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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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Owners of Dusit Thai struggling to get visa renewed

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 NEWPORT — Those Newport area residents who are missing the taste of Thai food must look to the federal government for the reason, said Mayor Paul Monette at a very abbreviated city council meeting Monday. The co-owners of D... More »

AG reaches deal with botched concert organizers

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 People who bought tickets to last fall’s botched “Shrinedom” concert in East Albany are eligible for refunds, the Vermont Attorney General’s office said last week. Attorney General T.J. Donovan said in a press release that ... More »

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Stenger speaks out about EB-5 mess

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 JAY PEAK — Bill Stenger says it wasn’t until 2015 that he realized something bad was happening with the EB-5 projects he hoped would transform the Northeast Kingdom. That was when the last visa-funded project at Jay Peak be... More »

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How best to use mine settlement?

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 LOWELL — With $850,000 in hand from a settlement with a former owner of the defunct asbestos mine in Eden and Lowell, the state and federal governments are inviting comment on a draft plan for restoring natural resources in... More »

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Brewfest aims to help patients in need

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 by Briana Bocelli NEWPORT –– The beer was flowing on Saturday at the annual Northeast Kingdom Hematology Oncology (NEKHO) Brewfest hosted by Kingdom Brewing to help raise money for patients with chronic illnesses cover thei... More »

Farm Bill takes another step toward passage

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 The 2018 Farm Bill took another step toward passage when it cleared the Senate 86-11 on June 28. On June 21 the House of Representatives narrowly passed its version of the Farm Bill 213-211. Because the two bills include su... More »

Lawyer sues to open special investigations records

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 A St. Johnsbury lawyer has gone to Orleans County Superior Court in search of an order opening the records of the Orleans County Child Advocacy Center/Special Investigations Unit to public inspection. In a filing submitted ... More »

A rare race for sheriff shapes up

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 NEWPORT — For the first time in over a decade Orleans County residents, at least those who vote in the Republican Primary, will have a choice as to who will be their sheriff. Two seasoned law enforcement professionals are s... More »

Barton man killed in crash is mourned

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 Friends and family describe 24-year-old Justin Darling, who was killed in a car crash at about 1 a.m. on Monday, July 1, as one of the most kind and caring people they knew. They say he will be sorely missed by many, for hi... More »

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Newport celebrates its centennial

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 NEWPORT — A few thousand people braved scorching heat on Saturday to mark Newport’s one-hundredth birthday with a grand parade and a slew of other events that will run until Friday, July 6. Around 100 floats filled Main Str... More »

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A muddy weekend at Rider Hill

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 by Briana Bocelli WEST CHARLESTON –– Motocross racers got down and dirty on the track at Rider Hill on Sunday for a day filled with fun, competition, and –– mud. The torrential downpour that took place the night before made... More »

Small schools grants still up in the air

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 According to Superintendent John Castle of the North Country Supervisory Union, the metrics created by the Vermont Board of Education to set the qualifications needed for a school to earn a small schools grant remain flawed... More »