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Morgan appeals PSB approval of Seymour Lake Solar project

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copyright the Chronicle September 14, 2016 by Paul Lefebvre MORGAN — Selectmen here are accusing the Public Service Board (PSB) of failing to give the town a fair shake in granting a Certificate of Public Good (CPG) to the developer of a 500-Kilowatt solar pro... More »

Fire destroys historic round barn in Irasburg

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copyright the Chronicle August 24, 2016 by Paul Lefebvre IRASBURG — A fire Tuesday destroyed the round barn here on Robillard Flats that had become a cultural landmark for those who live or travel through Orleans County. Originally built in 1908, the barn had ... More »

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History as seen through the novels of Jeffrey Lent

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copyright the Chronicle September 2, 2015 by Paul Lefebvre History as seen in the novels of Jeffrey Lent: In the Fall (542 pages), published in 1999 by Atlantic Monthly Press, and A Slant of Light (357 pages) published in 2015 published by Bloomsbury. To write... More »

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Remembering the last log drive on the Connecticut

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copyright the Chronicle August 12, 2015 by Paul Lefebvre The Northeast Kingdom has often been called the state’s last frontier, but where do we turn to find the bigger than life characters or the tall tales that go into making up a frontier? There are still pe... More »

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Island Pond swamped with visitors for July 4

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copyright the Chronicle July 8, 2015 by Paul Lefebvre ISLAND POND — More than fireworks sizzled and popped in this small town at the weekend’s celebration of the Fourth of July The size of the crowd that turned out over the three days of festivities prompted o... More »

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Keep small schools, school directors say

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copyright the Chronicle March 18, 2015  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Legislators from the Northeast Kingdom were told in no uncertain terms to oppose Montpelier’s efforts to shut down small schools and consolidate districts. That stern warning came from school ... More »

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the Chronicle changes hands

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copyright the Chronicle February 4, 2015 by Chris Braithwaite To me the Chronicle will always be a novelty — a shot in the dark, a crazy gamble undertaken with almost no money but all the energy a 30-year-old immigrant could summon in himself, his wife, and a ... More »

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Biography pays heed to Governor Robinson

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copyright the Chronicle December 17, 2014 Moses Robinson and the Founding of Vermont by Robert A. Mello. Published by the Vermont Historical Society, 2014. 450 pages with footnotes and bibliography. $34.95 Reviewed by Paul Lefebvre Robert A. Mello is a better ... More »

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Governor’s race: County lawmakers lean toward Milne

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copyright the Chronicle November 12, 2014 by Tena Starr If Orleans County’s legislative delegation had its way, Scott Milne would be Vermont’s next governor. That’s not a surprising decision for the Republicans who represent the county, but as of this week onl... More »

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Election wrap: Barrett, Viens, Hardy win elections

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Important correction to the November 5, 2014, election results: Complete election results for each race available in the Chronicle. copyright the Chronicle November 5, 2014 by Joseph Gresser Jennifer Barrett was the big winner of Tuesday’s election, scoring a ... More »

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In Charleston: Sixty years of oysters

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copyright the Chronicle October 8, 2014 by Paul Lefebvre Sixty years ago a photograph was published of Marilyn Monroe standing over a New York City sidewalk register whose hot air lifted her skirt higher up her legs than anyone expected to see. Sixty years ago... More »