Tag Archives: Lake Champlain

Historians offer tours of Lake Champlain

Guided tours of Lake Champlain Bridge

The history of the crossing which the Lake Champlain Bridge spans is the subject of a new series of historian-led guided tours. Elsa Gilbertson and Tom Hughes, state historic site managers at Chimney Point in Vermont and Crown Point in New York, will lead guided, round-trip walking tours on the last Sunday of July, August […]

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Tourist season better but seen as still lagging

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A year after spring flooding and a depressed economy put a damper on summer tourism, local business owners say this year has been slightly better. Despite a warm and dry start to the summer and what local officials are describing as an enthusiastic response to the return of electrical services along the mooring wall on […]

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Lecture series features a wide range of topics

The Arts and Recreation Commission of Whitehall has announced its 2012 summer lecture series. The series features weekly talks on topics of local interest. Local author and business owner George T. Kapusinski will speak on “The Huletts Hotel Fire,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at the Cooke’s Island Recreation Center on Lower Main […]

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Waterfowl season meetings slated for next month

Duck and goose hunters from New York and Vermont are encouraged to attend meetings next month on Lake Champlain’s waterfowl hunting season. Under federal regulations, waterfowl seasons, bag limits and shooting hours in the Lake Champlain Zone must be uniform throughout the entire zone. Therefore, waterfowl seasons in New York’s portion of the Lake Champlain […]

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Its 1777 over again at Fort Ti

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The climatic summer of 1777 will be experienced anew as Fort Ticonderoga presents its “Defiance and Independence” battle re-enactment this weekend. The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22. The weekend brings to life the surprising American retreat and British capture of Fort Ticonderoga in […]

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Community Calendar 7/5/12

Thursday July 5   Reenactment ORWELL The Retreat from Mount Independence will be reenacted on Thursday and Friday, July 5 and 6, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell. Reenactors will go on a 26-mile hike from the Mount to Hubbardton as the soldiers did 235 years ago. Information: […]

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History comes alive at Fort Ticonderoga

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Explore life at Fort Ticonderoga on the eve of the 1758 battle at Fort Ticonderoga’s upcoming living history weekend, July 7 and 8.

                    One of the largest battles staged in North America prior to the Civil War will be discovered anew this weekend as Fort Ticonderoga holds its Battle of Carillon Living History weekend. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and […]

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Class is in session, on wreck and under water

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The USS Ticonderoga was transformed into a modern-day classroom last week as a group of scientists tried to further its knowledge of nautical archaeology. A half dozen students and their instructors climbed aboard the ship — perhaps the first time in 200 years the schooner has been boarded — to explore how boats were constructed […]

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Big lake fishing derby this weekend

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One of the oldest freshwater family fishing events in the country returns to the waters of Lake Champlain this weekend. The 31st annual Lake Champlain International Father’s Day Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, June 16, through Monday, June 18. The derby is also one of the largest freshwater tournaments in the United States and […]

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Business owner relocates to Whitehall for exposure, location

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                    It was Whitehall’s proximity to several bodies of water and the opportunity to work in a larger space that motivated Bill Pearo to establish his business in Whitehall. Pearo, recently moved his business, Got It Covered Canvas Products, from Hydeville, Vt., to 196 Broadway. “The […]

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Search for missing Granville man continues

Police agencies in both New York and Vermont have recently ramped up efforts in the search for Jonathan Schaff, a Granville man who went missing in January 2014. Their investigation includes scuba diving in local quarries and questioning more than 30 witnesses. Police are looking into all tips in an effort to solve the case that started nearly 3 years ago.

By Krystle S. Morey Vermont State Police have been busy questioning potential witnesses in a local missing person case. Jonathan […]

Local bus garages fare well in state inspection

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By Dan King Local school districts are among the state’s best in keeping their buses up and running. The state […]

Whitehall graduates 46

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By Dan King “The easy part of our lives is over.” That was the message from Whitehall High School’s salutatorian […]

Fireworks for sale, for a good cause

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By Krystle S. Morey Granvillians can start summer off with a bang now that fireworks are for sale in the […]

Class of 2016 grads bid Granville farewell

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  By Krystle S. Morey Jonathan Fisher has always lived a life of service and helping others. Fisher walked across […]

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88 to graduate Granville High School Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey Eighty-eight “pretty remarkable” young men and women will walk across the stage tomorrow, ending their days […]

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