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School funding a priority for legislators

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copyright the Chronicle January 17, 2018   Just two weeks into the 2018 legislative session, Governor Phil Scott has given his State of the State speech, but this year’s budget address isn’t scheduled for another week. Behind the scenes, analysts are waiting t... More »

In Coventry, Diaz is out, Barlow is in — at least for now

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copyright the Chronicle June 14, 201 by Elizabeth Trail   COVENTRY — After a week of dramatic twists and turns, David Barlow has been appointed to serve as what Coventry Select Board members called a “temporary interim” town clerk and treasurer. He will serve ... More »

Incumbents returned to office  

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copyright the Chronicle November 9, 2016, County votes for Scott, Trump Despite some hard fought races, Orleans County returned all incumbents to office Tuesday. The closest contest was the Orleans-Lamoille House race, where Republican Mark Higley fended off a... More »

Congressman Welch visits Orleans County

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copyright the Chronicle November 2, 2016 by Joseph Gresser BARTON — Peter Welch spent half of Monday in Orleans County. He dropped by the Chronicle for a morning conversation before heading up to Newport for a meeting with city officials and legislators. The s... More »

Orleans-2 candidates agree on much

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copyright the Chronicle October 26, 2016  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — It would have been difficult to tell what party the four candidates seeking to represent Orleans-2 belong to just by listening to them at Monday night’s candidate forum. The only clue was ho... More »

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Keep small schools, school directors say

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copyright the Chronicle March 18, 2015  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Legislators from the Northeast Kingdom were told in no uncertain terms to oppose Montpelier’s efforts to shut down small schools and consolidate districts. That stern warning came from school ... More »

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Governor’s race: County lawmakers lean toward Milne

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copyright the Chronicle November 12, 2014 by Tena Starr If Orleans County’s legislative delegation had its way, Scott Milne would be Vermont’s next governor. That’s not a surprising decision for the Republicans who represent the county, but as of this week onl... More »

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Minimum wage hike will have ripple effect

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copyright the Chronicle June 11, 2014 by Joseph Gresser Local employers say a rise in pay for those at the bottom of the ladder is sure to increase salaries for those on the higher rungs. That will be good news for many workers, they say, but could come at the... More »

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GMO bill splits local legislators by party

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copyright the Chronicle May 21, 2014 by Bethany M. Dunbar Orleans County farmers and consumers won’t be immediately affected by Vermont’s first-in-the-nation passage of legislation requiring labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients. The legislat... More »

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Newport House district race draws three public servants

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copyright the Chronicle 10-24-12 by Joseph Gresser DERBY — It is unusual for challengers in an election to be as well known to voters as the incumbents.  But, in the case of the race to represent Newport, Newport Center and Coventry in the state House of Repre... More »