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Irasburg man pleads innocent to poaching moose

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copyright the Chronicle January 3, 2018  NEWPORT — The man who game wardens say killed a cow moose, dragged it behind his truck from Westmore to Barton, and left its carcass beside the road to rot has denied the stack of charges against him. Gerin J. Fortin, 2... 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 »

Westmore Select Board tackles public nudity

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copyright the Chronicle October 11, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   WESTMORE — The select board here is talking about passing a public indecency ordinance, with fines of up to $800, following complaints from people who said they were harassed at the nude beach at ... More »

South end of Willoughby becomes a state park

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copyright the Chronicle July 5, 201   by Elizabeth Trail   WESTMORE — In a surprise move, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR) announced on Saturday that it’s turning management of the beach area at the south end of Lake Willoughby ov... More »

Body on cliff awaits recovery

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copyright the Chronicle May 17, 2017   The body found Monday on a cliff at the south end of Lake Willoughby in Westmore may not be recovered until Thursday, State Police said. Other agencies will have to help because of the extreme nature of the terrain and th... More »

ATVs — pest or new economic driver?

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copyright the Chronicle March 22, 2017   by Tena Starr   When a group of ATV enthusiasts went before the Westmore Select board recently to ask that some town roads be opened to them, they touted the usual arguments, the main one being that allowing people who ... More »

South beach project faces opposition

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copyright the Chronicle March 1, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   LYNDONVILLE — About 70 people filled the Burke Mountain Room at Lyndon State College on February 23 to express their concerns about plans to put restrooms, parking, and handicapped-accessible trails ... More »

State plans new parking area for Willoughby’s south end

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copyright the Chronicle January 25, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   WESTMORE — About 20 people attended the select board meeting here Monday, where construction of a parking area at the south end of Lake Willoughby, and a request from snowmobilers to use a stretch... More »

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New state park opens overlooking Willoughby Lake

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copyright the Chronicle July 15, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail WESTMORE — About 13,000 years ago, the last retreating glacier left a huge boulder, twice as tall as a person, overlooking Lake Willoughby near the top of the Hinton Hill Road in Westmore. Generations ha... More »

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Truck fished out of Willoughby

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copyright the Chronicle May 13, 2015 by Joseph Gresser WESTMORE — Bob Wesoja was out fishing on Willoughby Lake last week — for his truck. Back in February, Mr. Wesoja was headed for his fishing shanty when the wind kicked up, and in white-out conditions he lo... More »

Editorial: Fight tar sands oil — for the right reasons

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copyright the Chronicle February 26, 2014 Next week at Town Meeting four Orleans County towns will vote on a resolution that basically says they don’t want tar sands oil to be shipped through the Portland Pipeline’s Northeast Kingdom oil lines.  They are Alban... More »

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Westmore woman plays prescriptive music

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copyright the Chronicle February 5, 2014 by Bethany M. Dunbar WESTMORE — Linda Schneck’s father died, in front of her, when she was nine years old.  The family was on vacation in Florida and he died suddenly and unexpectedly, and she was there.  That changed h... More »