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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Glover considers buying gravel pit


  by Joseph Gresser GLOVER — Glover’s gravel pit will run out of material someday, but the town will still need gravel, said select board member Jack Sumberg on November 8.  He was addressing the 20 or so people who showed up at the Glover Town Hall for a spec... More »

Bernie goes to the dentist in Orleans


  by Joseph Gresser ORLEANS — Senator Bernie Sanders, who won election to his third Senate term on November 7, was back in the Kingdom Monday to check out federally funded health care clinics operated by Northern Counties Health Care. …To read the rest of this... More »

Albany gravel pit dispute goes to court


by Elizabeth Trail NEWPORT — A longstanding dispute over a gravel pit in Albany finally got its day in court this week. The hearing, before state Environmental Court Judge Thomas G. Walsh, looked at the merits of an appeal by some of the pit’s neighbors, filed... More »

Irasburg plans to fight merger


by Elizabeth Trail   IRASBURG — The select board here agreed at its regular meeting Monday to get in touch with an attorney to find out more about options for fighting any Act 46 merger involving the Irasburg Village School. …To read the rest of this article, ... More »

Martin retains seat in close race for Sheriff


Pick up this week’s paper to read about the most hotly contested race this year. …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 Print subscrip... More »

Voter turnout was heavy and steady


by Brooke Grams A huge turnout for a non-presidential election year kept town clerks and vote counters up late Tuesday and into early Wednesday tabulating their towns’ returns.  The most hotly contested race this year — the contest between incumbent Sheriff Ki... More »

The promise of a bountiful hunt


by Paul Lefebvre A promise of a bountiful hunt appears to be in store for those who take to the woods when the 2018 deer rifle season open this Saturday, November 10.   …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe to the online... More »

OCSU soundly rejects ACT 46 merger


  by Elizabeth Trail   Orleans Central Supervisory Union (OCSU) voters once again said a resounding “no” to consolidating their seven elementary school districts and Lake Region Union High School into a single district. …To read the rest of this article, and a... More »


Gloria Bruce to direct Newport development


Gloria Bruce to direct Newport development   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — About 80 people showed up at the North Country Career Center Monday evening for a gathering billed as the Newport City Development Summit.  They were welcomed by Newport City Manager La... More »