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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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No to ATVS, for now, on Jay roads

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 by Briana Bocelli JAY — A resident at the Jay Select Board meeting Monday asked the town to open its roads to four-wheelers and side-by-sides for law-abiding riders. Jason Gray asked that Jay hop on board with other towns i... More »

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Schumann honored for a life of great art

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 GLOVER — After receiving two significant honors in the past month — an honorary degree from Concordia University in Montreal and the Herb Lockwood Prize, a $10,000 award presented in memory of a Burlington artist who died i... More »

Inspection rules are changing

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 Vermont’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is in the process of rewriting its vehicle inspection regulations. Vehicles with certain flaws that prevented them from passing inspection before can now go home with a legal sti... More »

Newport bans the sale of pot

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 Regardless of what the Legislature does, there will be no legal sales of marijuana in Newport. The city council voted to approve an ordinance written by Police Chief Seth DiSanto that would make the sale of pot punishable b... More »

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Monsters in the Kingdom draws enormous turnout

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copyright the Chronicle June 13, 2018 by Briana Bocelli BARTON — Wheelies were poppin’, trucks were soarin’, and dust was flyin’ at the Orleans County Fairgrounds Saturday at the Monsters in the Kingdom monster truck event presented by HammerDown Motorsports. ... More »

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Baseball Rangers make history

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copyright the Chronicle June 13, 2018 BURLINGTON — Just before the start of Saturday’s Division Two state championship baseball game two gray-headed men, a grandfather and a veteran teacher, were sharing their wisdom about high school athletics just outside Ce... More »

Time may be running out for Holland school

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copyright the Chronicle June 13, 2018 HOLLAND — The 45 people gathered at the Holland Elementary School gym Monday evening were a study in pain when Holland School Board Chair Lincoln Petell asked them, by show of hands, to weigh in on the fate of the school. ... More »

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Swartz pleads innocent to second degree murder

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 NEWPORT— Judge Robert Bent ordered Randall E. Swartz held without bail Monday afternoon after the 58-year-old Orleans resident pled innocent to a charge of second-degree murder. Police say he shot and killed Thea Swartz, hi... More »

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Cruzin’ for a good cause

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 by Briana Bocelli  Motorcyclists around the Northeast Kingdom took to the open road on Saturday to “ride with a purpose” in support of Cruzin’ for Cancer. Exactly 107 bikes appeared in the motorcade that left Sweet Harmony ... More »

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Work Commons will offer a new way of working

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copyright the Chronicle May 30, 2018 NEWPORT — Co-working spaces are usually found only in bigger cities, but developer Rick Woodward plans to open one to cap off his renovation of the Montgomery Ward building on Main Street here. He and his daughter Jamie are... More »