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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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Charges against Roger Pion near dismissal

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copyright the Chronicle October 1, 2014 by Paul Lefebvre NEWPORT — The Newport man who crushed multiple police cruisers with a tractor just over two years ago could be only weeks away from seeing all 16 charges arising from the incident dismissed. At a hearing... More »

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Hunting with drones likely to be banned

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copyright the Chronicle September 24, 2014  by Tena Starr The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will hold a public hearing next month on a new regulation that would prevent people from hunting with drones, or any other aircraft. The rule is being considered more... More »

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Employees to buy the Chronicle

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copyright the Chronicle September 17, 2014 Eleven long-time employees of the Chronicle have agreed in principle to buy the weekly newspaper from its founding publishers, Chris and Ellen Braithwaite.   While some details remain to be worked out, the basic eleme... More »

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Taxpayers angered by big tax jumps

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copyright the Chronicle September 10, 2014 by Tena Starr WESTFIELD — Since property tax bills here went out recently, town officials have heard a lot of griping — and confusion. Why did the residential property tax rate go up 24 percent when the Jay-Westfield ... More »

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Louis Garneau celebrates new U.S. headquarters

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copyright the Chronicle August 20, 2014 by Joseph Gresser DERBY — A champagne toast celebrated the opening of the brand new U.S. headquarters of a family business that started in a Quebec garage 30 years ago. Louis Garneau, the founder of the company that bear... More »

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Entrepreneurs pitch ideas in a Lowell barn

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copyright the Chronicle August 13, 2014 by Bethany M. Dunbar LOWELL — What do a doggie treat maker, someone who wants to make an alcoholic tea, and an online marketing consultant have in common? They were all gathered in a barn in Lowell last week to make busi... More »

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Stenger admits investors were informed late

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copyright the Chronicle August 6, 2014  by Joseph Gresser JAY — Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros didn’t live up to state standards when they waited nine months before notifying 35 EB-5 investors they had dissolved the partnership that owned the Tram Haus Lodge at... More »

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Safety and traffic lead AnC Bio Act 250 concerns

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copyright the Chronicle July 23, 2014 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — The AnC Bio facility started down the road to Act 250 approval Monday with a site visit from members of the District #7 Environmental Commission and an initial hearing. Despite wide interest in ... More »

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Vermont leads nation in sugarmaking again

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copyright the Chronicle July 16, 2014  by Natalie Hormilla Vermont again led the nation in maple syrup production in 2014, according to a report by the United State Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service. Vermont’s total pr... More »