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Two Barton men charged for child porn

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copyright the Chronicle June 25, 2014 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT— An online investigation led to the arrest Monday of two Barton men on child pornography charges. The two cases appear to be unrelated to each other. William M. Allen, 29, and Colton E. Chenard, 2... More »

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Hair salons are bright spot in local business

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copyright the Chronicle April 30, 2014  by Natalie Hormilla Marie Turmel Kroeger opened a hair salon in a refurbished milk house in Craftsbury last month with confidence and enthusiasm. “It’s called faith in oneself,” she said, just a couple of weeks into offi... More »

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Weather problems drive up beef prices sharply

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copyright the Chronicle May 7, 2014 by Natalie Hormilla BARTON — The price of beef in most stores is at a record high, and the price of locally raised beef is getting higher, too. The average price of a pound of ground beef in most U.S. states hit almost $3.70... More »

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Railroad car derails in Barton

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copyright the Chronicle April 23, 2014  by Joseph Gresser BARTON — Faulty bearings caused a railroad car loaded with pulp logs to leave the tracks as it crossed May Farm Road here on Friday evening. The northbound train that it was attached to continued on for... More »

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Vermont Vaudeville debuts in Barton to sold out crowd

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copyright the Chronicle January 29, 2014 by Joseph Gresser BARTON — Vermonters have always had a yen for local entertainment.  Most towns, including Barton, boast theaters that once hosted traveling shows that toured the country. Barton’s Memorial Building wil... More »

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Barton woman given deferred sentence for arson

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copyright the Chronicle January 29, 2014 by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — A Barton woman pled guilty to first degree arson Tuesday in the Orleans Criminal Division of Superior Court. Rebecca R. Ray, 21, apparently settled the score with an informant who helped poli... More »

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Chronicle jack-o’-lantern contest winners speak

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by Natalie Hormilla “You have to look at the pumpkin, and see what it tells you,” said Lila Winstead of Glover, about one of her rules of pumpkin carving. Ms. Winstead is usually a winner at the Chronicle’s annual jack-o’-lantern contest, and 2013 was no excep... More »

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Moose harvest lagging at mid-season

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by Paul Lefebvre BARTON — Halfway through the 2013 season and the moose harvest is running about 40 percent behind last year’s figures at this time, according to biologist Cedric Alexander of the state’s Fish and Wildlife Department. Early estimates suggest th... More »

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Potter spins yarn of magic in trilogy debut

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Reviewed by Joseph Gresser Fantasy novels generally fall into the pattern set for the genre by J.R.R. Tolkien in his Lord of The Rings trilogy.  A group of men with swords, axes, clubs and other whacking and hacking implements go off to set a wrong to rights. ... More »

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Barton golf tournament benefits Jones Memorial Library

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The Friends of the Jones Memorial Library in Orleans held its fourth annual benefit golf tournament at the Barton Golf Club on August 24. The first place winners of the four-person scramble were River Garden Cafe’s team of Nick Ouellette, Aric Steen, Bill Binn... More »