Tom Scott

Scott refuses plea deal; case heading to trial

By Krystle S. Morey Tom Scott is headed to trial. The former Granville mayor declined Tuesday to accept a misdemeanor conviction on charges he endangered the welfare of two local teenagers. During a 30-minute proceeding in Putnam Town Court, Scott turned down a plea deal offered by the prosecution that would have precluded a trial. […]

Village trustee Mike LaChapelle

Mayor fills vacant trustee seat

By Matthew Saari A new face sat where former deputy mayor and village trustee Walt Sandford sat at the Whitehall Village Board meeting Tuesday night. The face was new to the board, but not new to the village. Mayor Phil Smith announced that he had appointed Mike LaChapelle to the trustee seat left vacant by […]

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Scotties’ for sale – again

By Krystle S. Morey Less than a year after being purchased and reopened, the mainstay of Granville’s Main Street – Scotties’ – is back up for sale. Large yellow “for sale” posters were placed in the windows of the diner and convenience store last Tuesday, to the surprise of many, including employees. The diner is […]

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VFW searching for veteran’s family

By Krystle S. Morey A Granville veteran organization is attempting to return a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and other memorabilia of a deceased veteran to his family. While spring cleaning, members of the Granville VFW Post #1653 found in a drawer at its post several items and news clippings that belonged to Pfc. Norman M. […]

High school principal Jeff Keller

Whitehall principal assesses first year

By Matthew Saari While much of the recent focus on Whitehall Central School has revolved around the newest group of graduates, there was also a graduation of another sort – Jeff Keller finished his first year as principal of the high school. Being a principal isn’t solely about punishing misbehaving children, although there is a […]

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Village parcel sparks angry debate at board meeting

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By Krystle S. Morey The status of a makeshift access road into the former Mettowee Fields subdivision off of North Street sparked angry debate at a Granville Village Board meeting Monday night. Several residents and a developer demanded answers about the maintenance of a large parcel that many of the subdivision residents cross to reach […]

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Business-scamming ‘candy man’ hits area in broad scheme

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By Krystle S. Morey An alleged scammer claiming to be collecting coins for a children’s cancer charity placed phony donation jars in businesses in Granville and more than 100 businesses in three states, pocketing “more than $100,000 per year, easily,” State Police said, before two Granville business owners tripped him up. Deran Akullian Jr., of […]

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School board denies claim of hiring bias

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 By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Board of Education held a special meeting last Thursday with the intent of adjourning to executive session but before board president Frank Barber Jr. could do so the board came under fire from a district resident who alleged that school administrators were playing favorites when they hired a teacher for […]

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Scott faces choice: Plea deal or trial

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By Krystle S. Morey Former Granville mayor Tom Scott has been offered a plea bargain on charges of endangering the welfare of two local teens and he must decide whether to accept the deal by July 18 or go to trial. “I wouldn’t be surprised if he reaches out to me before July 18,” said […]

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Chief: Firemen’s morale is low

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By Matthew Saari Even as the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and the village of Whitehall continue to battle over the village-owned property on which the company’s fire house is situated, the company’s firefighters are fighting a more subtle and elusive foe: dwindling morale. “Morale in the fire service is constantly evolving. It is very temperamental […]

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Fire Company threatens suit

The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Co. owns the Skenesborough Drive firehouse but the village owns the property its built on.

By Matthew Saari The disagreement between the village of Whitehall and the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company continues to heat up and could ignite into a full-blown lawsuit. The latest development came when Mayor Phil Smith delivered the village’s decision on whether it would sign off on a $175,000 loan the fire company is seeking for […]

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