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Amount budgeted for policing in Derby nearly doubled

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copyright the Chronicle January 18, 2017    by Joseph Gresser   DERBY — The Derby Select Board voted at its meeting Monday night for a municipal budget that would nearly double the amount set aside for policing — from $47,000 to $90,000. However, select board ... More »

Downtown business is slow this season

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copyright the Chronicle December 14, 2016 by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Retailers are always anxious as the Christmas season, which can be make or break for a business, approaches. This year Newport’s merchants have had the arrival of Walmart in the area added... More »

The NEK’s got jobs — a lot of them

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copyright the Chronicle November 30, 2016 by Tena Starr Neil Morrissette of Creative Work Solutions is an unabashed cheerleader for the Northeast Kingdom. It has everything, he said in a recent interview. Including jobs. A lot of jobs. In fact, some employers ... More »

Walmart opens amidst policing concerns

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copyright the Chronicle November 16, 2016    by Joseph Gresser DERBY — The Derby Walmart Supercenter will open its doors for the first time early on November 16, but according to State Police Lieutenant Walt Smith, commander of the Derby barracks, issues of pu... More »

Newport Mayor goes to work for Walmart

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copyright the Chronicle September 7, 2016  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Mayor Paul Monette has been unemployed since June, except for some part-time bookkeeping work. He was the head of information technology at Newport City Elementary School, but the school bo... More »

Derby Select Board Committee to study law enforcement

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copyright the Chronicle August 17, 2016    by Joseph Gresser DERBY — The Derby Select Board is far from convinced that the town needs more law enforcement, but members gave former State Representative, State Police trooper, and Game Warden Bob Lewis the go ahe... More »

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Minimum wage hike will have ripple effect

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copyright the Chronicle June 11, 2014 by Joseph Gresser Local employers say a rise in pay for those at the bottom of the ladder is sure to increase salaries for those on the higher rungs. That will be good news for many workers, they say, but could come at the... More »

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In Derby: New Walmart could add 218 jobs

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copyright the Chronicle May 28, 2014 by Joseph Gresser DERBY — A new Walmart Supercenter could add 218 jobs and $4.7-million to area payrolls, according to an economic analysis submitted with permit applications on May 22. If the permitting process hits no sna... More »

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In Derby: Walmart could open in 2014

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 by Joseph Gresser copyright the Chronicle 1-16-2013 DERBY —  “Since Ames closed five years or so ago my vocabulary has consisted of two four-letter words — when and soon,” said Brian Smith, chairman of the Derby Selectmen, Tuesday.  “Now is a good word to use... More »