Tag Archives: Vermont

Poultney Historical Society meets Sunday with lecture on early biking in Vermont

Poultney Hist Soc bike lecture 6x4

The Poultney Historical Society will hold its annual meeting this year a bit differently. It’s teaming up with Slate Valley Trails to host a free lecture and slide show titled “Of Wheelmen, the New Woman, and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont, 1880-1920.” The lecture will be held on the lawn in front of the East […]

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Vermont utilities warn customers of phone scam


Vermont utilities are warning customers of a phone scam. In a sudden surge of calls, the scammers claim to be from a Vermont utility, including Green Mountain Power (GMP), Burlington Electric Department (BED), VGS, Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC), Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA) and Washington Electric Cooperative (WEC), and then demand immediate payment and […]

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Lake St. Catherine Association receives grant to prevent introduction of and combat invasives

Eurasian water milfoil

After a long delay due to pandemic and funding concerns the Lake St. Catherine Association has finalized grant funding from the Department of Environmental Conservation Grant in Aid on two fronts. The Aquatic Invasive Species Grant in Aid is an important piece of funding that the association will use to manage milfoil and educate the […]

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Castleton Free Library plans new elevator

Castleton library addition

At its meeting on July 27, the Castleton select board approved a resolution in support of preparing an application to the Vermont Community Development Program for a grant that will help fund an addition to Castleton Free Library that will provide handicapped access. The grant application is being written by a committee that includes library […]

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Vermont delegation sends letter to USDA urging action for dairy farmers

“Dairy farms are the backbone of Vermont’s rural economy," wrote Leahy, Sanders and Welch.

Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D), co-chair of the Congressional Dairy Farmer Caucus, on Wednesday, May 13, led a letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to do more to support dairy farmers facing an economic crisis due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Leahy […]

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COVID-19 testing sites open to Vermonters without symptoms, including in Rutland May 18

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 10 :Symbol photo of the coronavirus crisis. Diagnosis. COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 on March 10, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Health authorities around the world are concerned about the novel coronavirus. More and more countries are reporting diseases and new infections. (Photo by Thomas Imo/Photothek via Getty Images)

Vermont health officials are offering free COVID-19 testing at pop-up testing sites around the state for any Vermonters without symptoms. 256 people had specimens collected for testing at a pop-up site in Bennington on Tuesday, May 12. Testing sites welcome health care workers, first responders (EMS, fire and law enforcement), child care providers, people returning […]

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Enhanced testing and contact tracing programs announced in Vermont

Vermont governor Phil Scott and members of his administration have announced the state is significantly increasing and strengthening its testing and contact-tracing programs in order to quickly identify, contain and suppress outbreaks of COVID-19. In mid-April, the governor began taking steps to restart Vermont’s economy under several guiding principles, including a goal to increase testing […]

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Welch urges USDA Secretary Purdue to support dairy farmers


Vermont Representative Peter Welch, co-founder of the Congressional Dairy Farmer Caucus, on Tuesday led a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue, urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support dairy farmers facing an economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Dairy farmers need support immediately,” wrote the Representatives. “We urge you [Secretary Purdue] […]

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Ice fishing derbies revving up

Ice fishing

Vermont may be famous for its flowing maple syrup and rolling Green Mountains most of the year, but during the winter, it’s all about ice-fishing. Vermonters and out-of-state sportsmen have taken to the various waterbodies across the Green Mountain State to catch yellow perch, walleye, northern pike, brown trout and more. They’ll have a chance […]

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Poultney Chili Cook-off Saturday


By Jared Stamm This Saturday, Poultney is going to be hot – not because of the weather, though. The 30th annual Poultney Rotary Club Chili Cook-off promises to bring a crowd of more than 30 chefs – amateur and otherwise – and hundreds of tasters to Poultney’s Main Street. Area chefs and chili lovers of […]

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School reopens after one day

Whitehall Elementary School

By Jay Mullen After one day of closure, Whitehall Elementary School is ready to open its doors for in-person learning […]

Vermont Press Association condemns burning of ‘Seven Days’ issues by protesters


The Vermont Press Association executive board has voted to condemn the confiscation and burning of piles of Seven Days newspapers […]

Slate museum reopens

Mural made in 1939 by Martha Levy illustrating the slate quarry workers in Granville.

By Austin Crosier Honoring local history, celebrating generations of families and culture and informing curious minds is what the Slate […]

Public hearing Oct. 8: Tentative town budget approved


By Austin Crosier Led by Town Supervisor Matt Hicks and Granville Town Board members James Bradt and Tom Cosey, the […]

Budget workshop Sept. 30

Whitehall Municipal Center.

The Whitehall Town Board will host a budget workshop on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Center. The […]

Elementary school has COVID-19 case


By Jay Mullen Whitehall Central School District has confirmed its first positive case of COVID-19 and the elementary school will […]

James A. Stanley

Jim Stanley

Granville, NY – James Albert Stanley, age 88, passed away at his home following a short illness. Jim was born […]

Jim Brooks: ‘Always the go-to guy’


By Jay Mullen Overwhelming. That was the word Kathleen Brooks repeated when talking about the recent passing of her brother […]

Angela (Siraco) Carroll

Carroll, Angela obit photo

Whitehall-Angela (Siraco) Carroll, 97, passed away from natural causes in Simsbury CT on September 20th 2020. She was born on […]

Women business owners learning to be successful

Female business owners 6x4

By Austin Crosier Four female business owners in the Granville area sat down at the bar at On The Rocks […]

Poultney makerspace and skills center to open Sept. 26


A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and […]

North Country FreePress, September 25, 2020

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