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Irasburg loses another selectman

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copyright the Chronicle December 21, 2016   by Elizabeth Trail   IRASBURG — This town was already down one selectman after Brian Sanville resigned a few weeks ago. So it was not good news when Chair Dave Warner handed in his own letter of resignation at the De... More »

Irasburg fire leaves six without a home

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copyright the Chronicle December 7, 2016 by Paul Lefebvre and Tena Starr IRASBURG — A fire late Sunday afternoon destroyed a camp off the Gage Road here and left two adults and four children homeless. “They lost everything,” said Robin Beaton, chief of the Ira... More »

Spark from torch started round barn fire

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copyright the Chronicle August 31, 2016 by Tena Starr IRASBURG — A spark started the fire that destroyed the Robillard family’s historic round barn here, Denise Robillard said this week. “They were fixing stalls that morning in the barn that was hooked to the ... More »

Fire destroys historic round barn in Irasburg

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copyright the Chronicle August 24, 2016 by Paul Lefebvre IRASBURG — A fire Tuesday destroyed the round barn here on Robillard Flats that had become a cultural landmark for those who live or travel through Orleans County. Originally built in 1908, the barn had ... More »

Irasburg Select Board: Fecher resigns from board

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copyright the Chronicle April 20, 2016 by Elizabeth Trail  IRASBURG — Brian Fecher, the chair of the Irasburg Select Board, submitted a letter of resignation from the board at a special meeting called for Thursday night.  But he’s still on the board for now. “... More »

Irasburg farmer challenges state

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copyright the Chronicle March 23, 2016 by Tena Starr An Irasburg farmer has invited the Vermont Agency of Agriculture to prosecute him for violating the state’s slaughtering rules. His crime?  He advertised half of a grass fed beef that had not been “properly”... More »

30 years in the air took this man everywhere

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copyright the Chronicle February 17, 2016 by Tena Starr Armand Brasseur grew up on a dairy farm in Irasburg, but he didn’t want to milk cows, he wanted to fly.  He knew that when he was a small boy, four or five years old, and watched planes head south from th... More »

Sugar and spice at the Leach Public Library

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copyright the Chronicle December 2, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph IRASBURG — The Leach Public Library in Irasburg held the ninth edition of its Gingerbread Open House on Saturday. The promise of gingerbread featured on a sign outdoors lured people into the li... More »

Kidder Hill neighbors hold a fencing bee

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copyright the Chronicle November 11, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail IRASBURG — About 30 opponents of the proposed Kidder Hill Community Wind project in Irasburg showed up with shovels, hammers, and a backhoe Saturday morning to build a fence — two L-shaped segments f... More »

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Irasburg wind opponents plan petition drive

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copyright the Chronicle September 9, 2015 by Tena Starr   IRASBURG — A loose coalition called the Irasburg Ridge Alliance (IRA) has formed here to oppose David Blittersdorf’s plans for a two-tower commercial wind project on Kidder Hill. The group will hold a m... More »

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Kidder Hill wind project draw fierce opposition

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copyright the Chronicle August 12, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail IRASBURG — About 40 people, including two state legislators, came to the Irasburg Select Board meeting on Monday night to protest two commercial scale wind towers proposed for nearby Kidder Hill. David... More »