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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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Rifle season reaps big bucks

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copyright the Chronicle November 29, 2017   With time running out on the 2017 rifle season for deer, the harvest this year is expected to mirror last year’s results. During the 16-day rifle season of November 2016, hunters reported 7,753 deer. Preliminary repo... More »

NCSU Act 46 plan is into the home stretch

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copyright the Chronicle November 29, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — The North Country Supervisory Union is headed into the home stretch in its effort to persuade the state Agency of Education to allow it to continue to operate as it has, rather than requ... More »

IRS lien on Derby Line Ambulance

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copyright the Chronicle November 29, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   DERBY — The select board here won’t be sending any more money to Derby Line Ambulance until it gets answers about a $151,110 tax lien the IRS slapped on the ambulance service at the end of Septem... More »

Barton Senior Center gave Barton Arts $20,000

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copyright the Chronicle November 29, 2017   by Tena Starr   The defunct Barton Senior Center has given Great Barton Arts $20,000. The money is in an escrow account and will be used for programs for seniors, said Ed and Adrien Helm, Greater Barton Arts board me... More »

Newport could support hotel, report says

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copyright the Chronicle November 22, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Newport can support a 30- to 50-bed hotel, but only during the summer months. A year-round hostelry would have to be considerably smaller. Those were the main conclusions of a report sub... More »

Holocaust stories told, plans for memorial discussed

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copyright the Chronicle November 22, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   HARDWICK — Three Vermont daughters of holocaust survivors explained their plans here last week for creating a permanent traveling memorial to the victims of Nazi atrocities. They also shared famil... More »

Life is short, eat more pie

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copyright the Chronicle November 22, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   WEST GLOVER — Peter Gould is a small man with crinkly eyes and a quiet smile that lit up the shadowy nighttime interior of the West Glover Community Church Friday night. He was there to read from... More »

Community visit comes to Newport December 13

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copyright the Chronicle November 22, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Jenna Koloski was scurrying around Newport Tuesday taping television interviews, meeting people, handing out fliers, and putting up postera, all in hopes of gathering a large crowd for t... More »

Veterans tell students their stories

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copyright the Chronicle November 15, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Newport City Elementary School fifth and sixth grades got a glimpse of life in the military when they welcomed a dozen veterans to their classrooms Thursday morning, November 9. The men,... More »

State explains plans for Lake Memphremagog

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copyright the Chronicle November 15, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — While the federal and state governments have been making a great deal of fuss over Lake Champlain in recent years, Lake Memphremagog has received far less attention. At a Tuesday meeting... More »

Big bucks reported so far in rifle season

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copyright the Chronicle November 15, 2017   With only a few days into the November rifle season for deer, preliminary reports from Orleans County suggest that bigger bucks are being shot. Among the successful hunters, Sterling Richardson of Albany reported a 2... More »

Barton junk ordinance to be enforced

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copyright the Chronicle November 15, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — A long-dormant junk ordinance is about to be enforced village-wide for the first time since it was adopted in February of 2006. At their regular meeting Monday night, the trustees voted ... More »