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Newport hosts lively Aquafest

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copyright the Chronicle August 5, 2015 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Early Saturday morning it looked as if Aquafest might be a cruel joke, with the water its title celebrates raining down from the sky. As it turned out, only a couple of brief showers marred wha... More »

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Aquafest in Newport

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Newport’s Aquafest 2015, sponsored by Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce and NorthCountry Federal Credit Union, will take place on Saturday, August 1, in Newport. Events include the Waterfront Festival commencing at 11 a.m. along the boardwalk of Lake... More »

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Newport City throws Ward a farewell party

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  copyright the Chronicle July 15, 2015 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Wednesday, July 15, is the last day on the job for Newport City Manager John Ward Jr., who is winding up his 16-year run and preparing for retirement. “I’m grateful for the job, otherwise I pr... More »

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Ward attends his last city council meeting

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copyright the Chronicle July 8, 2015 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — As Mayor Paul Monette listed those in attendance at Monday’s city council meeting he noted a milestone. “For the last time John Ward is sitting as city manager,” Mr. Monette said. Mr. Ward, who h... More »

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Cornucopia graduates two

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copyright the Chronicle July 8, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph   NEWPORT — Heidi Massi of Barton is one of two students who graduated from the 17-week Cornucopia cooking program on Thursday. Now she can make all kinds of yummy treats, including the focaccia, p... More »

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World War II veterans gather on the anniversary of D-Day

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  copyright the Chronicle June 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail NEWPORT — They came walking upright, leaning on canes, or struggling with walkers, holding in their hands treasured memorabilia from over 70 years ago.  Seventeen World War II veterans — 16 men and one... More »

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Newport Jewelers has first burglary in 34 years

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copyright the Chronicle June 3, 2015 by Tena Starr NEWPORT — For the first time in the 34 years that Newport Jewelers has been in business, it’s been burglarized, said Lincoln Brooks, who owns the store with his wife, Jo-Ann. At 4 a.m. on Monday, someone broke... More »

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Construction of AnC Bio plant gets underway

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  copyright the Chronicle May 20, 2015 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — The long-delayed groundbreaking for AnC Bio took place under fair skies Thursday morning, May 14. Speakers hailed prospects for the $100-million biomedical facility, which is expected to employ... More »

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AnC Bio is back on track

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copyright the Chronicle April 1, 2015 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — AnC Bio, the biomedical facility being developed with money from the federal EB-5 visa program, is back on track. A press release from Jay Peak late Tuesday afternoon said the state Department o... More »

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No special scrutiny for AnC Bio

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copyright the Chronicle March 25, 2015 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Despite reports to the contrary the AnC Bio biomedical project is not being given special scrutiny by the state. State regulators are taking a closer look at all EB-5 projects in Vermont in lig... More »