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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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Ruminations..The night before Christmas

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by Elizabeth Trail  We were blessed, growing up, by being the only grandchildren on either side of the family.  And since both sides lived close, the holiday season was a prolonged affair, with the hosting for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s parce... More »

Jury acquits Barton man of sex crimes

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by Paul Lefebvre NEWPORT — A jury here in Orleans County Superior Court Friday acquitted Travis Eurbin, 49, of Barton of three felony charges arising from his relationship with a child over a five-year period of time. …To read the rest of this article, and all... More »

Newport reverses stance on landfill

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — After about two and a half hours of discussion the city council here decided by a split vote to retract a letter opposing expansion of the Coventry landfill and again accept leachate at Newport’s wastewater treatment facility. …To r... More »

Animals saved in Irasburg barn fire

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by Tena Starr IRASBURG — A barn fire here Monday morning had a rare happy ending. Passersby noticed the fire and one called the Irasburg Fire Department at about 10:40 a.m.  Meanwhile, they and a game warden helped get animals out and away from the barn. …To r... More »

Christmas rings a school bell of diversity

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   by Paul Lefebvre Among schools and educators in Orleans County recognizing diversity appears to the prevailing message when it comes to celebrating holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. Whether it’s putting up a Christmas tree in a classroom or recog... More »

Hope for farmers from saffron?

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Could the world’s most expensive spice provide Vermont farmers with a cash infusion?  Maybe, says a University of Vermont research professor. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe to the online edition below: Annual onli... More »

Four charged with trespassing in camp

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In Superior Court Four charged with trespassing in camp by Paul Lefebvre NEWPORT — Two people suspected by police of being involved in the drug trade and interstate trafficking were arraigned here in Orleans County Superior Court on charges stemming from tresp... More »

Judge halts logging on Hartwell Pond

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Judge halts logging on Hartwell Pond by Elizabeth Trail NEWPORT — Superior Court Judge Howard VanBenthuysen has put a stop logging on a 40-acre parcel of town land on Hartwell Pond in Albany until the court has a chance to take a closer look at whether the log... More »

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Lowell woman wins car in 1910 popularity contest

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