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Fire destroys Barton restaurant

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copyright the Chronicle January 10, 2018   BARTON — Fire destroyed Ming’s House, the Chinese restaurant here, on Friday. The tricky fire started at around 2 p.m. Barton Fire Chief Kevin Tartaglio, who arrived on the scene just minutes after the department was ... More »

Barton, Orleans fire departments plan merger

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copyright the Chronicle January 10, 2018   BARTON — Plans are moving ahead for combining the Barton and Orleans fire departments into a single, more efficient unit. Orleans Administrator John Morley and fire chiefs Kevin Tartaglio and E.J. Rowell came to Monda... More »

Driver okay after run-in with train

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copyright the Chronicle December 20, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — Pete Cocoros can’t remember exactly what happened Monday afternoon when his car was hit by a train at the crossing in front of the E.M. Brown and Son hardware store here. “It was a night... More »

Barton Senior Center gave Barton Arts $20,000

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copyright the Chronicle November 29, 2017   by Tena Starr   The defunct Barton Senior Center has given Great Barton Arts $20,000. The money is in an escrow account and will be used for programs for seniors, said Ed and Adrien Helm, Greater Barton Arts board me... More »

New Barton senior center in the works

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copyright the Chronicle October 25, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — A new senior center is in the works in Barton. Called Barton Area Senior Services, Inc., (BASSI), the new group incorporated with the state as a nonprofit last week. Its organizers plan t... More »

Fire destroys landmark barn in Barton

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copyright the Chronicle October 11, 2017   by Tena Starr   BARTON — State Police are looking for information about the Monday afternoon fire that burned the landmark barn known as The Pines to the ground. Firefighters poured a steady stream of water on the far... More »

Barton Senior Center closes abruptly

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copyright the Chronicle October 4, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — The Barton Senior Center served its last meal on September 27. On Tuesday night, about 30 people, including two Barton Village Trustees and two representatives from the Northeast Kingdom C... More »

State seeks ways to boost rural economy

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copyright the Chronicle October 4, 2017   by Tena Starr   BARTON — Bleak as the picture for dairy so often is in Vermont, it’s the decline of the state’s forestry industry that people wanted to talk about Tuesday at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on fa... More »

Barton’s Hall of Fame farmers

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copyright the Chronicle August 16, 2017   by Paul Lefebvre   BARTON — Rupert Chamberlin stands next to the railing on his deck, which affords a magnificent view of the countryside and the Jay mountain range in the distance. It’s not the view, though, that hold... More »

Barton fair turns 150

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copyright the Chronicle August 9, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   BARTON — The Orleans County Fair, which is 150 years old this year, has marked the end, or at least the beginning of the end, of summer for generations of Northeast Kingdom residents. Since 1868, the... More »

Barton Olympians share past, present, and future

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copyright the Chronicle July 26, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — “I hate the cold,” Barton native and Olympic biathlete Susan Dunklee said. The thing she likes least about skiing is not the hours of training, or the five months of the year she spends on t... More »