Tag Archives: Vermont

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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Four years later, search continues for missing man

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By Krystle S. Morey A steady flow of new leads and cooperation from witnesses have kept a 4-year-old missing person case alive. Jonathan Schaff disappeared after leaving a bar on Main Street in Granville on Jan. 18, 2014, but police say they are not giving up efforts to determine what happened to him. “This case […]

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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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Hartford schools on alert after ‘not specific’ threats

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District officials are on high alert following the discovery of two threats against […]

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By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main […]

Granville school wrestles with new logo

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By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian […]

Police proponents, opponents survey

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By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an […]

Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

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Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought […]

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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

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By Matthew Saari Should the village of Whitehall continue having its own police department? It’s a controversial question that has […]

DWI-charged teacher will return to her job

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By Krystle S. Morey The kindergarten teacher who was arrested after she allegedly drove to Mary J. Tanner School drunk […]

Village seeks ‘input on future of police department’

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By Matthew Saari Village trustees are “seeking input on the future of the police department,” and to that end have […]

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