Tag Archives: Transition

West Pawlet schoolhouse on National Register

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By Jaime Thomas The parents of Braintree did not want to give up their one-room schoolhouse. It wasn’t until the state of Vermont forced the remaining nine students and their teacher out of the West Pawlet structure in 1934 that they moved. “They defied the state and didn’t start sending their children to public school; […]

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GMFCU to open new location

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By Jaime Thomas Great Meadow Federal Credit Union confirmed plans Thursday to open up a new, expanded office in Granville this fall. The GMFCU recently purchased a property at 26-36 East Main Street next to the current location in an old house at 24 East Main Street. The new building will be a large branch […]

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Transfer station privatization leaves town short

The recent privatization of the county-run transfer stations will mean the Town of Whitehall will have a little less money in its coffers. Town clerk Julie Millett said the town will be nearly $1,100 shy of what officials projected to receive in revenue from the sale of transfer station tickets. “We had budgeted $2,000, but […]

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Hampton establishes transfer sticker fund

The Hampton Town Board will establish a fund to purchase unused transfer station stickers from local residents. The board will set aside $100 that will be used to provide refunds to residents who have stickers they can no longer use. Earth, Waste and Metal assumed control of the five county transfer stations on Monday, several […]

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Work may begin next month on Truthville Bridge

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Work on the Lower Turnpike Bridge might finish sooner than expected. A construction worker onsite said work might be done as soon as the third week in April, if all goes according to plan. And as the one-lane bridge reopens, it will be time to close off the Truthville Bridge and work on that. In […]

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Esteemed District Secretary to Retire

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One important detail Mark Bessen asked about when considering the Granville superintendent position four years ago was the quality of his would-be secretary, Diana Pitts. The answer was encouraging. “She had a good reputation as being very organized and knowing about what needs to get done in the superintendent’s office,” Bessen said. And she has […]

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Changes across board at high school

Students at Granville High School will return to find a variety of changes, affecting everyone from seventh-graders to seniors. Principal James Donnelly said many of the changes were a result of surveys done of part of the “school in need of improvement” status the school was placed on as a result of low standardized test […]

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Survey says student drug use down

The day after she had to suspend four students for drug-related offenses, Whitehall Central School Principal Kelly McHugh and her staff found out they also had something to be proud about. “I got some good news,” said McHugh, who received the results of a survey of 313 Whitehall students compiled by the Council For Prevention, […]

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In memory of Jim Coombs

As a young man you could have thrown him into a room with a bunch of wild animals, wait 10 minutes, and he would have come out brushing his hands, like he had just done a good day’s work. Next, he went to work as a bouncer at the Hampton Manor and got a look […]

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Haynes house has first resident

House of Hope welcomes resident Jan. 26, 2010, could be the answer to a future trivia question, but it is hardly a trivial thing.  The Haynes House of Hope welcomed its first resident on that date. (more…)

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Rain stops, the park rocks

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By Jamie Norton The skies opened up five minutes before Daryl Magill – one of the biggest draws of the […]

Dresden works to eradicate invasive weeds

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By Dan King The town of Dresden has started its annual effort to remove invasive water chestnuts from Lake Champlain, […]

Man walking to D.C. to ‘raise awareness’

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By Dan King Don Duncan may be 65 years old but he’s not letting that stop him from raising awareness […]

Town, village to pledge support for bike trail

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By Dan King A multi-use trail from Waterford to Whitehall is expected to receive letters of support from both the […]

Hebron woman charged with urinating outside store

By Christina Scanlon A Hebron woman faces several charges, including driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana, after witnesses and […]

Area man to hold talk about Robin Williams

By Linda Ellingsworth It’s been almost a year since the untimely passing of comic great Robin Williams, and a local […]

Ride to benefit veterans

By Christina Scanlon When the bikers hit the road for the third annual ride to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project […]

Macuras ‘my favorite’

By Jamie Norton Daryl Magill has been lighting up the pagoda at Veterans Memorial Park for years. And every year, […]

Missing teen found

Two seemingly unrelated cases involving teens from Fair Haven, Vt., converged last week, resulting in both the arrest of a […]

Meet-n-greet famous grapplers

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By Dan King Former WWE wrestler Brodus Clay will be the highlight of the World of Hurt Wrestling event tomorrow […]

Hartford to host annual sale

By Dan King There will be bargains galore next weekend in the “Heart of Washington County.” Hartford will host its […]

Despite tickets, drivers still disobey law

By Christina Scanlon A recent upswing in cell phone tickets in the village of Granville is due, in part, to […]

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