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Price is $1: Village agrees to sell land to fire company

By Matthew Saari After eight months of sometimes-heated discussions, the village of Whitehall and the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company are burying the proverbial hatchet. For one dollar, the village has agreed to sell the fire company the land that its firehouse sits on. “Me and the mayor had a pretty good sit-down, I thought,” said […]

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Bridge repair threatens businesses

By Krystle S. Morey What started as a facelift for a 130-year-old bridge in North Granville has turned into a “nightmare” for a few business owners. The steel truss-style bridge, which crosses the Mettowee River to connect State Route 22 in North Granville to County Route 12 in Whitehall, was closed Sept. 11 for painting, […]

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Food pantry moves to Broadway

By Matthew Saari Following a lengthy search, the Whitehall Food Pantry has found a new location to call home. Pantry volunteers conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday, commemorating the official grand opening of the pantry at its new location on Broadway in Whitehall. The building, the former Knights of Columbus site at 151 Broadway, was […]

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Free holiday meals offered

By Ellen Ricks Thanksgiving is more than just a parade on TV or an exciting game of football, it’s about coming together and sharing in both food and good cheer. Communities throughout the area will be opening their doors in the holiday spirit next week for folk to enjoy a free meal, especially for those […]

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Pawlet, Rupert to vote on merger

By Krystle S. Morey Vermont residents will decide Tuesday whether to accept a proposal to merge the Pawlet and Rupert school districts under the state’s Act 46 education reform plan. Voters in both communities will go to the polls from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 21 to decide on the merger, which would […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/17/17

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Results: Election Day 2017

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Matt Hicks, Thomas Cosey Sr. and Kenneth Quick will keep their seats on the Granville Town Board. The Granville Republicans ran unopposed in the election Tuesday for supervisor and town board members, respectively. A small number of write-in votes was not enough to upset the current roster. Hicks […]

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Businesses threatened with tax foreclosure

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By Krystle S. Morey Owners of several local businesses have been threatened with foreclosure by Washington County after they allegedly failed to pay property taxes. Liens were placed on commercial, agricultural and residential properties in Granville, Hartford, Hebron, Whitehall and Dresden by county treasurer Al Nolette for alleged failure to pay 2016 New York real […]

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Decades later, a dog tag is found

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Editor’s note: Paul F. Fish, a Middle Granville native,  served as a waist gunner in WWII. His dog tag was found in a field in Brandon, South Dakota and reunited with his family. Judy Fish Dennison is the middle daughter of Paul F. Fish. She lives in Landisville, Pennsylvania. By Judy Fish Dennison Readers of the […]

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Whitehall graduate’s robot making news

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall High School graduate Zachary Max Diekel is making South Carolina news – and robots. Diekel was part of a team of Clemson University grad students that built and unveiled a robotic shopping companion at the Smithsonian Institute’s Creativity and Innovation Festival, where the students stood shoulder-to-shoulder with other tech innovators. “Going […]

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Parades, ceremonies to observe Veterans Day

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By Krystle S. Morey and Ellen Ricks Granville’s Veterans Day parade is Saturday, Nov. 11. The day’s festivities begin at 9 a.m. at the monument on the front lawn of Granville High School, includes a short dedication service, laying of a wreath, “Taps” by buglers from the high school band, and a salute to the […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/03/17

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Local candidates bid for town offices

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall is one of only a few towns in the region that has a political race, which voters will have the opportunity to decide next Tuesday. The Whitehall Recreation Center will host the polls which will be open from 6 a.m. till 9 p.m. A number of seats […]

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‘Honor system’ decline dismays local produce vendor

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By Matthew Saari Drivers traveling north along Route 22 in Whitehall have probably noticed a small, Amish-built shed at the corner of Clinton Street, as it’s been a fixture there for several years with its owner, Bill Rathbun, hawking gourds and vegetables, depending on the season. Not for much longer. And it’s not because Rathbun, […]

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Old rivalry inspires food drive

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By Matthew Saari The age old Granville-Whitehall rivalry is spilling over from the gridiron into the local food pantries. John Hoagland, president of Skene Valley Group, and Deb Brosseau, marketing representative for Manchester Newspapers, have been organizing a friendly competition between the communities of Whitehall and Granville in an effort to stock up the food […]

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Questions raised on linking of rail trail

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By Krystle S. Morey Residents and landowners have offered mixed reactions to a proposed plan to link 33 miles of a recreation trail between New York and Vermont. Questions about “engineering, education and enforcement” were raised at a recent public forum. These issues are the framework for planning, said Paul Cummings of the Chazen Companies, […]

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