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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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John Rodgers has complaints about Glover roads

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by Matthew Wilson   GLOVER — The select board had to mediate a bit of tension at is May 23 meeting.  A resident who has repeatedly raised concerns over road maintenance came in to share the complaints of others, as well.  The board also gave its support to the... More »

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Fairgrounds hopping on Memorial Day weekend

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by Matthew Wilson BARTON —  Memorial Day weekend brought plenty of people out for early summer fun, as the annual festivities at the Orleans County Fairgrounds drew out riders and watchers alike.  Over two days, dust was spun up by all manner of rides that hav... More »

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West Glover student views Columbia protests

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by Sophia Cannizzaro NEW YORK CITY, New York — For the past three years I’ve been working on my bachelor’s degree at Columbia University.  Last fall I was a teaching assistant for a class with more than a hundred students.  On the morning of October 8, 2023, I... More »

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Wardens say poached turkey led to bigger game

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — A report of someone shooting a turkey from a car led to the discovery of a person who jacked at least ten deer, says an affidavit submitted by Senior Game Warden Cody Jackman. The affidavit says on the evening of May 19, 2023, a tur... More »

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City Manager Jonathan DeLaBruere speaks

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by Kenzie Strange NEWPORT — Newport’s city manager position was vacant for about six months before Jonathan DeLaBruere was hired.  With vetting help from the VLTC, the city council chose a Newport native with years of municipal management already under his bel... More »

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Summer sailing in Newport

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by Kenzie Strange NEWPORT — Sailboats floated through the air and descended gracefully onto the waters of Lake Memphremagog Friday morning.  A 50-foot tall crane at the public docks next to the Gateway and the Memphremagog Yacht Club lifted the boats from the ... More »

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Costs, not prices, up for sugarmakers

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by Matthew Wilson It was a generally sweet season for sugarmakers.  Many report that production was fair at minimum despite a chaotic season.  Maple producers got more than one good run of sap between winter squalls, with some able to see some action a bit ear... More »

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Excursion boat goes to the beach

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Northern Star, the excursion boat owned by Memphremagog Community Maritime (MCM) and used for educational and touristic cruises, is due to have her hull inspected by the Coast Guard.  Any similar craft operating in international w... More »

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Newport’s Charlee Royer is Miss Vermont’s Teen

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by Kenzie Strange NEWPORT — The city has a new claim to fame and a new state titleholder in its ranks: North Country Union High School sophomore Charlee Royer recently won Miss Vermont’s Teen in the Vermont Miss America pageant.  Charlee, who was interviewed b... More »

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North Country seeks cure for truancy

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by Joseph Gresser DERBY — North Country Union High School has a group of about 18 students who have stopped coming to school according to Principal Chris Young.  He said it is important to do everything possible to get them back to class and proposed a solutio... More »

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Police say pair tried to evade arrest

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Newport City Police Sergeant Nicholas Rivers said when he spotted a parked truck near a house where people have been suspected of selling drugs, on April 22, he walked up to the driver’s side window.  His affidavit says the truck’s ... More »

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Local WWII veteran turns 95

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by Kenzie Strange CRAFTSBURY — Herb “Lance” Harris is one of about 100,000 World War II veterans still living today, out of about 16 million Americans who served in the global conflict.  He was born on April 25, 1929, and was only 17 years old when he enlisted... More »