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A year later, Pember on path to recovery

By Derek Liebig A year after a state audit revealed the Granville institution was in a precarious financial state, the Pember Library and Museum has made what officials call “steady and stable progress” toward recovery. During the past 12 months, the board has acted to stabilize its finances, completed some infrastructural improvements, expanded programming and […]

Patrolman Joel Archambault issues a ticket during Monday's ridealong

A day in the life of a Whitehall Cop

By Dan King For a small town, there is always something to do as a cop in Whitehall. At 9:30 a.m. Monday, when I arrived at the Whitehall Village Police Station, Patrolman Joel Archambault was looking through records. Fifteen minutes later, Archambault and I ventured out of the station to what he referred to as […]

Liz Legault

Behavioral Specialist program to continue

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education voted Monday to continue the district’s much-discussed behavioral specialist program. In an effort to curtail behavioral issues at the school, the behavioral specialist program employs four specialists across the district’s two schools, at a cost of $28,000 each. Approval of the extension is contingent upon a review […]

Whitehall Post Office

Snail Mail gets slower

By Dan King People in New York’s rural municipalities, including Whitehall, may have to wait an extra day for delivery of First Class mail. In January the US. Postal Service amended its delivery service standards for single-piece First Class mail, to better fit the ever-changing world. That means people sending or receiving First Class mail […]

FFA Winners

Granville FFA salute

By Linda Ellingsworth First organized in 1928 with a goal to stop the trend of young boys leaving the family farm, FFA, originally Future Farmers of America, has grown into a national organization of 610,240 individual FFA members and 7,665 local chapters in all 50 states. It is the largest student organization in the world. […]

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Granville spirit night

By Derek Liebig Bolstering school spirit is the aim of an event that will be held tomorrow night at Granville High School. The school will host a Spirit Night from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, at the school. “We’re trying to bolster school spirit and build that school-community connection,” Principal Camille Harrelson […]

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Hampton puts aside funds for equipment

By Derek Liebig The Hampton Town Board is putting some money aside for a rainy day. The board voted last week to take $15,000 from its appropriated fund balance and redirect it into a capital reserve fund for the purpose of replacing equipment. Although the transfer received the unanimous support of the board, it did […]

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Whitehall Rifle Club still perfect

The Whitehall Rifle Club finished the first half of the season 7-0 with its strongest outing of the year, by out shooting Reynolds Road on their home range 982-936. The win leaves undefeated Whitehall on top of the league, with Hartford snapping at their heels at 6-1. Hartford shot 977 in their win over Fort […]

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Bascue chosen as one of six drivers

Whitehall-native Codie Bascue was selected as one of six drivers to represent Team USA at the 2015 World Championships in Winterberg, Germany. Bascue will team with Aaron Victorian of Laie, Hawaii for the two-man bobsled format. Bascue will also be the driver for a four-man bobsled team, which will include Casey Wickline of Greenville, S.C.; […]

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Sidewalk buried

Wheeler Avenue sidewalk frozen

By Dan King Some sidewalks in the Village of Whitehall simply can’t be cleared of snow at this point, officials say. “We’ve tried to clear some of the bad sidewalks, but some of that snow up on the sidewalks is so frozen and hard, you just can’t move it anywhere,” said DPW Supervisor Don Williams. […]

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Granville indoor track does well at Sectionals

Indoor Track

After a fourth place finish at the Wasaren League Championships, the Granville girls indoor track team did one better at the Section II, Division IV Championships. The girls finished third out of 12 teams with 68 points, ahead of both Mechanicville and Stillwater, which finished ahead of Granville at the league championships. Fonda-Fultonville and Greenwich […]

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Whitehall tops Duanesburg, downed by Greenwich

Justin Hoagland contends Justin Carruthers' jump shot

By Dan King The comeback was courtesy of a 17-1 run in the final 3:26 of the game for Whitehall. After making the two hour trek to Duanesburg, the Railroaders came out ready to play in the first quarter. The Railroaders were able to get the Eagles’ top player, Kevin Lenehan, in early foul trouble. […]

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Longtin shows his skills

Jr. Rifle Lukas Longtin

The Whitehall Junior Shooting Program completed its 3rd week with 26 youths on hand for the training. Many of the shooters are beginning to show real progress and are moving up in their level of training. At least six of the juniors are involved in competition in the Tri County Rifle League against some of […]

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State, village agree on Williams Street closure

DOT workers have begun removing parts of the Clinton Avenue Bridge

By Dan King After weeks of back-and-forth discourse, state and Whitehall village officials have come to an agreement on the upcoming closure of North Williams Street. The street will be closed north of the village offices at the end of this month, for four weeks, so the state can tear down the Clinton Avenue Bridge. […]

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House of Pizza getting a “facelift”

House of Pizza

By Dan King One of Whitehall’s oldest pizza joints is under new ownership and being renovated. The House of Pizza on Route 4 is closed now while owner Nadab Bhatti and manager Leann Ingalls give the interior a makeover. “Everything in here kind of had a 60’s décor to it,” Bhatti said. “It needed a […]

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Girls downed in play-in game


The Granville girls basketball team’s season came to an end last Friday. An undermanned Granville team lost to Broadalbin-Perth 46-19 […]

School board names spring coaches

By Dan King The Whitehall baseball coaches whose team won the Adirondack League crown a year ago will have the […]

Armed probation officers still being debated

By Derek Liebig Even though the Washington County Board of Supervisors has authorized probation officers to carry firearms, members are […]

Golden Horde upended by Broadalbin-Perth


In the end Broadalbin-Perth was just too much for Granville. The Patriots upended Granville 67-44 Tuesday night in the opening […]

Study: Granville enrollment to continue to drop

By Derek Liebig Enrollment in the Granville Central School District is expected to continue to decline. An enrollment projection and […]

Whitehall School Board meets privately

The Whitehall Board of Education discussed district issues in a two-hour closed-door session before its regular meeting Monday and reentered […]

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