyright the Chronicle February 7, 2018   DERBY — The long-planned overhaul of the Dailey Memorial Library in Derby is finished. Outside, a new entrance facing the junior high school pays tribute to the historic façade still in place on the road side of the b... More »

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Biochar venture a modern take on an ancient idea

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copyright the Chronicle January 31, 2018   BARTON — A local trio hopes they’ve found a way to fight climate change, clean up Vermont’s water, and create a business at the same time. Richard and Donna Pion, and longtime friend Luke Persons, have teamed up to tu... More »