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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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Holland school still serves its community

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  by Sylvia C. Dodge HOLLAND — A new vibrancy has recently been growing in Holland.  Out of the ashes of a very difficult decision residents made to close their elementary school at the end of the 2018-’19 academic year, its building has been given new life as... More »

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Evansville Trading Post goes on the block

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   by Luke Vidic ORLEANS—After 45 years of ownership, the Swett family will be parting ways with the Evansville Trading Post by the end of the month. The famous country store, which has been on the market for over a year, will be auctioned off at the end of Ja... More »

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Alleged shooter to have mental health check

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by Joseph Gresser   DERBY LINE—Law enforcement officers from most of the agencies in the area converged on a Caswell Avenue apartment building Monday morning after several people phoned in reports of shots being fired.  A State Police press release said the ca... More »

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Endangered plants may get needed attention

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by Sylvia C. Dodge Without plants there would be no food, no animals, no people — no life. But here is an interesting fact:  although more than half of the species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act are plants, they receive less than 5 percent of ... More »

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Home tests may change how COVID score is kept

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  by Joseph Gresser Governor Phil Scott took a Tuesday off to address the state Legislature, but his December 28 press briefing provided enough fodder for thought to last a couple of weeks. The state, he said, expected a supply of home COVID test kits to be di... More »

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Mother and son shot in Holland

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HOLLAND — State Police report a woman and her son were shot while in a vehicle on School Road here.  According to a press release from State Police Detective Sergeant Drew Cota, troopers were dispatched to what they thought was a motor vehicle accident around ... More »

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East Craftsbury library expands programs

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  by Sylvia C. Dodge EAST CRAFTSBURY — There has been a lot of activity at the John Woodruff Simpson Memorial Library in East Craftsbury since it reopened after being closed for about a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Historic photographs, documents, and 16... More »

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Knights errant seek combat in Vermont

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  by Matt Wilson Last November, a group of warriors who train for combat in the medieval way came to blows, with real steel weapons and in heavy plate mail armor.  The event, held at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex was the first of its kind to be held... More »

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Operation Santa delivers 

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by Luke Vidic DERBY — There was a spirited hustle and bustle at the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department Friday morning, as officers from multiple agencies gathered for their annual toy drop-off. While trying to bring all the troops together for a photo, Orlean... More »

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Lake Region board approves equity policy

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  by Joseph Gresser After months of discussion the Lake Region Union High School board voted Monday night to adopt the equity policy offered by the Vermont School Boards Association as written.  The margin was eight votes in favor to two opposed. By the same e... More »