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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 »

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In Barton: Shooting strikes the heart of two communities

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by Tena Starr NEWPORT — Carlton Bickford, 76, a retired electrician and well-liked longtime Glover resident, shambled into court in shackles Monday and pled innocent to first-degree murder in the shooting death on Friday of 72-year-old Rachel Coburn of Barton,... More »

Hartford wins Cal Ripken baseball championship

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Hartford’s Cal Ripken All-Stars won the state championship in baseball for players age 12 and under at Barton Sunday, according to an account from Coach Jethro Hayman of the Lake Region All-Stars. Mr. Hayman said the Lake Region team gave the Hartford team a g... More »

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Anna Baker was a brilliant artist with a comic touch

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copyright the Chronicle, August 8, 2012 World of Fantasy, The Life and Art of Anna P. Baker, by Beryl Hutchinson and Roz Hermant.  Self-published.  185 pages in paperback.  $59.95. Reviewed by Chris Braithwaite I need to begin this review by confessing my bias... More »