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Halloween happenings throughout the area

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Halloween happenings abound throughout the region, with plenty of hair-raising, terrifying, horrifying events for those who like the thrill of this mystical time of the year. Trick or treat? It’s time to adorn costumes, whether they are outlandish, simplistic, or whatever. Do you want to frighten others, or are you living out a dream of […]

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Annual Hollerin’ Festival draws Sasquatch fans

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By Matthew Saari “Oh wow, it’s a lot busier than last year.” That was what one attendee of Whitehall’s third annual Sasquatch Calling Festival had to say upon seeing the cars lining Skenesborough Drive. “It’s far busier,” agreed Bob Parker. “Busier than even two years ago.” It was impossible not to notice the scope of […]

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Barge strikes bridge; road closed 4 hours

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By Matthew Saari A section of Saunders Street was shut down by police after a barge traveling the Champlain Canal struck the street’s bridge Saturday evening. While the Sasquatch Calling Contest was happening not 100 yards away, Whitehall police were called to Saunders Street after a construction barge became lodged on the underbelly of the […]

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Zombie walk, party in Granville Friday

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The night air is getting chillier and Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time for the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum’s annual Halloween-themed First Friday events. The museums are teaming up again to host their Fifth Annual Halloween Party and Zombie Walk on Oct. 5 from 7 to […]

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Sasquatch Festival this Saturday

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By Matthew Saari The hills and vales of the bucolic Whitehall countryside will be resonating with the deep, sonorous calls of Bigfoot this weekend. The third annual Sasquatch Calling Festival is set to kick off Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Skenesborough Park in Whitehall. There is no cost to attend. “I’m shocked at how […]

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Autumn Leaves Car Show Sept. 30

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By Krystle S. Morey Get ready to hear those engines roar! Granville will be a hot spot for hot rods this Sunday as more than 200 cars travel to the village for the 32nd annual Autumn Leaves Car Show. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. on Sept. 30 at the Granville Little League Field. […]

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Village to charge resident $445+ for mowing lawn

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By Matthew Saari Do you find yourself just too busy to mow your lawn? Wait long enough and the village of Whitehall will mow it for you for the low, low sum of $445. This was just the case at 45 Saunders St. as Mayor Phil Smith explained during a village board meeting on Tuesday. […]

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Blessing of animals slated

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By Adam Cook Every year, creatures across the nation are blessed by priests to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4. Local churches are hosting ceremonies to bless pets this year as well. St. Francis, who was reportedly known to love all of God’s creatures, preached sermons to animals, and […]

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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 Falls and other Class C schools. The change in designation is driven by a jump in enrollment the district has recently realized. “We had 18 new kids this year,” said Whitehall athletic director Keith Redmond. […]

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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 round of measures to keep kids safe. Amidst a time when schools and law enforcement officials must be cognizant of threats including school shootings, given recent incidences in Parkland, Florida and even closer to home […]

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Obituary: Dorothy “Tosh” (Keelan) Plisko

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West Pawlet, Vt. – Dorothy “Tosh” (Keelan)  Plisko, 86, went into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, November 14, […]

Obituary: Thomas Edward (Tucker) Rock Sr.

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Whitehall – Thomas Edward (Tucker) Rock Sr., 71, of Lower Bellamy Street, went peacefully into the arms ms of the Lord while […]

North Country Freepress – 11/16/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/16/18

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518 Wheels – 11/15/18

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Former church being transformed

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By Adam Cook   The Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A has stood empty for the better part of […]

School bus passer ticketed

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By Krystle S. Morey A driver who claims she was “not paying attention” is facing legal ramifications after she drove […]

Dresden rushes to pass budget

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Dresden is attempting to fine-tune a budget, hold a public hearing and approve its […]

$100K to be returned to state

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By Krystle S. Morey The village of Granville will reluctantly return about $100,000 in grant money to the State of […]

Holiday meals to be offered

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Thanksgiving is coming soon and many churches and community organizations will open their doors to the public for a holiday […]

Obituary: Patricia W. Folger

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Patricia W. Folger, 75,  passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 after a long illness and a short stay at […]

Obituary: Faith S. Pitlak

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Faith S. Pitlak Poultney, VT – Faith Sarah Pitlak, passed away at her home on Lake St. Catherine, a place […]

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