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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Scott listens to concerns from Essex County residents


by Joseph Gresser ISLAND POND — Governor Phil Scott and much of his administration pulled into Island Pond Tuesday morning for the eleventh in his planned tours of all of Vermont’s 14 counties. Seated at a long table at the Essex House, he said the state gover... More »

Ownership of Parker Pie to change hands


by Tena Starr WEST GLOVER — Parker Pie, the popular pizza restaurant in the middle of tiny West Glover Village, will have new ownership soon. Cavan Meese, a young West Glover pizza lover, started the restaurant 14 years ago in the back corner of the Lake Parke... More »

A tour of Vermont’s biggest maple operation


by Joseph Gresser BRIGHTON — With 465,000 taps and more than 100 full-time year-round employees, Sweet Tree is easily Vermont’s largest sugarmaker. The business, which sells its products under the name Maple Guild, operates out of a plant here formerly used by... More »

Winter storm leads to traffic snarls


Jay Peak called Monday an “apocalyptic wind and cold event,” one that shut down the mountain that day. …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 subsc... More »

Barton Select Board to lose two members


by Tena Starr- BARTON — Lenny Zenonos, who was elected Barton Selectman last March, says he is not planning to run again for the office, at least not this year. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe to the online edition... More »

Forced mergers top local legislators’ priorities


by Joseph Gresser- While Orleans County’s state legislators have a variety of individual priorities for the coming session in Montpelier, they are united in working for a moratorium on final implementation of Act 46, the law that calls for consolidation of loc... More »

About 150 attend landfill hearing


by Joseph Gresser COVENTRY— Nearly 150 people crowded the Coventry town gym Tuesday evening to participate in hearings reconvened by the District Seven Environmental Commission to consider the Act 250 permit request from New England Waste Systems of Vermont (N... More »

Changes to Act 250 are proposed


  by Tena Starr Following months of public hearings and comment, a six-member commission formed in 2017 to look at Act 250 a half-century after its passage has come up with recommendations for changing it. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronic... More »

Longtime Albany fire chief fired


by Elizabeth Trail ALBANY — After meeting in executive session last week, the select board here voted unanimously to relieve Albany Fire Chief Donald Peters of his duties effective January 10.   …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s storie... More »

Getting ready to sell Jay Peak


   by Joseph Gresser Michael Goldberg, the receiver appointed to clean up the mess left behind by the EB-5 fraud committed by Ariel Quiros, is ready to sell Jay Peak.   …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe to the online... More »


Owls visit Albany


by Elizabeth Trail   ALBANY — Aurora is a magnificent barn owl from upstate New York. Barn owls, also called ghost owls because of their silent flight, moved into Vermont during the nineteenth century, when farmers cut down the woods to create pastures for the... More »