This Week’s Headlines

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the Chronicle publishes every Wednesday.  Here are some of the headlines from our January 17, 2018, edition:


School funding a priority for legislators

Supporters rally around fired librarian

Dismissal of murder charge sought

Bad tenants leave landlords in the lurch

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Fire destroys Ming’s House restaurant

Barton trustees contemplate electric rate hike

Work on Newport Center water to start soon

Barton, Orleans fire departments plan merger

Irasburg man pleads innocent to poaching moose

Brownington murder trial set for end of month

NCUHS spending down

Coventry Select Board considers a professional assessor

Snowmobiles will be able to reach downtown Newport

Driver okay after run-in with train

Mosher leaves a masterpiece

Fires in Albany, Holland

Wells responds to Caledonian-Record suit

FBI sends letters to Coventry taxpayers

Barton trustees ask for evidence of Greater Barton Arts claim to equipment

Lowell faces lawsuit over closed bridge

Troopers suspended after fire

Milk commission formulates strategy for federal farm bill

Newport to become “snowmobile city?”

Old Stone House welcomes a new generation

NCSU Act 46 plan is into the home stretch

IRS lien on Derby Line Ambulance

Rifle season reaps big bucks

Senior Center gave Barton Arts $20,000

Newport could support hotel, report says

Holocaust stories told, plans for memorial discussed

Community visit comes to Newport December 13

Peter Gould says life is short, eat more pie

Veterans tell students their stories

State explains plans for Lake Memphremagog

Barton junk ordinance to be enforced

Big bucks reported so far in rifle season

Preschool students take learning back to nature

Farmers see organic milk prices plunge

IRS scammer makes a bad call

Lake Region wins second straight soccer title

Arrest made in moose poaching case

Thousands remain without power

Live green, die green, leave a green corpse

LCAR approves wind noise rule

Caledonian accuses former Newport Daily publisher of racketeering

New Barton senior center in the works

Reward offered for information on poached moose

Vanishing Vermonters tell their stories

Some skeptical of Conte expansion

North Country Hospital mandates flu vaccines for employees

Balloonists land in Brighton woods

Sara Doncaster brings the hills alive with music

Fire destroys landmark barn in Barton

Vermont fights for a voice in the farm bill

An old gardening practice acquires new life

Westmore Select Board tackles public nudity

Barton Senior Center closes abruptly

Where have all the colors gone?

An update from Puerto Rico

State seeks way to boost rural economy

Predicting the future of milk and maple

Man sent to prison for seventh DUI conviction

Officer who was killed in 1917 is remembered

North Country celebrates its fiftieth year

Widow shares story of husband’s decision to end his suffering

Orchard owner searching for stolen apple trees

Still more questions than answers about Shrinedom

Chief says Newport Police Department gravely understaffed

Hemp is hot new agricultural venture

Swastikas, racist slogans sprayed on local roads and buildings

Broken family wants case resolved

Remembering those who died by their own hand

NCSU continues opposition to Act 46

The social side of death

E-bikes a big draw at Craftsbury electric vehicle event

Students raise thousands for Harvey victims

Judge says impaired murder suspect understood rights

A plan for reviving downtown Newport

Bread and Puppet to perform new opera

Quiros agrees to settlement

Newport council excluded from redevelopment meeting

Demo derby drivers crash for cash

Lawsuit alleges voter fraud in Victory

Man charged in Newport knife fight

Beware of fake eclipse viewing glasses

Border grants will help Newport rec path, local business

Barton’s Hall of Fame farmers

Glover residents unhappy about sewer blowout

Barton fair turns 150

Sewage explodes from Glover toilets

Diaz ordered not to destroy any records

Dairy Air Wind takes down Holland MET tower

Bleak outlook for forestry industry

Diaz says she threw thumb drive away

A new kind of prescription — local veggies

Moose population drops well below target level

Defendants can have long jail wait before trial

Lake Region considers hiring a police officer

Barton Olympians share past, present, and future

Coventry gets its checks back

Justice Deptartment asked to look at legality of Act 46

Weyerhaeuser settles Current Use issue for $375,000

Sicard to replace Greenwood on Barton Select Board

Non-stop rain taking its toll on farmers

Revision awarded multi-million dollar helmet contract

Peggy Day Gibson steps aside at the Old Stone House Museum

Welch talks health care at North Country Hospital

Boathouse feud continues

Lake Region continues to beat the odds

Coventry Select Board to interview town clerk candidates

South end of Willoughby to become a state park

Judge approves EB-5 settlement

Overdose awareness walk is a step toward a sober living space

Maple production nears historic levels

Barton solar project could raise rates

Wandering elk are safely back home

Dollar General penalized for scanner violations

Pet thieves posing as “humane officers?”

