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By Derek Liebig The granddaddy of local fishing derbies, the Great Benson Derby, returns to the frozen waters of the Lakes Region this week. Sponsored by the Fair Haven Rotary Club, the 42nd annual derby will be held on Feb. 22 and 23 with headquarters at Crystal Beach on Lake Bomoseen. The derby, the oldest […]

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Down Home Fishing Derby this weekend


The Down Home Derby and the Kids’ Down Home Derby, the first ice fishing competitions of the season will be held this weekend in a new and revised format. “We have made several changes this year including the date, headquarters location, allowable fishing waters, number of days and prizes,” said Tom Bartholomew, one of the […]

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Points system will reward area’s top angler

This year’s ice fishing season, which kicks into high gear with this Saturday’s Benson Down Home Derby, will feature an added element of excitement for local anglers. The organizers of the Down Home, Lake Hortonia, Bomoseen and Great Benson Derbies are introducing the first-ever Central Vermont Lakes Region Ice Fishing series. The series will combine […]

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Fair Haven CROP Walk this weekend

CROP Walk 2010

Lace up those walking shoes, the Fair Haven area CROP Walk is this weekend. The 12th annual event, which raises money to combat hunger in the Lakes Region and beyond, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30. Around 200 people are expected to participate. “The CROP Walk benefits local food shelves in Fair Haven, Castleton […]

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Wells constable wins at Benson Derby

By Derek Liebig A day off from work resulted in a big pay day for one local angler. Local resident and Wells Constable Gary Stomski took a day off from fighting crime and patrolling the streets of Wells to get in a little fishing Sunday afternoon and when the day was over he went home […]

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Weather postpones fishing derby

The weather is too cold for Hank Neddo to hold his annual ice-fishing tournament. The Southbay Great Northern fishing contest, known as “Race For The Gold,” has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 28, after heavy snowfall resulted in more than a foot of slush on the ice on South Bay, making it almost impossible for […]

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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

Whitehall Police

By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

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 […]

Northshire Freepress – 11/20/15

Weekender – 11/20/15

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