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Jon Somes creates hair and skin product line

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by Bethany M. Dunbar copyright the Chronicle 3-20-2013 NEWPORT — In a culmination of years of creative process, Jon Somes of Newport is now selling hair and skin care products in his salon, under a label with his own name on it. “It had been on my mind for yea... More »

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Legislators tour through Jay and Newport

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by Joseph Gresser copyright the Chronicle 2-6-13 NEWPORT — A passel of state representatives on a bus tour of the Northeast Kingdom heard firsthand about the issues that will have to be addressed to help the area adjust to $500-million-worth of planned develop... More »

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Stenger outlines plans worth $600-million

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copyright the Chronicle 10-3-2012 by Joseph Gresser JAY — A $600-million investment plan set out by the owners of Jay Peak Resort Thursday could change the face of the Northeast Kingdom over the next three years.  In the process it could create ten thousand ne... More »

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A walk along Newport’s Main Street on Labor Day 1942

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by Norman Rioux  copyright the Chronicle 8-29-2012 In 1942 at Labor Day, America was not yet even one year into World War II.  As a ten-year-old fourth grade student about to enter Belle Coan’s class in West School, I wandered along Newport’s Main Street seein... More »

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Governor tours local high-tech businesses

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by Joseph Gresser copyright the Chronicle August 1, 2012 Governor Peter Shumlin visited two new high tech businesses that are bringing much needed jobs to the Northeast Kingdom last week. Both are companies that take advantage of high-tech production methods. ... More »

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Parker Pie plans airport expansion

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  copyright the Chronicle, July 5, 2012 by Joseph Gresser COVENTRY — Newport State Airport here may see a big increase in traffic by the end of the year.  But most of the people won’t be trying to catch flights.  Instead, they’ll be after pizza, beer and music... More »

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Horse psychic visits Orleans County

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copyright the Chronicle July 5, 2012 by Tena Starr NEWPORT — It was a sultry Monday afternoon and a thunderstorm was blowing in at Kory Scott’s Bluffside Farm on the Scott Farm Road here.  But Amelia Kinkade had her mind on other things that afternoon, specifi... More »