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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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Barton school principal resigns

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by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — Barton Academy and Graded School Principal Kim Wheelock has resigned effective the end of the school year. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe to the online edition below: Annual online su... More »

Track and field North Country, Lake Region come home winners

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by David Dudley ST. JOHNSBURY — A look out over the field at St. Johnsbury Academy Monday revealed a welcome sight:  The sun was shining, the sky was mostly clear, and there were about a hundred freshman athletes preparing for the NEK Frosh Invitational, a com... More »

Old railroad station gets a new, energy efficient life

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by Joseph Gresser GREENSBORO BEND — The railroad made Greensboro Bend.  People in Greensboro wanted train service for the summer people to get to Caspian Lake and, together with the owner of a nearby sawmill, they raised enough money to pay a company to make a... More »

Ethan Allen may be adding more NEK jobs

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ORLEANS — Ethan Allen Interiors, long a major employer in the Northeast Kingdom, may be adding more jobs at its Orleans and Beecher Falls plants. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe to the online edition below: Annual ... More »

A primer on how to get started growing hemp

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Senator John Rodgers stood before a capacity crowd at American Legion Post #21 in Newport Friday afternoon and talked about his experience growing hemp. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe t... More »

Lahar family embraces the new, remembers the old

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by David Dudley ALBANY — Weather forecasters on VPR admitted it was hard to do their jobs because of the interesting weather patterns clashing in the skies Saturday afternoon.  Only one thing was certain:  Water levels were rising across the state, and floodin... More »

In Barton Selectmen to interview candidates for board

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by Joseph Gresser BARTON — The Barton Select Board held another marathon meeting, taking nearly three hours to conduct routine business on April 16. The board accepted the resignation of former board member Ken Salzmann, who has moved to Irasburg.  Mr. Salzman... More »

News analysis Dairy crisis a root cause of rural decline

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by Joseph Gresser Governor Phil Scott, as well as legislators and economic experts from across the political spectrum, say Vermont is facing a population crisis.  Young people are leaving rural areas, jobs go begging, and community services such as fire depart... More »

Legislation could affect Coventry landfill

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by Joseph Gresser COVENTRY — Two bills that could affect the Coventry landfill are making their way through the Vermont General Assembly.  Their authors were in town on Thursday, April 12, to talk about PFAS and other concerns. …To read the rest of this articl... More »

University of Irasburg explains how to cook a bear

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by Elizabeth Trail IRASBURG — The secret to sweet tender bear meat is in the way the bear is handled right after it’s bagged. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe to the online edition below: Annual online subscription ... More »

Holland kids cook in the Capitol

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by Elizabeth Trail MONTPELIER — Holland Elementary School’s Junior Iron Chef winners brought enough of their special wonton nachos to the State House last Friday to serve 100 people, even though event organizers had suggested 60 to 70 servings. …To read the re... More »