Tag Archives: Vermont

Local farms win sustainable agriculture award

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By Jaime Thomas Trading pasture use and sharing equipment are just a couple of ways two local farms are partnering up to be more sustainable. Consider Bardwell and Wayward Goose farms were recently honored for their efforts as recipients of the 2013 Vermont Sustainable Agriculture Council Award. Those running the farms said the award was […]

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Canine search turns up nothing

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By Jaime Thomas A search effort with dogs for Jonathan Schaff, who has been missing for about seven weeks, turned up no evidence last Wednesday. Seven New York State Police canine units, with one to two officers per dog, along with Granville Police searched an area of the Mettawee River in West Pawlet, Vt., and […]

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Little progress on Schaff investigation

By Jaime Thomas More than a month after Fair Haven resident Jonathan Schaff went missing in Granville, investigations have revealed nearly nothing. Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett said local officers are still taking statements from those who interacted with Schaff before his disappearance. Schaff, 23, has not been seen since late January, when he kept […]

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Food shelf seeks assistance

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By Jaime Thomas The decorations and the Christmas trees have (hopefully) been put away, and with them, the season’s spirit of giving has disappeared as well. Our Neighbor’s Table food bank in Wells knows this too well. Director Michelle Bates said between January and April is the worst time of the year for donations, which […]

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By Derek Liebig The granddaddy of local fishing derbies, the Great Benson Derby, returns to the frozen waters of the Lakes Region this week. Sponsored by the Fair Haven Rotary Club, the 42nd annual derby will be held on Feb. 22 and 23 with headquarters at Crystal Beach on Lake Bomoseen. The derby, the oldest […]

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Radon detected at Wells school

By Jaime Thomas At least one local parent is unhappy with officials’ response to high levels of radon in the Wells Village School. Jennifer Miller, who has a first grader in the school and a teenager who went there as well, said on Friday she was outraged to learn through a friend there are areas […]

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Search for missing man continues

The search for a Fair Haven man who went missing in Granville several weeks ago continue to be fruitless. Jonathan Schaff, 23, has not been seen since early on the morning of Jan.18, when he kept walking past a couple he was with and disappeared on Route 149 near the Vermont border. He had been […]

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Forando reflects on changes in education

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By Derek Liebig When Roger Forando wraps up his appointment later this week as dean of students at Whitehall High School, it will culminate an educational career spanning five decades. During that time Forando, who began his career in 1969, has witnessed, firsthand, profound changes in the world around him and in the field of […]

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No sign yet of missing man

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By Jaime Thomas Investigations continue for a Fair Haven man who went missing in the area after a bar fight last weekend. Jonathan Schaff, 23, has not been seen since early last Saturday morning, when he kept walking past a couple he was with and disappeared on Route 149 near the Vermont border. Both Granville […]

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Search continues for missing man

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By Jaime Thomas Four days after a Fair Haven man went missing in Granville, extensive search efforts have yielded few results. Jonathan Schaff, 23, was involved in an altercation at a West Main Street bar, during which a 50-year-old Granville resident allegedly sucker-punched him in the face and broke his glasses in the early hours […]

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‘Finding Bigfoot’ draws large crowd

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By Dan King The green trucker hat atop the mop top head of James ‘Bobo’ Fay read “Keep it Squatchy” […]

Washington County residents smoke more, weigh more

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By Derek Liebig County residents smoke more, weigh more and have limited access to exercise and medical care in Washington […]

Wiskoski wins Distinguished Young Women crown

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By Dan King Haley Wiskoski has become the first junior to win the Distinguished Young Women Program at Whitehall High […]

Family racing to beat cancer

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By Derek Liebig When Frank Hoard Jr. climbs into his race car later this month at Lebanon Valley Speedway, he […]

Whitehall man faces sexual abuse charges

A Whitehall man with an extensive criminal record has been indicted on charges that accuse him of multiple occasions of […]

Village of Whitehall officials honored

By Dan King Bob Dylan once said “the times, they are a changing,” and such is the case in the […]

Eagle Scout to build prayer garden

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By Dan King Garrett Stevens hopes by the time his Eagle Scout project is over that people won’t even recognize […]

Man arrested for growing pot

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A New Hampshire man was charged last week with operating a marijuana growing operation out of a house he owns […]

Whitehall still seeking superintendent

By Dan King Finding a new superintendent of schools, even an interim appointee, is proving to be not a quick […]

State aid unclear for school budget

By Derek Liebig Uncertainty over the distribution of state aid is muddling Granville Central School District’s budget process. The district […]

Village of Whitehall eyes 1.4 percent tax increase

By Dan King The proposed budget for the Village of Whitehall would raise taxes slightly. The Village Board work-shopped its […]

Granville man arrested for fraud

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A Granville man was charged last week with a felony after he tried to use a stolen public benefits card. […]