Jonathan Schaff

Three years later, search continues for missing man

By Krystle S. Morey Nearly three years ago, a man set off walking from a Main Street bar toward the New York-Vermont border. Jonathan Schaff, who was 23 at the time, hasn’t been seen since, but police say they are not giving up efforts to determine what happened to him. The Vermont State Police and […]

Logan Pease walks again with the help of a prosthetic leg.

Whitehall boy gets prosthetic

By Serena Kovalosky Logan Pease has been waiting a long time for this moment. For this first time since his leg was amputated below the knee from an ATV accident last May, the 11-year-old from Whitehall took his first steps with a prosthetic mold. Pease had several setbacks since the accident as his leg wasn’t […]

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Locals to attend Trump’s inauguration

By Krystle S. Morey and Donna Frischknecht On Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States – and Granville native Brooke Stanley will be there to witness it. Trump, who won the presidency in November with 306 Electoral College votes, will take the oath of office at the Capitol […]

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Losing mill would be ‘nail in the coffin’

By Donna Frischknecht It’s been part of the Whitehall landscape since 1940. Back then, Commonwealth Plywood was supplying birch plywood for the Royal Air Force in the making of its mosquito bombers during World War II. Today, 77 years later, the mill still stands off Route 4, providing those who pass by with a glimpse […]

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‘Extensive damage’ gets vacant building demolished

By Serena Kovalosky For many who drove down Williams Street in Whitehall last week, the pile of rubble next door to the library was a surprise. It was all that was left of a long-vacant building situated between the library and the Tarantino building, formerly Marion’s Dress Shop. “You could see the dust from Historic […]

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Granville Highway Department workers Nick Loomis (left) and John Harney dug up a portion of Route 12A in Truthville Monday to fix a water leak.

By Krystle S. Morey North Granville residents will have to wait another year – or more – for any upgrades to the aging infrastructure of their deteriorating water system. Despite being plagued by a series of water line breaks and dirty tap water, the 240 residents were notified recently that the town would not receive […]

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By Donna Frischknecht Abandoned residential homes have crept onto Washington County’s landscape over the years, becoming as much a part of the scenery as its weathered barns and grazing cows. Boarded up windows and overgrown yards with weeds and garbage, though, are not what town and village officials want to be known for. “We have […]

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Girl, 11, purchases toys for sick children

Toys for Kids

By Serena Kovalosky While most kids were making out their lists of what they wanted for Christmas, eleven-year-old Melanie Vandenburgh of Whitehall was thinking of others. With the help of family and friends, Vandenburgh raised money to purchase toys and gifts that were delivered just before Christmas to children in Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s […]

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MJT to change dismissal time

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By Krystle S. Morey School officials have come up with a plan they say will address the years-long issue of traffic congestion at Mary J. Tanner School in Middle Granville. Starting Jan. 3, walkers – the students who are picked up and dropped off at school by a parent or guardian – will be dismissed […]

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