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Editorial: Thanks, Jim

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copyright the Chronicle August 20, 2014 Jim Jeffords died Tuesday at age 80 after a lifetime of public service. He was a Republican until the party moved away from his core Vermont values. In 2001 he became an Independent. His decision shifted the power in the... 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 »

Editorial: No retreat

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President Obama was right to stand his ground while the government was shut down by the U.S. House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Republican Party, which is controlled by its extreme right wing. To give in would have been to turn the government... More »

Editorial: A closer look at the obesity epidemic

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The statistics presented by the district health department Saturday are alarming.  Seventy-five percent of the people in Orleans and northern Essex counties are overweight or obese, they say. What might be even more alarming is the assertion made by the film W... More »