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The editor’s pick of some of the best stories of the week from the Barton Chronicle, a highly read weekly newspaper based in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom region.

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Operation Santa delivers gifts to 250

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by Joseph Gresser DERBY — The lobby at the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department was decorated for Christmas Friday.  In addition to a tree with a couple of wrapped boxes beneath, a table full of goodies hinted at a celebration to come. The building was filled w... More »

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Young students work hard to go to work

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by Tena Starr BARTON — It all started with a roll of Barracuda tape — and led to days like Monday when seven excited boys scrambled for the door at E.M. Brown and Son here.  One might have thought they were headed to an exciting field trip, and in a way they w... More »

365 pounds of cocaine apprehended at Derby Line

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Federal authorities say they busted a man trying to smuggle 365 pounds of cocaine into Canada through the Derby Line Port of Entry on December 5. Anthony Watson, special agent with the Department of Homeland Security, said in an affidavit that Jason Nelson was... More »

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Trespass and drug charges in Glover denied

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When a woman went to her mother’s home in Glover she found a red truck parked in the drive with two men and a woman seated inside, police say. …this story and more in the full edition of this week’s paper. Subscribe now to access our e-version or to have it de... More »

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Kempton bridge dispute resolved

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by Tena Starr   LOWELL — A back road bridge that has been the subject of a lawsuit against the town of Lowell, as well as several contentious meetings, has finally been replaced.  The lawsuit has been dropped. In the end the state chipped in $175,000.  Lowell ... More »

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Santas come out for Halo

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The annual Santa Run and Festival, to benefit the Halo Foundation drew dozens of Santas to Orleans Saturday.  The Halo Foundation provides financial support to Orleans County residents who are dealing with cancer. …this story and more in the full edition of th... More »

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Big racks reported in healthy rifle season

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by Tena Starr Reporting stations across Orleans County say it was a healthy rifle season, though a little odd.  Some hefty deer were killed, such as the 205-pound, eight-pointer that Butchie Stone brought in to Currier’s Quality Market in Glover.  Stations sai... More »

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A Scotsman remembers Vermont and Arnold Brown

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by Cameron Wyllie I first came to Vermont in 1983.  I was 26 and a schoolteacher in Edinburgh, Scotland.  I came because I was chaperoning a group of older high school students from the school I worked in, which was a private boys school, and its sister school... More »

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Annual Turkey Trot raises about $7,000

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by Meghan Wayland BARTON — Clutching her third cup of coffee, Heather Wright, organizer of the 2019 Turkey Trot here, stood near the end of the racecourse and congratulated runners as they approached the finish line. “I’m amazed by how many people give this mo... More »

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One woman’s week as a “food stamp tourist”

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by Meghan Wayland GLOVER — I was hungry, but not in the way I had expected.  In the seven days I documented my experience living on the average food stamps budget, I didn’t run out of food, but I was constantly worried about it.  I had to be so thoughtful and ... More »