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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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Small schools grants still up in the air

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 According to Superintendent John Castle of the North Country Supervisory Union, the metrics created by the Vermont Board of Education to set the qualifications needed for a school to earn a small schools grant remain flawed... More »

Landfill expansion seems to be on track

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COVENTRY — Despite complaints about odor from neighbors and concerns about the idea of expanding the landfill, New England Waste Services of Vermont’s request for permission to add another 51-acre cell to its Coventry landfill seems to be on track. New England... More »

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Glover youth joins the circus, Circus Smirkus, that is

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GREENSBORO — Asom Hayman-Jones of Glover stood with a crowd of casually dressed troupers in the Circus Smirkus ring on June 21. The first performance of the 2018 season was a little more than a week away, and there was plenty of work left to do to get the show... More »

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Progress made in Lowell bridge dispute

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LOWELL — Arlon Warner and his partner, Scott Tallman, live at the end of a steep, narrow, and winding gravel road off the Mines Road in Lowell. Their driveway is at the bottom of the hill, and there’s no way to get momentum to climb the initial grade. Mr. Warn... More »

Sweet Tree plans expansion into Westmore

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WESTMORE — A representative of The Maple Guild, the trade name for Sweet Tree Holdings, came close to stumping the Westmore Select Board Monday when he showed up looking for information about hauling sap from the 100,000 new taps the company plans for an expan... More »

No to ATVS, for now, on Jay roads

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 by Briana Bocelli JAY — A resident at the Jay Select Board meeting Monday asked the town to open its roads to four-wheelers and side-by-sides for law-abiding riders. Jason Gray asked that Jay hop on board with other towns i... More »

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Schumann honored for a life of great art

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 GLOVER — After receiving two significant honors in the past month — an honorary degree from Concordia University in Montreal and the Herb Lockwood Prize, a $10,000 award presented in memory of a Burlington artist who died i... More »

Inspection rules are changing

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 Vermont’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is in the process of rewriting its vehicle inspection regulations. Vehicles with certain flaws that prevented them from passing inspection before can now go home with a legal sti... More »

Newport bans the sale of pot

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 Regardless of what the Legislature does, there will be no legal sales of marijuana in Newport. The city council voted to approve an ordinance written by Police Chief Seth DiSanto that would make the sale of pot punishable b... More »

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Monsters in the Kingdom draws enormous turnout

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copyright the Chronicle June 13, 2018 by Briana Bocelli BARTON — Wheelies were poppin’, trucks were soarin’, and dust was flyin’ at the Orleans County Fairgrounds Saturday at the Monsters in the Kingdom monster truck event presented by HammerDown Motorsports. ... More »

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Baseball Rangers make history

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copyright the Chronicle June 13, 2018 BURLINGTON — Just before the start of Saturday’s Division Two state championship baseball game two gray-headed men, a grandfather and a veteran teacher, were sharing their wisdom about high school athletics just outside Ce... More »