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Easter tragedy

Emergency personnel respond to a single-vehicle crash on County Road 26 just west of County Road 18 early Saturday morning. An eastbound pick-up truck left the roadway and clipped a hydro pole before crashing into a second pole, according to Grenville County OPP. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle was killed. Police had not confirmed his identity as of Tuesday morning. Facebook posts from family members indicated that the victim was Aaron Purtell, 22.
Tim Ruhnke photo
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Making changes, cuts to park plan would address financial, time issues
PA ship’s lookout slated for the southeast corner of Prescott’s new waterfront park between the harbour and the south end of Centre Street is among the elements that are being adjusted or scrapped in order to address financial and time constraints involving the $2.5-million project.
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Remaining Hamlet tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m.
Tickets to the Shakespeare Globe’s matinee performance of Hamlet at the Kinsmen Amphitheatre on Saturday, Aug. 2 can be purchased by the public beginning this morning. The evening performance is already sold out, and less than half of the matinee tickets are still available. Prescott is the only Canadian stop on the two-year international tour by the London-based theatre.
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Port of Johnstown launches Fish Habitat Compensation Project
Representatives from the various local and government agencies that worked together on the recent Port of Johnstown’s Fish Habitat Compensation Project at the launch held at the Port on April 15th.
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Tony Jozefowicz named 2013-14 STEO Driver of the Season Award

 STEO Representative John Bell (left) presents Tony Jozefowicz with the Driver of the Season Award as Stock General Manager Marc Gosset looks on.
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Three-year-old Ethan Ferguson takes a rest beside an OPP car after running his bike through the annual Optimists Bike Rodeo and Safety Day at Fire Station #1 in Spencerville on Saturday.
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