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Granville’s first-ever lighted tractor parade Friday

By Krystle S. Morey and Amber Stewart “The more lights the merrier.” This is the strategy the Granville Future Farmers of America are employing to decorate their tractor for this Friday’s lighted tractor parade, said FFA member Abigail Armstrong. “As many as possible,” she said. About 45 tractors, ATVs and monster trucks are set to […]

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Village seeks funds for Flat Iron demo

By Matthew Saari Whitehall village officials are seeking a state grant to fund the demolition of the notorious Flat Iron building before it collapses. Mayor Phil Smith called a special Village Board meeting last Friday at 1 p.m. where, following a nine-minute public hearing during which no village residents spoke out against applying for the […]

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Resident, village battle over sewage spill

By Matthew Saari Something stinks in the village of Whitehall. For more than two months resident Christina Steves has battled with the village over a sewer line which became compromised on Oct. 2 when a neighbor’s tree roots blocked the line, causing the pipe to burst and discharge raw sewage into Steves’ basement. “When I […]

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Quarrymen call proposed zoning a business ‘killer’

  By Krystle S. Morey More than 40 slate quarry owners and industry workers turned out at Poultney’s Select Board meeting Monday to sound off on a plan that would regulate slate production in the Vermont town. Poultney’s planning commission is proposing stricter statutes that would amend the town’s bylaws to change zoning regulations including […]

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Kitten-thrower pleads guilty

By Krystle S. Morey Justice has been served on behalf of a small orange kitten that was thrown out of a pickup truck window on Route 22 in Granville in September. Christopher J. Normile, of Dresden, pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in Granville Town Court Monday. Normile, 21, admitted to overdriving, torturing and injuring an […]

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Toys train delivers smiles

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By Matthew Saari Nearly 300 children had their Christmas brightened more than a little Sunday morning when the 2017 Marine Corps Reserve Dunkin Donuts Amtrak Norfolk Southern Holiday Train pulled into the Whitehall Amtrak station, with much fanfare. “Just the train itself is a nice thing to witness,” said American Legion adjutant Jim Lafayette. “With […]

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County to buy 3 village properties

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By Krystle S. Morey Washington County will purchase three properties in the village of Granville that officials say will provide land for staging and storage when the Church Street bridge is completely replaced in a couple of years. Construction of the new bridge, which has undergone numerous rehabs in its nearly century-long life, is anticipated […]

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Former Scotties’ closes its doors

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By Krystle S. Morey The Slate Valley Café, formerly Scotties’, has closed. A sign appeared on the front door of the Main Street diner and convenience store last Thursday. It read, “Sorry we have closed,” with a frowny face. The owners, Mark and Edie Pickard, did not return a call for comment. The Granville business […]

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Whitehall solar farm online

Whitehall Millett Solar Farm

By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s first solar project, an endeavor two years in the making, officially went online last Friday. Local and state officials including town supervisor George Armstrong, Assemblyman Dan Stec and state Sen. Betty Little gathered at the Millett Farm on County Route 21 with landowner John Millett, Jr., to conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony […]

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Whitehall tops Granville in inaugural food drive

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By Matthew Saari When the Railroaders met the Golden Horde on the gridiron this fall, Whitehall emerged the clear victors by a margin of 55-12. The momentum has continued with Whitehallers again beating out Granvillians in the inaugural Great Granville Whitehall Food Drive. Whitehall residents rallied behind their food pantry donating more than 1,500 food […]

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Scott pleads guilty

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By Krystle S. Morey Former Granville mayor Tom Scott pleaded guilty Tuesday to endangering the welfare of a child. When asked by Putnam Town Court judge Susan Johnson how he would like to plead, Scott said: “Guilty, your honor.” Scott, 56, is required to pay a $1,000 fine — the maximum defined by the court […]

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Whitehallers get in festive spirit

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By Matthew Saari It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas throughout the village of Whitehall. Volunteers and Christmas enthusiasts have been hitting the streets, arms loaded with lights, bows and garland to ensure their community reflects their holiday spirit. “I’ve noticed a lot of houses are decorated already,” said town board member Stephanie Safka. […]

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Granville’s Hallelujah, parade, festivals Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey This Friday, Granville will be overtaken with holiday cheer Friday as the annual tree-lighting ceremony, holiday parade, Festival of Trees and Festival of Wreaths and more are set to transpire. Festival of Trees The evening begins at 4 p.m. with the Festival of Trees at the Slate Valley Museum and the […]

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Elks to host huge benefit Saturday

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By Matthew Saari Perhaps the largest charity raffle of the year will be held this Saturday, courtesy of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1491 at the Whitehall Athletic Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a delectable dinner being served and catered by local Elks members at 7 p.m. The main event […]

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