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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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County real estate in big demand

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by Tena Starr The narrative goes like this: Vermonters, especially young people and especially those in rural Vermont, are leaving the state and aren’t being replaced.  But Orleans County realtors have a different story to tell.  They say that, in the past few... More »

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Hemp farming demands hard work and ingenuity

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by Joseph Gresser CRAFTSBURY COMMON — Hemp farmers can make a decent living from the soil, but it will require hard work and ingenuity, Doug Fine told the 20 people who signed up for the “Hemp Hack” at Sterling College Thursday and Friday. Mr. Fine is an exper... More »

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Scott and Cabinet spend a day in Orleans County

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Governor Phil Scott walked up the dock at the Gateway Center just after 8 a.m. Tuesday and boarded the Northern Star, the excursion boat recently purchased by Memphremagog Community Maritime.  There, he found the majority of his Cab... More »

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Newport gives ATVs a go

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — The city council was in the Municipal Building gym again Monday night, and the turnout showed the decision to move downstairs from the normal council chamber was a good one. Most of the almost 80 people who attended the meeting burs... More »

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Rangers head to playoffs

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by David Dudley Rangers Parker Perron and Peter Gyukovics go after an inbound kick during the first half of their game against the Wolves. …this story and more in the full edition of this week’s paper. Subscribe now to access our e-version or to have it delive... More »

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Making food with love, from Boston to Island Pond

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by David Dudley ISLAND POND — When old friends found out that the Griecos — Gerardo and Devorahe — were returning to town to open a restaurant that serves their signature Italian food, they called the place almost immediately after its September opening. …this... More »

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A remedy in sight for moose ticks?

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by Tena Starr A UVM entomologist has combined her work with her passion for the outdoors and come up with an idea for controlling winter ticks — the ticks that are savaging Vermont’s moose.  Cheryl Sullivan, a Ph.D student in UVM’s Entomology Research Lab, is ... More »

Barton rejects five-member board

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by Joseph Gresser BARTON — About 64 voters gathered at the Barton Memorial Building Tuesday evening and quickly decided not to increase the size of the town’s select board. The vote came without a single person offering a reason to accept or reject the motion ... More »

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Young athletes honor veterans

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by David Dudley NEWPORT — Since the 2014 season, each game at Veterans Field has begun with a brief ceremony to honor military veterans who have some connection to the North Country Union High School community.   Before their game with the Bellows Falls Union ... More »

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Daughters of the Corn perform in Derby Line

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Las Hijas del Maíz, The Daughters of the Corn, a Nicaraguan dance troupe, swept through Orleans County as part of an eight-week tour of the U.S.   The visit was meant to promote awareness of their country’s cultural traditions and h... More »

In Holland..what to do with an empty school

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by Joseph Gresser HOLLAND — Falling enrollment made Holland Elementary School’s future look grim, but a move by the state to merge the Holland and Derby school boards forced the town’s voters to reluctantly close its doors.  They were reopened on October 9 for... More »