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Quarrymen call proposed zoning a business ‘killer’

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  By Krystle S. Morey More than 40 slate quarry owners and industry workers turned out at Poultney’s Select Board meeting Monday to sound off on a plan that would regulate slate production in the Vermont town. Poultney’s planning commission is proposing stricter statutes that would amend the town’s bylaws to change zoning regulations including […]

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Former Scotties’ closes its doors

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By Krystle S. Morey The Slate Valley Café, formerly Scotties’, has closed. A sign appeared on the front door of the Main Street diner and convenience store last Thursday. It read, “Sorry we have closed,” with a frowny face. The owners, Mark and Edie Pickard, did not return a call for comment. The Granville business […]

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Bridge repair threatens businesses

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By Krystle S. Morey What started as a facelift for a 130-year-old bridge in North Granville has turned into a “nightmare” for a few business owners. The steel truss-style bridge, which crosses the Mettowee River to connect State Route 22 in North Granville to County Route 12 in Whitehall, was closed Sept. 11 for painting, […]

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Stewart’s expansion to include gas pumps

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By Krystle S. Morey Stewart’s Shops confirmed Monday that fueling stations are part of the company’s plan to expand its Quaker Street store in Granville. “In order to make a project of this magnitude work in the village of Granville and have a successful Stewart’s Shop, we need to be able to add gas back […]

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Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio expands

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By Dan King Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio in Whitehall is expanding. The studio, which was once housed in one room of a large building, has since grown to encompass the entire building. Owner Gretta Hochsprung purchased the building, located on Lower Boardman Street, from the Mt. Carmel Society in December. Since that time Hochsprung […]

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‘Geekery’ to open in Whitehall

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By Dan King Whitehall’s Main Street has a new business – and “geeks” of all stripes will be delighted by it. The purple and black awning has been erected, and the Freakopolis Geekery will host its grand opening this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. until night time each day. “One […]

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Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville sealed the deal last Friday to purchase the Main Street restaurant that’s been closed since last November. “I’m still in shock … did it finally, really happen?” Edie Pickard […]

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North Country Freepress – 10/19/18

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518 Wheels – 10/18/18

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Police working break-in cases

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By Matthew Saari More than a week after a man attempted to forcibly gain access to six village homes, no […]

Saint-Gobain workers build prosthetic hands

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By Krystle S. Morey Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. suspended operations at its Granville plant last Tuesday to lend a helping […]

Sasquatch fete in jeopardy

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By Matthew Saari After only three years, Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Calling Festival may be no more. Event organizer David Molenaar […]

Mother Nature solves dam problem

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville town highway superintendent Eric Towne thanked Mother Nature last weekend for helping to clear a […]

Food rivalry returns for 2nd year

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By Matthew Saari The age-old Granville-Whitehall rivalry returns – not on the gridiron but rather between food pantries. The Great […]

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Police investigating home invasions in village

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are investigating a bizarre series of home invasions that occurred over the weekend. On Sunday, […]

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