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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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Council candidates share the stage in Newport

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copyright the Chronicle February 21, 2018 NEWPORT — Newport voters had an opportunity last week to hear from most of the people who hope to represent them in the city council after March 6. Six of the seven citizens seeking office participated in an unusual fo... More »

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Governor visits a thriving Jay Peak resort

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copyright the Chronicle February 21, 2018 JAY PEAK — Jay Peak is prospering, and its success could lead to a big payday for foreign investors, who not so long ago appeared to be holding the short straw. At a Valentine’s Day ceremony celebrating the opening of ... More »

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Cross-country snowmobile racing comes to West Glover

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copyright the Chronicle February 21, 2018 WEST GLOVER — With little fanfare, at least little fanfare outside the snowmobiling community, Rock Maple Racing returned to West Glover Saturday for an exciting day of cross-country racing. Rock Maple racing might be ... More »

Taxes, funding, Act 46, opiates discussed at forum

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018   ORLEANS — Property taxes, education funding, and Act 46 dominated the conversation at Monday night’s legislative forum at the Orleans Elementary School. In the course of talking about those issues, legislators and th... More »

Committee bans coyote killing contests

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018 Vermont’s coyotes, an often vilified species, have been acquiring defenders lately. There have been increasing calls for a closed hunting season, much as there is for other animals, like deer, bear, and turkeys. And re... More »

Remembering Tony Pomerleau

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018 Antonio Pomerleau, known by all as Tony, was an Orleans County boy who achieved success in the big city, but never forgot his Kingdom roots. Mr. Pomerleau, who marked his own centennial on September 28 of last year, di... More »

Two charged in attempted armed robbery

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018 NEWPORT — Police say a robbery attempt in Barton was foiled when the intended victim failed to hand over cash although he was confronted with a handgun. Instead, they say, he grabbed a pair of scissors and chased the w... More »

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Quiros reaches agreement with SEC

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copyright the Chronicle February 7, 2018  Several recent developments in the civil fraud suit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger suggest it’s nearing its conclusion. On February 2, the SEC asked U.S... More »

Ambulance services face big challenges

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copyright the Chronicle February 7, 2018 NEWPORT — Mike Paradis, executive director of Newport Ambulance, wants things to slow down. Since news of Derby Line Ambulance’s difficulties and probable demise has spread, many towns in northern Orleans County have be... More »

A new plan for funding education

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copyright the Chronicle February 7, 2018 The Vermont House Ways and Means Committee has come up with a new way of funding education that would shift some of the burden from the property tax to income. The plan would also lead to a more direct correlation betwe... More »

Milk commission comes up with recommendations

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copyright the Chronicle February 7, 2018 The revived Vermont Milk Commission has issued its report, which outlines the problems the state’s dairy farmers face and proposes steps that could improve their economic situation. While the document is public, it’s di... More »