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Tony Pomerleau pledges up to $120,000 to St. Paul’s School

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copyright the Chronicle September 28, 2016 by Tena Starr BARTON — Chittenden County developer Tony Pomerleau has given St. Paul’s School here a very big birthday gift. He will match every dollar the school raises up to $120,000. This year the school turns 120.... More »

Barton Select Board approves limited ATVs on town roads

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copyright the Chronicle September 14, 2016 by Elizabeth Trail BARTON — The select board here unanimously voted Monday to allow members of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) group to use a two-mile stretch of Barton roads starting in the spring. That will give the to... More »

Massive manhunt in Barton

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copyright the Chronicle August 31, 2016 by Joseph Gresser and Tena Starr The man who was the cause of a heavily armed police presence in Barton Village Monday pled innocent in the Criminal Division of Superior Court in Newport Tuesday to a felony count of unla... More »

Select board races in several towns

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copyright the Chronicle February 3, 2016 There will be contested races for selectmen in Derby and Brighton.  The big news, though, is that the four towns that choose officers by Australian ballot will have candidates for all major offices. In Barton, which has... More »

Fish passage is officially open

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copyright the Chronicle January 6, 2016 The long-awaited fish passage at Barton Electric’s hydroelectric power plant in West Charleston officially opened on December 23. Federal regulations require a way for fish to be able to migrate upstream past a power pla... More »

Barton beauty shop closes after 36 years

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copyright the Chronicle December 16, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail BARTON — A Barton landmark will close for good on December 23. Ione’s Beauty Shop has been a fixture on Church Street, between the library and what is now Ming’s restaurant, for 36 years. But 75-year... More »

Bel-Aire veterans are feted

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copyright the Chronicle November 11, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail NEWPORT — Jennifer Wilson’s fourth-grade class at St. Paul’s School in Barton made 83 cards for area veterans this year to thank them for their service to the country. The project took the children m... More »

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A pre-dawn hay run to Canada

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copyright the Chronicle November 4, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph The sun was nowhere near rising when this reporter met Richard Labrecque of Barton at the Circle K in Barton to go on a hay run to Canada in his Western Star truck and trailer. “You all set?” h... More »

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Sidelined train cars have neighbours worried

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copyright the Chronicle September 9, 2015 by Elizabeth Trail BARTON — Five miles south of Barton, a long line of train cars built to carry propane gas sit idle on the railroad siding that runs along Route 5. In places, the siding is surrounded by woods. In oth... More »

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A risky deal, or a path to home ownership?

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copyright the Chronicle September 2, 2015 by Tena Starr   BARTON — Dave McCausland, Sue Stenta, and Ms. Stenta’s three children — the youngest being 17 — are living in tents at Pageant Park campground here on Crystal Lake this summer. They say it’s not by choi... More »