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McDonald’s ‘not reopening’

By Dan King When McDonald’s in Whitehall closed last August, representatives said it would be “temporary” – but that’s no longer the case. The business will not be reopening at its Route 4 location McDonald’s corporate officials confirmed last week. “McDonald’s will not be re-opening the restaurant that had been located on Route 4 in […]

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Weather excited Winterfest fever

By Dan King This week has actually felt like winter, and that’s good news for organizers of the Whitehall Winterfest. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Mayor Ken Bartholomew and Supervisor George Armstrong will give opening remarks, Rev. Jim Peterson will lead a blessing and Bill Jones will sing “God Bless America.” Following that, the event […]

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Principal builds ‘budding relationship’ with student

By Dan King Whitehall Elementary School Principal Rich Trowbridge is building a rapport with students that helps them educationally and emotionally. A number of parents have come forward to say that Trowbridge has built great relationships with their children, but one story jumps out above the rest – that of Samuel Chaplin. Samuel’s mother Suzi, […]

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Slate of student art on display

By Jamie Norton Students and art teachers from throughout the region converged on the Slate Valley Museum in Granville last Friday for the opening reception of the ongoing “Artists of the Slate Valley” display. The display features art by the students, much of it composed using actual slate as a medium. “This is the first […]

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Vermont tuition unchanged

By Jamie Norton With many Act 46 issues still up in the air for Vermont taxpayers, at least one thing became clear on Monday: They won’t have to pay any more next year to send their children to Granville than they do now. The Granville Board of Education debated the pros and cons of increasing, […]

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Finch and Chubb ‘under contract’

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By Dan King The Finch and Chubb Restaurant and Inn will soon be sold. A year ago, former owner Bill Brina reported that “a restauranteur from the Adirondacks” had expressed interest in buying the once-popular inn and restaurant, but would not go into more detail. Now realtor Bethe Reynolds confirmed last Wednesday that the property […]

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Village of Granville overrides tax cap

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By Dan King If you live in the village of Granville, your taxes will go up this year – the question is, by how much? Despite some objections from residents, the Village Board voted 5-0 Monday to override the state’s 0.12 percent tax levy increase cap. “It wasn’t easy,” said Mayor Brian LaRose. “I’ll be […]

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Driver from rollover still hospitalized

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The driver of a log truck that rolled over on Route 4 last Thursday is still in the hospital at press time. At the time, responders said that no serious injuries were reported in the accident that occurred around 7:30 a.m. The accident involved a log truck that rolled over near a boat storage yard, […]

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Area schools not fiscally stressed

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By Dan King There’s no need to stress, fiscally that is. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released the 2015 fiscal stress monitoring scores for the state’s school districts last week, and it was determined that neither Whitehall, Granville nor Hartford were fiscally stressed. Each district receives two scores: a fiscal score, which deals with stress indicators […]

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Lively trivia night in Granville

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By Linda Ellingsworth Whether it was divine intervention or just plain superlative knowledge, the Looking Upward team trounced all other teams on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Granville Rotary Club’s Trivia Competition. A total of 20 teams vied for the coveted title of Trivia Champion at the Granville Hook & Ladder Company. Teams from as […]

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Saving Main Street

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By Linda Ellingsworth A standing-room-only crowd of some 80 people packed the Pember Library on Monday night to discuss ways that Granville’s Main Street could reinvent itself for the 21st century. The brainstorming session was the first in a series of discussions on the topic that will be presented by the Granville Chamber of Commerce […]

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Undefeated, untied, unscored upon team to be inducted

1939 Chris Grady Touchdown

By Dan King Back then football was different, but Whitehall was still dominant. Players wore leather helmets and the 1939 season preview noted it was the first season that players could throw the ball from anywhere behind the line of scrimmage, the first season teams could bring in unlimited substitutes, and the first season those […]

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Forum set for future of school

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By Dan King So that “everyone can have their voice heard,” a public forum will be held on Feb. 23 to determine the fate of Mary J. Tanner School in Middle Granville. The Granville Board of Education’s strategic planning committee decided Monday to invite all “stakeholders” to come together for a “robust discussion” on the […]

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Mobile DMV coming to town

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By Dan King Nobody wants to drive all the way to Fort Edward to stand in line at the DMV, and soon people in Whitehall, Granville and Greenwich won’t have to. Washington County Department of Motor Vehicles will soon be bringing a mobile DMV unit once a month in Whitehall, so that residents don’t have […]

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