Tag Archives: Vermont

Chief: Beware marijuana-impaired drivers

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By Krystle S. Morey Legalization of marijuana in neighboring Vermont has local police agencies on high alert. As of July 1, all penalties for adults 21 and older possessing up to one ounce of marijuana were removed in the Green Mountain State. The law also made it legal for residents to grow their own marijuana. […]

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Fireworks, parades and more on tap for July 4

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Parades, live music and large firework displays will highlight this year’s Fourth of July celebrations in the region.   NEW YORK   Argyle Firemen’s parade, chicken barbecue and a quilt show The J. A. Barkley Hose Co. Auxiliary is organizing the annual parade as Argyle celebrates the Fourth of July with several events throughout the […]

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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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Canal maintenance finished, Lock 12 reopening

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By Jay Mullen After months of waiting, Lock 12 of the Champlain Canal will be reopening Friday, Aug. 6, at […]

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New committee leadership for Horace Greeley Foundation

Local writers, teachers and business professionals were appointed to lead committees at a recent board meeting of the Horace Greeley […]

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

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After a long delay due to pandemic and funding concerns the Lake St. Catherine Association has finalized grant funding from […]

Castleton Free Library plans new elevator

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At its meeting on July 27, the Castleton select board approved a resolution in support of preparing an application to […]

Sales of Fair Haven pet mayor’s merchandise benefit playground fund

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Last Saturday, Fair Haven’s Pet Mayor Murfee spent some time in Fair Haven’s park overseeing the sale of face masks […]

East Poultney Day to honor 19th Amendment

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To help celebrate this year’s East Poultney Day, on Saturday, Aug. 8, the Poultney Historical Society will host a free […]

Three drunk drivers nabbed in one day

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By Matthew Saari Granville police had their hands full during the closing days of July, arresting three local men and […]

Municipal center vote site will require wearing masks

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By Jay Mullen The Village Municipal Center will be the sole location for the upcoming Granville village election on Tuesday, […]

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