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Coventry water district working towards arsenic fix

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copyright the Chronicle June 14, 201   by Elizabeth Trail   COVENTRY — Last fall, water customers in Coventry Village and some surrounding areas were warned not to drink their tap water because arsenic levels had gone over 10 parts per billion. On Tuesday nigh... More »

In Coventry, Diaz is out, Barlow is in — at least for now

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copyright the Chronicle June 14, 201 by Elizabeth Trail   COVENTRY — After a week of dramatic twists and turns, David Barlow has been appointed to serve as what Coventry Select Board members called a “temporary interim” town clerk and treasurer. He will serve ... More »

Rabid bat found in Newport Center

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copyright the Chronicle June 7, 2017 by Elizabeth Trail   NEWPORT CENTER — A week ago, veterinarian Selena Hunter went back to her office for an evening emergency. When she pulled into the driveway, she saw a bat fluttering on the ground. The bat came toward M... More »

OCSU shaping up for a food fight

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copyright the Chronicle May 31, 2017 by Elizabeth Trail   A plan to hire a half-time food service coordinator for the Orleans Central Supervisory Union (OCSU) drew a small crowd including parents, community members, and school cooks to an OCSU Executive Commit... More »

The Coventry case Diaz bond revoked, has ten days

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copyright the Chronicle May 26, 2017 by Elizabeth Trail   COVENTRY — Town Clerk and Treasurer Cynthia Diaz has ten days to come up with a $2.5-million bond or lose her job. The Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) paid up on the town’s $500,000 claim on W... More »

How much of Coventry’s loss is insured?

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copyright the Chronicle May 24, 2017 by Elizabeth Trail   COVENTRY — How much of this town’s missing money is covered by its insurance policy with the Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLTC)? Will VLTC continue to insure the financial performance of town Tre... More »

Panel discusses the future of migrant labor

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copyright the Chronicle May 24, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   HARDWICK — “Who will milk the cows?” asked panelists at a farm forum held at Hazen Union High School on May 17. But the real question on the table was what happens on Vermont dairy farms if President ... More »

OCSU RIFs reflect uncertainty about Washington

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copyright the Chronicle May 10, 2017 by Elizabeth Trail   The Orleans Central Supervisory Union (OCSU) is not renewing contracts for about 20 teachers and support staff for the 2017-2018 school year. The higher than usual number of reduction in force (RIF) not... More »

VEC holds annual meeting

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copyright the Chronicle May 10, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   JAY — The word on a lot of peoples’ lips at Saturday’s Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) annual meeting was “curtailment.” That means cutting back on renewable energy production when local transmissi... More »

Albany Neighbors opposed to gravel pit

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copyright the Chronicle May 3, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   ALBANY — Father and son Christian and Clark Katzenbach are hoping to earn a living from a vein of gravel on their 203-acre property on Grigg Road. Christian Katzenbach has spent most of his life as a l... More »

Dave’s Rubbish is back in Barton

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copyright the Chronicle May 3, 2017    by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — Dave’s Rubbish is back on track to pick up trash in the town of Barton. Over the past two weeks, owner Dave Giroux has turned in all of the paperwork the select board had been asking for sinc... More »

Facebook popup leads to scam

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copyright the Chronicle April 26, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — Sharon Bickford of Barton was on Facebook one evening last week when her computer screen suddenly froze. A window popped up, flashing an ominous warning — her computer was under a virus att... More »