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Ward attends his last city council meeting

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copyright the Chronicle July 8, 2015 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — As Mayor Paul Monette listed those in attendance at Monday’s city council meeting he noted a milestone. “For the last time John Ward is sitting as city manager,” Mr. Monette said. Mr. Ward, who h... More »

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Construction of AnC Bio plant gets underway

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  copyright the Chronicle May 20, 2015 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — The long-delayed groundbreaking for AnC Bio took place under fair skies Thursday morning, May 14. Speakers hailed prospects for the $100-million biomedical facility, which is expected to employ... More »

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AnC Bio is back on track

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copyright the Chronicle April 1, 2015 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — AnC Bio, the biomedical facility being developed with money from the federal EB-5 visa program, is back on track. A press release from Jay Peak late Tuesday afternoon said the state Department o... More »

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No special scrutiny for AnC Bio

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copyright the Chronicle March 25, 2015 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Despite reports to the contrary the AnC Bio biomedical project is not being given special scrutiny by the state. State regulators are taking a closer look at all EB-5 projects in Vermont in lig... More »

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Peggy Loux is a woman with a purpose

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copyright the Chronicle November 19, 2014 by David Dudley JAY — Margaret “Peggy” Loux, who is now serving her fifth year on the Jay Select Board, received the Agency on Aging Community Service Award Monday. According to Ms. Loux, everybody has got to work, and... More »

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Stenger admits investors were informed late

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copyright the Chronicle August 6, 2014  by Joseph Gresser JAY — Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros didn’t live up to state standards when they waited nine months before notifying 35 EB-5 investors they had dissolved the partnership that owned the Tram Haus Lodge at... More »

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Safety and traffic lead AnC Bio Act 250 concerns

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copyright the Chronicle July 23, 2014 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — The AnC Bio facility started down the road to Act 250 approval Monday with a site visit from members of the District #7 Environmental Commission and an initial hearing. Despite wide interest in ... More »

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Minimum wage hike will have ripple effect

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copyright the Chronicle June 11, 2014 by Joseph Gresser Local employers say a rise in pay for those at the bottom of the ladder is sure to increase salaries for those on the higher rungs. That will be good news for many workers, they say, but could come at the... More »

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Jay Peak’s plans for rec center remain in limbo

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copyright the Chronicle February 12, 2014 by Joseph Gresser JAY—Jay Peak Resort’s plan to build a recreation center with a 145-seat movie theater and climbing walls remains in limbo.  The Jay Planning Commission and Zoning Board (two bodies with one set of mem... More »

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Flight Design USA will hire 100

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by Joseph Gresser JAY — At the opening of the new Stateside Baselodge Friday, Jay officials threw in a pair of bonus announcements.  A new aircraft company will bring more than 100 skilled jobs to Coventry, and the sale of the Spates Block on Main Street in Ne... More »

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Hungry Vermonters face cuts in aid

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Years ago, Kim Arel found herself in a tough spot.  She had two young children to feed, and for a brief time the only way to swing that was to visit a food shelf.  “I was surprised to see other people there that I didn’t think I would,” she said in a recent in... More »

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Tenants prepare to leave historic Spates Block

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — John Daggett carefully placed boxes, pieces of furniture and random possessions into the back of a box truck parked on Main Street here Friday.  Over the past couple of weeks, Mr. Daggett said he’s helped around five households move... More »