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Supporters rally around fired librarian

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copyright the Chronicle January 17, 2018   ORLEANS — Parents and others who frequent the Jones Memorial Library here are asking that longtime librarian Joanne Pariseau be reinstated. Ms. Pariseau was fired in late December, after 19 years at the library. The d... More »

Bad tenants leave landlords in the lurch

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copyright the Chronicle January 17, 2018   LOWELL — About 19 years ago Joe St. Onge started building his own little faux town. It was quite a vision. He cut the wood off his land on the Pope Road in Lowell, got a portable sawmill to come in and saw the lumber,... More »

Fire destroys Barton restaurant

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copyright the Chronicle January 10, 2018   BARTON — Fire destroyed Ming’s House, the Chinese restaurant here, on Friday. The tricky fire started at around 2 p.m. Barton Fire Chief Kevin Tartaglio, who arrived on the scene just minutes after the department was ... More »

Fires in Albany, Holland

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copyright the Chronicle December 20, 2017   by Tena Starr   The county has seen two bad fires in the past few days. In Holland on Friday, about 40 milk cows died in a barn fire at the farm owned by Scott and Melanie Gilles, Derby Line Fire Chief Craig Ellam sa... More »

Troopers suspended after fire

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copyright the Chronicle December 6, 2017   by Tena Starr   Two state troopers have been put on paid administrative leave pending investigation of a fire that burned a Stannard house Monday that one of them owned, State Police in St. Johnsbury said Tuesday. Pol... More »

Barton Senior Center gave Barton Arts $20,000

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copyright the Chronicle November 29, 2017   by Tena Starr   The defunct Barton Senior Center has given Great Barton Arts $20,000. The money is in an escrow account and will be used for programs for seniors, said Ed and Adrien Helm, Greater Barton Arts board me... More »

IRS scammer makes a bad call

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copyright the Chronicle November 8, 2017   by Tena Starr   A scammer pretending to be from the IRS recently made a remarkably bad call. She dialed the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department and, unbeknownst to her, ended up talking to Chief Deputy Phil Brooks, wh... More »

Thousands remain without power

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copyright the Chronicle November 1, 2017   by Tena Starr   High winds roared through Vermont early Monday morning, felling trees, branches, and power lines, and plunging tens of thousands of homes into darkness. At the height of the outage early Monday morning... More »

Arrest made in moose poaching case

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copyright the Chronicle November 1, 2017   by Tena Starr   A 20-year-old Irasburg man has been arrested in connection with a moose poaching case in Westmore in late September. Gerin Fortin was arrested on Sunday and charged with six counts of big game violatio... More »

Reward offered for information on poached moose

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copyright the Chronicle October 25, 2017   by Tena Starr   A Craftsbury Common woman rapidly raised more $2,500 through GoFundMe in order put up a reward she hopes will lead to the conviction of whoever illegally shot a cow moose in Westmore last month. Effort... More »

Some skeptical of Conte expansion

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copyright the Chronicle October 18, 2017   by Tena Starr   A federal plan to expand the Sylvio O. Conte, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife refuge that includes thousands of acres in northeastern Vermont, has met with skepticism in some circles. One of the more influe... More »