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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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LRUEMSD — School safety is board focus

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    by Trisha Ingalls GLOVER — The Lake Region Union Elementary-Middle School District (LRUEMSD) board met in Glover Monday, and gave a large amount of its time to questions of school safety raised by several episodes of threats from students or parents direct... More »

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Brownington is ready for action

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  by Trisha Ingalls BROWNINGTON — Residents of Brownington formed task forces to take action on the priorities they chose at the third and final meeting of  the community visit process on June 16.  The three-meeting visit process was designed and managed by th... More »

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Newport woman denies running over another

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT—A Newport woman was ordered held without bail Monday after she pled innocent to five felony and two misdemeanor charges related to what police say was her attempt to kill a neighbor by hitting her with an SUV. Sarah Carpenter Guerra... More »

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North Country graduates 161

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — A large crowd lined up on a sunny Saturday morning at North Country Union High School to see the 161 members of the class of 2022 get diplomas and take the next steps on life’s journey. Seniors at North Country, like their compatr... More »

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Seventy-six Lake Region seniors earn diplomas

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  by Joseph Gresser Several hundred parents, students, and community members filled the Don Harter Memorial Gym at Lake Region Union High School Sunday afternoon.  Unlike most occasions that draw crowds to its risers the spectators were guaranteed to see victo... More »

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Glover Select Board considers teacher shortage

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  by Trisha Ingalls GLOVER — Teacher shortages were still at the top of Glover residents’ minds at Thursday night’s select board meeting.  There the the discussion came up under the heading, “ARPA update.” That’s because some Glover citizens are interested in ... More »

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Darren Perron wins Emmy

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  by Leanne Harple   Darren Perron, one of Lake Region Union High School’s most famous Rangers, who is more widely recognized as the face of WCAX television news, has just won his third Emmy Award.  Mr. Perron was recognized for his coverage of deadly burn pit... More »

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Author says veterans can heal nation

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  by Tena Starr LYNDON — How do we experience war? For the most part, we don’t. “The vaunted military divide is real,” said best-selling author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger at Friday’s veterans conference at Northern Vermont University–Lyndon. He went on to ... More »

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Council pauses rate rise

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT—After hearing sometimes heated objections to planned water and sewer rate increases the city council left the matter alone.  When Mayor Paul Monette asked for a motion on rate rises proposed by City Manager Laura Dolgin at Monday’s ... More »

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Peter Welch tells VFW of new veterans’ health law

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  by Matthew Wilson JAY PEAK — Following a joint memorial service hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and its auxiliary held at the organization’s annual convention on June 3, U.S. Representative Peter Welch  promised he would work to make sure those ... More »

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LRUEMSD — Teachers leave, parents worry

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  by Trisha Ingalls BROWNINGTON – Glover resident Davi Bock used the privilege of the floor at Monday’s meeting of the Lake Region Union Elementary and Middle School District to bring up the topic that was at the top of many people’s mind — teacher shortages, ... More »

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Honors due

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Representative Vicki Strong, of Albany, holds up a case holding medals earned by her son Marine Corps Sergeant Jesse Strong.  In 2005 Sergeant Strong died in combat in Iraq.  It was only recently, that with the encouragement of John Wilson and Heather Lafont, ... More »