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Charges against Roger Pion near dismissal

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copyright the Chronicle October 1, 2014 by Paul Lefebvre NEWPORT — The Newport man who crushed multiple police cruisers with a tractor just over two years ago could be only weeks away from seeing all 16 charges arising from the incident dismissed. At a hearing... More »

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Jordyn Cowles breaks Lake Region soccer shutout record

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copyright the Chronicle September 24, 2014 by Paul Lefebvre Lake Region Union High School soccer goalie Jordyn Cowles is flying high after establishing a new record for keeping other teams scoreless. On Friday the senior goal minder snared her eighteenth shuto... More »

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Employees to buy the Chronicle

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copyright the Chronicle September 17, 2014 Eleven long-time employees of the Chronicle have agreed in principle to buy the weekly newspaper from its founding publishers, Chris and Ellen Braithwaite.   While some details remain to be worked out, the basic eleme... More »

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Two handmade Shipley books honor writing and farming

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copyright the Chronicle September 3, 2014 Adam’s Mark: Writing from the Ox-House, published by Plowboy Press in Burke, with woodcuts by Mary Simpson. A limited edition hard cover version is available directly from the publisher for $250. A smaller softcover tr... More »

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Kilmartin won’t seek re-election

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copyright the Chronicle May 14, 2014 by Paul Lefebvre Duncan Kilmartin will not seek re-election to the Vermont House. In a farewell address to members of the House last week, Mr. Kilmartin did not explain his decision to step down, preferring instead to thank... More »

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Did slavery in Vermont really end in 1777?

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copyright the Chronicle February 26, 2014 The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777-1810.  By Harvey Amani Whitfield.  Published by the Vermont Historical Society 2014.  140 pages with notes, documents and index.  $19.95 Reviewed by Paul Lefebvre The asser... More »

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UTG reject Seneca Wind

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copyright the Chronicle January 15, 2014 by Paul Lefebvre FERDINAND — Community opposition in three of the most remote northern towns of the Northeast Kingdom have shut the door on hosting what would have been the third industrial wind project planned for the ... More »

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Orleans County now has its own forester

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copyright the chronicle December 4, 2013 by Paul Lefebvre Not many young professionals would welcome a reporter’s questions on the first day of a new job.  But that’s where Jared Nunery found himself Monday, roughly six hours into the role as the new county fo... More »