Tag Archives: Upstate New York

Dresden man sets sights on rattlesnakes

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By Matthew Saari The Dresden Town Board meeting Monday night proved uneventful at best, with officials cranking through the agenda in under 10 minutes. However, when supervisor George Gang opened the session to public comments, animal control officer George Ferguson said one word that sparked some debate – rattlesnakes. “Why can’t we have a law […]

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Artirondacks screening Thursday at 1 p.m.

A documentary detailing the work of upstate artists will be screened for the first time later this evening. “Artirondacks” is a feature length documentary produced by Snarky Aardvark Productions that covers the work and inspiration of artists in Upstate New York. The film delves into each artist’s inspirations, aspirations, successes, struggles and sacrifices all while […]

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Music, art and new exhibit at First Friday

Take a shot and enjoy some art at this months’ First Friday on June 7. For the Pember Library and Museum’s culinary component this time around, Edward’s Liquor will be offering free samples of flavored whipped cream shots, in addition to the glasses of wine they typically sell. The Pember will also have an acoustic […]

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Woman raises funds for autism

A local woman is hoping to generate support for autism awareness and is looking for help from the community. Khrysta Fiorino and her family and friends will participate in Upstate New York’s Autism Awareness sixth annual “Walk for a Difference” on May 5 at the Moreau Rec. Center in Moreau. The event is personal for […]

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Granville, Whitehall schools receive failing grade

By Jaime Thomas and Derek Liebig A Buffalo business journal has ranked Granville and Whitehall school districts as among the poorest performing districts in Washington County, and in the bottom 10 to 20 percent in upstate New York. Buffalo Business First ranked 430 school districts across 48 counties in upstate New York (districts in New […]

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Police warn residents of identify theft

Hartford resident Kelly Clark was surprised and more than just a little skeptical when she received a text message last month telling her that her debit card at Berkshire Bank had been locked. The tipoff: Clark doesn’t have an account with Berkshire Bank. “I thought it was weird. The message said to call this number […]

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Grace Baptist welcomes new pastor

New Pastor Paul Shepherd

After more than a year without a pastor, the congregation of Grace Baptist Church has, quite literally, found its new shepherd. Paul Shepherd was named the pastor last month and has already begun delivering weekly sermons and laying out his plans for the future of the small Queen Street church. “I’m very excited to be […]

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Jesus Fest, Christian music festival this Saturday

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“It’s All About Jesus Fest” is all about music, fellowship and community. The second annual Christian music event returns to the Skenesborough Canalside Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1. The festival, which is a free event for people of all ages, will feature contemporary Christian music from a half dozen […]

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WCS listed as last in county: Depsite ranking, school looks at test scores for true measurement

The Whitehall Central School district was recently rated as the poorest performing district in Washington County by a weekly business publication in Buffalo, but administrators say the rankings don’t necessarily tell the whole story. Buffalo Business First ranked 431 school districts across 48 counties in upstate New York and Whitehall received a ranking of 379. […]

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animal cruelty charged in Hebron

  The Washington County Sheriff’s office announced four arrests relating to a raid on the Peaceable Kingdom Animal Rescue in Hebron last month. Gabrielle S. D’Amour, 37 and Christian W. Goldner, 50 of Hebron and Michael J. Lawyer, 40 and Lynn E. Lawyer, 39, of North Bennington, Vt. were arrested Monday, Oct. 1. D’Amour and […]

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Chief: Beware marijuana-impaired drivers

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By Krystle S. Morey Legalization of marijuana in neighboring Vermont has local police agencies on high alert. As of July […]

Dresden resident proposes seceding from Whitehall school

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By Matthew Saari One Dresden resident believes Dresden should divest itself from the Whitehall Central School district. “I’ve often thought […]

Free tasting event in Granville July 26

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville area businesses will line the perimeter of Veterans Memorial Park next Thursday, offering free samples […]

Bigfoot council to promote tourism

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By Darren Marcy With growing interest in Whitehall’s resident Bigfoot population, a group of local business owners and individuals have […]

Local family walks with the dead

Jen and Abby Dickinson

By Krystle S. Morey The devil went down to Georgia because he was looking for a soul to steal. The […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 07/13/18

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North Country Freepress – 07/13/18

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518 Wheels – 07/12/18

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County tax sale July 28

Whitehall tax auction, Washington County

By Matthew Saari One hundred twenty three Washington County properties will be going to auction on Saturday, July 28. Every […]

No firemen’s fair this year

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By Krystle S. Morey The Hook and Ladder Fire Company will not host a firemen’s fair this year. Village of […]

Group discusses Catholic ‘school’

Resurrect Whitehall

By Matthew Saari To help restore Whitehall to its former glory, one of the ideas floated by a group of […]

Audit faults village

Granville Village Board

By Krystle S. Morey After thumbing through Granville’s financial records, state officials say the village has some work to do. […]

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