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North Country Hospital mandates flu vaccines for employees

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copyright the Chronicle October 18, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Many people think influenza is just an unpleasant fact of life, but according to Dr. Maria Fatigati it kills around 30,000 Americans each year. That, she said Monday, is around the same n... More »

Officer killed in 1917 is remembered

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copyright the Chronicle September 27, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — On September 26, 1917, Newport’s first uniformed police officer, Joseph P. Manogue, was called to the Newport House to help immigration officers deal with a recalcitrant suspect. Patrol... More »

Chief says Newport Police Department gravely understaffed

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copyright the Chronicle September 20, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — At its meeting Monday, the city council heard about the difficulties officers face in the city’s understaffed police department. They also voted for November balloting on a $3-million b... More »

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 »

Judge says impaired murder suspect understood rights

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copyright the Chronicle August 30, 2017   by Paul Lefebvre   NEWPORT — Can an inebriated murder suspect understand the rights he has given up when consenting to talk to police at the time of his arrest? In a 12-page ruling following hearings and expert testimo... 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 »

Man charged in Newport knife fight

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copyright the Chronicle August 23, 2017   by Paul Lefebvre   NEWPORT — A knife-swinging melee in downtown Newport Saturday night has led to charges here this week in Orleans County Superior Court. As the only suspect cited for his role in the fracas, Everett W... 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 »

Revision awarded multi-million dollar helmet contract

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copyright the Chronicle July 12, 201   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Some of Vermont’s top political leaders joined Revision Military’s employees July 6 to celebrate a contract that could be worth as much as $98-million to the company. Revision CEO Jonathan Bl... More »

Welch talks health care at North Country Hospital

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copyright the Chronicle July 12, 201   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — U.S. Representative Peter Welch sandwiched a visit to congratulate Revision Military for winning a $98-million contract between meetings with Orleans County organizations, including North Cou... More »

Overdose awareness walk is a step toward sober living space

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copyright the Chronicle June 28, 201   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Tara Patten called Charles Buckland Jr. “my best friend” as she talked about his overdose death. She was speaking to a crowd of around 80 people gathered around the gazebo in Gardner Park her... More »