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Wells Carnival gets underway Wendesday; parade Saturday

A local tradition for more than three-quarters of a century, the Wells Carnival returns to the grounds of the Modern Woodmen next week. The 76th annual event, which is sponsored by the MWA, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 13 through Saturday, Aug. 17. There will be entertainment nightly, rides for the kids, carnival games and […]

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Blood drive to be held Aug. 22

The Granville Rotary will sponsor its annual August Bloodmobile from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, at the Granville Hook and Ladder Firehouse. The organization has a goal of collecting at least 45 pints of blood and hope to exceed that. The bloodmobile is held in memory of deceased Rotarians to recognize the […]

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Fair gets underway Monday

Washington County’s largest event gets underway next week. The Washington County Fair kicks off on Monday, Aug. 18 and continues through Aug. 24. Held in Greenwich, the event has been held every summer for the past 124 years and is one of the largest county fairs in the state. The fair is home to over […]

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Panel to discuss Slate Valley and Stone Valley

The Slate Valley Museum will host a panel discussion, “Slate Valley, Stone Valley,” that will explore the historical and current perceptions of each of these regions and develop future collaborating opportunities. The program will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. at the museum. The first part of the discussion will focus on […]

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TS Ensemble to perform Thursday

A group that bills itself as “New York’s premiere event band” will grace the stage of Veterans Memorial Park this evening. T.S. Ensemble will perform tonight at 7 p.m. as part of the Granville Summer Concert Series. The Albany-based group is an eight-piece band featuring male and female vocals, trumpet, saxophone, guitar, bass, drums and […]

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St. Mary’s embarks on $200,000 capital campaign

The parishioners of one of Granville’s finest churches have announced an ambitious campaign they hope will preserve the sanctuary for years to come. The congregation of St. Mary’s Catholic Church announced last month a $200,000 capital campaign aimed at renovating the parish’s aging infrastructure. Rev. Joseph Arockiasamy said the project is about connecting the past […]

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Garden Club presents annual awards

By Dan King Since 1995 the Slate Valley Garden Club has been giving out awards to those around the Village of Granville who maintain and beautify their property, thus aesthetically benefitting the community as a whole. This year, those who took some extra time to maintain the beauty of their garden and property were awarded […]

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Hartford Community Band to bid director farewell

A lifetime dedicated to music will be celebrated this weekend in Hartford. A retirement party in honor of Sheldon Binns will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Hartford Firehouse, located at the corner of Routes 149 and 40. Binns retired earlier this summer after a quarter-century as the […]

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Elizabeth A. Dunbar, 71

Elizabeth A. Dunbar, 71, of Wells, Vt. passed away on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland with her loving family by her side. She was born on April 26, 1943 in Poultney, Vt., the daughter of the late George and Mary (Pollacks) Kasuba. Mrs. Dunbar and her husband, Francis C. […]

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Margaret Mahusky, 64

Margg, as she was known to her friends, passed away June 25, 2014 at the age of 64. She was born May 20, 1950, in Newburgh, N.Y., to Frank and Mary Mahusky. At the age of 10 she and her family relocated to Granville, where in 1968 she graduated from high school. She headed to […]

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Northshire Freepress 08/22/14

Lakes Region Freepress 08/22/14

Weekender 08/22/14

North Country Freepress – 08/22/14

Lakes Classifieds – 08/22/14

2014 Washington County Fair Guide

Classifieds 08/20/14

Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]