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Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area

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By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing concern for law enforcement agencies throughout the region. Washington County Undersheriff John Winchell described Suboxone as “the methadone of today.” “We have a troubling development of people obtaining a Suboxone prescription and selling it for […]

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Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in their own hometown and at the same time restore some centuries-old dilapidated headstones at no cost to taxpayers. The Hampton Flats Cemetery, also known as the Burdick Cemetery, is one of five graveyards in Hampton, […]

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A bargain price: Scotties’ up for sale

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By Jamie Norton If you’ve ever wanted to run a business in downtown Granville, now may be the perfect time to jump on it. Scotties’ Coffee Shop, Main Street’s longtime cornerstone business, was put up for sale earlier this week. That wasn’t surprising since the popular gathering spot suddenly closed its doors and laid off […]

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Bridge opening sooner than anticipated

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By Jamie Norton Because of a stretch of consistently good weather this fall, the refurbished Church Street bridge may reopen sooner than originally planned. If the weather continues to cooperate, the bridge could be done as early as Wednesday, Nov. 18, almost two weeks ahead of its Dec. 1 deadline, said Steve Haskins, superintendent at […]

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Area Veterans’ Day events on tap

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton Northern Washington County, and the county as a whole for that matter, will be honoring its veterans next week. Every church throughout the county will toll its bells on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate Veterans’ Day, a tradition that was started […]

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Use Mary J. Tanner School or close it?

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By Jamie Norton Granville school district officials emphasized during a strategic planning committee meeting on Thursday that no decision has been made on whether to close Mary J. Tanner School in Middle Granville, and that none will be made in the immediate future. The committee met at the high school to discuss the potential ramifications […]

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Poverty rampant in northern Washington County

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By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Poverty is rampant in northern Washington County. Data compiled in 2013 and recently released shows the levels of poverty in Washington County and the 17 towns in the county. The three with the highest percentage of poverty all fell in the northern part: Dresden with a rate at 28.3 […]

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Public input wanted on future of MJT

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By Christina Scanlon The study that recommended closure of Mary J. Tanner School will get a closer look soon, with the public invited to participate. Granville Board of Education president Audrey Hicks said the public will play an important role in the future of the Middle Granville school. “We really have to look at all […]

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School lock down simulates real thing

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By Christina Scanlon Lockdown drills at Granville schools last week went well, this time offering education for more than the students. “We invited other departments,” said Granville Police Sgt. Dave Williams, for an enhanced drill that gave the school and police a better gauge at how a real emergency would be handled. The Washington County […]

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Haff: Legalize, regulate, tax marijuana

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By Dan King Bearing his “Vote Hemp” coffee mug at last week’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting, Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff encouraged his colleagues to turn down extra funds in the war against marijuana. “With the looming heroin epidemic, I’m very disappointed that Richard Nixon’s 1970s war on marijuana is still happening,” Haff told […]

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McDonald’s ‘not reopening’

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By Dan King When McDonald’s in Whitehall closed last August, representatives said it would be “temporary” – but that’s no […]

Weather excited Winterfest fever

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By Dan King This week has actually felt like winter, and that’s good news for organizers of the Whitehall Winterfest. […]

Principal builds ‘budding relationship’ with student

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By Dan King Whitehall Elementary School Principal Rich Trowbridge is building a rapport with students that helps them educationally and […]

Slate of student art on display

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By Jamie Norton Students and art teachers from throughout the region converged on the Slate Valley Museum in Granville last […]

Vermont tuition unchanged

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By Jamie Norton With many Act 46 issues still up in the air for Vermont taxpayers, at least one thing […]

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Finch and Chubb ‘under contract’

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By Dan King The Finch and Chubb Restaurant and Inn will soon be sold. A year ago, former owner Bill […]

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