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Meth lab discovered in Barton

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copyright the Chronicle May 25, 2016 by Tena Starr BARTON — Police were taking no chances Saturday at a meth lab found at a Barton home on Cottage Lane between the Crystal Lake state beach and St. Paul’s school. A hazardous materials unit, as well as a clandes... More »

Judge drops murder charge against Baird

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copyright the Chronicle May 4, 2016 by Joseph Gresser ST. JOHNSBURY — Judge Michael Kupersmith has decided that the third man charged in the 2010 killing of Mary Pat O’Hagan of Sheffield will not be tried for first-degree murder. Keith Baird, 35, of Sheffield ... More »

DUI formula too simplistic

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copyright the Chronicle April 27, 2016 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT – State forensic experts will have to rewrite their manuals if the Vermont Supreme Court upholds a decision issued by Judge Howard VanBenthuysen Monday. The judge, sitting in the Criminal Divisio... 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 »

Baird wants murder charge dropped

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copyright the Chronicle March 23, 2016 by Joseph Gresser ST. JOHNSBURY  – The last of the three men charged in the 2010 murder of 78-year-old Mary Pat O’Hagan of Sheffield is asking to have a charge of felony murder dismissed and to have his trial on the remai... 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 »

Clerk foils armed robbery

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  copyright the Chronicle February 24, 2016 by Joseph Gresser GREENSBORO BEND — Police say Joshua L. Chase-Renault walked into Smith’s Store in Greensboro Bend on the evening of February 8 carrying a knife and intending to rob the place. But Mr. Chase-Renault ... More »

Evidence room burglar could get up to 25 years

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copyright the Chronicle January 27, 2016 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT – A 20-year-old Newport man faces between eight and 25 years in prison for looting the evidence room at the Newport City Police Station and participating in a burglary spree that hit homes and ... More »

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Newport Jewelers has first burglary in 34 years

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copyright the Chronicle June 3, 2015 by Tena Starr NEWPORT — For the first time in the 34 years that Newport Jewelers has been in business, it’s been burglarized, said Lincoln Brooks, who owns the store with his wife, Jo-Ann. At 4 a.m. on Monday, someone broke... More »

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Ray charged with first-degree murder

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copyright the Chronicle May 27, 2015 by Tena Starr   NEWPORT — Jeffrey M. Ray, 51, of Brownington pled innocent here Tuesday to first degree murder and was held without bail. Mr. Ray is accused of shooting and killing Rick Vreeland, 53, his former wife’s husba... More »