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County Fair starts Monday

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By Matthew Saari Holy smokes! It’s fair time! One of the most popular county fairs is just a stone’s throw from the Lakes Region, in New York’s Washington County. The Washington County Fair begins Monday, Aug. 20 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 26 at the Washington County Fairground on Route 29 in Easton. It draws […]

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Manchester Wood closes after 42 years

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By Krystle S. Morey After 42 years of manufacturing solid wood furniture, Manchester Wood announced last week that it would close its doors for good. Owners Ed and Priscilla Eriksen announced the news of the business’ closing on the company’s website (manchesterwood.com) and on its Facebook page (facebook.com/ManchesterWood) on Aug. 1. “It is with heavy […]

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Whitehall coach accepted into Hall of Fame

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By Matthew Saari Legendary Whitehall football coach Ambrose Gilligan has been memorialized among the region’s greatest football icons. The Capital Region Football Hall of Fame hosted its ninth annual induction ceremony Saturday at the Red Lion Hotel in Albany. There, a veritable who’s-who of local football coaches, players, officials, sports writers as well as friends […]

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County tax auction nets record sum

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By Matthew Saari Washington County netted $757,450.65 in this year’s tax sale auction – a record sum. “This would be the highest-grossing auction held,” said county treasurer Al Nolette. Comparatively, Washington County netted $305,670 in 2017 and only $152,419.20 in 2016. In more than 10 years the next-highest grossing sale was in 2006 when $473,904.47 […]

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County Fair begins Aug. 20

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The Washington County Fair, the county’s biggest, most anticipated event of the year, will kick off on Monday, Aug. 20. The fair will run throughout the week, ending Sunday, Aug. 26 at the fairgrounds on Route 29 in Easton. Opening day begins officially at 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for general admission, kids under […]

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Armed man arrested after 8-hour standoff

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By Matthew Saari An eight-hour standoff came to an end just before midnight Thursday night with police taking a 51-year-old Whitehall man into custody. The incident began at 4 p.m. on July 26 when Whitehall police received a report of a domestic dispute at 28 Montcalm Ave., trailer four. Police said Joseph P. Gordon allegedly […]

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County tackles growing issue of homelessness

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By Darren Marcy   Just because you don’t see homeless people every day doesn’t mean they’re not here. That’s the message from Washington County officials and local human service organizations who gathered for a pair of meetings to launch a project intended to tackle a growing homeless problem in the county. They look into the […]

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Hometown pharmacies adapt to remain competitive

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By Krystle S. Morey   In a world where “big box stores” often tout cheaper prices, longer hours and variety, small businesses are opting for personalized services and diversifying to remain competitive. “That’s the only way we’re going to survive … and so far it’s paid off,” said Mike Fitzgerald, of McCann’s Pharmacy and Adirondack […]

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A Granville legend’s fame memorialized

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By Keith Harrington The football field at Granville Central School is named after him. A prestigious annual award is given in his memory. Any conversation regarding Golden Horde football past always includes Sam Eppolito. “His remarkable contributions to Granville athletics continue to be the topic of conversations whenever discussions of Granville’s past athletic endeavors come […]

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Decades-old car hop changes hands

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By Krystle S. Morey   Betty Scarlotta sat on a barstool at Scarlotta’s Car Hop Monday afternoon, sipping from the striped straw that protruded out of a printed paper cup. “I am glad it’s going to stay,” Scarlotta, 84, said with a smile. Scarlotta recently learned that the business she and her family operated for […]

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North Country Freepress – 09/21/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 09/21/18

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518 Wheels – 09/20/18

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Bomb squad called to Granville village

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By Krystle S. Morey Mettowee Street was abuzz with law enforcement activity Sunday afternoon. “They found a grenade,” said Granville […]

Class C looms as enrollment jumps

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall athletes may be looking at a future of competing against the likes of Cambridge, Greenwich, Hoosick […]

Safety officers take to school hallways

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari   A new school year has begun, and with it comes a new […]

Dresden firemen seek more funds

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By Matthew Saari The firemen in Dresden are seeking a budget increase – potentially the first in 15 years. Members […]

Sasquatch Calling Festival returns Sept. 29

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By Matthew Saari The hills and vales of the bucolic Whitehall countryside will be resonating with the deep, sonorous calls […]

North Country Freepress – 09/14/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 09/14/18

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518 Wheels – 09/13/18

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Village debates, OKs pig farm

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall trustees had to roll out extra chairs last Thursday to accommodate everyone interested in the proposed […]

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