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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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Sheriff Harlow and Chief Bingham on policing

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  by Meghan Wayland NEWPORT — Amid calls to defund the police, Orleans County Sheriff Jennifer Harlow and Newport Police Chief Travis Bingham say they and their departments are focused on building trusting relationships with community members.  In an interview... More »

Derby residents complain about noisy neighbor

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  by Joseph Gresser DERBY — The Derby Select Board was visited by a large portion of the Sunset Acres neighborhood who showed up to Monday’s meeting to complain about noise they said comes from the property of a new neighbor. Gingah Milnes said she and her hus... More »

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Pet adoptions soar amid pandemic

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  by Meghan Wayland ORLEANS — When manager Sam Christoni first threw a ball to new shelter dog Jack, he cowered on the ground.  She had raised her arm too fast, spooking the dog, who was likely abused before reaching Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Society two w... More »

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Biologist provides tour of the Black River

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  by Meghan Wayland NEWPORT — State wildlife biologist Pete Emerson pointed toward a stretch of exposed, scraggy roots Saturday where the banks of the Black River had eroded. “This is one of the things we fight,” he said, addressing nearly 20 paddlers from acr... More »

Ovitt pleads guilty to embezzling from Jay Peak

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  by Joseph Gresser BURLINGTON — An Enosburg Falls woman who admitted embezzling more than $125,000 from Jay Peak Resort, will remain free on conditions until she is sentenced on December 18. Sara L. Ovitt, who worked for the resort from 2014 to May 2019, appe... More »

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Quiros pleads guilty to three charges

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  by Joseph Gresser The criminal charges filed by the federal government against Ariel Quiros, the former owner of Jay Peak and Burke Mountain resorts, are nearing resolution.  Mr. Quiros, 64, of Key Biscayne, Florida, pled guilty Friday to three of the 12 fel... More »

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Starr, Horton, Young and Strong elected

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Senator John Rodgers will be a candidate for reelection in November, but only as an independent.  His bid to get the Democratic nomination by the hard road of write-in votes failed Tuesday night, as Ron Horton claimed the second spot on the ticket next to incu... More »

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In Coventry… ATV ordinance reinstated

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  by Meghan Wayland   COVENTRY — By a vote of 290 to 142, Coventry voted Tuesday to keep an ordinance that opened all town roads to ATVs.  The ordinance had come under fire from townspeople who said the select board failed to gather adequate community input pr... More »

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Old booze bottles get a new use

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  by Emmett Avery GREENSBORO — Empty liquor bottles spill out of a bin in front of the old barn in downtown Greensboro.  At first glance, you might think the residents of the property have a drinking problem.  But if you look a little closer, you’ll see that t... More »

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Steele gets prison for starving cows

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Donovan Steele held his hands out as Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputy Doug Morrill fitted handcuffs to his wrists Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Steele, 27, and a resident of Kapaa, Hawaii, stood in the smaller of the two courtrooms in Orlea... More »