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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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Music festival planned for fairgrounds

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copyright the Chronicle September 5, 2018 BARTON — The Orleans County Fair Association Board has been looking at new uses for what has often been considered an underutilized asset, the fairgrounds. This summer they held a monster truck event so popular it migh... More »

DiSanto urges patience with drug investigations

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copyright the Chronicle September 5, 2018 NEWPORT — Around 100 people attended a second meeting last week to discuss the drug problem on Third Street. That was nearly twice the number who showed up for the initial gathering two weeks earlier. According to Coll... More »

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Craftsbury concentration camp liberator honored

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copyright the Chronicle September 5, 2018 CRAFTSBURY — Curtis Whiteway was barely into his twenties when he walked into his first German concentration camp, running across what U.S. soldiers then called “slaves.” The words “Holocaust survivor” would come later... More »

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Storm fells trees, power lines in Irasburg

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copyright the Chronicle September 5, 2018 IRASBURG — This town was busy Tuesday cleaning up from a whopper of a storm Monday afternoon that knocked out power and felled trees throughout the village. The storm, a powerful thunderstorm with torrential rain in mo... More »

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A farmer for the 21st century

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copyright the Chronicle August 29, 2018 by Paul Lefebvre DERBY — It’s a hot and humid Thursday afternoon, and all the overhead fans are turning inside a gleaming metal barn that looks as large as an airplane hanger, but remarkably cleaner. Josh Poulin, the bar... More »

Could education and yoga ease addiction?

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copyright the Chronicle August 29, 2018 NEWPORT — Discussion about reports of obvious drug activity on Third Street will continue here, not least because the Newport City Police Department has scheduled a public forum on the subject on August 30 at the United ... More »

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Biron killed in IP plane crash

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copyright the Chronicle August 29, 2018 by David Dudley BRIGHTON — Emergency crews were called to the John H. Boylan Airport in Brighton at 3:45 p.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, they discovered the scorched wreckage of a 1956 Piper Pacer roughly 100 yards south of... More »

Nearly 100 attend Act 250 meeting

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copyright the Chronicle August 29, 2018 ISLAND POND — When Gregory Boulbol, general counsel for Vermont’s Natural Resources Board, looked around Brighton’s American Legion hall on August 22 he was surprised to see nearly 100 people had come out to discuss the ... More »

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Greater Barton Arts finds a home

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copyright the Chronicle August 22, 2018 BARTON — After several years, and several false starts, Greater Barton Arts (GBA) appears, finally to have a home.   The nonprofit has received a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant of nearly $90,000 and will use... More »

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So, who can use the sign?

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copyright the Chronicle August 22, 2018 NEWPORT — The city council tabled one proposed policy and rejected another Monday evening during a meeting that turned contentious in its later moments. A new policy on providing public records to the public was set asid... More »

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Demo Derby was a “smash hit”

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copyright the Chronicle August 22, 2018 by Briana Bocelli BARTON –– Car wrecks, fires, and fumes wrapped up the Orleans County Fair on Sunday at the Demolition Derby, which had over 110 cars competing to make it into the final rounds. A standoff was held to de... More »

Harlow-Jacobs to run for Sheriff on Democratic ticket

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copyright the Chronicle August 22, 2018 Jennifer Harlow-Jacobs, who lost in last week’s Republican Primary Election by a vote of 1,307-914 to Sheriff Kirk Martin, will continue on to the General Election. Ms. Harlow-Jacobs received the Democratic nomination th... More »