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Who does, and who doesn’t, support Bernie?

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copyright the Chronicle February 3, 2016 For decades, Bernie Sanders, who calls himself a democrat socialist, has been a top vote getter in Orleans County, one of the more conservative counties in Vermont.  Through random phone calls and man-on-the-street inte... 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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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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How to bring Town Meeting back to life

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copyright the Chronicle March 11, 2015 All Those In Favor, Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community, by Susan Clark and Frank Bryan. Paperback. 87 pages. Published by Ravenmark, Montpelier, Vermont. Reviewed by Tena Starr Frank Bryan is likely V... More »

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What makes Vermont special?

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copyright the Chronicle August 20, 2014  What Makes Vermont Special, by Greg Carpenter. Published by Shires Press. 134 pages. Paperback. $24.99. Reviewed by Tena Starr Greg Carpenter, a teacher in Swanton who summers on Echo Lake in Charleston, says the idea f... More »

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Vermont leads nation in sugarmaking again

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copyright the Chronicle July 16, 2014  by Natalie Hormilla Vermont again led the nation in maple syrup production in 2014, according to a report by the United State Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service. Vermont’s total pr... More »

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Welcome to the era of Big Sugar

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by Chris Braithwaite  copyright 3-13-2013 BARTON — When Adam Parke and Todd Scelza “sweetened the pans” and drew off their first 165 gallons of maple syrup Monday night, it was the culmination of ten months’ work and an investment of a quarter of a million dol... More »

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Apple crop is skimpy this year

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by Natalie Hormilla copyright the Chronicle 9-5-2012 After a long, hot summer, people may be looking forward to fall foliage, cooler weather and crisp apple cider.  When the foliage will change or the weather cool is anyone’s guess, but at least one thing is c... 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 »

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Starr, Rodgers, Johnson prevail in Primary election

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by Bethany M. Dunbar copyright the Chronicle 8-29-2012 State Senate candidates Bob Starr and John Rodgers and Representative Bill Johnson came out on top in local Primary elections Tuesday. Mr. Starr and Mr. Rodgers survived a three-way contest for two nominat... More »