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New Barton senior center in the works


copyright the Chronicle October 25, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — A new senior center is in the works in Barton. Called Barton Area Senior Services, Inc., (BASSI), the new group incorporated with the state as a nonprofit last week. Its organizers plan t... More »

Sara Doncaster brings the local hills alive with music


copyright the Chronicle October 18, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   “Everyone has a voice,” Sara Doncaster says. It’s that philosophy, on every level, that has propelled the Lake Region Union High School music teacher into the spotlight as this year’s runner-up Ve... More »

Westmore Select Board tackles public nudity


copyright the Chronicle October 11, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   WESTMORE — The select board here is talking about passing a public indecency ordinance, with fines of up to $800, following complaints from people who said they were harassed at the nude beach at ... More »

An old gardening practice acquires new life


copyright the Chronicle October 11, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   Dense forests of bright green parsley. Waist-high kale, green-black and curly. Vegetables growing in profusion in soil so rich and light that a hand thrust among their roots travels downward a foo... More »

Barton Senior Center closes abruptly


copyright the Chronicle October 4, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — The Barton Senior Center served its last meal on September 27. On Tuesday night, about 30 people, including two Barton Village Trustees and two representatives from the Northeast Kingdom C... More »

Predicting the future of milk and maple


copyright the Chronicle September 27, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   CRAFTSBURY — The future is not looking good for Vermont sugarmakers 50 years down the road. But opportunities will open up for dairy farmers — if they can stay in business until then. That was t... More »

Hemp is hot new agricultural venture


copyright the Chronicle September 13, 2017 by Elizabeth Trail   EAST BURKE — “Welcome to history,” said Eli Harrington, one of the organizers of Vermont Hemp Fest 2017, held over the weekend at the Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center. He’s also co-found... More »

E-bikes a big draw at Craftsbury electric vehicle event


copyright the Chronicle September 6, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   CRAFTSBURY COMMON — “It’s like the hand of God reaches down and pushes you along,” Larry Gilbert said. Mr. Gilbert’s playful description of what it’s like to ride an electric bicycle was pretty m... More »

The social side of death


copyright the Chronicle September 6, 2017 by Elizabeth Trail   CRAFTSBURY COMMON — “We’re only guaranteed two things,” Anne-Marie Keppel told the small crowd that turned out for a Death Café at the library on August 31. “The fact that we are alive right now in... More »

Demo derby drivers crash for cash


copyright the Chronicle August 23, 2017 by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — “Protect your front end and a lot of luck,” said Heidi Taylor of West Glover when asked about the strategy that carried her to a third-place finish in the four-cylinder division of the Demol... More »

Glover residents unhappy about sewer blowout


copyright the Chronicle August 16, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   DATELINE — Several Glover residents attended the August 10 select board meeting here to talk about an attempt last week to blow out the village sewer lines that went wrong. In Doug Safford’s house,... More »