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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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Tractor-trailer with turbine tips over

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copyright the Chronicle July 25, 2012 by Chris Braithwaite The bottom section of a massive wind turbine bound for Green Mountain Power’s Lowell Mountain project tipped over Thursday, July 19, when it encountered a paving crew on Interstate 91. The interstate w... More »

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Protesters stop Lowell turbine truck

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copyright the Chronicle July 18, 2012 by Chris Braithwaite LOWELL — Though it was billed as just a “rally” and an opportunity for opponents of the Lowell Mountain wind project to “greet the turbines” as they arrived, Monday’s confrontation here turned into a b... More »

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Orleans County post offices stand to have hours cut

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by Tena Starr copyright the Chronicle  July 11, 2012 More than a dozen post offices in Orleans County could have their hours cut under a new U.S. Postal Service (USPS) plan to save money. The Postal Service, which is not taxpayer supported but must make ends m... More »

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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 »