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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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Burros was a pioneer in “political” food writing


copyright the Chronicle October 26, 2016 by Joseph Gresser Marian Burros began her career as a food writer because she and a friend needed to give affordable engagement gifts. She ended up changing the field because she recognized a simple truth — food is poli... More »

Moose kill down from 2015


copyright the Chronicle October 26, 2016 …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe: by Paul Lefebvre The success rate among moose hunters for the 2016 archery and rifle season, which ended Thursday, October 20, is lagging sl... More »

Coventry board calls in State Police


copyright the Chronicle October 19, 2016 by Elizabeth Trail  COVENTRY — The State Police have been asked to take a look at the unfolding accounting crisis in Coventry. Last week, an attorney specializing in municipal law, Paul Gillies of the Montpelier firm of... More »

House candidates debate in Westfield


copyright the Chronicle October 19, 2016 by Tena Starr A good 60 people came to the community center here Monday evening to listen to Republic incumbent Mark Higley and Democratic challenger Katherine Sims debate the issues. Mr. Higley has been the Orleans-Lam... More »

Lawyers for Stenger tell state to bring it on


copyright the Chronicle October 19, 2016 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Lawyers for Bill Stenger have told the state to bring it on. In a September 7 filing in the Civil Division of Washington County Superior Court, they denied all the fraud charges related to EB... More »



Editorial VOTER BEWARE OF SOCIAL MEDIA This has not been a pleasant election year.  At the national level, the discourse, if you can call it that, veers between astounding and revolting. However, we’re happy to say that, locally the conversation has been large... More »

Glover parents question Halloween ban


copyright the Chronicle October 12, 2016 by Elizabeth Trail GLOVER — The October lunch menu at the Glover Community School said that Halloween lunch would be spider bellies, spider legs, and bones. A day later the school sent a corrected menu home with student... More »

State could end dispatch service


copyright the Chronicle October 12, 2016 by Joseph Gresser After a summer of discussions among emergency service providers and state officials, the Public Service Department plans to ask the Legislature to allow it to stop dispatching except for state agencies... More »

Montreal man starts hemp farm in Holland


copyright the Chronicle October 5, 2016 by Paul Lefebvre HOLLAND — A former construction worker from Montreal with dual American-Canadian citizenship is hardly the kind of farmer one would expect to find here cultivating a crop still deemed to be illegal by th... More »