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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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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 »

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Rifle season opening sees mixed results

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by Paul Lefebvre copyright the Chronicle 11-14-2012 Mixed results from the 2012 opening weekend of deer season suggest that bragging rights for the biggest deer might be shifting locations in the Northeast Kingdom. Once the hallmark of the big woods in Essex C... More »

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Rodgers wins Senate seat, House incumbents re-elected

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copyright the Chronicle 11-7-12 In one of the closest local races of the night, incumbent Democrat Bobby Starr of North Troy and Democrat John Rodgers of Glover won the two seats in the sprawling Essex-Orleans Senate district. The unofficial tally at the Chron... More »

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Illuzzi and Hoffer seek state auditor’s job

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copyright the Chronicle 10-31-2012 by Joseph Gresser Of all the offices voters will fill in statewide voting on November 6, it likely that the one most citizens know least about is the position of auditor of accounts. The race for this obscure job has taken on... More »

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Governor’s race: Is our hair on fire?

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copyright the Chronicle 10-31-2012 by Bethany M. Dunbar “When your hair is on fire, you don’t call for a moratorium while you go put your hair out,” said Governor Peter Shumlin. Mr. Shumlin’s point is that the planet is facing a global crisis, and with oil goi... More »

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Wilton wants more government transparency

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copyright the Chronicle, 10-24-12 by Tena Starr BARTON — Wendy Wilton says she wants to be state treasurer for two reasons:  She believes Vermont is facing a looming financial crisis that is not being addressed, and its finances need to be absolutely transpare... More »