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Museum director: It’s been an encouraging year

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The Skenesborough Museum has become an international travel destination this summer. Carol Greenough, director, said the museum has enjoyed an encouraging year, fueled in part by an influx of foreign tourists. “We’ve had a terrific number of people from out state and out of the country,” Greenough said last week. “I was really surprised to […]

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Rare specimens help Pember support pigeon project

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When Franklin Pember collected three passenger pigeons for his museum in the late 1800s, he probably didn’t realize the species would soon go extinct. He also might not have realized how important those samples would become. Only 120 sets of passenger pigeon eggs are known to exist. The Pember Museum is home to three such […]

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History, heritage at First Friday

By Jaime Thomas American history and heritage will steal the show at the upcoming First Friday on Sept. 6 at both the Slate Valley Museum and Pember Library and Museum. In keeping with its Carpatho-Rusyn theme, the Slate Valley Museum will host Carolyn Guest, who creates through the Polish folk art of Wycinanki, or paper […]

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National attention continues for good deed

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By Jaime Thomas A few months ago Pat Wesner did what she thought anybody would do if thousands of someone else’s dollars literally landed in front of them. The Pember Library and Museum Director picked the money up, called police and returned it to the Brink’s truck from which it fell. Her story though, immediately […]

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Money flies from armored truck, good samaritan turns it in

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By Jaime Thomas It’s everybody’s fantasy: You’re driving behind an armored truck when it hits a bump and suddenly money, a lot of money, is swirling around you. For Pember Library and Museum Director Pat Wesner it was a reality on Tuesday morning. As she was driving north of Salem along Route 22 on her […]

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Slate Valley Museum staff back from Wales

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More than 3,000 miles from home, Kate Weller and Amy Mincher found people who knew all about Granville, Poultney and the rest of the Slate Valley. “The connection was very strong,” said Mincher, assistant director at the Slate Valley Museum. “It made us very proud of the community here.” Mincher and museum director Kate Weller […]

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Pember/Slate Valley step back and open up

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Granville’s museums will throw open their doors and welcome in the public during their annual holiday open houses this Sunday starting at 1 p.m. In conjunction with the Slate Valley Museum’s running exhibit “Rivals in Slate, Brothers in War: The Slate Valley Unites for the Union Cause” visitors will learn about and experience Christmas traditions […]

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Tales of the Slate Valley macabre

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Many years ago three thirsty slate quarry workers decided they needed to row across the lake to keep the party going. It was late, so the story goes, and they had already had a few when they set out – they never returned. Their bodies were never recovered. Since then, on a full moon night […]

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Enjoy a Christmas Carol in Poultney, Granville

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One of the season’s most widely recognized and beloved stories is coming to the stage of two local venues. “Scrooge & Company,” a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” will be staged at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, in the Claire O’ Brien Room of the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, N.Y., […]

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First Fridays

“First Fridays: Home-Grown at the Pember,” month two, kicks off with three new artists, music and an old-fashioned ice cream social featuring the acclaimed ice cream of the Battenkill Creamery. The free monthly event is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pember Library and Museum in Granville. “The premiere First Friday was a hit,” […]

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Railroaders trounce Bombers

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By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half […]

Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last […]

Golf team moves to 4-0

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By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren […]

Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he […]

Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event […]

Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we […]

Officials concerned with property

By Dan King “My son was riding his bike and almost got hit by a car, because he could not […]

WIC finds new home

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By Dan King The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in Whitehall will now be hosted in the Rec Center. […]

100 years of Whitehall football

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By Dan King Whitehall High School has been fielding an interscholastic varsity football team since before the start of World […]

Volleyball team beats Glens Falls

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Granville’s volleyball team picked up a big non-league win over Glens Falls on Monday. After winning the first two games, […]

Soccer coach pleased with effort

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Girls soccer coach Jane Havens may not have been happy with the final score but she was pleased with her […]

Horde edged by Corinth in overtime thriller

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Sometimes a loss feels as good as a win. Granville’s field hockey team may have come out on the wrong […]