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Brownington murder trial set for end of month

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copyright the Chronicle January 3, 2018 NEWPORT — Jeffrey M. Ray, 53, of Brownington will face a jury rather than try to negotiate a reduction in the first-degree murder charge he faces in the shooting death of Rick Vreeland. Mr. Ray has been held without bail... More »

Old Stone House welcomes a new generation

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copyright the Chronicle December 6, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BROWNINGTON — Molly Veysey started her new job as director of the Old Stone House Museum on December 1. So did Finance Manager Walter Parenteau. Both are 36 years old. Add in administrative assist... More »

Peggy Day Gibson steps aside at the Old Stone House Museum

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copyright the Chronicle July 12, 201   by Tena Starr   BROWNINGTON — For the past ten years or so Peggy Day Gibson has turned her capable and enthusiastic hand to transforming the picturesque Brownington neighborhood that’s home to the Old Stone Museum into vi... More »

ATVs — pest or new economic driver?

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copyright the Chronicle March 22, 2017   by Tena Starr   When a group of ATV enthusiasts went before the Westmore Select board recently to ask that some town roads be opened to them, they touted the usual arguments, the main one being that allowing people who ... More »

Brownington death ruled homicide

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copyright the Chronicle June 22, 2016 The death of a Brownington man in March has been ruled a homicide. The Chief Medical Examiner’s office announced on Monday that Kevin Smith, 38, died from a stab wound to his chest. Around 8:30 p.m. on March 28 State Polic... More »

In Brownington: Death investigation underway

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copyright the Chronicle March 30, 2016 State Police say that the body of a Brownington man who was found dead Monday evening was taken to the office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.   Meanwhile, a death investigatio... More »

Accused murderer questions lawyer

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copyright the Chronicle March 16, 2016 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT – A breach between an accused murderer and his lawyer was apparently healed by a talk from Judge Robert Bent. Jeffrey M. Ray, 52, of Brownington sent a handwritten note to the clerk in the Crimin... More »

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Land trust helps farmers find farms

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copyright the Chronicle September 23, 2015 by Joseph Gresser BROWNINGTON — Neal Perry has lived all of his 48 years on the 134-acre farm that was in his family 43 years before he was born. But sometime soon another farmer will be cultivating the land. Mr. Perr... More »

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Local history buffs present work

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copyright the Chronicle July 22, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph BARTON — The area here changed drastically in the last century. Where Barton was a hub of activity, now the industry is gone and once-busy factory buildings are crumbling. This was part of the foc... More »

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Brownington gets $50,000 grant for new truck

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  copyright the Chronicle June 17, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail BROWNINGTON — Jan Delaney describes herself as “just a Brownington citizen who wanted to help.” She’s not a town official. She had never written a grant before, let alone a major one.  But when she saw... More »