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Rain stops, the park rocks

By Jamie Norton The skies opened up five minutes before Daryl Magill – one of the biggest draws of the year at Granville’s Concerts in the Park series – was supposed to take the stage at Veterans Memorial Park Thursday evening. But then, shortly after the 7 p.m. start time passed, so did the rain, […]


Man walking to D.C. to ‘raise awareness’

By Dan King Don Duncan may be 65 years old but he’s not letting that stop him from raising awareness of something he cares about. Duncan, of Wells, Vt., is making a 445-mile trek from Poultney to the nation’s capital, carrying a five-foot wooden cross, in an attempt to raise awareness of what he perceives […]

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Town, village to pledge support for bike trail

By Dan King A multi-use trail from Waterford to Whitehall is expected to receive letters of support from both the town and village of Whitehall – all that’s left is for officials to vote on signing them. Both Supervisor George Armstrong and Mayor Ken Bartholomew say they favor the trail, which is being spearheaded on […]

Brodus Clay

Meet-n-greet famous grapplers

By Dan King Former WWE wrestler Brodus Clay will be the highlight of the World of Hurt Wrestling event tomorrow night at the Whitehall Athletic Club. The wrestling itself will begin at 7 p.m. but the 6-foot 7-inch, 375-pound Clay will hold a meet and greet with fans at 5:30 p.m., offering autographs, a Q&A […]

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Schulz ends hunger strike, Haff pledges support

By Dan King A supervisor says he is growing frustrated with the “politics” of the Washington County Board of Supervisors. When the board decided last week not to hear discussion on two proposed resolution questioning the constitutionality of the Common Core education standards, Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff pledged to raise the resolution at next month’s […]

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Dresden works to eradicate invasive weeds

Water chestnut harvester redit VT DEC

By Dan King The town of Dresden has started its annual effort to remove invasive water chestnuts from Lake Champlain, something officials see as vital to water quality. “We’ve been contracting with DEC on this project for about 10 years now,” said Supervisor George Gang. “We do South Bay, Dresden Station and Ottenburg Ramp, all […]

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Hebron woman charged with urinating outside store

By Christina Scanlon A Hebron woman faces several charges, including driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana, after witnesses and staff at Cumberland Farms say she urinated in the Granville store’s parking lot the afternoon of July 21. Police were called by a store employee at 1:30 p.m. when Patti A. Dube, 54, threatened to […]

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Area man to hold talk about Robin Williams

By Linda Ellingsworth It’s been almost a year since the untimely passing of comic great Robin Williams, and a local man who had many interactions with the comedian/actor will share a bit of his private side at a special event at the Pawlet Library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Following the talk, Garry […]

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Ride to benefit veterans

By Christina Scanlon When the bikers hit the road for the third annual ride to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project hosted by American Legion Riders Post 323, they’ll be participating in a uniquely long ride. “We wanted to do something different,” said Bruce Chapman, post commander. “It’s a beautiful ride through the hills of Vermont […]

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Macuras ‘my favorite’

By Jamie Norton Daryl Magill has been lighting up the pagoda at Veterans Memorial Park for years. And every year, there was Mary Macura and her sister, Helen, front and center, clapping and singing along with him every step of the way. The Macuras were such stalwarts on his visits to the park every year […]

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Missing teen found

Two seemingly unrelated cases involving teens from Fair Haven, Vt., converged last week, resulting in both the arrest of a wanted felon and the resolution of a missing persons case. Calvn J. Lena, 18, and Issac Voisine, age 13, were located together at Cumberland Farms in Fort Ann Tuesday following an investigation that involved the […]

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Hartford to host annual sale

By Dan King There will be bargains galore next weekend in the “Heart of Washington County.” Hartford will host its annual town-wide garage sale on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 and 9. Sales will be held throughout the community, at both private and public locations. “We’ve got over 40 sales and people can find a […]

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Despite tickets, drivers still disobey law

By Christina Scanlon A recent upswing in cell phone tickets in the village of Granville is due, in part, to dedicated patrols looking for such violations by drivers, according to Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett. Funding for extra officers on duty comes from the Governor’s Highway Traffic Safety Grant, awarded across the county. “They’re looking […]

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Teen drivers learn lessons

By Joshua Bassett and Christina Scanlon Brooke Perry let out a shriek and Justin Nardone got an orange safety cone lodged under the right rear tire. It was all part of a driving safety event for Granville students in grades 7 through 12, albeit the vehicles involved were golf carts. The students were driving the […]

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Loomis’ dad: ‘Not guilty’

By Christina Scanlon Dressed in shorts and work boots, Melvin C. Loomis, 64, of Granville, appeared before Judge Roger Forando Monday evening and pled not guilty to charges of second-degree facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and knowingly lending a vehicle without an interlock device to a person required to have one. The […]

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A perfect season, game by game

Granville Football 1930

By Jamie Norton The 1930 Granville High School football team had a lot to live up to. The year before, […]

Two Granville men recognized for helping in escapee hunt

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By Dan King It’s not every day that a member of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department gets called on a […]

Bigfoot film to offer ‘new angle’

Brian Gosselin interview

By Dan King Filming of Bigfoot-related shows has been the topic du jour in Whitehall lately, and that continues. Seth […]

Opera to return to Granville

By Christina Scanlon There was a time an impressive stone and brick building flanked the intersection at Main and North […]

School ‘tweaks’ behavior program

By Dan King Interim superintendent Bill Scott said when he started that Whitehall’s school district needed to continue its newly […]

Hey, kids, this slate’s for you!

By Christina Scanlon The Slate Valley Youth Chalk Art Week returns for a second year, bringing artwork to slate on […]

Strict guidelines eyed for student-athletes

By Dan King Whitehall Central School District is considering a new policy that would establish more clear and strict guidelines […]

Freewheelin’ up next in summer concert series

The four-part classic rock band, Freewheelin’ – formerly known as Airtight – will be next to perform for the Whitehall […]