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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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IRS scammer makes a bad call

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copyright the Chronicle November 8, 2017   by Tena Starr   A scammer pretending to be from the IRS recently made a remarkably bad call. She dialed the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department and, unbeknownst to her, ended up talking to Chief Deputy Phil Brooks, wh... More »

Ranger danger: Lake Region wins second straight soccer title

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copyright the Chronicle November 8, 2017   by Brad Usatch   SOUTH BURLINGTON — They were tried and tested, but in the end the Lake Region Union High School Rangers left Munson Field at South Burlington High School just as they had arrived: as the reigning Divi... More »

Farmers see price for organic milk plunge

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copyright the Chronicle November 8, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   The price paid to Vermont organic milk producers dropped by $6 per hundredweight over the past year, according to a report provided to the Vermont Milk Commission by the Northeast Organic Dairy Pro... More »

Thousands remain without power

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copyright the Chronicle November 1, 2017   by Tena Starr   High winds roared through Vermont early Monday morning, felling trees, branches, and power lines, and plunging tens of thousands of homes into darkness. At the height of the outage early Monday morning... More »

Arrest made in moose poaching case

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copyright the Chronicle November 1, 2017   by Tena Starr   A 20-year-old Irasburg man has been arrested in connection with a moose poaching case in Westmore in late September. Gerin Fortin was arrested on Sunday and charged with six counts of big game violatio... More »

Live green, die green, leave a green corpse

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copyright the Chronicle November 1, 2017 by Elizabeth Trail   CRAFTSBURY COMMON — To an ecologist, death isn’t the end, Carl Anderson says. It’s really more like the middle. Each of our bodies, the biologist and green burial advocate says, is rich with the bui... More »

LCAR approves wind noise rule

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copyright the Chronicle November 1, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   MONTPELIER — A regulation that sets limits on how much noise a wind turbine can produce was approved by the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules on Thursday, October 26, by a 5-2 vote. The... More »

New Barton senior center in the works

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copyright the Chronicle October 25, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — A new senior center is in the works in Barton. Called Barton Area Senior Services, Inc., (BASSI), the new group incorporated with the state as a nonprofit last week. Its organizers plan t... More »

Reward offered for information on poached moose

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copyright the Chronicle October 25, 2017   by Tena Starr   A Craftsbury Common woman rapidly raised more $2,500 through GoFundMe in order put up a reward she hopes will lead to the conviction of whoever illegally shot a cow moose in Westmore last month. Effort... More »

Vanishing Vermonters tell their stories

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copyright the Chronicle October 25, 2017   Vanishing Vermonters, Loss of a Rural Culture, by Peter Miller. 168 pages. Paperback. Published by Silver Print Press. $24.95 paperback. $44.95 hard cover   Reviewed by Tena Starr   Peter Miller is the kind of photogr... More »