John Diekel

Alumnus tells school board: Whitehall falling short

By Matthew Saari Newly minted Air Force Lieutenant John Diekel made an appearance before the Whitehall Board of Education Monday night and delivered a critical presentation about the shortcomings he perceived in the school district’s education system. As pleasant as it was for board members to see a Whitehall grad go off in the world, […]

Philip A. Berke

Berke wins Granville School Board runoff

By Krystle S. Morey Philip A. Berke won the ninth and final seat on the Granville Board of Education Tuesday in a special runoff election. Berke, a retired Washington County judge, garnered more than double the number of votes cast for J. Murray McHugh, 371-166. The runoff election was slated after the first vote resulted […]

Roxanne Waters won the final seat on the Whitehall School Board in a runoff election June 20.

Waters wins Whitehall School Board runoff

By Matthew Saari Roxanne Waters claimed the ninth and final Whitehall Board of Education seat Tuesday night, garnering 145 votes to edge out competitor Michele Redmond by 25 ballots. Nearly as many voters that turned out during the regular election – 265 – turned out to have their voices heard in what turned out to […]

The Hook & Ladder is one of the Granville fire companies being audited by the New York State Comptroller's Office.

After more than a year, state audit ‘still ongoing’

By Krystle S. Morey More than a year after the village of Granville asked the state to audit its fire department, the probe continues. “The Granville Hook and Ladder audit is still ongoing,” said Brian Butry of state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s Office. The audit is nearing completion, Butry said, adding: “It would likely be […]

The owner of Busty's Brew and BBQ in Whitehall decided to edit his sign after receiving flack from local officials.

Busty’s causes a stir

By Matthew Saari The provocative mascot with her plunging neckline at Busty’s Brew and Barbecue Pit in Whitehall is at it again, making news and stealing headlines as far south as Albany. Since the Whitehall Times first reported on the provocative pig, Joe Kelley, owner and operator of the Whitehall business, had taken the sign […]

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