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Broken family wants case resolved

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copyright the Chronicle September 13, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   When Katrina McCullough of Newport called police last December and accused her husband of bending her fingers back, she had no idea what the consequences of her actions would turn out to be. Toda... More »

Remembering those who died at their own hand

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copyright the Chronicle September 13, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Matt Chaput said he doesn’t keep track of how long it’s been since his brother Shawn took his own life. “Four or five years,” was his estimate. His imprecision is not because he doesn’t... More »

Students raise thousands for Harvey victims

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copyright the Chronicle September 6, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   Two Irasburg sisters who made their way to Houston, Texas, to pursue teaching careers came through Hurricane Harvey with their homes intact, but they and their students will be dealing with the de... More »

NCSU continues opposition to Act 46

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copyright the Chronicle September 6, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — After attending a Vermont Superintendents Association meeting on August 30, John Castle, who oversees the North Country Supervisory Union, took off for the woods. He said Monday that he ... More »

A plan for reviving downtown Newport

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copyright the Chronicle August 30, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — The consultant hired by the city to help develop a redevelopment strategy in the wake of the collapse of Jay Peak’s Newport EB-5 efforts presented a preliminary report at the Gateway Cente... More »

Quiros agrees to settlement

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copyright the Chronicle August 30, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   Ariel Quiros, the owner of Jay Peak, has followed the path blazed several months ago by Bill Stenger, the resort’s former president, and agreed to a settlement on civil charges of investment fraud. ... More »

Bread and Puppet to perform new opera

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copyright the Chronicle August 30, 2017    by Joseph Gresser   GLOVER — Peter Gelb is the director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. When his company wants to put on a new production, he thumbs through a list of classic operas to find one it has not ... More »

Newport council excluded from redevelopment meeting

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copyright the Chronicle August 23, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — City council members were surprised, and none too happy, to learn Tuesday that the consultant they hired to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts would be meeting with a steering committe... More »

Border grants will help Newport rec path, local business

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copyright the Chronicle August 16, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   HARDWICK — The Northern Borders Regional Commission gave a major boost to the proposed extension of Newport’s recreation path when it awarded $425,000 to the Vermont Land Trust on August 10. Senator... More »

Barton fair turns 150

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copyright the Chronicle August 9, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   BARTON — The Orleans County Fair, which is 150 years old this year, has marked the end, or at least the beginning of the end, of summer for generations of Northeast Kingdom residents. Since 1868, the... More »

Moose population drops well below target level

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copyright the Chronicle August 2, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   CRAFTSBURY — The number of moose in Vermont has dropped well below the target set by wildlife biologists, and the road to recovery is unclear. That was the grim news offered to the 50 people who show... More »

Defendants can have long jail wait before trial

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copyright the Chronicle July 26, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — According to the U.S. and Vermont constitutions, anyone charged with a crime is entitled to a speedy trial by a jury of his or her peers. But that basic promise can’t be kept in Orleans Coun... More »