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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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Snowmobiles will be able to reach downtown Newport

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copyright the Chronicle December 20, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — The Newport City Council found it much easier Monday to agree to a moderate increase in charges for Newport Ambulance’s services, and to pass a budget, than to decide whether to allow sn... More »

Mosher leaves a masterpiece

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copyright the Chronicle December 20, 2017   Points North, short stories by Howard Frank Mosher. Published by St. Martin’s Press; 202 pages in paperback. Reviewed by Chris Braithwaite   “Points North,” the 12-page story that opens Howard Mosher’s latest — and l... More »

Fires in Albany, Holland

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copyright the Chronicle December 20, 2017   by Tena Starr   The county has seen two bad fires in the past few days. In Holland on Friday, about 40 milk cows died in a barn fire at the farm owned by Scott and Melanie Gilles, Derby Line Fire Chief Craig Ellam sa... More »

Driver okay after run-in with train

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copyright the Chronicle December 20, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — Pete Cocoros can’t remember exactly what happened Monday afternoon when his car was hit by a train at the crossing in front of the E.M. Brown and Son hardware store here. “It was a night... More »

FBI sends letters to Coventry taxpayers

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copyright the Chronicle December 13, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   COVENTRY — Property owners who didn’t answer letters from forensic accountant Jeff Graham asking for information about their tax payments will be getting another letter in the mail. This time the... More »

Wells responds to Caledonian-Record suit

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copyright the Chronicle December 13, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   Kenneth Wells, the former publisher of the Newport Daily Express, responded on December 7 to a civil lawsuit filed by the Caledonian-Record accusing him of racketeering. On Monday Mr. Wells told t... More »

Lowell faces lawsuit over closed bridge

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copyright the Chronicle December 13, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   LOWELL — Arlon Warner and Scott Tallman are suing the town of Lowell over closing the Kempton Hill bridge. The Orleans County Sheriff served a summons at the town offices on November 27. The town... More »

Troopers suspended after fire

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copyright the Chronicle December 6, 2017   by Tena Starr   Two state troopers have been put on paid administrative leave pending investigation of a fire that burned a Stannard house Monday that one of them owned, State Police in St. Johnsbury said Tuesday. Pol... More »

Plan pitched to get snow machines in Newport

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copyright the Chronicle December 6, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Snow machine travelers will be able ride to the East Side Restaurant and Waterfront Plaza if the city council approves the plan that Roger Gosselin, VAST’s Orleans County director, presen... More »

Milk commission formulates strategy for federal farm bill

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copyright the Chronicle December 6, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   BERLIN — The newly revived Vermont Milk Commission held its fourth meeting on Friday and considered, among other topics, ways to encourage people to consume more milk, and a possible adjustment to ... More »

Old Stone House welcomes a new generation

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copyright the Chronicle December 6, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BROWNINGTON — Molly Veysey started her new job as director of the Old Stone House Museum on December 1. So did Finance Manager Walter Parenteau. Both are 36 years old. Add in administrative assist... More »