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

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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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Obituary: James Kelly

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Wells, VT –  James Kelly (Jim), 76 years of age, of Wells, VT; passed away Friday January 17, 2020 in […]

Obituary: Robert Joseph Pekar Sr

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Robert Joseph Pekar Sr., 82 of  Bonita Springs, Fl. passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at JoAnne’s House in Bonita […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 01/17/20

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North Country Freepress – 01/17/20

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Lakes Classifieds – 01/17/20

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518 Wheels – 01/15/20

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Classifieds 01/16/20

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Ferguson retracts apology

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By Matthew Saari Two weeks after issuing a formal, public apology to town clerk Marcinda Wilbur, Dresden supervisor Paul Ferguson […]

Granville man awarded $4.8 million

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By PJ Ferguson   David Gibson of Granville has been awarded more than $4.8 million for the 2015 drunk-driving crash […]

Village’s goal: Reopen Williams Street

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By PJ Ferguson Progress is finally being made towards repairing the damaged canal wall and re-opening North Williams Street. Albeit […]

Town grilled by residents over bank purchase

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By Matthew Saari The interrogation of local officials which began at a Granville Village Board last Monday continued on Thursday […]

Martin Luther King Jr. events in the region

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Martin Luther King Jr. events Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates the birthday of this influential American civil rights leader. […]

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