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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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 »


1,000 pounds of onions stolen from Albany farmer


copyright the Chronicle September 23, 2015 by Tena Starr ALBANY — A puzzled Albany farmer is wondering why anyone would want to steal nearly 1,000 pounds of onions. Andy Paonessa arrived at one of his farm fields last week to top and crate onions and discovere... More »