Tag Archives: Vermont

Granville: ‘Sell’ school to Vermont students

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By Krystle S. Morey Vermonters’ recent decision to favor school choice has forced Granville school officials to rethink how it attracts students who live just over the border. The Granville Board of Education decided at its meeting this month to hire Behan Communications, Inc., in Glens Falls to develop a marketing strategy for the district […]

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Act 46: Pawlet-Rupert merger committee votes for choice

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By Krystle S. Morey The seven-member committee tasked with merging Pawlet and Rupert school districts under Vermont’s Act 46 voted 4 to 3 last week to abolish designation to New York schools, meaning that students in those Vermont communities will get a choice between Vermont private schools or Granville and Salem high schools. However, Pawlet […]

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Local churches to bless pets

Father Joe Arockiasamy has blessed local animals at St. Mary’s for the past seven years.

By Krystle S. Morey Local churches, this weekend and next, will host ceremonies to bless animals. Each year, millions of pets are blessed by priests to celebrate the feast day (Oct. 4) of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment. St. Francis reportedly loved all of God’s creatures, treating them with […]

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Quarry still focus in Schaff search

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By Krystle S. Morey The lead investigator in the search for a man who went missing after leaving a Granville bar in 2014 said the probe is still focused on a Vermont slate quarry that divers searched last month. “We did not uncover anything, but we have not completed the search either,” said Vermont State […]

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Wells to vote again on school merger

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By Krystle S. Morey After rejecting by just one vote a proposal to establish a new school district by merging with Middletown Springs, Wells school district voters will have a do-over. Citing low turnout and misinformation in the initial vote last month, residents petitioned for and got the OK to vote again, this time on […]

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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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Granville’s first-ever lighted tractor parade Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey and Amber Stewart “The more lights the merrier.” This is the strategy the Granville Future Farmers […]

Village seeks funds for Flat Iron demo

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall village officials are seeking a state grant to fund the demolition of the notorious Flat Iron […]

Resident, village battle over sewage spill

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By Matthew Saari Something stinks in the village of Whitehall. For more than two months resident Christina Steves has battled […]

Quarrymen call proposed zoning a business ‘killer’

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  By Krystle S. Morey More than 40 slate quarry owners and industry workers turned out at Poultney’s Select Board […]

Kitten-thrower pleads guilty

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By Krystle S. Morey Justice has been served on behalf of a small orange kitten that was thrown out of […]

Northshire Freepress – 12/08/17

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North Country Freepress – 12/08/17

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Weekender – 12/08/17

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/08/17

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518 Wheels – 12/07/17

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Toys train delivers smiles

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By Matthew Saari Nearly 300 children had their Christmas brightened more than a little Sunday morning when the 2017 Marine […]

County to buy 3 village properties

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By Krystle S. Morey Washington County will purchase three properties in the village of Granville that officials say will provide […]

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