EB-5 investor sues state

Newport reappraisal could lead to drop in tax rate

Governor Scott visits Albany

Diaz is out, Barlow is in, for now

Study examines how tapping may affect health of maple trees

Coventry water district working towards arsenic fix

Newport hopes to improve its image

Rabid bat found in Newport Center

Former Candlepin has new owner

LRUHS has a very good year

Murder charge reduced to second-degree

Keeping our food safe was Sutton man’s career

World dishwashing record shattered in Hardwick

OCSU shaping up for a food fight

Mock crash makes powerful point

Panel ponders future of migrant labor

State unveils plan to clean up Memphremagog

How much of Coventry’s loss is insured?

FBI investigating Orleans man

ASPIRE! awards boost female entrepreneurs

New law could speed Newport’s development

Body on cliff awaits recovery

VEC holds annual meeting

The Luring haunts the Northeast Kingdom

OCSU RIFs reflect uncertainty about Washington

2017 Legislature has a new fan

Community weighs in on Trump presidency

Albany neighbors opposed to gravel pit

If you can see grass, tick season is here

Dave’s Rubbish is back in Barton

Trade case could lead to jobs at Columbia Forest Products

Facebook popup leads to scam

Effort underway to bring ball fields back to fairgrounds

Congressman swings through Northeast Kingdom

Raymond James agrees to $150-million settlement

Orleans sixth-graders learn how to make a difference

Easter fire ruins Brighton home

Local schools vandalized

Environmental ruling boosts expansion of Coventry landfill

Poetry from the perspective of an EMT

Lawsuit claims EB-5 fraud started in 2008

Glover voters approve new garage

Can Newport emulate St. Albans’ renewal?

Newport Center approves water bond

Dairy farmers and new farmers face a divide

Fish and Wildlife proposes cutting moose permits in half

Raboin, Merriam named to Newport council

Congressional delegation draws hundreds in Hardwick

Girls with Guns looks to inspire a new generation of athletes

Celebrating Vermont’s natural delicacy

ATVs — pest or new economic driver?

