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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 »

Boathouse feud continues


copyright the Chronicle July 12, 201   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Police say Herman J. Leblanc, 80, of Newport Center tore down a considerable chunk of a boathouse that has been the center of a nearly ten-year-old legal tangle involving his family and the n... More »

Rabid bat found in Newport Center


copyright the Chronicle June 7, 2017 by Elizabeth Trail   NEWPORT CENTER — A week ago, veterinarian Selena Hunter went back to her office for an evening emergency. When she pulled into the driveway, she saw a bat fluttering on the ground. The bat came toward M... More »

Newport Center approves water bond


copyright the Chronicle April 5, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT CENTER — Voters here gave the nod to a plan to provide an ample supply of safe drinking water to residents of the village of Newport Center. In balloting Tuesday, town residents approved a $74... More »

A 75-mile wheelchair odyssey for justice


copyright the Chronicle August 10, 2016 by Elizabeth Trail  JEFFERSONVILLE — A week or so ago, Danny Perry of Newport Center felt a sudden calling to take a trip. Not just any trip, but a 75-mile journey from Newport to Burlington in his wheelchair — and somet... More »


Are hops making a comeback in Vermont?


copyright the Chronicle October 22, 2014 by Aaron Dentel-Post In 1850, Vermont grew 8.2 percent of the nation’s hops, with Orleans County accounting for 77,605 pounds of the crop a year. The crop was so important that children were taken out of school at harve... More »