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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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FBI sends letters to Coventry taxpayers

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copyright the Chronicle December 13, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   COVENTRY — Property owners who didn’t answer letters from forensic accountant Jeff Graham asking for information about their tax payments will be getting another letter in the mail. This time the... More »

Wells responds to Caledonian-Record suit

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copyright the Chronicle December 13, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   Kenneth Wells, the former publisher of the Newport Daily Express, responded on December 7 to a civil lawsuit filed by the Caledonian-Record accusing him of racketeering. On Monday Mr. Wells told t... More »

Lowell faces lawsuit over closed bridge

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copyright the Chronicle December 13, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   LOWELL — Arlon Warner and Scott Tallman are suing the town of Lowell over closing the Kempton Hill bridge. The Orleans County Sheriff served a summons at the town offices on November 27. The town... More »

Troopers suspended after fire

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copyright the Chronicle December 6, 2017   by Tena Starr   Two state troopers have been put on paid administrative leave pending investigation of a fire that burned a Stannard house Monday that one of them owned, State Police in St. Johnsbury said Tuesday. Pol... More »

Plan pitched to get snow machines in Newport

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copyright the Chronicle December 6, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   NEWPORT — Snow machine travelers will be able ride to the East Side Restaurant and Waterfront Plaza if the city council approves the plan that Roger Gosselin, VAST’s Orleans County director, presen... More »

Old Stone House welcomes a new generation

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copyright the Chronicle December 6, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BROWNINGTON — Molly Veysey started her new job as director of the Old Stone House Museum on December 1. So did Finance Manager Walter Parenteau. Both are 36 years old. Add in administrative assist... More »

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 »