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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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Safe Haven — a home for unwanted horses

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copyright the Chronicle October 22, 2014 by Tena Starr HOLLAND — Tara Girard has taken in 17 horses this year, all of them horses that someone else didn’t want anymore, or at least couldn’t afford. Of the ten harbored by Safe Haven Farm right now, she said tha... More »

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Vermont leads nation in sugarmaking again

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copyright the Chronicle July 16, 2014  by Natalie Hormilla Vermont again led the nation in maple syrup production in 2014, according to a report by the United State Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service. Vermont’s total pr... 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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Hair salons are bright spot in local business

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copyright the Chronicle April 30, 2014  by Natalie Hormilla Marie Turmel Kroeger opened a hair salon in a refurbished milk house in Craftsbury last month with confidence and enthusiasm. “It’s called faith in oneself,” she said, just a couple of weeks into offi... More »

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Weather problems drive up beef prices sharply

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copyright the Chronicle May 7, 2014 by Natalie Hormilla BARTON — The price of beef in most stores is at a record high, and the price of locally raised beef is getting higher, too. The average price of a pound of ground beef in most U.S. states hit almost $3.70... 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 »