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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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Election wrap: Barrett, Viens, Hardy win elections

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Important correction to the November 5, 2014, election results: Complete election results for each race available in the Chronicle. copyright the Chronicle November 5, 2014 by Joseph Gresser Jennifer Barrett was the big winner of Tuesday’s election, scoring a ... More »

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Is the postal service shooting itself in the foot?

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copyright the Chronicle October 29, 2014 by David Dudley In May of 2012 the United States Postal Service (USPS) implemented the Post Plan, which was devised to curb mounting debt, and prevent thousands of offices, many of them rural post offices, such as those... More »

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Safe Haven — a home for unwanted horses

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copyright the Chronicle October 22, 2014 by Tena Starr HOLLAND — Tara Girard has taken in 17 horses this year, all of them horses that someone else didn’t want anymore, or at least couldn’t afford. Of the ten harbored by Safe Haven Farm right now, she said tha... More »

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Barrup protests $400,000 sales tax bill

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copyright the Chronicle October 15, 2014 by Joseph Gresser DERBY — Rod Barrup is not happy with the government of what he calls “the first communist state in the U.S.” In particular he is angry about a $400,000 bill from the Vermont Department of Taxes. Mr. Ba... More »

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Sheffield wind: Therriens to appeal reappraisal denial

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copyright the Chronicle October 8, 2014 by Tena Starr SHEFFIELD — It was a spectacular Friday afternoon in October — blue sky, warm weather, and the wind rustling the leaves on the trees. Beneath that sound, however, there was a low grinding noise in Steve and... More »

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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 »