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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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Vermont sugarmakers turn to birch syrup

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by Tena Starr copyright the Chronicle April 30, 2014 GLOVER — A pair of Glover men may have found a new way to get money from trees — birch trees. Longtime maple sugarmaker Bucky Shelton and a friend, Darrell Bussino, have teamed up and are making birch syrup.... More »

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Railroad car derails in Barton

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copyright the Chronicle April 23, 2014  by Joseph Gresser BARTON — Faulty bearings caused a railroad car loaded with pulp logs to leave the tracks as it crossed May Farm Road here on Friday evening. The northbound train that it was attached to continued on for... More »

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Nelsons and GMP reach settlement

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copyright the Chronicle April 16, 2014 by Bethany M. Dunbar LOWELL — Don and Shirley Nelson have reached a settlement with Green Mountain Power that says the power company will pay them $1.3-million for their home and 540 acres of their farm. The couple has up... More »

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“Maker space” seeks inventors

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copyright the Chronicle April 2, 2014 by Bethany M. Dunbar LYNDONVILLE — The Northeast Kingdom might soon have an incubator space for entrepreneurs and hobbyists who want to invent or create mechanical or electronic devices. Similar clubs have been popping up ... More »

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Murder charges brought in O’Hagan killing

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copyright the Chronicle March 12, 2014 by Bethany M. Dunbar ST. JOHNSBURY  — Two men have been charged with the murder and kidnapping of Mary Pat O’Hagan, a 78-year-old Sheffield grandmother who was killed three and a half years before the arraignments Monday,... More »

Police make arrests in the murder of Pat O’Hagan

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After three and a half years of investigation by detectives and tips from the public with key information; police said citations were issued in the September 2010 murder of Pat O’Hagan. Richard Fletcher, age 27 of Sheffield, and Keith Baird, age 33 of Sutton (... More »

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In Newport City: Morrissette elected as alderman

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by Joseph Gresser copyright the Chronicle 3-5-2014 NEWPORT—Newport has a new alderman.  Voters went to the polls Tuesday and elected Neil Morrissette to replace former council member Tim de la Bruere who decided not to stand for re-election. They also returned... More »

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OCSU board picks new superintendent

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copyright the Chronicle February 26, 2014 by Richard Creaser The Orleans Central Supervisory Union (OCSU) school board has tendered an offer to a new superintendent. The name is not yet being released pending the candidate’s acceptance, but two final candidate... More »

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In Newport: An inside look at a chance for redemption

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copyright the Chronicle February 19, 2014 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — A slight man with dark hair and a neatly trimmed beard walked into a small room at the Community Justice Center here and looked around at the three people who, in the course of an hour’s con... More »