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Hunting permission requirement fails Chester Town Meeting vote

Michael Ballway
mballway@thereminder.com

CHESTER — Hunting won’t require written permission from the property owner, following a wide majority vote on June 13....
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Russell voters allow fire pits, pass $4.82M budget for town, school

Amy Porter
aporter@thereminder.com

RUSSELL — Approximately 50 people attended the Russell Annual Town Meeting on June 13, with Moderator Illtyd Fernandez-Sierra presiding. All items passed, with some discussion about the Gateway schools assessment and regional agreement....
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Granville voters approve $2M budget, fire engine, library renovation

Peter Currier
pcurrier@thereminder.com

GRANVILLE – Voters at the Annual Town Meeting June 6 in Granville approved all but one of the 25 articles on the warrant after the meeting was postponed a month from May 9 due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the town. ...
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Library appreciates Huntington voters’ support in $86K override votes

Amy Porter
aporter@thereminder.com

HUNTINGTON – Following the overwhelming passage of the Proposition 2½ override of $86,328 to fund the Huntington Public Library’s budget in the special election on June 4 and at the Annual Town Meeting on June 6, the library director and trustees expressed their appreciation....
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Longtime Russell resident, advocate unseats incumbent selectman

Amy Porter
aporter@thereminder.com

RUSSELL – Gloria Farrell defeated four-term incumbent Selectman Keith Cortis, 134 to 90, in the municipal election in Russell on June 6. ...
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Too many questions, too few votes for Granville highway garage land

Peter Currier
pcurrier@thereminder.com

GRANVILLE – Voters at Granville’s Annual Town Meeting voted for the town not to purchase an 18-acre plot of land at 144 Barnard Rd. to be used for a highway garage, citing concerns over the property’s proximity to residential areas. ...
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SHAEC starts series of gardening classes in Chester

Amy Porter
aporter@thereminder.com

CHESTER – Friends of the Southern Hilltowns Adult Education Center (SHAEC) is offering a series of Saturday evening gardening classes with the “Green Thumb Guru” Ed Sourdiffe of Chester, who has appeared on the local lifestyle show Mass Appeal on Channel 22. ...
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