Tag Archives: Slate

Quarry setback proposal opposed by operators

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By Krystle S. Morey Area slate company owners and Poultney, Vermont officials are still at odds over proposed town bylaws that would regulate mining and change the way the industry does business there. About 30 local quarrymen attended the Poultney Planning Commission’s meeting Monday to dispute the proposed zoning amendments, particularly one that calls for […]

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Quarrymen call proposed zoning a business ‘killer’


  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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Ringing in the Irish and art at First Friday


By Jaime Thomas Portraits, crepes and Irish heritage will all be in full swing at this month’s First Friday tomorrow evening, March 7. Embracing one of the ethnic groups that bolstered the industry, the Slate Valley Museum will celebrate the region’s Irish just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. There will be live, traditional Irish […]

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Students to demonstrate art and robotics at First Friday

By Jaime Thomas Granville High School students and Pember officials alike are gearing up for a collaborative First Friday event tonight. “I’m really excited to have finally been able to connect with teachers and students in the Granville schools and to be able to present some of their projects at a First Friday,” said Bo […]

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Robotics, art students to demonstrate at First Friday


By Jaime Thomas After a variety of factors led to a month off, local museums are ready to roll again for the upcoming First Friday on Feb. 7. At the Pember Library and Museum, officials said they are excited to collaborate with Granville High School students for February’s event. “I’m really excited to have finally […]

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Village overflowed for Christmas in Granville


By Jaime Thomas An estimated 800 to 1,000 people gathered in Veterans Park Friday night to watch the big man illuminate a huge display of lights. Everyone involved with the preparation—the village, Granville Area Chamber of Commerce, museums and more—was gushing about the event during and after the night. “I couldn’t be happier with how […]

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History fair Saturday in Granville

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Historians from throughout Washington County will open exhibits featuring history and unique features of their towns and villages at a history fair this Saturday, Oct. 26. The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be held at Granville Elementary School. Topics will include 1800s postal service in the area, transportation […]

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Volunteers fix Hartford stream

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Taking time out of a holiday weekend and working in hot, humid and rainy conditions, a handful of volunteers made headway on the Hartford stream project Saturday. Town Supervisor Dana Haff, Highway Superintendent Greg Brown and six other community members of various capacities came out first thing in the morning to begin the work. The […]

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Wrestling team falls to Warrensburg

Whitehall’s wrestling team opened its league slate last Wednesday falling to Warrensburg 62-21. The Burgers recorded six pins in route to the win. Austin Rich (106) and John Diekel (138) won by fall for Whitehall and Al Aubin (126) defeated his opponent on points 8-3. Chad Amerio picked up a win via forfeit. Diekel pinned […]

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Main Street landmark disappears

Nov. 13, 2012 The Loss of Another Main Street Landmark- Fire removed yet another historic part of Granville’s business district streetscape. The more-than century-old Washington County National Bank stood out from its adjoining buildings by its tall white marble façade with the name of the bank in low-relief within its pediment. The fire of 48 […]

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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


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