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Two Barton men charged for child porn

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copyright the Chronicle June 25, 2014 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT— An online investigation led to the arrest Monday of two Barton men on child pornography charges. The two cases appear to be unrelated to each other. William M. Allen, 29, and Colton E. Chenard, 2... More »

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Hair salons are bright spot in local business

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copyright the Chronicle April 30, 2014  by Natalie Hormilla Marie Turmel Kroeger opened a hair salon in a refurbished milk house in Craftsbury last month with confidence and enthusiasm. “It’s called faith in oneself,” she said, just a couple of weeks into offi... More »

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In Newport City: Morrissette elected as alderman

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by Joseph Gresser copyright the Chronicle 3-5-2014 NEWPORT—Newport has a new alderman.  Voters went to the polls Tuesday and elected Neil Morrissette to replace former council member Tim de la Bruere who decided not to stand for re-election. They also returned... More »

Editorial: Newport City Council missed the boat

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The Newport City Council missed the boat last week when approached about the possibility of putting a tar sands resolution on the agenda for the annual City Meeting in March.  The council could have welcomed city residents who want to talk about an important l... More »

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Spates Block sale spurs Newport City reappraisal

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copyright the Chronicle January 8, 2014 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — The $2.85-million sale of the Spates Block will change the face of downtown Newport.  It will also require the city to revalue all property on its Grand List. According to a memo from City Ass... More »

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After IROC: White strives to continue outdoor events

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by Tena Starr NEWPORT — Phil White, lawyer, former county prosecutor, and the man who tried so valiantly to save IROC, has taken on a new venture. Mr. White has started a for-profit company called Kingdom Games to organize and promote outdoor activities such a... More »

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Tenants prepare to leave historic Spates Block

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — John Daggett carefully placed boxes, pieces of furniture and random possessions into the back of a box truck parked on Main Street here Friday.  Over the past couple of weeks, Mr. Daggett said he’s helped around five households move... More »

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Lafoe Logging wins F Division state championship

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The Lafoe Logging men’s softball team won the F Division State Championship Tournament.  The tournament was held in Newport on July 27 and 28.  After a number of years of not competing in state tournaments, Lafoe Logging entered the F Division Tournament and s... More »