Sixty to graduate Friday night

By Dan King A group of 60 Whitehall High School seniors will have years of hard work come to a culmination with tomorrow night’s graduation ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Leading the way for this year’s class will be valedictorian Amber Eggleston and salutatorian Meghan Redmond. Rounding out the […]


Granville to graduate 87

By Joshua Bassett For the 87 students graduating from Granville Junior-Senior High School, a journey that began 12 years ago concludes tomorrow night. Weather permitting, the graduation ceremony will take place on the school’s front lawn at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony will begin with remarks by school superintendent Mark Bessen, along with Board of Education […]


Undersheriff urges grads to ‘make better choices’

By Dan King With graduation season upon us, Washington County Undersheriff John Winchell is taking the opportunity to educate the public about the dangers of drinking and driving. In conjunction with the state’s Stop DWI program, Winchell has erected a mobile display in the Washington County Municipal Building B. The display tells the story of […]

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Bike path could lead to Whitehall

By Dan King A topic that is often discussed in Whitehall is how to bring in more tourism, and one group thinks it has an idea. The Canalway Trail Working Group, along with many elected officials and other area groups, is hoping to put in a biking trail along the Champlain Canal, from Waterford to […]


Gould named head football coach

By Dan King In its 101st season of varsity football, Whitehall High School will be led by its 15th head coach, Dick Gould. Athletic director Keith Redmond recommended Gould and the Board of Education voted 7-1 Monday to appoint the former varsity linemen coach and JV head coach as the varsity coach for the upcoming […]

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Future uncertain, McHugh to speak at graduation


By Dan King Despite a whirlwind of rumors Thursday and Friday, high school Principal Kelly McHugh will be allowed to speak at tomorrow night’s graduation, but her future with the district remains uncertain. When the rumors that McHugh wouldn’t be allowed at graduation began surfacing, the Board of Education immediately scheduled a special meeting for […]

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School board, students praised

Saying that he has worked with the American Legion for more than 16 years and interviewed many students from Granville High School, Jack Forgacs praised both the board and the community at a recent Board of Education meeting. Forgacs spoke after the board honored students for the FFA convention trip, achieving results at the regional […]

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A place for veterans to turn

By Joshua Bassett The perception of a returning veteran does not always match the reality, says Butch Hurlburt, especially regarding the newest wave of veterans. Hurlburt, commander of VFW Post 1653 in Granville, said the current war has been the worst for soldiers losing multiple limbs and that the returning veterans might be suffering psychological […]

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Hampton Board: reduce speeds on Route 18

By Joshua Bassett After multiple complaints and a few accidents, the town of Hampton has again asked the state to lower the speed limit on county Route 18, in part because the road is used by Amish driving horses and carriages. The road from the Whitehall-Hampton town line to State Route 22A is currently posted […]

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Variety show to sponsor Hook and Ladder

Skeeter Morse and others are putting on a variety show based on the CBS TV show “Hee-Haw,” which takes place on July 11 at 7 p.m. at the Granville Hook and Ladder. The event benefits the Granville Hook and Ladder Fire Department and will include songs and skits. The music will be performed by Morse […]

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Granville girls attend World Cup

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By Jane Havens We are in the midst of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the biggest single-sport event in women’s competition. What is a passionate soccer player’s dream? For many, it is to attend the World Cup games. With Canada as the host for the 2015 competition and games in Montreal, it became a […]

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Hartford’s less traveled roads to get ‘no traffic sign’

By Dan King Hartford town officials have been talking lately about road signage policies and have come up with a way to save some time and money in doing so. The town will no longer be putting up signs on roads within the town of Hartford that are considered “low volume dirt roads.” Instead, town […]

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Four Whitehall officers complete academy

By Dan King It’s been a very busy month for the Whitehall police department; officers completed academy, the department purchased a new truck and the department has continued its search for a new chief. Four Whitehall police patrolmen recently finished their police academy classroom hours in Fort Edward and are one step closer to being […]

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Town passes animal control law

By Dan King Those who let their animals roam around the town of Whitehall will now be facing penalties. The Whitehall Town Board voted 3-0 this month – with Councilmen Dave Hollister and John Rozell absent – to pass a law that will give the town much more power to curb animals roaming the town, […]

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Lion’s Club Kid’s Day back

The Granville Lions Club’s annual Kids Day event is back again for another year, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on July 4 at the Little League field. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and activities start a half hour after that. Jay Niles, a Lions Club member and the event organizer, said that once the children register […]

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Residents concerned with speeding

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By Dan King After complaints from multiple residents that drivers are coming “over the hill” or “around the mountain” too […]

Area fireworks displays planned

America’s classic way to celebrate its independence is with a spectacular display of fireworks. In keeping with this tradition, communities […]

Board: The village does not regulate coin drops

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By Dan King A resident told the Whitehall Village Board that he was concerned about the safety of coin drops […]

Rotary presents annual awards

By Joshua Bassett Bob Golden, Hannah Jones and the staff and volunteers of the Pember Museum and Library were recognized […]

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