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School boards, budgets to be voted Tuesday

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Area residents will be voting on their respective school district budgets and Board of Education seats Tuesday, May 15. Whitehall There are three candidates, with current board president Frank Barber squaring off against newcomers Stiling Knight and Carrianne Arquette. “The last few years I’ve been excited about the […]

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Sawyer released; area schools on high alert

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Area schools are taking no chances following the release of Jack Sawyer, a Poultney teen who threatened a mass shooting at Fair Haven Union High School. Sawyer, 18, was released last Friday from the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility. In February, police arrested him for allegedly plotting an […]

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County seeks state funding for protection in schools

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Officer Joe Plazio, of the Fairfax County Police Department, stays armed with his service pistol as he patrols the hallways where he is stationed at West Springfield High School on Friday, January 18, 2012, in Springfield, VA.  Fairfax County has taken a variety of approaches to making schools safe.  Each of the high schools and middle schools have a Fairfax County school resource officer, who is an armed sworn officer with the Fairfax County Police.
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By Matthew Saari With many regional schools now looking at adding school resource officers, Washington County is hoping the state will help cover some of the expenses. County supervisors passed a resolution during their April meeting, with only Greenwich supervisor Sara Idleman voting no, calling for state funding of an SRO for every elementary and […]

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Rival schools merge cross-country teams

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By Matthew Saari Granville and Whitehall, two communities which were longtime time fierce rivals – some say the football rivalry is the oldest in the state – will now share a cross-country program. “Who would have thought: two rival schools you know,” said Whitehall athletic director Keith Redmond. “The rivalry was many years ago of […]

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Lions’ furniture sale starts Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey According to the calendar, spring has sprung. The Granville Lions Club is hoping for nicer weather so it will have good luck selling its Telescope furniture to collect money that will be donated back to community organizations, student scholarships and more. The furniture sale, which kicks off May 4-5 this year, […]

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Granville school principal ‘on leave’

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By Krystle S. Morey   Less than a month after a kindergarten teacher was arrested for allegedly driving drunk to the Mary J. Tanner School, the school’s principal has gone on administrative leave. Granville Central School District announced Tuesday that principal Keith LaLone “will be on administrative leave for the remainder of the school year.” […]

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Fire companies to operate out of one Granville station

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville’s Engine and Hose Company and Hook & Ladder Company have agreed to streamline emergency responses by housing apparatus and gear from both companies at one firehouse in the village. “For manpower issues and response staffing, we decided that we would come together and house everything at one station, and respond […]

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Granville Little League parade Sunday

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been modified to amend the step-off time of the parade. The Granville Little League parade marches from the intersection of North and Pine streets, down Main Street to the complex on Glen Street, starting at noon.     By Krystle S. Morey Members of the Granville Little League will take […]

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Skene Manor opens for season Saturday

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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

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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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Lakes Region Freepress – 05/25/18

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Northshire Freepress – 05/24/18

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North Country Freepress – 05/25/18

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518 Wheels – 05/24/18

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Hartford schools on alert after ‘not specific’ threats

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District officials are on high alert following the discovery of two threats against […]

Flat Iron falls

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By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main […]

Granville school wrestles with new logo

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By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian […]

Police proponents, opponents survey

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By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an […]

Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

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Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought […]

North Country Freepress – 05/18/18

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Northshire Freepress – 05/18/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 05/18/18

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