Editor’s Picks

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 has race for select board


by Joseph Gresser   DERBY — Two men with long histories of public service each hope to win a single two-year term on the Derby Select Board. Incumbent W. Perry Hunt will face off against former select board member Stephen Gendreau in Town Meeting Day balloting... More »

West Glover hosts Rock Maple races


by Alden Pellett   WEST GLOVER — On any given day, high on the hillside above the small village center of West Glover, with its iconic church steeple and general store, the open hayfields are so quiet you can hear a bird fly past. …To read the rest of this art... More »

A southern neighbor tackles his first snowman


by Joseph Gresser   GLOVER — There was plenty of snow at Clare Dolan’s place here Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately for the host of a snowman-making party it was, like the whole winter’s crop, powder and totally unsuited for packing. …To read the rest of this ar... More »

A new scam?


Bruce Lorimer of Barton doesn’t consider himself a gullible man, but he, nonetheless, got pinched last week by what could have been a coincidence but was far more likely to be a scam he wasn’t aware of. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘... More »

Lawmakers hear concerns about education


by Elizabeth Trail   NEWPORT — It’s likely that any meeting about education in the state is going to keep circling back to Act 46, the state’s 2015 school district merger law. Monday night’s annual educational legislative forum at the North Country Career Cent... More »

In Newport- Council waives fees for downtown Newport events


by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — The Newport City Council walked the walk Monday to ensure there will be more events taking place to attract visitors downtown. They also created a new city job to keep downtown attractive for visitors. …To read the rest of this arti... More »

Northeast Kingdom Day at the State House


by Joseph Gresser MONTPELIER — An invasion from the north swept through the halls of the State House Thursday, January 31, as more than a hundred people came out for Northeast Kingdom Day. The event, planned by the Northeast Kingdom Collaborative, brought resi... More »

Bishop comes to Orleans


by Elizabeth Trail ORLEANS — There are many reasons that the number of active Catholics is declining, Christopher Coyne, Bishop of the archdiocese of Vermont, told about 60 people who gathered at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Orleans on Monday night. …To read... More »

Hemp processing facility comes to Barton


by Tena Starr BARTON — For most of his life, Cam Devereux was a welder. But these days he’s something of a chemist, fussing around in his family’s brand new lab and processing facility. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscr... More »

Enthusiastic but sparse crowd at Seymour fishing tourney


by David Dudley MORGAN — Robert Joyal and a companion were hunkered down in a cozy little shack on the beach of Lake Seymour, eating pizza from the Morgan store. They had been waiting all morning for people to register for the seventeenth annual Seymour Lake I... More »