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Heritage value

Posted: December 24, 2010 at 3:43 pm   /   County News

With the temperature cooled a more reasoned discussion begins When does private property stop being private? Put another way, when do the collective rights of the community trump the rights of the private property holder? The finer points of these questions and its broader implications got lost this past summer as a distinctive church that […]

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Great start

Posted: December 24, 2010 at 3:28 pm   /   County News

Dukes go home to rest and prepare for the stretch drive The Wellington Dukes used the two-thirds portion of the regular season well. After 34 games the Wellington Dukes enjoy a nine-point cushion over the rest of the contenders in the east. This includes Kingston and Peterborough tied for second and Cobourg a point back […]

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First words

Posted: December 17, 2010 at 4:53 pm   /   County News

Mertens installed as mayor Peter Mertens officially donned the robe of mayor last week. In his inaugural remarks Mertens repeated his pledge that the municipal government “will not seek more from our taxpayers than we did in 2010.” “It is time for us to stop and take a breath,” said Mertens. “Two thousand eleven will […]

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Grand beginning

Posted: December 17, 2010 at 4:48 pm   /   County News

Many to be thanked on the opening of a new community centre “A lot of people describe this place as a proud community,” said Jim Dunlop. “I’ve experienced this pride firsthand over the last two years.” The crowd erupted in well-deserved applause. Dunlop earned the first standing ovation in the new Wellington and District Community […]

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Summer dump

Posted: December 17, 2010 at 4:29 pm   /   County News

County staff find $10,000 by closing Hillier landfill site until May The Hillier dump is set to close for its third consecutive winter beginning on January 1. It won’t reopen until May— if it opens at all. To do so the landfill site will have to survive budget deliberations. The commissioner who oversees the County’s […]

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Deeper in the hole

Posted: December 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm   /   County News

County won’t sell aggregate from Ridge Road pit A committee of the new County council was presented, last week, with an opportunity to make some money and an opportunity to save some. It chose neither. In doing so it highlighted the challenge of reducing the County taxpayers’ burden. In the first circumstance, Public Works Chief […]

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Storybook ending

Posted: December 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm   /   County News

Dukes finish with flourish at the DukeDome It was a fitting end to the DukeDome. Fans packed into every corner cheering wildly on every near miss. Shouting approval for every efficient penalty kill. On their feet as Jordan Ruby snatched a corner-bound puck out of the air. And to sustain the drama a bit longer, […]

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Myths and misconceptions

Posted: December 10, 2010 at 5:00 pm   /   County News

Meeting to shed light on preserving County’s architectural heritage The destruction of the red brick church in Picton this past summer aroused a heightened interest in the distinct heritage of Prince Edward County—specifically the buildings, architecture and streetscape that defines our view of this community. Many expressed a mix of outrage, confusion and mourning as […]

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Posted: December 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm   /   County News

Short-handed Dukes rally from 4-0 deficit and nearly steal a win The Wellington Dukes might have been foregiven for taking the night off on Monday. After all it was their third game in four nights and three of their best players were in Manitoba getting ready to play in the CJHL NHL prospects games (Tuesday […]

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Rough estimate

Posted: December 3, 2010 at 4:53 pm   /   County News

Picton’s backwash upgrade costs continue to climb Who knew managing backwash could be so expensive? The upgrade to Picton’s backwash residue management system—part of the town’s aging water system—has been plagued with problems since the province pushed the municipality to fix it. The project is currently several months behind schedule and when completed next year […]

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