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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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Parker Pie plans airport expansion

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  copyright the Chronicle, July 5, 2012 by Joseph Gresser COVENTRY — Newport State Airport here may see a big increase in traffic by the end of the year.  But most of the people won’t be trying to catch flights.  Instead, they’ll be after pizza, beer and music... More »

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Former Orleans County prosecutor in jail in Arizona

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by Tena Starr copyright the Chronicle June 20, 2012   A former Orleans County prosecutor is spending 15 years in prison in Arizona for bilking clients by pretending he could help them with divorce cases.  Despite the fact that he’d been disbarred in Vermont, h... More »

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Three seeking Illuzzi’s seat

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by Tena Starr copyright the chronicle June 13, 2012 So far, at least three people are in the running for the Orleans-Essex Senate seat that Vince Illuzzi has held for 32 years. John Rodgers of Glover, a former state representative, Bob Lewis of Derby, a curren... More »

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Why aren’t there more hydro projects?

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by Paul Lefebvre copyright the Chronicle, May 30, 2012 This is part one of a series of articles about hydropower. MONTPELIER — The Legislature gave a nudge this session to a renewable source of energy that roughly 70 years ago dominated Vermont’s rivers and po... More »

Even in winter, local food economy is growing

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by Bethany M. Dunbar copyright the Chronicle January 19, 2011 Even in the middle of January, in the middle of an essentially stagnant economy, the local food movement in northern Vermont is showing signs of not only life, but growth as well. Barb Judd at the M... More »

Iowa scheme links farmers with local consumers

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by Bethany M. Dunbar copyright the Chronicle July 26, 2006 WELLS RIVER — If farmers and consumers can make more connections, both will benefit. About 50 farmers and others interested in the politics of food heard that message from an assistant professor and ci... More »

Sheffield Selectmen enter contract with wind company

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by Joseph Gresser copyright June 14, 2006 SHEFFIELD — Sheffield Selectmen and UPC Vermont Wind have come to an agreement.   If the 20 wind generators proposed for Sheffield are built UPC will make an annual payment to the town of between  $400,000 and $550,000... More »

Lowell wind protesters arrested

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by Chris Braithwaite copyright the Chronicle December 7, 2011 LOWELL — For an hour or two on Monday morning, a small group of determined protesters brought some very large construction equipment on Lowell Mountain to a halt. The protesters stepped out onto a p... More »

Wind tower neighbor bought out for health reasons

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by Chris Braithwaite copyright the Chronicle December 22, 2009 Barbara Ashbee-Lormand traveled from central Ontario to central Vermont in late October to a discussion of an industrial wind turbine development proposed for the town of Ira, organized by Vermonte... More »

Sheffield wind project is officially completed

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by Joseph Gresser copyright the Chronicle November 2, 2011 SHEFFIELD — In a large tent struck at the base of a 425-foot wind tower Wednesday, October 26, First Wind celebrated the completion of its 16-turbine project here. Although speakers acknowledged opposi... More »