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Biochar venture a modern take on an ancient idea

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copyright the Chronicle January 31, 2018   BARTON — A local trio hopes they’ve found a way to fight climate change, clean up Vermont’s water, and create a business at the same time. Richard and Donna Pion, and longtime friend Luke Persons, have teamed up to tu... More »

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No one hurt, but significant damage from Barton fire

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copyright the Chronicle January 31, 2018 by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — It was just luck that Greg Provencher came home from work a little early on Tuesday afternoon. And even so, it took a few moments for his brain to process that his house was on fire. “I not... More »

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Barton shooter gets suspended sentence

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copyright the Chronicle January 31, 2018   NEWPORT — Law enforcement officers combed Barton a year and a half ago after callers reported a man yelling and shooting on Lincoln Avenue, not far from the Circle K mini-mart. The village was abuzz for several hours,... More »

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Ray pleads guilty to second degree murder

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copyright the Chronicle January 24, 2018 NEWPORT — Jeffrey M. Ray faces 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday morning. His defense team never disputed the fact that Mr. Ray shot and killed his ex-wife’s husband, Rick ... More »

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ReNewport narrows projects down to four

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copyright the Chronicle January 24, 2018 NEWPORT — Things did not go exactly as planned at the second reNewport meeting. The gathering on January 17 drew a good crowd of around 100 people. The discussions of potential directions for civic engagement were thoug... More »

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Welcome!

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Bad tenants leave landlords in the lurch

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copyright the Chronicle January 17, 2018 LOWELL — About 19 years ago Joe St. Onge started building his own little faux town. It was quite a vision. He cut the wood off his land on the Pope Road in Lowell, got a portable sawmill to come in and saw the lumber, t... More »