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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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Bob Davis – Coach, lawyer, and BBQ king

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by David Dudley NEWPORT — Newport was bathed in sunshine last Wednesday, and the Newport Farmers Market was open for business.  Anyone driving along the Causeway with the windows down passed through a stream of fragrant smoke that made the mouth water. …To rea... More »

After prom party leads to assault charges

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NEWPORT — A North Troy man pled innocent Monday in the Criminal Division of Orleans County Superior Court to a felony count of aggravated assault and two counts of simple assault. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe to... More »

Interstate Access Road to close July 8

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — City residents knew the Interstate Access Road, also known as Route 191, would be closed for six weeks this summer.  Now they know when it will be shut down — July 8, just after Fourth of July celebrations. …To read the rest of this... More »

Stenger loses job at Jay Peak

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by Joseph Gresser On May 31, a week after he pled innocent to federal criminal charges, Bill Stenger was dismissed by Michael Goldberg, the receiver for property Ariel Quiros owns.  Mr. Goldberg was hired to recover as much money as possible from the EB-5 fund... More »

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Bernie campaigns at the State House

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by Leanne Harple MONTPELIER — Enthusiastic supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders gathered on the State House lawn Saturday for the Democratic hopeful’s first campaign rally in Vermont since announcing his campaign for President. …To read the rest of this articl... More »

How black flies solved a murder

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by Declan McCabe I was in southern Connecticut a few weeks back to pick my son up from college.  While he took his last exam, I took myself up a local hiking trail.  Connecticut black flies are as bad as their Vermont cousins, and I brushed several of the litt... More »

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Stenger, Quiros charged in EB-5 case

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Christina Noland, the U.S. Attorney for Vermont, stood near the hole where the former Spates Block once was to announce criminal charges against four men who she said planned to defraud investors in a biomedical business. …To read t... More »

Gile convicted in drug-fueled arson case

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by David Dudley NEWPORT — Jeff Gile was led out of the Criminal Division of Orleans County Superior Court in shackles last Thursday night after a jury found him guilty of first-degree arson.  Mr. Gile, 34, of Stannard, had been under house arrest for over two ... More »

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Rangers wallop Harwood 13-2

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by David Dudley ORLEANS — The Lake Region Union High School Rangers walloped the Harwood Highlanders 13-2 Saturday.  After taking a 4-2 lead in the first inning, the Rangers never looked back. More »

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Don Whipple reflects on 40 years as a photographer

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by David Dudley NEWPORT — Don Whipple was between a morning shoot in St. Albans Friday and a prom shoot scheduled for that night.  After working as a photographer for 40 years, he says time is his biggest challenge. …To read the rest of this article, and all t... More »

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Mother arrested after her van injures woman

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NEWPORT — A local mother was arrested Monday evening after the van she was driving hit and seriously injured an Orleans woman. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe to the online edition below: Annual online subscription... More »