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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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Police investigate suspicious incidents

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copyright the Chronicle September 12, 2018 Police are investigating two incidents, one in Newport, the other in Barton, that appear to be attempts to abduct juveniles. State Police are investigating in Barton where, on Route 16 near the Roaring Brook Road Satu... More »

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Public expresses concern over landfill expansion

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copyright the Chronicle September 12, 2018 by Briana Bocelli NEWPORT –– There was a full house at the Gateway Center here Monday night as citizens from both sides of Lake Memphremagog voiced their concerns about a proposed Coventry landfill expansion and the i... More »

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The pains and pleasures of growing hemp

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copyright the Chronicle September 12, 2018 WEST BURKE — Vermont farmers may be about to strike it rich with a gusher of CBD oil, made from hemp, but some wonder how they can avoid the boom and bust cycle that afflicts similar products. That was one of the ques... More »

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Bear sightings up, but slow hunting season

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copyright the Chronicle September 12, 2018 by Paul Lefebvre ISLAND POND — Amidst the numerous sightings of bears in the backyard here this summer, expectations were running high for the state’s hunting season on bears that opened September 1. Either those expe... More »

Music festival planned for fairgrounds

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copyright the Chronicle September 5, 2018 BARTON — The Orleans County Fair Association Board has been looking at new uses for what has often been considered an underutilized asset, the fairgrounds. This summer they held a monster truck event so popular it migh... More »

DiSanto urges patience with drug investigations

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copyright the Chronicle September 5, 2018 NEWPORT — Around 100 people attended a second meeting last week to discuss the drug problem on Third Street. That was nearly twice the number who showed up for the initial gathering two weeks earlier. According to Coll... More »

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Craftsbury concentration camp liberator honored

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copyright the Chronicle September 5, 2018 CRAFTSBURY — Curtis Whiteway was barely into his twenties when he walked into his first German concentration camp, running across what U.S. soldiers then called “slaves.” The words “Holocaust survivor” would come later... More »

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Storm fells trees, power lines in Irasburg

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copyright the Chronicle September 5, 2018 IRASBURG — This town was busy Tuesday cleaning up from a whopper of a storm Monday afternoon that knocked out power and felled trees throughout the village. The storm, a powerful thunderstorm with torrential rain in mo... More »

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A farmer for the 21st century

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copyright the Chronicle August 29, 2018 by Paul Lefebvre DERBY — It’s a hot and humid Thursday afternoon, and all the overhead fans are turning inside a gleaming metal barn that looks as large as an airplane hanger, but remarkably cleaner. Josh Poulin, the bar... More »

Could education and yoga ease addiction?

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copyright the Chronicle August 29, 2018 NEWPORT — Discussion about reports of obvious drug activity on Third Street will continue here, not least because the Newport City Police Department has scheduled a public forum on the subject on August 30 at the United ... More »

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Biron killed in IP plane crash

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copyright the Chronicle August 29, 2018 by David Dudley BRIGHTON — Emergency crews were called to the John H. Boylan Airport in Brighton at 3:45 p.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, they discovered the scorched wreckage of a 1956 Piper Pacer roughly 100 yards south of... More »

Nearly 100 attend Act 250 meeting

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copyright the Chronicle August 29, 2018 ISLAND POND — When Gregory Boulbol, general counsel for Vermont’s Natural Resources Board, looked around Brighton’s American Legion hall on August 22 he was surprised to see nearly 100 people had come out to discuss the ... More »