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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 keeps his position

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copyright the Chronicle August 15, 2018 Orleans County Sheriff Kirk Martin is very likely to keep his job for the next four years. He defeated Newport City Police Detective Jennifer Harlow-Jacobs, his opponent in the Republican primary, by a margin of 1,211 to... More »

Sheriff keeps his position

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copyright the Chronicle August 15, 2018 Orleans County Sheriff Kirk Martin is very likely to keep his job for the next four years. He defeated Newport City Police Detective Jennifer Harlow-Jacobs, his opponent in the Republican primary, by a margin of 1,211 to... More »

One-hundred-fifty-first Orleans County Fair opens

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copyright the Chronicle August 15, 2018 by Briana Bocelli BARTON — The Orleans County Fair is back for its one-hundred-and-fifty-first fair to promote the importance of agriculture and community. Michael Tetreault is a past president of the Orleans County Fair... More »

Hearing on rewritten Barton zoning bylaws August 16

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copyright the Chronicle August 15, 2018 BARTON — A little more than a week after accepting the resignation of the town’s planning commission chair, and appointing two new members to it, the Barton Select Board will hold a hearing to consider a revision of the ... More »

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Landlords confront new pot law

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 by Briana Bocelli Marijuana enthusiasts have long awaited the day cultivation and consumption of pot was legalized, but some people may not have the freedom to indulge in those luxuries –– if they’re renters and their landl... More »

Primary offers some choices

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 It may seem strange to have the Vermont primary election before the Orleans County Fair, but that is this year’s reality. Absentee voting for candidates for statewide and local elections has been going on since the end of J... More »

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Air BnB does brisk business in the Kingdom

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 NEWPORT — On any given night there are between 150 and 200 people staying at Newport area lodgings booked through Air BnB That is the number offered by Darrick Granai, who manages the Newport City Inn and Suites, a hotel on... More »

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Bikers prowl Vermont for new business ideas

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 LOWELL — The collection of Harley-Davidsons, Triumphs, Kawasakis and other cruising motorcycles parked in front of the barn at NEKTI Consulting Tuesday morning belongs to one of the least likely motorcycle clubs one is like... More »

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Nick’s Snack Shack honors Irasburg Marine’s legacy

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 by Briana Bocelli BARTON –– A group of friends took to the trails on Sunday in their four-wheelers to honor the life of Corporal Nicholas Miller, an Irasburg man who died last year in an ATV accident in Lowell. Nick’s Snack... More »

Brighton scrambles to find ambulance service

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 BRIGHTON — Brighton believes its future as an outdoor recreation destination requires a locally-based emergency medical team, but it has only a couple of weeks to find an ambulance company to serve the community. Lyndon Res... More »