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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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Derby residents ask about fate of their road

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by Matthew Wilson   DERBY — A handful of Derby residents went to Monday’s select board meeting to state concerns about their road. At the meeting on June 24, there was talk about throwing up roads, during which Batchelder Drive was mentioned.  If done the town... More »

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“Baby Bonds” getting Kingdom try-out

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by Kenzie Strange State Treasurer Mike Pieciak hopes to borrow an idea from in Georgia and Connecticut, that, if put into effect, could provide low income Vermont natives a chunk of cash when they start adult life.  The program is called Baby Bonds, and the id... More »

Wheeler Mountain ridgeline sold to state

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SUTTON — Another beloved piece of the Northeast Kingdom will be protected for public use.  In a press release, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR) said it bought 118.6 acres along Wheeler Mountain Road here to expand Willoughby State... More »

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Bernie Sanders returns to Kingdom roots

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by Joseph Gresser STANNARD — U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders paid a visit to one of the haunts of his youth Saturday with a visit to Stannard, one of the Northeast Kingdom’s smallest and least known towns.  Senator Sanders, who is running for re-election this fall... More »

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Warmline, for abusers to call

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by Kenzie Strange Hurt people hurt people” is a phrase often heard.  It suggests that abusers lash out due to their own pain and thus cause more to those closest to them. Domestic abuse is a vicious cycle, and its reach is far, as one can see by thumbing throu... More »

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Old troupers guide the new at Circus Smirkus

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  by Joseph Gresser GREENSBORO—The kids are coming home to take over the family business.  Well, that’s not exactly the case, but Circus Smirkus is, for the first time, presenting a show directed by a former trouper. The Imaginarium, the company’s 2024 show, m... More »

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Glover board hears from Shadow Lake Road denizens

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by Matthew Wilson   GLOVER — Several Shadow Lake Road residents showed up at the June 27 select board meeting here to ask when it will be paved. More than 20 people came out, but let Winston Harper do most of the talking for the group, on the subject of the ro... More »

Island Pond man sentenced for drug conspiracy

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BURLINGTON — On Friday, United States District Judge Christina Reiss sentenced Clair Deslandes, 65, of Island Pond, to spend 30 months in prison.  After that term he is to spend three years on supervised release. In a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, M... More »

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Drowsy Chaperone keeps audience awake

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by Leanne Harple DERBY LINE — The Borderline Players kicked off the summer with a light-hearted musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, a spoof on old Broadway musicals of the golden age.  The show is narrated by the Man in the Chair, who in this case is actually a wom... More »

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Passumpsic robbery suspect arrested

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT—On Monday afternoon,  the New Hampshire State Police arrested a suspect in that morning’s robbery of the Passumpsic Bank here.  According to a press release from the Newport City Police Department, Barry A. English Jr., 38, of Nashua,... More »

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Yellow Deli serves up memories

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by Matthew Wilson ISLAND POND — It’s said that time heals all wounds. For the members of the 12 Tribes who live in Island Pond, this couldn’t be more true. Looking back to a traumatic moment that would lead to the group’s expansion beyond the small town, membe... More »

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Front Porch stages a soft opening

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by Matthew Wilson NEWPORT — The need for mental health services has been on the rise in the last few years. While it is easy to point a finger at the coronavirus pandemic as the main source of the increased need, there are a myriad of ways stress and uncertain... More »