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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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Trash is down, recycling is up, questions remain


copyright the Chronicle September 14, 2016 by Elizabeth Trail A little over a year after Vermont’s comprehensive recycling law went into effect, opinions are mixed on how mandatory recycling is working out in the Northeast Kingdom, even among people who work m... More »

Lake Region to hold evacuation drill September 9


copyright the Chronicle September 7, 2016 by Elizabeth Trail On Friday, September 9, Lake Region Union High School will hold a mock evacuation drill. The point is to see how the school’s written plans will work out in real life. In the middle of the morning on... More »

Newport Mayor goes to work for Walmart


copyright the Chronicle September 7, 2016  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Mayor Paul Monette has been unemployed since June, except for some part-time bookkeeping work. He was the head of information technology at Newport City Elementary School, but the school bo... More »

Stenger settles, no longer works at Jay


copyright the Chronicle September 7, 2016 by Joseph Gresser Bill Stenger, the former president of Jay Peak Resort, is no longer a defendant in the civil lawsuit filed by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against him and the owner of the reso... More »

Massive manhunt in Barton


copyright the Chronicle August 31, 2016 by Joseph Gresser and Tena Starr The man who was the cause of a heavily armed police presence in Barton Village Monday pled innocent in the Criminal Division of Superior Court in Newport Tuesday to a felony count of unla... More »

Dairy crisis is worse than most


copyright the Chronicle August 31, 2016 by Joseph Gresser A pair of Orleans County farmers say conventional dairying is in a crisis that is invisible to those outside their industry. Deborah Blay, who runs D&D Farm in Westfield with her husband, Durwood, and P... More »

Spark from torch started round barn fire


copyright the Chronicle August 31, 2016 by Tena Starr IRASBURG — A spark started the fire that destroyed the Robillard family’s historic round barn here, Denise Robillard said this week. “They were fixing stalls that morning in the barn that was hooked to the ... More »

Fire destroys historic round barn in Irasburg


copyright the Chronicle August 24, 2016 by Paul Lefebvre IRASBURG — A fire Tuesday destroyed the round barn here on Robillard Flats that had become a cultural landmark for those who live or travel through Orleans County. Originally built in 1908, the barn had ... More »