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Lowell school uses meteorological tower to teach kids

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  copyright the Chronicle June 3, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph LOWELL — Sixth-grade students at the Lowell Graded School presented a synopsis of their weather unit Tuesday night. The unit is special because students used a meteorological tower they have in t... More »

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Sheffield wind: Therriens to appeal reappraisal denial

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copyright the Chronicle October 8, 2014 by Tena Starr SHEFFIELD — It was a spectacular Friday afternoon in October — blue sky, warm weather, and the wind rustling the leaves on the trees. Beneath that sound, however, there was a low grinding noise in Steve and... More »

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Nelsons and GMP reach settlement

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copyright the Chronicle April 16, 2014 by Bethany M. Dunbar LOWELL — Don and Shirley Nelson have reached a settlement with Green Mountain Power that says the power company will pay them $1.3-million for their home and 540 acres of their farm. The couple has up... 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 »

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UTG reject Seneca Wind

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copyright the Chronicle January 15, 2014 by Paul Lefebvre FERDINAND — Community opposition in three of the most remote northern towns of the Northeast Kingdom have shut the door on hosting what would have been the third industrial wind project planned for the ... More »

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In the UTGs: Has industrial wind worn out its welcome?

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by Paul Lefebvre copyright the Chronicle 11-13-2013 ISLAND POND — Seneca Mountain wind developers stuck their head in the lion’s den here Monday night, and the lion roared back. Eolian Renewable Energy is proposing a 20-turbine project for Seneca Mountain that... More »

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What drives the price of firewood?

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by Natalie Hormilla The price of a cord of green firewood is running about $185 this year, about the same as last year. It’s a price that’s mostly determined locally — at least compared to other home heating fuels, like oil or propane. It reflects the cost of ... More »

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Lowell wind: Neighbors sick and tired of turbine noise

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by Chris Braithwaite ALBANY — Jim and Kathy Goodrich have a nice home with a porch along the entire west side that overlooks acres of neatly trimmed lawn and, about a mile away, the long, sinuous ridgeline known as Lowell Mountain. Now that view is dominated b... More »