Rivalry resurrected: Whitehall-Granville crossover game Saturday

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville-Whitehall crossover game is a go! A once-prominent football rivalry between the Golden Horde and the Railroaders is set to resume Saturday after a 10-year hiatus. The Oct. 22 game will be played on Whitehall’s Ambrose Gilligan Field at 2 p.m. Section II held a coin toss at its football […]


Scotties’ to expand

By Krystle S. Morey Almost four years after a fire destroyed two buildings on Granville’s Main Street, the properties will soon see new life. The owners of the newly-reopened Scotties’, Mark and Edie Pickard, have purchased one of the two vacant lots that have sat as piles of rubble behind a wooden fence. They plan […]

A desk has been set up at the front of the Elementary School for security and tax processing. All visitors must check in at the front desk or office when entering either the high school or elementary school.
This new procedure is designed to improve security at the facilities.

Security enhanced at Whitehall schools

By Catherine L. Tobin Security and safety of students became an issue at all schools across the nation following the attacks in recent years. Schools in inner cities as well as rural areas took action to upgrade safety as a result. In Whitehall, school superintendent Patrick Dee has updated policy and the line of sight […]


Apple pickin’ season nearly done

By Krystle S. Morey The 111th season of U-pick apples at Hicks Orchard is coming to a close. Because much of the apple crop across the state, including Hicks’, was damaged by a late frost, the local season was cut short. The April frost caused Hicks to cut its U-Pick schedule back to just weekend […]

A desk has been set up at the front of the Elementary School for security and tax processing. All visitors must check in at the front desk or office when entering either the high school or elementary school.
This new procedure is designed to improve security at the facilities.

GES principal resigns, interim hired

By Krystle S. Morey Granville Elementary School will have a new leader next week. Stacey Roberts, who has been principal since July 2015, resigned on Sept. 22. Roberts is leaving Granville to take an administrative position in the Ballston Spa Central School District as coordinator of elementary curriculum and instruction, a district-wide position working with […]

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By Krystle S. Morey At a time when clown-sightings are instilling fear across the nation, a Granville filmmaker has found a way to capitalize on what he calls a “clown epidemic.” Cameron Gallagher released a short film last week, spinning off of the recent clown hysteria. “When I first heard about the clown sightings, I […]

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Man remains in critical condition after accident


By Krystle S. Morey Officials say the Granville man who was hit by a car on Quaker Street last week is at fault for the accident. Robert W. Sheehy, 74, was driving his motorized scooter across the road near Cumberland Farms when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. “He had no authority to cross […]

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Railroaders secure playoff spot


By Keith Harrington What a difference a week makes. After losing for the first time in an upset by Rensselaer a week earlier, Whitehall used a strong defensive effort and a superior kicking game to dominate the Warrensburg, 16-0, in a key Section II Class D showdown. The victory clinched a playoff spot for the […]

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Exchange student enjoying Granville


By Krystle S. Morey Marianna Pittnerova said she is enjoying the “laid back” lifestyle in Granville. Here to finish high school, Pittnerova, 17, is from Bratislava, Slovakia, a city of about 415,000 people. Granville has about 2,500. “It’s a little different,” she said. “…more relaxing and calm, but that is why I am here: to […]

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Cemetery mowing a village concern

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By Catherine L. Tobin Concerns over the adequacy of summer mowing at Boardman Cemetery and the need for future repairs throughout the village dominated the Oct. 4 meeting of the Whitehall Village Board. Marjorie Mohn, councilwoman and commissioner for Waste Water and Cemetery/Parks, noted that on several occasions she had driven by Boardman Cemetery and […]

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October First Friday: Zombie walk, Halloween party

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By Krystle S. Morey With Halloween just around the corner, Granville’s annual zombie walk and party are set for this Friday. The Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum are teaming up to host their third annual Halloween Monster Mash party and zombie walk. The Halloween festivities occur on Oct. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at […]

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Girls’ soccer nets sole lights week win


By Krystle S. Morey Members of the crowd were on the edge of their seats last Thursday as Granville’s girls’ soccer team battled Whitehall under the lights. The teams were neck-in-neck for the full 90-minutes, driving the game into overtime. The Horde’s strong offense overpowered the Railroaders. Granville’s Alexis Smith scored with just 4:30 left […]

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Trek for Hope 5K race Sunday


The sixth annual Trek for Hope 5K walk/run is slated for Sunday, Oct. 9. Coming at the height of fall foliage season, the run takes participants through village streets, a Rail Trail, and over a covered footbridge for an enjoyable autumn experience. “There are many different types of terrain,” said Haynes House spokesperson Linda Ellingsworth. […]

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