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The risks of renting

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copyright the Chronicle April 15, 2015 by Tena Starr In July of 2014, Vernon and Rose Warner rented a trailer in Lowell to a man and his son. They say they received $300 at the time, and nothing since. The monthly rent was $550. Now, the tenant is gone, which ... More »

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The homeless — out of sight, out of mind?

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copyright the Chronicle November 19, 2014 by David Dudley NEWPORT — Victoria Kuhn, a thin woman in her twenties, moved to Newport a little over a year ago with her fiancé. Since their arrival, they have lived on Prouty Beach, in their car, and during the cold ... More »

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Planet Aid drop boxes unlikely to clothe locals

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copyright the Chronicle November 5, 2014  by Natalie Hormilla A convenient way to recycle clothing is making its way into Orleans and Essex counties — but it’s highly unlikely that any of those clothes will end up on the backs of needy people in the Northeast ... More »

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Hungry Vermonters face cuts in aid

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Years ago, Kim Arel found herself in a tough spot.  She had two young children to feed, and for a brief time the only way to swing that was to visit a food shelf.  “I was surprised to see other people there that I didn’t think I would,” she said in a recent in... More »