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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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Advocates say Reach Up works and should not be cut

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by Chris Braithwaite copyright the Chronicle 2-13-13 NEWPORT — Kate Kanelstein of the Vermont Workers Center was a bit apologetic when she sat in front of the camera during a statewide budget hearing Monday afternoon. She had planned to bring several women who... More »

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Legislators tour through Jay and Newport

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by Joseph Gresser copyright the Chronicle 2-6-13 NEWPORT — A passel of state representatives on a bus tour of the Northeast Kingdom heard firsthand about the issues that will have to be addressed to help the area adjust to $500-million-worth of planned develop... More »

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In Glover: Fire destroys 123-year-old house

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by Tena Starr copyright the Chronicle 1-30-2013 GLOVER — State Police investigators say the fire that destroyed the 123-year-old house at Green Mountain Fence here early Saturday morning was not suspicious, but what started it remains a mystery. “They have no ... More »

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In Derby: Walmart could open in 2014

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 by Joseph Gresser copyright the Chronicle 1-16-2013 DERBY —  “Since Ames closed five years or so ago my vocabulary has consisted of two four-letter words — when and soon,” said Brian Smith, chairman of the Derby Selectmen, Tuesday.  “Now is a good word to use... More »

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In court: Roger Pion found incompetent to stand trial

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by Joseph Gresser copyright the Chronicle 1-9-2013 NEWPORT — The trial of Roger Pion on charges related to the destruction of seven Orleans County police vehicles will not be going forward any time soon.  Mr. Pion was found incompetent to aid in his own defens... More »

Abenaki buy forest and farmland in Barton

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by Tena Starr copyright the Chronicle 12-19-2012 BARTON — For the first time in two centuries, an Abenaki tribe in Vermont can claim tribal forestland.  As of Monday, the roughly 1,000-member Nulhegan Abenaki own 65 acres in Barton on the May Farm Road.  Title... More »

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Publisher’s trespassing case dismissed

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by Paul Lefebvre copyright the Chronicle 12-12-2012 NEWPORT — A utility wind developer company that tried to do the right thing by the press appears to have shot itself in the foot when it allowed the arrest of a reporter and then failed to step forward and re... More »

Braithwaite trespassing charge dismissed

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Chronicle publisher Chris Braithwaite issued the following statement after his trespassing charge was dismissed today (December 5): On the day after my arraignment on a charge of unlawful trespass, I wrote that I believed my conduct on Lowell Mountain on Decem... More »

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Border Patrol Agents nab two on Derby Road

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by Tena Starr copyright the Chronicle 12-5-2012 DERBY — U.S. Border Patrol agents and local police arrested two men on the Derby Road here Monday who were wanted in New Hampshire in connection with a shooting in Nashua. Tuesday night, New Hampshire Assistant A... More »