Roughly a million missing, auditor says

History students take a stand

Local senators muse over legislative session

Medicaid could be cut by $200-million

Act 46 committee struggles to define its purpose

Health Department looks at root causes of addiction

North Country wins hockey title

Newport officials hear some rare good news

Federal receiver fields questions in Jay

Coventry will hire delinquent tax collector

Marchers rally for humane immigration policy

Four vie for two city council seats

Dunklee takes silver at biathlon world championships

South beach project faces opposition

Ice fishing derby covers the Kingdom

Some refugees leaving through Derby Line

Most defendants jailed in heroin sweep

Coventry voters grill selectmen

Bill McKibben speaks at Sterling College

Task force nabs 26 in heroin sweep

Lake House forced to defend itself

Coventry Selectmen will air town’s problems

“Mesh” may provide low-cost Internet connection

State’s Attorney to launch drug diversion program

Major changes for cancer treatment in Newport area

Pool of maple syrup spreads across the country

Newark woman camped out at Standing Rock

Diaz pleads the Fifth, then testifies

Former addicts discuss routes to recovery

Willoughby claims ice fisherman

Governor’s freeze gets a cold shoulder

State spells out plan for use of Great Hosmer

NCUHS search for principal narrowed to two

State plans new parking area for Willoughby’s south end

Open season on coyotes questioned

Amount budgeted for policing in Derby nearly doubled

Current Use penalty too high, Starr says

Derby Pond Animal Hospital has new owner

North Country Union High School looks for a leader

Losses, some gains for Newport businesses

Ski for Light holds Craftsbury event

Dental center opens in Orleans

Sugarmakers discuss climate change, bugs

Diaz ignores order to hand over documents and cash

Highland Lodge has new owner

In the land of cigars and rum

Newport City continues to struggle with budget

Plans for Spates Block hole developing

Town of Coventry files civil complaint against Diaz

Newport City Council urges deep budget cuts

Irasburg loses another selectman

Coventry audit report will go to law enforcement

Sweenys buy C&C Market

Downtown business is slow this season

Cost and shortage of childcare hinder employment

Irasburg fire leaves six without a home

Albany concert expected to draw thousands

New energy siting rules tough on small towns

Women queue up for business info

Armed standoff in Newport

The NEK’s got jobs — a lot of them

Deer harvest up from last year

State taking a hands-on approach to motor vehicle inspections

Lost hunter tells his story

A day on the Vermont Railway

An appreciation of the worst Thanksgiving of my life

SEC wins early victory against Quiros

Changing the way health care is delivered

Towns try for better roads

Diaz to bill town for delinquent tax collector’s fee

Walmart opens admits policing concerns

Coventry Fire District confronts arsenic in its water supply

At long last, Lake Region soccer reigns

Coventry Select Board votes to move investments before election

Incumbents returned to office, county votes for Scott, Trump

Cash tax payments definitely missing in Coventry

Lake Region soccer on a playoff run

Congressman Welch visits Orleans County

Sanders rallies for Democratic candidates

Glover parents want holidays returned to school

Orleans-2 candidates agree on much

Marian Burros was a pioneer in “political” food writing

Moose kill down from 2015

Albany teacher named Vermont Science Teacher of the Year

Coventry board calls in State Police

House candidates debate in Westfield

Lawyers for Stenger tell state to bring it on

Coventry town clerk caught hiding missing documents in furnace room

Orleans-Caledonia House candidates debate education, guns, taxes

Glover parents question Halloween ban

State could end dispatch service

Auditor calls for asset freeze in Coventry

An old railroad town is at a junction, again

Montreal man starts hemp farm in Holland

Police mystified by disturbed infant grave

Foresters talk stewardship at Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Tony Pomerleau pledges up to $120,000 to St. Paul’s School

NEK End Addiction holds forum at Lake Region

Coventry Select Board Board will hire accountant

In Coventry, Annual reports off by $10-million, cash unaccounted for

Potential Jay Peak buyer accused of fraud

Women break the glass ceiling at Community National Bank

License restoration program offers a clean slate

Barton Select Board approves limited ATVs on town roads

Trash is down, recycling is up, questions remain

Morgan appeals PSB approval of Seymour Lake Solar project

Struggling to find new uses for old churches

Lake Region to hold evacuation drill September 9

Newport Mayor goes to work for Walmart

Stenger settles, no longer works at Jay

Jay 14-year-old is women’s amateur national flowboarding champion

Spark from torch started round barn fire

Dairy crisis is worse than most

Massive manhunt in Barton

Seymour Lake Solar gets green light from Public Service Board

Randi Calderwood killed in farm accident

Derby selectboard committee to study law enforcement

Roadside needles are evidence of a larger problem

Charges still pending in prison hostage case

Thousands turn out for historic schoolhouse journey

2016 Primary results — Starr, Rodgers fend off challenge

A 75-mile wheelchair odyssey for justice

Electric vehicle charging station in Derby Line

Does school district consolidation really save money?

Peter Galbraith sits down with the Chronicle

Newport celebrates Aquafest

New tax maps bring changes to Glover

Holland residents out in force to oppose wind

Vermont attorney helps Abu Zahir go home after 14 years at Guantanamo Bay

Brownington appoints an interim town clerk

Felines and Friends helps to turn corner on feral cat population

Morgan residents turn out to oppose wind, solar

Survey shows Orleans County kids engage in risky behavior

Steve Maleski goes storm hunting, part two

Hungry bears plague Island Pond

Sterling College views vandalism as a hate crime

Local pro uses defibrillator to save golfer’s life

Increased police pressure may be blunting an Orleans County burglary spree

Holland woman gets jail time for starving goats

Film producers in search of Phish concert stories

Porsche parade at Jay Peak

Caterpillars defoliate hundreds of acres

More charges stem from Barton meth lab raid

Demonstration held in wake of Orlando shootings

Playwright, Lesley Becker, tackles energy issues in The Gods of the Hills

Select board to consider gift of historic Coventry church

Barton electric rates drop to 16.7 percent

Lawmakers pass revised energy-siting bill

EB-5 investors take aim at Quiros and Raymond James

Veterans recognized by state politicians in Newport

OSCU merger plan goes down in flames

Antique murals find a home at the Old Stone House Museum

Lawmakers disappointed by veto of renewable energy siting bill

Mayor’s veto of free test water meters is overridden

Memorial Day observances – Photos

Quiros allowed $15,000 a month for expenses

Man sentenced to work crew for stealing food

A new generation takes over Belview campground

Meth lab found in Barton

NCUHS won’t have principal next year

More suits filed in EB-5 case

Barton Village Trustees:  New water rates come up again

Fletcher sentenced for embezzlement

Memorial Day observances

Yours from the Perimeter:  Beyond the Memorial Day parade by Paul Lefebvre

Jobs declined in April

In Irasburg:  Energy siting bills create confusion for planners

VEC annual meeting:  Jay Peak shutdown would lead to job loss at VEC

Brian Smith to run for state Legislature

LR concert brought audience to their feet

Nearly 300 participate in Dandelion Run

Youngsters get a free introduction to flying

In Superior Court:  Neighbor’s vigilance leads to charge for Barton man

In North Troy:  Fire deemed suspicious

Pepin killed in motorcycle crash

Student artwork will hang at U.S. Capitol

Westmore retreat will stream people to WIlloughby

Ruminations:  Planting peas with Princess by Tena Starr

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