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Skene Manor opens for season Saturday

By Matthew Saari For many people spring heralds longer days, chirping birds, greener trees and warmer temperatures. For Whitehallers, it also means the doors of Skene Manor open for another year. The iconic, legendary Castle-on-the-Hill will reopen this Saturday, April 21 at noon and patrons will once again be able to embark on educational tours, […]

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Earth Day activities throughout the region

By Serena Kovalosky Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, and locals are bringing their gloves, rakes and community spirit to their towns and villages in clean-up efforts throughout the region. Art, music, talks, bike rides and fairs will inform and entertain. Here is a listing of where you can rake, clean, learn and enjoy Earth […]

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Granville raises tuition for Vermont students

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education, after considering the loss of designation and other changes in Vermont education under Act 46, has voted to increase tuition for Vermont students. Still unknown, though, is if out-of-of state students will be transported to Granville High School. Current Vermont students pay $8,750 in tuition to […]

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Whitehall teen charged for ‘terroristic threat’

By Matthew Saari State Police arrested a 14-year-old Whitehall student last week, charging him with making a “terroristic threat,” a felony. The charge stems from an investigation last Tuesday when Whitehall High School administrators were made aware that the student, whose name was not released due to his age, was talking about “engaging in a […]

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Locals eye board seats in three school districts

By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall There will be a bit of a race this year as three individuals have thrown their hats in the ring to contest two Board of Education seats in Whitehall. Current board president Frank Barber Jr. confirmed he will seek reelection and he’ll be challenged by newcomers Stiling […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 04/20/18

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No tax hike: Village to tap into reserves for budget

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By Matthew Saari In an effort to keep the tax rate flat, the Whitehall Village Board has decided to dip into the fund balance for some of the new budget’s funding. The board met Tuesday night and debated for nearly 90 minutes different avenues which would allow them to pay the village’s bills but not […]

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Demolition done, new store to rise

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By Krystle S. Morey Demolition of three homes on Quaker Street to make room for a new Stewart’s Shops store and gas pumps was completed Monday. One-by-one the houses at 50, 52 and 54 Quaker St. were picked apart by backhoes and carted off on dump trucks. Construction of the new store is scheduled to […]

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RV Dealer eyes Hampton site

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By Matthew Saari   A Vermont-based recreational vehicle dealership is planning on setting up shop in Hampton. Brandon RV of Pittsford is in the process of purchasing the former roadhouse, Finius T. Flubberbuster’s, on Route 4 in Hampton with the goal of setting up a small RV sales office. James Borne, owner of Brandon RV, […]

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Running with Sasquatch: Inaugural half-marathon set for June 9

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  By Matthew Saari In an effort to shed the added pounds he tacked on during the winter months, Sasquatch will be hosting – and running in – a half-marathon on Saturday, June 9. Race director Heather Pauquette said she was inspired to begin planning a Sasquatch-themed race because of the dearth of road races […]

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He conquered all 46 high peaks in single winter

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  By Krystle S. Morey It’s not unusual to see John Entholt out running on the roadsides in New York and Vermont. He’s mastered marathons, ultramarathons and even a 100-mile race. This winter, he traded in his running shoes for hiking boots with cleats. “With running, you’re just looking where your foot is going to […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 04/06/18

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Two escape as fire ravages house

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By Krystle S. Morey Two people escaped a fire that ripped through an Elm Street duplex in the village of Granville Monday, officials said. Fire and EMS crews were called to 7 Elm St. for a reported structure fire at 1:55 p.m. on April 2. “At the time, there were two people inside of the […]

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Discount store to open in former Aubuchon’s

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By Matthew Saari The former Aubuchon’s hardware store which has long stood vacant on State Route 4 in Whitehall has new owners and will reopen this month as Upstate Discount Warehouse. For the better part of a month Greg Knapp and Mohammad Bilal have been shipping goods into the store in preparation for an April […]

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State: Granville fiscally stressed, Whitehall not

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By Matthew Saari & Krystle S. Morey Granville A state report rates Granville the third-most fiscally stressed village in New York. The municipality earned a “moderate fiscal stress” rating with a score of 59.6 percent in the study completed recently by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office. “We assumed that was going to be,” said Mayor […]

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State faults Hartford school cafeteria with handling of money

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By Krystle S. Morey A state audit has faulted the Hartford Central School District for not properly depositing and recording money collected by its cafeteria. The audit report, released by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in March, found that the school board did not adopt policies and procedures as guidance for proper recording; collections totaling $3,360 were […]

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