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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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Legislators grilled about gun laws

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copyright the Chronicle March 28, 2018 BARTON — It didn’t require a poll to predict that the 100 or so people who turned up at the Memorial Building Monday night did not favor the gun bill under consideration by the Vermont Legislature. But Tabitha Armstrong, ... More »

Barton principal ruffles feathers

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copyright the Chronicle March 28, 2018 BARTON — Some teachers, staff, and parents are alarmed by the rate at which personnel have departed Barton Academy and Graded School since a change in administration. And they fear the Barton School Board is rubber-stampi... More »

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Farming family mourns their cows

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copyright the Chronicle March 28, 2018 David and Mary Jane Hoadley of Lowell got a phone call on the morning of January 18 from a relative. “There are a bunch of dead cows in a barn in Brownington,” he said. “I hope they’re not yours.” “I hoped so, too,” Ms. H... More »

State says deer herd thriving, moose in decline

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copyright the Chronicle March 28, 2018 Vermont hunters still have opinions, but their relations with state Fish and Wildlife officials have become substantially more cordial in recent years. About 70 gathered at Lake Region Union High School on March 22 to hea... More »

A grisly find in a Brownington barn

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copyright the Chronicle March 21, 2018 BROWNINGTON — “Think of the worst thing you’ve ever seen in your life,” Brownington Animal Control Officer Geoff Falconer said. “And this would be worse.” Mr. Falconer said that when he walked into Don and Cathy Steele’s ... More »

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This Falcon’s still flying

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copyright the Chronicle March 21, 2018 Newport Center native Sam Brunnette earned All-American status for the second time in his collegiate athletic career when he ran to an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Division III indoor track and field championships in B... More »

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Ray sentenced to 20 years to life

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copyright the Chronicle March 14, 2018 NEWPORT — Following a confused and unpredictable hearing here last week, Jeffrey Ray was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the shooting death of Richard “Rick” Vreeland on May 25, 2015. Mr. Vreeland was known as... More »

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Ice fishermen want baitfish rules relaxed

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copyright the Chronicle March 14, 2018   About 50 energized anglers turned out late February ready to offer their opinions about current regulations governing the use of live baitfish on Vermont lakes. Fish Culture Operations Manager Adam Miller, of the Fish a... More »

Cutting all ash not advisable, state says

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copyright the Chronicle March 14, 2018 The emerald ash borer has officially arrived in Vermont, but it’s not yet at Orleans County’s doorstep, Barbara Schultz, forest health program manager for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, said on ... More »

Irasburg native pens award-winning novel

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copyright the Chronicle March 14, 2018 Stranded, a Story of Frontier Survival, by Matthew Mayo. Paperback. 241 pages. $25.95. Reviewed by Tena Starr Matthew Mayo grew up on a farm in Irasburg, in a household that encouraged reading. He graduated from Lyndon St... More »