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State seeks ways to boost rural economy


copyright the Chronicle October 4, 2017   by Tena Starr   BARTON — Bleak as the picture for dairy so often is in Vermont, it’s the decline of the state’s forestry industry that people wanted to talk about Tuesday at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on fa... More »

Bleak outlook for forestry industry


copyright the Chronicle August 2, 2017   by Tena Starr   Nearly 50 years ago, a few weeks out of high school, Ken Davis had a tiff with his farmer father that set him on a new career course. Instead of a farmer, he became a logger. And for nearly half a centur... More »

Forestry bills go after the bad guys


copyright the Chronicle February 24, 2016 by Tena Starr MONTPELIER — Legislation aimed at pinching the bad guys in the forestry business, while protecting the good guys from nuisance suits and dust-ups with zoning laws, is winding its way through the Vermont H... More »