Tag Archives: Poultney

Captain Jim Morash: Call me Ishmael

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At 19, he worked at an IGA in Poultney.  How did he, 35 years later, come to skipper the Mount Washington II on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee and win the state’s top tourism honor?  Jim Morash, better known as Captain Jim, at first seemed to be at a bit of a loss to explain just […]

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Donations sought for family who lost everything in fire

By Jaime Thomas When fire tore through a Hebron family’s home on Big Burch Hill Sunday evening, they escaped with their lives. Unfortunately, they lost everything else. The fire quickly spread through the entire mobile home, destroyed most of everything inside and even melted the refrigerator. “When trailers get on fire, they burn through so […]

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Bridge Theater presents Patsy Cline tribute

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Courtney Shayne will appear at the Whitehall Athletic Club at noon on Wednesday, July 17 in a tribute to Patsy Cline, the famed country singer, as a production sponsored by the Bridge Theater in a luncheon cabaret. This is the second such cabaret this season sponsored by the Bridge Theater.  Kathy Beaver, the former producer […]

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Farmers Markets opening for season

As summer quickly approaches, local farmers are gathering their bounty in preparation for the return of area farmers’ markets. Many local communities have markets featuring a variety of products from fresh fruits and vegetables to flowers and prepared foods. Whitehall’s market, held at the SkenesboroughPark from 1 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday through late October […]

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Warren Tire plans summer opening


One of the region’s largest automotive service providers is hoping to open a location in Whitehall later this year. Bob Kellogg, president of Warren Tire Service Center, confirmed last week his company is in negotiations to purchase the former Skenesborough Gardens property at 189 Broadway, directly across the road from the CVS shopping plaza. Kellogg […]

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Slate celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

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By Jaime Thomas It’s time to get out the shamrocks and dress in green for a day of Irish-inspired activities at the Slate Valley Museum on Friday. To celebrate this heritage and the beginning of spring, the museum will have a day of Irish tea and food, such as cookies, biscuits and soup, and a […]

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Barbara R. (Corey) Harrington, 86

Barbara R. (Corey) Harrington passed away at the Crescent Manor Nursing Home in Bennington, Vt. Barbara was born on June 4, 1925, in Mt. Holly, Vt., the daughter of John and Edna (Ackley) Corey. She married Wayne Harrington on July 4, 1943 and they enjoyed 46 wonderful years together in the Pawlet and West Pawlet […]

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Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS and dangers at sea


A Vermont man and ship captain who was taken hostage by Somali pirates off the horn of Africa in 2009 will be the guest of honor at the Poultney Rotary Club’s annual dinner next month at Green Mountain College. Richard Phillips, captain of the MV Maersk Alabama, will speak during the dinner, which will be […]

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New chamber president hopes to reach out to everyone

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By Jaime Thomas The Granville Area Chamber of Commerce appointed a new president last week, and he’s hoping to improve community outreach. “Creating communication between the community and the chamber of commerce is a great resource for feedback,” Steven Saltis said. Saltis, who is also the assistant manager at TD Bank in Granville, became a […]

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Granville Troop 44 staying busy

Though they have a couple of years to go, the Granville Boy Scouts of Troop 44 are well on their way to becoming Eagle Scouts. The troop, which has been sponsored by the Rotary Club since 1936, is currently being led by Scoutmaster Norm Brown and Committee Chairman Cy Bresset, as well as several assistant […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 03/23/18


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Area schools confer with police


By Matthew Saari School administrators throughout Washington County met with local and county law enforcement officials last week in an […]

‘School threat’ teen appears before judge

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By Krystle S. Morey The 17-year-old Granville High School student who allegedly made “threatening and intimidating statements” to several of […]

Whitehall school’s infrastructure ‘aging’ engineers say


By Matthew Saari Some of the Whitehall Central School buildings dates to its original construction 50 years ago. That concern […]

Hero firemen honored in Hampton

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By Matthew Saari For their heroic actions during a February structure fire, two firemen were honored during the Hampton Town […]

School Board petitions available

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle Morey School board elections will be held in May which means petitions are being made […]

North Country Freepress – 03/16/18


Lakes Region Freepress – 03/16/18


Weekender – 03/16/18

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Northshire Freepress – 03/16/18


518 Wheels – 03/15/18

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