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VEC will seek help from FEMA for storm damage

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copyright the Chronicle December 17, 2014  by Tena Starr Orleans County got off relatively lightly in last week’s big snowstorm. Several towns received a good foot of snow on the night of Tuesday, December 9. And they got it in a hurry. But the county was not ... More »

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Is the postal service shooting itself in the foot?

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copyright the Chronicle October 29, 2014 by David Dudley In May of 2012 the United States Postal Service (USPS) implemented the Post Plan, which was devised to curb mounting debt, and prevent thousands of offices, many of them rural post offices, such as those... More »

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At 91, Francis Whitcomb recalls varied career

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copyright the Chronicle September 10, 2014 by David Dudley ALBANY — At 91 years of age, Francis Whitcomb has held any number of titles, formal and otherwise: Lister, moderator, planning commissioner, justice of the peace, chairman of the Orleans County Democra... More »

Editorial: Fight tar sands oil — for the right reasons

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copyright the Chronicle February 26, 2014 Next week at Town Meeting four Orleans County towns will vote on a resolution that basically says they don’t want tar sands oil to be shipped through the Portland Pipeline’s Northeast Kingdom oil lines.  They are Alban... More »

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Photos and beer can trail lead to arson arrest

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by Tena Starr ALBANY  — An Albany firefighter, who allegedly told police he has a problem with fire and needs help, has been accused of trying to burn down his own department. Elmer Joerg, 45, of Holland pled innocent last week in the Criminal Division of Orle... More »

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Lowell wind: Neighbors sick and tired of turbine noise

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by Chris Braithwaite ALBANY — Jim and Kathy Goodrich have a nice home with a porch along the entire west side that overlooks acres of neatly trimmed lawn and, about a mile away, the long, sinuous ridgeline known as Lowell Mountain. Now that view is dominated b... More »

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Bloodhound and owner help find lost pets

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by Chris Braithwaite copyright the Chronicle 12-26-12 ALBANY — Lisa Robinson spends a good deal of her time crashing through the woods or running through the brambles behind a big rangy dog named Redford who might quite possibly be pursuing a cat. Though she’s... More »

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Profile: Margaret Pitkin’s Wild Blue Yoga

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by Natalie Hormilla copyright the chronicle June 20, 2012 CRAFTSBURY — Even if you don’t take yoga classes around here, you’re probably familiar with Margaret Pitkin.  Maybe you grew up with her in Albany, or went to school with her at Lake Region, or maybe yo... More »