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Sicard to replace Greenwood on Barton Select Board


copyright the Chronicle July 19, 2017 by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — Jim Greenwood just may have the dubious distinction of being the most often appointed official in town history, at least according to Barton Select Board Chair Bob Croteau. But his long histor... More »

Barton solar project could raise rates


copyright the Chronicle June 28, 201 by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — If Will and Victor Veve’s planned solar farm is built here on Aldrich Lane north of town, it could push up the Barton Electric Department’s rates by as much as 2.6 percent. That’s according to ... More »

Former Candlepin has new owners


copyright the Chronicle June 7, 2017   by Tena Starr   BARTON — The former Candlepin restaurant, long empty, has been sold to Matthew Wright and Cassy Moulton of Derby. The couple does not currently plan to turn the property back into the full-service restaura... More »

Dave’s Rubbish is back in Barton


copyright the Chronicle May 3, 2017    by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — Dave’s Rubbish is back on track to pick up trash in the town of Barton. Over the past two weeks, owner Dave Giroux has turned in all of the paperwork the select board had been asking for sinc... More »

Facebook popup leads to scam


copyright the Chronicle April 26, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — Sharon Bickford of Barton was on Facebook one evening last week when her computer screen suddenly froze. A window popped up, flashing an ominous warning — her computer was under a virus att... More »

Effort underway to bring ball fields back to fairgrounds


copyright the Chronicle April 26, 2017     by Tena Starr   BARTON — Some may not remember when there were fierce competitions at the ball fields at the Orleans County Fairgrounds, or knew there were ball fields there at all. But years ago, they were busy place... More »

ATVs — pest or new economic driver?


copyright the Chronicle March 22, 2017   by Tena Starr   When a group of ATV enthusiasts went before the Westmore Select board recently to ask that some town roads be opened to them, they touted the usual arguments, the main one being that allowing people who ... More »

Act 46 committee struggles to define its purpose


copyright the Chronicle March 15, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — A committee formed Monday evening to study how schools in the Orleans Central Supervisory Union (OCSU) will comply with the state mandate to consolidate into fewer districts struggled with ... More »

Susan Dunklee takes silver at biathlon world championships


copyright the Chronicle March 1, 2017   by Elizabeth Trail   BARTON — When Stan Dunklee and Judi Robitaille-Dunklee of Barton went to Austria two weeks ago to watch their daughter Susan compete in the biathlon world championships, they didn’t know they’d see h... More »

Lake House forced to defend itself


copyright the Chronicle February 15, 2017   by Joseph Gresser   MONTPELIER — The state Liquor Control Board (LCB) heard complaints about Barton’s only bar, the Lake House Saloon, at an enforcement hearing on Wednesday, February 8. Anne Marie MacEachern, owner ... More »

A railroad runs through it


copyright the Chronicle November 23, 2016 by Brad Usatch   Every rule is written in blood. When Vermont Railway engineer Sean Harper and conductor Seth Rowell offered up this railroad maxim, they weren’t being dramatic. They were simply sharing the reality tha... More »

Police mystified by disturbed infant grave


copyright the Chronicle October 5, 2016 by Tena Starr BARTON — Police are mystified by a peculiar incident at the St. Paul’s Catholic cemetery here. In early September, the family of an infant who died more than three decades ago visited the grave and found th... More »