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Reminiscing on Hiroshima


By Christina Scanlon John Norton was born in Granville on a Sunday afternoon in 1924. Today, he and his wife, Noreen, live in a village home tucked away on a quiet street. His yard is blooming with hydrangeas, lilacs and a massive rhododendron. Whimsical birdhouses he crafted in his workshop adorn the landscape. While his […]

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School board’s role in hiring sparks debate

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By Christina Scanlon For the second time in as many meetings, Granville Board of Education members butted heads Monday over their role in the school district. A lengthy discussion ensued when board president Audrey Hicks suggested a procedure to deliver to the board more information about potential new hires prior to the board signing off […]

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Hartford yard sale this weekend

By Dan King All this weekend, the “Heart of Washington County” will be the place to be for those seeking the thrill of a bargain. Hartford will host its annual town-wide garage sale on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 and 9, throughout the community, at both private and public locations. “We’ve got over 40 sales […]

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Reed challenges O’Brien in Hampton primary

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By Christina Scanlon Hampton Town Supervisor David O’Brien is eyeing a third term, with a building project and major county projects under his belt. He spoke highly of the success of the new town building construction and the community’s collaboration that brought it to fruition. “Can we do it ourselves and do we have the […]

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Mackey to succeed Williams at DPW

By Christina Scanlon It’s a little more than 20 months away, but Granville village officials are preparing for the retirement of Dan Williams, Department of Public Works superintendent. He’s got 30 years with the department and will serve a decade as superintendent by the time he hangs up his hat. Also readying for retirement is […]

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Rain stops, the park rocks

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By Jamie Norton The skies opened up five minutes before Daryl Magill – one of the biggest draws of the year at Granville’s Concerts in the Park series – was supposed to take the stage at Veterans Memorial Park Thursday evening. But then, shortly after the 7 p.m. start time passed, so did the rain, […]

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Man walking to D.C. to ‘raise awareness’


By Dan King Don Duncan may be 65 years old but he’s not letting that stop him from raising awareness of something he cares about. Duncan, of Wells, Vt., is making a 445-mile trek from Poultney to the nation’s capital, carrying a five-foot wooden cross, in an attempt to raise awareness of what he perceives […]

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Hebron woman charged with urinating outside store

By Christina Scanlon A Hebron woman faces several charges, including driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana, after witnesses and staff at Cumberland Farms say she urinated in the Granville store’s parking lot the afternoon of July 21. Police were called by a store employee at 1:30 p.m. when Patti A. Dube, 54, threatened to […]

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Area man to hold talk about Robin Williams

By Linda Ellingsworth It’s been almost a year since the untimely passing of comic great Robin Williams, and a local man who had many interactions with the comedian/actor will share a bit of his private side at a special event at the Pawlet Library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Following the talk, Garry […]

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Ride to benefit veterans

By Christina Scanlon When the bikers hit the road for the third annual ride to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project hosted by American Legion Riders Post 323, they’ll be participating in a uniquely long ride. “We wanted to do something different,” said Bruce Chapman, post commander. “It’s a beautiful ride through the hills of Vermont […]

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Weekender – 08/28/15

Lakes Classifieds – 08/28/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/28/15

Northshire Freepress – 08/28/15

North Country Freepress – 08/28/15

Classifieds 08/27/15

Washington County Fair in full swing


By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work


By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline


By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

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