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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Mayor’s veto of free test water meters is overridden


copyright the Chronicle June 8, 2016 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Mayor Paul Monette vetoed a city council decision Monday not to charge 100 or so residents for water meters installed by the city in 2010 as a test of usage levels. Aldermen Jacques Roberge, Stev... More »

Quiros allowed $15,000 a month for expenses


copyright the Chronicle June 1, 2016 by Joseph Gresser U.S. District Court Judge Darrin Gayles granted, in part, Ariel Quiros’ request for money to pay legal fees and living expenses last week. The same day Mr. Quiros, the owner of Jay Peak and Burke Mountain ... More »

Two killed in West Charleston car crash


copyright the Chronicle June 1, 2016 Two people were killed in a car crash in West Charleston Sunday afternoon. Esperanza Robles, 29, of Derby Line and Ryan Coulter, 26, of Newport were thrown from a 1994 Honda Prelude operated by Joshua Cole, 30, of Derby whe... More »

Dairy Air plans single turbine wind project


copyright the Chronicle June 1, 2016 by Elizabeth Trail HOLLAND — The Public Service Board awarded Dairy Air Wind, LLC, in Holland a long-term contract on May 27 to sell about 6,000,000 kilowatt hours of power a year to Vermont utilities. That puts dairy farme... More »

At NCUHS: Board won’t hire a principal


  copyright the Chronicle May 25, 2016  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — North Country Union High School will do without a principal next year. The board decided not to hire its most recent candidate, Chris Smith, after a lengthy meeting held in executive session M... More »

Meth lab discovered in Barton


copyright the Chronicle May 25, 2016 by Tena Starr BARTON — Police were taking no chances Saturday at a meth lab found at a Barton home on Cottage Lane between the Crystal Lake state beach and St. Paul’s school. A hazardous materials unit, as well as a clandes... More »

Barton Village Trustees: Water rates come up again


  copyright the Chronicle May 25, 2016 by Elizabeth Trail BARTON — Water rates at the nonprofit Barton Chambers Apartments have gone up an average of 48 percent, said Gary Marcotte, the manager of the four apartment buildings. Mr. Marcotte paid a visit to the ... More »

Is there too much syrup?


copyright the Chronicle May 18, 2016 by Tena Starr It’s been a banner year for maple syrup – by many accounts the best in the history of the business. For many sugarmakers that means it’s also a profitable year.  Although the price of bulk syrup is down somewh... More »

SEC turns up heat on Quiros


copyright the Chronicle May 18, 2016 by Joseph Gresser Federal regulators turned up the heat on Ariel Quiros Tuesday when they filed an amended complaint in the civil case against the owner of Jay Peak Resort.  Mr. Quiros, along with many of his businesses, an... More »

School leaders weigh in on OCSU merger plans


copyright the Chronicle May 18, 2016 by Elizabeth Trail Since early spring, representatives of the Orleans Central Supervisory Union (OCSU) merger study committee have been holding informational meetings in anticipation of the school district merger vote sched... More »