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Heath Orchard apples destroyed by hailstorms

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copyright the Chronicle August 12, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph  STANSTEAD, QUEBEC — Picking apples at Heath Orchard in Canada is a tradition for many, but this year will be different. The 100-year-old orchard was hit hard by three separate hailstorms — one ... More »

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Jazz brings Newport waterfront to life

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copyright the Chronicle August 12, 2015 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Everyone who’s spent time in Newport realizes the city’s greatest asset is its location on the shore of the spectacularly beautiful Lake Memphremagog. Nevertheless, generations of builders hav... 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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Youngsters get a look at Abenaki culture

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copyright the Chronicle August 5, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph ISLAND POND — Archery, kayaking, circus arts, and bread-making are just a few of the activities organized by the Island Pond Public Library as part of its summer reading program. The books the ki... More »

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Stenger lays out ambitious plans for airport

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copyright the Chronicle August 5, 2015 by Joseph Gresser COVENTRY — A crowd of about 30 pilots legislators, reporters, and the curious found their way to a hangar at what will soon be the Northeast Kingdom International Airport on Thursday afternoon, July 30. ... More »

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Melissa Mount and Steffie head to the Nationals

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copyright the Chronicle July 29, 2015 by Tena Starr   NEWPORT — Melissa Mount of Westfield got her first pony when she was three years old. It was a Shetland, a small pony, which is the reason parents tend to buy them for children — despite the fact that they ... More »

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Lake Willoughby is deeper than previously thought

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copyright the Chronicle July 29, 2015 by Tena Starr   WESTMORE — Lake Willoughby is deep, but until recently just how deep it is has been questionable. State watershed maps say it’s 308 feet at its deepest point. Arthur Brooks differs. For three or four summer... More »

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Hill Farmstead expands, adds tasting room

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copyright the Chronicle July 22, 2015 by Joseph Gresser GREENSBORO — When the Chronicle first visited Shaun Hill in 2010, he was brewing beer in a converted garage. It would be a few months before he released his first offerings, but Mr. Hill already had serio... 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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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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In Barton: Chronicle reporter watches car get stolen

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by Bethany M. Dunbar BARTON — A veteran reporter for the Chronicle had his car stolen from the office as he was working inside on Tuesday.  But about three hours later, the vehicle was found in Orleans, and the person who took it was caught. About 3:30 p.m., A... More »

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Anna Baker was a brilliant artist with a comic touch

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copyright the Chronicle, August 8, 2012 World of Fantasy, The Life and Art of Anna P. Baker, by Beryl Hutchinson and Roz Hermant.  Self-published.  185 pages in paperback.  $59.95. Reviewed by Chris Braithwaite I need to begin this review by confessing my bias... More »