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Dismissal of murder charge sought


copyright the Chronicle January 17, 2018   NEWPORT — According to a motion filed by Jon Valsangiacomo, the lawyer representing Ryan P. Bacon, 32, of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, the state cannot prove his client committed second-degree murder or voluntary mansl... More »

Fire destroys Barton restaurant


copyright the Chronicle January 10, 2018   BARTON — Fire destroyed Ming’s House, the Chinese restaurant here, on Friday. The tricky fire started at around 2 p.m. Barton Fire Chief Kevin Tartaglio, who arrived on the scene just minutes after the department was ... More »

Work on Newport Center water to start soon


copyright the Chronicle January 10, 2018   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT CENTER — When voters here went to the polls last April to decide whether or not to approve a $745,000 bond to improve the village water system, they took a risk. Town officials said the tow... More »

Brownington murder trial set for end of month


copyright the Chronicle January 3, 2018 NEWPORT — Jeffrey M. Ray, 53, of Brownington will face a jury rather than try to negotiate a reduction in the first-degree murder charge he faces in the shooting death of Rick Vreeland. Mr. Ray has been held without bail... More »

Irasburg man pleads innocent to poaching moose


copyright the Chronicle January 3, 2018  NEWPORT — The man who game wardens say killed a cow moose, dragged it behind his truck from Westmore to Barton, and left its carcass beside the road to rot has denied the stack of charges against him. Gerin J. Fortin, 2... More »

NCUHS spending down


copyright the Chronicle January 3, 2018   NEWPORT — At its December 19 meeting, North Country Union High School got a first look at a budget proposal for the 2018-2019 school year. A draft already approved by the board’s Business Operations Committee calls for... More »

Snowmobiles will be able to reach downtown Newport


copyright the Chronicle December 20, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — The Newport City Council found it much easier Monday to agree to a moderate increase in charges for Newport Ambulance’s services, and to pass a budget, than to decide whether to allow sn... More »

Wells responds to Caledonian-Record suit


copyright the Chronicle December 13, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   Kenneth Wells, the former publisher of the Newport Daily Express, responded on December 7 to a civil lawsuit filed by the Caledonian-Record accusing him of racketeering. On Monday Mr. Wells told t... More »

Plan pitched to get snow machines in Newport


copyright the Chronicle December 6, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Snow machine travelers will be able ride to the East Side Restaurant and Waterfront Plaza if the city council approves the plan that Roger Gosselin, VAST’s Orleans County director, presen... More »

NCSU Act 46 plan is into the home stretch


copyright the Chronicle November 29, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — The North Country Supervisory Union is headed into the home stretch in its effort to persuade the state Agency of Education to allow it to continue to operate as it has, rather than requ... More »

Newport could support hotel, report says


copyright the Chronicle November 22, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Newport can support a 30- to 50-bed hotel, but only during the summer months. A year-round hostelry would have to be considerably smaller. Those were the main conclusions of a report sub... More »