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In girls basketball: Rangers shut down Yellow Jackets 45-34 - The Chronicle
Editor’s note: The following is an account of a game that took place Friday. The following Monday, the LR girls beat Lyndon Institute (LI) at a play-off game at the Barre Auditorium, to advance to the final four for division II girls basketball for the ...
In girls basketball: Falcons fall to Comets 50-40 - The Chronicle
NEWPORT — The North Country Union High School Falcons lost to the Bellows Free Academy St. Albans Comets Thursday, 50-40. Though the Falcons trailed the Comets for most of the game, they took a hard-nosed approach to the game that rattled the Comets early.
the Chronicle changes hands - The Chronicle
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 handful of friends. But more than half the people living ...
Opposition to background checks draws 500 to State House - The Chronicle
MONTPELIER — Nearly 500 people showed up at the State House here Tuesday to express their opposition to a Senate bill that would require background checks when guns are sold. The rally was organized by the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Inc ...
In Troy: 100 North, where the East meets Western comfort food - The Chronicle
TROY — Amy Wan grew up in the restaurant business. Her parents, Emily and Kenny Wan, own and run Wok and Roll in Newport. So when Ms. Wan opened her own restaurant, 100 North in Troy on January 2, it would seem like a natural progression. But, Ms. Wan ...
Pete Cocoros’ trumpet takes him from Brooklyn to Barton, the long way - The Chronicle
BARTON — As he hears a visitor pull into the dooryard of his camp, only a stone’s throw from Crystal Lake, Pete Cocoros pokes the bell of his trumpet out his door and blows a fanfare. It proves to be an apt prelude to a two-hour conversation about ...
In Greensboro: After 114 years, Willey’s Store remains famously eclectic - The Chronicle
GREENSBORO — While stories about Black Friday’s frenzied shopping flooded the Internet, the day after Thanksgiving began like any other at Willey’s Store, which is now in its one hundred and fourteenth year of operation. Robert Willey-Hurst ...
Barrup protests $400,000 sales tax bill - The Chronicle
DERBY — Rod Barrup is not happy with the government of what he calls “the first communist state in the U.S.” In particular he is angry about a $400,000 bill from the Vermont Department of Taxes. Mr. Barrup’s business, Green Mountain Mulch, has been ...
Quebec man makes 400-mile sojourn on foot - The Chronicle
DERBY — If you were driving along Route 105 this past weekend, or Route 5 on Monday, chances are you passed a well-tanned man, walking, pushing a cart with bicycle wheels alongside the road, accompanied by his dog. On Monday afternoon, he rambled his way ...
Safety and traffic lead AnC Bio Act 250 concerns - The Chronicle
NEWPORT — The AnC Bio facility started down the road to Act 250 approval Monday with a site visit from members of the District #7 Environmental Commission and an initial hearing. Despite wide interest in the project and questions from neighbors of the ...
In boys baseball: Falcons finish season with best record since 2007 - The Chronicle
NEWPORT — While the Falcons were unable to match a 20-year-old record, they did equal their best record since 2007, finishing the season at 8-8 on Saturday. Had the North Country baseball team won one or both games over the weekend, they could have ...
In Derby: New Walmart could add 218 jobs - The Chronicle
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 snags, the new store could open by late fall of 2015.
The Legislature this week: House raises minimum wage to $10.10 - The Chronicle
MONTPELIER — Vermont is going to increase its hourly minimum wage. Vermont legislators generally agreed that it was the right and ethical thing to do. But when, and by how much, is still hanging in the air. Under a House bill that won preliminary ...
In boys basketball: LR Rangers advance to Barre - The Chronicle
ORLEANS — The Lake Region Rangers earned a berth in the final four with Friday night’s 59-42 win over the visiting Peoples Academy Wolves. It was difficult at times to tell who was more charged up by the match — the players or the fans. “The ...
Did slavery in Vermont really end in 1777? - The Chronicle
The assertion that Vermonters kept slaves into the early years of the nineteenth century not only skews the state’s constitutional ban on slavery but also calls into the question the historical belief we have of ourselves as a people who believe in live ...