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A smashing start: Washington County Fair kicks off with demoilition derby

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Kaela Sexton had been eagerly anticipating this year’s Washington County Fair for months, but not for the reasons you may think. The Granville resident and mother of a three-year-old daughter attends the fair nearly every summer, but this year was different. This year she could drive — not to the fair, she’s been able to […]

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Fair opens tonight

The Washington County Fair’s gates open at 5 tonight, and the featured event is a Demolition Derby. The fair runs through Sunday, Aug. 26. Smokey Greene performs at 6 and 8 tonight (Monday). The giant pumpkin contest at 5:30 p.m., and a demolition derby at 6 p.m. General admission to the fair is $10 each […]

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Fair to feature local meat producers

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There’s more to chew on at the Washington County Fair than fried dough and bloomin’ onions. The Ag Center Committee of the Washington County Fair is working with the Washington County 4-H Beef Club, Adirondack Grazers Cooperative and Cornell Cooperative Extension to promote local meat producers in a display at the Ag Center. Local beef, […]

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Fair starts Monday

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The summer may be winding down, but the Washington County Fair will definitely heat things up when it gets under way with a 5 p.m. opening on Monday, Aug. 20. There will be some judging events earlier in the day, and the public gates will open at 5 p.m., with Smokey Greene performing at 6 […]

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Work to start on Town Hall

Construction of Hampton’s Town Hall should begin within the next month, officials said during last Wednesday’s monthly board meeting. A 30-day permissive referendum during which residents could voice objections to the plan ended Friday and Supervisor Dave O’Brien met with contractors on Monday evening to sign and finalize contracts. He said work on the new […]

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Rainy opening for duck season

By Gene Terry It stands to reason if it’s going to rain what other day is more appropriate than the first day of duck hunting on Oct. 1. It not only poured, the north wind added to the discomfort of every duck hunter out there. Needless to say we were all good and wet in […]

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Jamboree fails to draw crowds

A perfect storm of factors derailed the planned fundraising concert for the Hook & Ladder Fire Company and has fire company officials questioning the future of the event. The inaugural run of the Country Music Jamboree failed to meet anyone’s expectations as the number of patrons from Friday night and Saturday totaled fewer than 50 […]

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Last Days of Fair

By Derek Liebig The animals have been on display; the rides have been thrilling patrons and the turnstiles are spinning as the Washington County Fair opened earlier this week for the 120th year. Although it’s too late to relive the first three days of the fair, local residents can still enjoy the final four days. […]

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Fair Starts Monday!

  By Derek Liebig The Washington County Fair, an agricultural tradition for 120 years, will be held at the venerable fairgrounds in Greenwich Monday, Aug. 23, through Sunday, Aug. 29. The fair, which draws around 100,000 people every year, features a full slate of attractions and entertainers that has made the fair a success for […]

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County budget under fire

Sheriff warns night patrol will be casualty of budget cuts In a Friday morning fax from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Roger Leclaire warned that the cuts he was being told to make to his budget would force the elimination of the nighttime road patrol in the county beginning in 2009.  (more…)

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named […]

500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

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By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High […]

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