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Welcome to the era of Big Sugar

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by Chris Braithwaite  copyright 3-13-2013 BARTON — When Adam Parke and Todd Scelza “sweetened the pans” and drew off their first 165 gallons of maple syrup Monday night, it was the culmination of ten months’ work and an investment of a quarter of a million dol... More »

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In memoriam: Henry Labrecque

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Editor’s note:  Henry Labrecque died on December 7, 2012.  In his memory, we republish here an interview Chris Braithwaite did with Mr. Labreque that was first published in the Chronicle in the fall of 2011. by Chris Braithwaite copyright the Chronicle, Septem... More »

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Broe – Lantagne family is built on reindeer games

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by Richard Creaser copyright the Chronicle 10-24-12 WEST CHARLESTON —  Even before Pauline Broe picked up her bullhorn to address the crowd on Sunday it was apparent that this wasn’t your typical family gathering.  With sun and rain appearing in equal measure,... More »

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Apple crop is skimpy this year

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by Natalie Hormilla copyright the Chronicle 9-5-2012 After a long, hot summer, people may be looking forward to fall foliage, cooler weather and crisp apple cider.  When the foliage will change or the weather cool is anyone’s guess, but at least one thing is c... More »

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Parker Pie plans airport expansion

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  copyright the Chronicle, July 5, 2012 by Joseph Gresser COVENTRY — Newport State Airport here may see a big increase in traffic by the end of the year.  But most of the people won’t be trying to catch flights.  Instead, they’ll be after pizza, beer and music... More »

Greensboro brewer has big dreams

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by Joseph Gresser copyright the Chronicle, May 19, 2010 GREENSBORO — Shaun Hill says he feels a sense of responsibility, both to the ancestors who first farmed his family’s plot of land in the 1780s, and to the god of beer.  He hopes to live up to both his fam... More »

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Sweet Rowen Farmstead is back in business

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by Bethany M. Dunbar EAST ALBANY — Sweet Rowen Farmstead — dairy farm and creamery — is back in business. Paul Lisai has built a small pasteurizing plant at his home and is bottling milk and making cream-style cheese. He hosted a grand opening on Mother’s Day,... More »