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Alternative medicine – woo-woo or effective?

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copyright the Chronicle April 13, 2016 by Natalie Hormilla On a recent rainy morning, Grace Johnstone zipped up what looked like a cross between an astronaut suit and a duffle bag and flipped a switch.  The thing’s slack walls filled out and stiffened as it fi... More »

Orleans County is unhealthiest in Vermont

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copyright the Chronicle March 23, 2016 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT – When Julie Raboin stood up at Monday’s city council meeting and talked about a recent study showing Orleans County at the bottom of the state’s health rankings, Newport resident Brian McNeal ha... 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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Three-fourths of the region is overweight

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by Tena Starr NEWPORT — About 75 percent of the people in Orleans and northern Essex counties are either overweight or obese.  Thirteen percent of 12- to 19-year-olds are considered obese, as well as 11 percent of kids under five. In the state as a whole, 28 p... 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 »