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Fires in Albany, Holland

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copyright the Chronicle December 20, 2017   by Tena Starr   The county has seen two bad fires in the past few days. In Holland on Friday, about 40 milk cows died in a barn fire at the farm owned by Scott and Melanie Gilles, Derby Line Fire Chief Craig Ellam sa... More »

An old gardening practice acquires new life

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copyright the Chronicle October 11, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   Dense forests of bright green parsley. Waist-high kale, green-black and curly. Vegetables growing in profusion in soil so rich and light that a hand thrust among their roots travels downward a foo... More »

Pet thieves posing as “humane officers?”

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copyright the Chronicle June 21, 201   by Tena Starr   The owners of two dogs in Albany believe the animals were stolen last week by someone posing as a representative of P.E.T.S of the Kingdom, a nonprofit that checks on animal welfare. Ronald Mason said his ... More »

Governor Scott visits Albany

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copyright the Chronicle June 14, 201   by Joseph Gresser   ALBANY — Governor Phil Scott breezed into Albany Monday to sign a pair of bills that he said will help revitalize aspects of the state’s rural economy. One, a bill to increase the number of chickens a ... More »

Albany Neighbors opposed to gravel pit

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copyright the Chronicle May 3, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   ALBANY — Father and son Christian and Clark Katzenbach are hoping to earn a living from a vein of gravel on their 203-acre property on Grigg Road. Christian Katzenbach has spent most of his life as a l... More »

Albany concert expected to draw thousands

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copyright the Chronicle December 7, 2016 by Tena Starr Two Irasburg Masons are hoping that up to 100,000 people will come to Albany next fall for a daylong concert they’re planning to raise money for the Mt. Sinai #3 Shriners, based in Montpelier. The concert ... More »

Albany teacher named Vermont Science Teacher of the Year

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copyright the Chronicle October 19, 2016 by Elizabeth Trail ALBANY — When Megan Jolly was in college, and for a couple of years after that, one of her jobs as a fledgling biologist was to crawl into bear caves in winter and haul out cubs so they could be count... More »

Communities struggle to find new uses for old churches

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copyright the Chronicle September 14, 2016 by Tena Starr One of Vermont’s iconic images is the steepled white church that’s at the center of so many villages. But with the number of people who attend services dwindling to near extinction in some cases, the rem... More »

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1,000 pounds of onions stolen from Albany farmer

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copyright the Chronicle September 23, 2015 by Tena Starr ALBANY — A puzzled Albany farmer is wondering why anyone would want to steal nearly 1,000 pounds of onions. Andy Paonessa arrived at one of his farm fields last week to top and crate onions and discovere... More »

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Peters still holds CDL at 95

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copyright the Chronicle May 27, 2015 by Tena Starr   NORTH HYDE PARK — Former Albany Road Commissioner Bill Peters could well be the oldest man in Vermont who still holds a CDL. That’s a commercial driver’s license, which, among other things, allows a person t... More »

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A look at the internal struggles of an early feminist

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copyright the Chronicle March 25, 2015 by Natalie Hormilla Martha Oliver-Smith of Albany has written something like a memoir, except it’s not really about herself. The main character of Martha’s Mandala is another Martha, the author’s maternal grandmother, Mar... More »

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Albany students meet a musher and his dogs

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copyright the Chronicle March 18, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph ALBANY — Albany Community School teachers had a stroke of genius when they decided on a dog-based teaching unit this winter. “It really energizes the students, even my students that are the most ... More »