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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Community mourns Creative Minds closure


copyright the Chronicle February 3, 2016 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph NEWPORT – Shortcomings in both early childhood education policy and funding have made it impossible for Creative Minds Children’s Center in Newport Center to stay open, founder and owner Jody M... More »

Evidence room burglar could get up to 25 years


copyright the Chronicle January 27, 2016 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT – A 20-year-old Newport man faces between eight and 25 years in prison for looting the evidence room at the Newport City Police Station and participating in a burglary spree that hit homes and ... More »

In Barton Village: Ormiston’s job is still in limbo


copyright the Chronicle January 27, 2016 by Elizabeth Trail BARTON – Barton Village Financial Coordinator David Ormiston asked to have his job situation discussed in open session at Monday night’s meeting of the village trustees.  But despite a long discussion... More »

In NCSU: Most towns can expect to see lower tax rate


copyright the Chroniocle January 20, 2016 by Joseph Gresser DERBY – The board of North Country Union High School and the North Country Career Center have something of a late Christmas gift for area voters – a budget that is 2.34 percent lower than that approve... More »

How hard is it to buy a gun?


copyright the Chronicle January 13, 2016 by Tena Starr   A couple of months ago I became the owner of a World War II issue Yugoslavian Mauser. The story behind that unlikely purchase is complicated, but part of it had to do with the San Bernardino shootings. A... More »

Barton Village: New water and sewer rates set


copyright the Chronicle January 13, 2016 by Elizabeth Trail BARTON — The Barton Village Trustees set new water and sewer rates at their meeting Monday night. Water customers will now pay a base charge of $24 a month, plus $4.50 for every thousand gallons they ... More »

The Donald does Vermont


copyright the Chronicle January 13, 2016 by Tena Starr   BURLINGTON — Not surprisingly, given the candidate’s career, Donald Trump’s rally here last week resembled a reality TV show as much as a political rally. Mr. Trump bragged about the 20,000 people who ha... More »