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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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Newport could support hotel, report says

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copyright the Chronicle November 22, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Newport can support a 30- to 50-bed hotel, but only during the summer months. A year-round hostelry would have to be considerably smaller. Those were the main conclusions of a report sub... More »

Holocaust stories told, plans for memorial discussed

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copyright the Chronicle November 22, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   HARDWICK — Three Vermont daughters of holocaust survivors explained their plans here last week for creating a permanent traveling memorial to the victims of Nazi atrocities. They also shared famil... More »

Life is short, eat more pie

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copyright the Chronicle November 22, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   WEST GLOVER — Peter Gould is a small man with crinkly eyes and a quiet smile that lit up the shadowy nighttime interior of the West Glover Community Church Friday night. He was there to read from... More »

Community visit comes to Newport December 13

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copyright the Chronicle November 22, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Jenna Koloski was scurrying around Newport Tuesday taping television interviews, meeting people, handing out fliers, and putting up postera, all in hopes of gathering a large crowd for t... More »

Veterans tell students their stories

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copyright the Chronicle November 15, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Newport City Elementary School fifth and sixth grades got a glimpse of life in the military when they welcomed a dozen veterans to their classrooms Thursday morning, November 9. The men,... More »

State explains plans for Lake Memphremagog

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copyright the Chronicle November 15, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — While the federal and state governments have been making a great deal of fuss over Lake Champlain in recent years, Lake Memphremagog has received far less attention. At a Tuesday meeting... More »

Big bucks reported so far in rifle season

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copyright the Chronicle November 15, 2017   With only a few days into the November rifle season for deer, preliminary reports from Orleans County suggest that bigger bucks are being shot. Among the successful hunters, Sterling Richardson of Albany reported a 2... More »

Barton junk ordinance to be enforced

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copyright the Chronicle November 15, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — A long-dormant junk ordinance is about to be enforced village-wide for the first time since it was adopted in February of 2006. At their regular meeting Monday night, the trustees voted ... More »

IRS scammer makes a bad call

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copyright the Chronicle November 8, 2017   by Tena Starr   A scammer pretending to be from the IRS recently made a remarkably bad call. She dialed the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department and, unbeknownst to her, ended up talking to Chief Deputy Phil Brooks, wh... More »

Ranger danger: Lake Region wins second straight soccer title

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copyright the Chronicle November 8, 2017   by Brad Usatch   SOUTH BURLINGTON — They were tried and tested, but in the end the Lake Region Union High School Rangers left Munson Field at South Burlington High School just as they had arrived: as the reigning Divi... More »

Farmers see price for organic milk plunge

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copyright the Chronicle November 8, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   The price paid to Vermont organic milk producers dropped by $6 per hundredweight over the past year, according to a report provided to the Vermont Milk Commission by the Northeast Organic Dairy Pro... More »