Editor’s Picks

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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Christmas rings a school bell of diversity


   by Paul Lefebvre Among schools and educators in Orleans County recognizing diversity appears to the prevailing message when it comes to celebrating holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. Whether it’s putting up a Christmas tree in a classroom or recog... More »

Hope for farmers from saffron?


Could the world’s most expensive spice provide Vermont farmers with a cash infusion?  Maybe, says a University of Vermont research professor. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe to the online edition below: Annual onli... More »

Four charged with trespassing in camp


In Superior Court Four charged with trespassing in camp by Paul Lefebvre NEWPORT — Two people suspected by police of being involved in the drug trade and interstate trafficking were arraigned here in Orleans County Superior Court on charges stemming from tresp... More »

Judge halts logging on Hartwell Pond


Judge halts logging on Hartwell Pond by Elizabeth Trail NEWPORT — Superior Court Judge Howard VanBenthuysen has put a stop logging on a 40-acre parcel of town land on Hartwell Pond in Albany until the court has a chance to take a closer look at whether the log... More »


Lowell woman wins car in 1910 popularity contest


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Fire department merger a success


by Elizabeth Trail ORLEANS — It’s been about nine months since the Orleans and Barton fire departments merged into a single unit on a trial basis. And so far, said Orleans Village Manager John Morley, the merger has been a success. On December 4, Mr. Morley wi... More »

Wintry weather a spoiler for hunting


  by Paul Lefebvre Winter weather is likely the spoiler for the 16-day rifle deer season that ended Sunday. Deep snow and bone-chilling temperatures caused the opening days to get off to a slow start, as neither hunters nor deer began stirring until the weathe... More »

Irasburg School Board votes to appeal merge


by Elizabeth Trail  IRASBURG — A small delegation of Irasburg citizens appeared before the school board last Thursday night to ask whether school directors will support the select board in a pending legal action against Act 46. They hoped to find common ground... More »

An addict tells her story


by David Dudley It was one of those cold, gray days that signal the arrival of autumn, hinting at the long winter ahead. The traffic in Lyndonville was light but steady.  I stood before the coffee shop waiting for a woman I’ll call Jane.  A few weeks earlier, ... More »