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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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Fire Company, village resolving their quarrel

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By Matthew Saari The months-long feud between the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and the village of Whitehall may soon come […]

Absentee landlords not abiding by law

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By Matthew Saari Last Aug. 30, the Whitehall Village Board passed a law requiring “absentee” landlords – Individuals who own […]

Quarry still focus in Schaff search

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By Krystle S. Morey The lead investigator in the search for a man who went missing after leaving a Granville […]

Former Mount Carmel Church celebrates 150 years

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By Krystle S. Morey Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church held its final Mass on April 12, 2009, but its […]

Fall coaches pine for more players

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By Krystle S. Morey Student athletes took to their respective fields Monday as the fall sports season began. Practices kicked […]

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