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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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Greensboro Bend company bets on biochar

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by Christine McGowan, forest program director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Luke Persons and Roger Pion wanted to start a business, preferably one that kept them connected to the forested working landscape in the Northeast Kingdom.  With backgrounds in loggin... More »

Swanson elected to Barton Select Board

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BARTON — Doug Swanson was elected selectman Tuesday with 69 votes.  Toni Eubanks received 59. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe to the online edition below: Annual online subscription Short-term online subscription P... More »

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Cold, wet weather hurts economy

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by Elizabeth Cope Plenty of jokes make light of the changeability of Vermont’s weather but for gardeners, farmers, many seasonal businesses, and event organizers, how the weather behaves — or doesn’t — is a more serious matter. …To read the rest of this articl... More »

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Albany school uses biking to teach math, have fun

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by Tena Starr ALBANY — How do you interest struggling middle schoolers in physics?  Motivate disengaged students to come to school?  Ease stress?  Or just turn school into a place that’s more fun? …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stor... More »

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Tears at Holland school’s final event

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by Elizabeth Trail HOLLAND — Once there were eight schools in this out-of-the-way rural town on the Canadian border.  Now there are none. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe to the online edition below: Annual online s... More »

Billis accused of assault

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by David Dudley NEWPORT — A Barton woman who was convicted of manslaughter in 2009 in the death of her husband allegedly attacked a man after he tried to break up with her Friday.   …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe ... More »

Good news, bad news for dairy farmers

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Joseph Gresser MONTPELIER — Farmers could see the Boston blended milk price rise to between $19 and $20 a hundredweight by fall.  That was the good news delivered to the Vermont Milk Commission Monday morning by Agri-Mark economist Catherine Deronde. If the pr... More »

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The story behind Derby Line’s mystery benefactor

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by Cynthia Shelton DERBY LINE — Unexpected gifts can be the most delightful, as the Derby Line Fire Department, the First Universalist Parish of Derby Line, and the Haskell Free Library and Opera House found out in 2017 when they were collectively given about ... More »