So many ways to make chili

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Meagan Joubert and Nathan Grimm of the North Country Career Center Culinary School were contestants in Saturday's Chilifest held in Newport.  One of the not-so-secret ingredients in their recipe was maple syrup. Photos by Tena Starr

Meagan Joubert and Nathan Grimm of the North Country Career Center Culinary School were contestants in Saturday’s Chilifest held in Newport. One of the not-so-secret ingredients in their recipe was maple syrup. Photos by Tena Starr

copyright the Chronicle October 14, 2015

by Tena Starr  

NEWPORT — Who would think there are so many ways to make chili?

The Chilifest here Saturday certainly demonstrated a lot of them, with recipes that ranged from dishes that included chicken to maple syrup.

Traditional recipes generally involve ground beef, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and spices. But there’s actually an International Chili Society that has cook-offs, and it appears there’s considerable debate about what makes the best chili, or even where it originated, though it seems to go back centuries.

In Newport, the annual Chilifest, at which participants can taste all the competitors’ samplings for $5, had its own wide range of offerings.

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In boys tennis: Falcons win over U-32 on strength of singles matches

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Nathan Marsh is enjoying his second season on the North Country Falcons tennis team, having come late to the program.  A lifelong hockey and soccer player, Marsh has emerged as one of the top four singles players in the Falcons tennis program. Photo by Richard Creaser

Nathan Marsh is enjoying his second season on the North Country Falcons tennis team, having come late to the program. A lifelong hockey and soccer player, Marsh has emerged as one of the top four singles players in the Falcons tennis program.
Photo by Richard Creaser

copyright the Chronicle May 14, 2014

by Richard Creaser

NEWPORT — The North Country Falcons tennis team extended its winning streak to two matches and evened up their season record at 3-3 with a 4-3 win over the visiting U-32 Raiders on Thursday, May 8. Coming into the contest, Coach Gary Atchinson predicted that the victory would be attained or lost on the strength of the singles matches.

“Our top four are very strong with a lot of experience,” he said. “We kind of need that to balance out the fact that we have a lot of inexperienced players.”

The Falcons team has only nine players — the exact number needed to field a team for each match. With very little wiggle room, it falls on the team to perform to its maximum capability each and every time. So far, they have not disappointed, Coach Atchinson said.

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