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Bomb squad called to Granville village

By Krystle S. Morey Mettowee Street was abuzz with law enforcement activity Sunday afternoon. “They found a grenade,” said Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett. A Queensbury man, who was working to clean items out of the home, located the weapon and called Granville police. Officer Keith Seebode took the call. “I advised the caller to […]

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Class C looms as enrollment jumps

By Matthew Saari Whitehall athletes may be looking at a future of competing against the likes of Cambridge, Greenwich, Hoosick Falls and other Class C schools. The change in designation is driven by a jump in enrollment the district has recently realized. “We had 18 new kids this year,” said Whitehall athletic director Keith Redmond. […]

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Safety officers take to school hallways

By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari   A new school year has begun, and with it comes a new round of measures to keep kids safe. Amidst a time when schools and law enforcement officials must be cognizant of threats including school shootings, given recent incidences in Parkland, Florida and even closer to home […]

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Dresden firemen seek more funds

By Matthew Saari The firemen in Dresden are seeking a budget increase – potentially the first in 15 years. Members of both the Dresden Volunteer Fire Company and Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Department came before the Dresden Town Board last Monday to request incremental increases to their operational budgets for the next three years. First […]

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Sasquatch Calling Festival returns Sept. 29

By Matthew Saari The hills and vales of the bucolic Whitehall countryside will be resonating with the deep, sonorous calls of Bigfoot next weekend. The third annual Sasquatch Calling Festival is set to kick off at 10 a.m. in the Skenesborough Park in Whitehall. There is no cost to attend. “I’m shocked at how many […]

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Village debates, OKs pig farm

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall trustees had to roll out extra chairs last Thursday to accommodate everyone interested in the proposed pig farm on State Route 22 at the former Lane Farm, and after the sometimes-heated discussion the pig farm was approved. Mayor Phil Smith opened the special meeting, providing a little background for village residents […]

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Manchester Wood closes Sunday

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By Krystle S. Morey This is Manchester Wood’s “official” last week of business. Its last day is set for Sunday, Sept. 16. Since the Granville business announced its closing about two months ago, company officials have remained mum with the media – declining to confirm a closing date, status of employees or the manufacturing plant. […]

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Town, village, firemen discuss joint fire district

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By Matthew Saari Officials from the town and village of Whitehall met with the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company last Tuesday to discuss the possibility of forming a joint fire district. Mayor Phil Smith and trustee Dave Chaplin represented the village while board members Tim Kingsley and Chris Dudley were in attendance for the town. Conducting […]

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Consolidation plan could save taxpayers $711K, county says

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By Matthew Saari Washington County is rolling out a consolidation plan which anticipates more than $700,000 in savings. County administrator Chris DeBolt made the trip to Whitehall to reveal and explain the plan’s details last Thursday. DeBolt brought with him the 23-page plan, which outlines five distinct plans, their economic impact and background information on […]

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Hartford school seeking generator, land purchase

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District is seeking residents’ approval to purchase a generator and a parcel of land adjacent to its campus. Superintendent Andy Cook said neither purchase will impact residents’ taxes. Hartford Board of Education and administration have spent the last year discussing the two projects and approved a referendum in […]

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Pig farm focus of village board

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By Matthew Saari Immigration, trade wars and healthcare may be the divisive issues on the national stage but in the village of Whitehall, it’s a pig farm. The Village Board has called a special meeting for tonight, Thursday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. so that both sides of the swine debate may weigh in and […]

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Erroneous school taxes issued

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville school officials cautioned residents last week, for the first time in a decade, to not jet to the bank early to pay their school taxes. A property assessment mishap resulted in the Granville Central School District’s issuing corrected bills and suspending collection of tax payments. School business manager Cathy Somich […]

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Farmer responds to pig complaints

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By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Village Board’s decision to host a special meeting regarding a prospective pig farm may have caught many unawares but none more so than the owner of the farm, Jon Ingerson. “I had no clue you can’t have pigs here,” Ingerson said. Ingerson is a long-time native with family roots which […]

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Habitat for Humanity to build house on Potter Avenue

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville will soon be home to its first Habitat for Humanity residence. The build, which will be completed on Potter Avenue, is set to kick off next spring. “Our goal is to build a simple, basic home for a family who has to work really hard to earn it,” said Adam […]

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