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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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Taxes, funding, Act 46, opiates discussed at forum

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018   ORLEANS — Property taxes, education funding, and Act 46 dominated the conversation at Monday night’s legislative forum at the Orleans Elementary School. In the course of talking about those issues, legislators and th... More »

Committee bans coyote killing contests

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018 Vermont’s coyotes, an often vilified species, have been acquiring defenders lately. There have been increasing calls for a closed hunting season, much as there is for other animals, like deer, bear, and turkeys. And re... More »

Remembering Tony Pomerleau

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018 Antonio Pomerleau, known by all as Tony, was an Orleans County boy who achieved success in the big city, but never forgot his Kingdom roots. Mr. Pomerleau, who marked his own centennial on September 28 of last year, di... More »

Two charged in attempted armed robbery

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018 NEWPORT — Police say a robbery attempt in Barton was foiled when the intended victim failed to hand over cash although he was confronted with a handgun. Instead, they say, he grabbed a pair of scissors and chased the w... More »

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Quiros reaches agreement with SEC

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copyright the Chronicle February 7, 2018  Several recent developments in the civil fraud suit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger suggest it’s nearing its conclusion. On February 2, the SEC asked U.S... More »

Ambulance services face big challenges

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copyright the Chronicle February 7, 2018 NEWPORT — Mike Paradis, executive director of Newport Ambulance, wants things to slow down. Since news of Derby Line Ambulance’s difficulties and probable demise has spread, many towns in northern Orleans County have be... More »

A new plan for funding education

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copyright the Chronicle February 7, 2018 The Vermont House Ways and Means Committee has come up with a new way of funding education that would shift some of the burden from the property tax to income. The plan would also lead to a more direct correlation betwe... More »

Milk commission comes up with recommendations

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copyright the Chronicle February 7, 2018 The revived Vermont Milk Commission has issued its report, which outlines the problems the state’s dairy farmers face and proposes steps that could improve their economic situation. While the document is public, it’s di... More »

Huge crowd packs State House for gun hearing

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copyright the Chronicle January 31, 2018   MONTPELIER – Anyone who might have questioned Vermonters’ passion about gun rights, both pro and con, had only to show up at the State House Tuesday evening where a public hearing was held on three proposed new gun la... More »

Five vie for Newport City Council seat

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copyright the Chronicle January 31, 2018   The city of Newport will have a variety of fireworks at its centennial Annual Meeting. Challengers abound in the race for a two-year city council seat, and there is also a race for the one-year position. Five people a... More »

Derby cuts ties with Derby Line ambulance

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copyright the Chronicle January 31, 2018   DERBY — The select board here signed a contract with Newport Ambulance at their regular meeting Monday. According to board Chair Grant Spates, the decision to cut longstanding ties with Derby Line Ambulance was due to... More »

Caledonian’s suit against Wells dropped

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copyright the Chronicle January 31, 2018   The document filed in U.S. District Court on January 26 was short and to the point. The three civil charges filed by The Caledonian-Record against Ken Wells and the owners of The Newport Daily Express, were to be dism... More »