Autumn Leaves Car Show 2016

Car Show in Granville Sunday

By Krystle S. Morey The 31st annual Autumn Leaves Car Show, hosted by the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce, is this Sunday. Each year the show draws hundreds of classic and custom car enthusiasts to the Granville Little League Complex on Glen Street in the village. More than 700 people attended last year. “They come […]

Whitehall homecoming 2016 parade

Whitehall homecoming this weekend

  By Matthew Saari The annual homecoming dance is scheduled for this Saturday and students at Whitehall High School have been showing their school spirit all week long. All week the students have been getting in the spirit, dressing in all manner of flamboyant dress and painting their faces. “The kids are super excited all […]

Whitehall Football 2017

Whitehall to face Cambridge Saturday

  By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s football team may boast an undefeated record for the season but the Railroaders’ mettle is going to be put the test on Saturday. The Railroaders are scheduled to square off against the defending New York state Class D champions, the Cambridge Indians, for a 1 p.m. kickoff. On top of […]

Shelby McEachron

‘Shine on Shelby’ drive continues

By Krystle S. Morey Following the unexpected death of a local woman, the community has poured out in support of a fundraising campaign started by her family. Shelby Alexis McEachron, 21, of Middle Granville, passed away in July of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Following her death, her family set out in search of […]

The former Edwards Liquor Warehouse, which will soon become the West Main Street Grill, got receives a new coat of paint.

Restaurant coming to West Main Street

By Krystle S. Morey “When we go out to dinner, we leave the town. It kind of defeats the purpose of trying to make (Granville) sustain.” So spoke Tom Festa regarding his plans to expand Edwards Market and build a restaurant in the former Edwards Liquor Warehouse next door. “We’re blowing through the walls at […]

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Champlain Beef seeking to buy McDonald’s site

The former McDonald's location on Broadway has stood vacant since August 2015.

By Matthew Saari After standing vacant for more than two years, the site that formerly housed a McDonald’s fast-food shop on Broadway may have a new owner. Rumors circulated recently that Josh Cuomo, general manager of Champlain Beef Co., purchased the Broadway property. “I bid on it and I won it,” Cuomo confirmed – but […]

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Bridge work closes road

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By Krystle S. Morey A portion of Lower Turnpike in North Granville has been closed to perform minor structural work and repaint the nearly 130-year-old bridge. The steel truss-style bridge crosses the Mettowee River to connect State Route 22 in North Granville to County Route 12 in Whitehall. County Department of Public Works officials closed […]

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Fire company gets $47k grant

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville Engine and Hose Company has been awarded a federal grant of $50,000 that Chief Ryan Pedone said will enable the fire company to better-serve the community. The company will get $47,493 from a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant, which was awarded last week under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant […]

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Dresden man sets sights on rattlesnakes

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By Matthew Saari The Dresden Town Board meeting Monday night proved uneventful at best, with officials cranking through the agenda in under 10 minutes. However, when supervisor George Gang opened the session to public comments, animal control officer George Ferguson said one word that sparked some debate – rattlesnakes. “Why can’t we have a law […]

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Guild supports local health centers

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By Matthew Saari What is a guild? When someone mentions the term, it conjures images of medieval or early-modern craftsmen and artisans in Europe, fulfilling similar roles to what labor unions do today. Although the era of guilds has come and gone, one guild continues to play an important part in local life. The Whitehall […]

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Putorti’s Market turns 90

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By Matthew Saari It’s a name that requires no introduction to anyone who lives in Whitehall. It’s not so much a business or small-town market as it is an institution – a keystone of the foundation of Whitehall’s identity. It is Putorti’s Market on Broadway. In a few days Putorti’s will be celebrating its 90th […]

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Harvey relief: Region rallies to provide help

Jacob Terry, 6, of Whitehall, raised money to purchase supplies for Hurricane Harvey victims.

By Krystle S. Morey When 6-year-old Jacob Terry saw on TV the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, he thought: “We need to help them.” Terry and his mother, Tabitha Terry, of Whitehall, watched news coverage of the hurricane on television and online. “He was extremely touched,” Terry said of her son’s reaction the […]

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County adds surcharge to pay-as-you-go phones

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By Matthew Saari The Washington County Board of Supervisors has enacted a local law that will add a wireless surcharge to non-contract cellular phones, more commonly known as pay-as-you-go phones. Local Law A of 2017 will take effect on Dec. 1 and will supersede Article Six of the County Law of the State of New […]

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Whitehall romps in season opener

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By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Railroaders’ non-league game to kick off the 2017 football season last Saturday may have appeared, on paper at least, a lopsided matchup with Cohoes, a Class B school, hosting Class D Whitehall. The game did prove to be one-sided: in favor of Whitehall, which won, 54-0. “We knew going in […]

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