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Farmer responds to pig complaints

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By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Village Board’s decision to host a special meeting regarding a prospective pig farm may have caught many unawares but none more so than the owner of the farm, Jon Ingerson. “I had no clue you can’t have pigs here,” Ingerson said. Ingerson is a long-time native with family roots which […]

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Cemetery going bankrupt

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s Sciota Cemetery is fast going bankrupt, which may force the Town of Whitehall to take it over. The matter was brought before the Town Board at its August meeting by Sciota Cemetery Association president George Armstrong and Richard Buske, a senior accountant with the state Division of Cemeteries. “The situation that […]

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Firemen save home from ‘ripping’ flames

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By Krystle S. Morey   Firefighters from 13 companies in New York and Vermont saved a home on County Route 12A in North Granville Tuesday evening as raging flames consumed a garage 30 feet away. “I am very proud of everybody for saving that structure; just minutes more and it would have been gone,” said North […]

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Pushing vacuums, salesmen visits put folks on edge

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By Matthew Saari A group of men hawking vacuum cleaners have area residents on edge – going so far as to report them to police. State Police in Granville said they have received a few calls in recent weeks from concerned residents in the Middle Granville and North Granville areas after residents said the group […]

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2018 football opens Friday, Saturday

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By Keith Harrington and Matthew Saari   Granville Last season, the Granville Golden Horde and Stillwater Warriors football teams were polar-opposites. Granville finished 2-7, with wins over Rensselaer and Springfield, Vermont. Stillwater went 8-2, dropping a 34-12 decision to Holy Trinity in the Section II Class C Super Bowl. When the teams square off on […]

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Local schools resume classes next week

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By Matthew Saari   Whitehall In only a few short days, schools throughout the region will reopen their doors to students, class bells will be ringing through the halls and a new school year will commence. Whitehall’s first day of classes begins on Thursday, Sept. 6. For the elementary kids the day begins at 8:45 […]

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Residents voice concerns over Spectrum’s lack of communication

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By Matthew Saari The normally quiet and uneventful Whitehall Town Board meeting was made a bit livelier last Wednesday when several residents showed up to voice concerns regarding hasty and seemingly underhanded actions recently on the part of telecommunications company Spectrum. The residents were led by John Millet Jr., who told board members what had […]

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Hartford first responders seek more funding

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By Keith Harrington   The Hartford Town Board is negotiating new contracts with both the Hartford Volunteer Fire Department and Argyle Emergency Squad and at the board’s meeting last Tuesday a representative from the Argyle EMT made his organization’s case for more financial help from the community. Argyle EMS Captain David Barker told the board […]

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Festival brings “all things garlic” to Bennington

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The 23rd annual Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival returns to Camelot Village in Bennington, Vermont on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2. Also known as “Garlicfest,” the festival draws garlic-lovers from throughout the region to sample food and crafts from hundreds of vendors. What’s so “stinkin’ cool” about a garlic festival? Everything from garlic ice […]

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Fair’s final days action-packed

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By Matthew Saari It’s the last days of the Washington County Fair, which continues through Sunday, Aug. 26 at the fairgrounds on Route 29 in Easton. If you haven’t been there yet, have no fear, the last half of the fair is just as action-packed as the first half. Thursday opens with Garden Tractor Pulls […]

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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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