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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to find the creature has been reenergized. Unlike 1975, this time around, the quest will include television cameras and crews hoping to reap the reward of finding one of the most heralded mythical creatures in the […]

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Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that didn’t happen. Village law says that with Bartholomew winning the mayoral race last week, he is now left with the task of appointing someone to the remainder of his term as trustee, but there is […]

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Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over educational philosophy. Jane O’Shea, principal at Granville Elementary School, said in a letter she was not returning next year “due to the vast difference the Board of Education and I now have regarding education philosophy.” […]

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Whitehall Elks honor three for service

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for “best people on earth.” Last weekend the Elks were out to prove that. The Whitehall Elks awarded their Citizen of the Year, Elk of the Year and Officer of the Year awards on Saturday evening, […]

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Granville students celebrate agricultural literacy

Granville students recently celebrated Agricultural Literacy Day. On Friday, March 20 members of the Granville FFA met with second graders at Mary J Tanner School and spent their lunch periods reading the book “Weaving the Rainbow.” The book chronicles where the fibers in our clothes come from and the students go to touch uncarded wool […]

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Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean Hyatt and Paul Labas defeated challenger Judith Daigle last Wednesday to earn new four-year terms. Labas received 76 votes and Hyatt 69 votes, while Daigle garnered 34 votes. Only 100 ballots were cast. Mayor Brian […]

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Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and the environment. Jensen Keough, a freshman, has decided to establish a community garden at the high school, in which she will grow produce. Keough will take care of the plants and when they are ready […]

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Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, and school officials want to bring it back. “We’re the only school district in the country that offers this,” said Superintendent Liz Legault. “I’d really like to see it come back. We’re trying to get […]

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District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week on a three-year contract. Under its terms, the association members would receive salary increases in each of the next three years and there will no longer be a residency requirement. The agreement needs to be […]

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Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas isn’t worried. Barber looked at the monthly budget status report and saw what on the surface appeared to be some alarming deficits in some of the district’s funds, including going over by $140,557.25 in instructional […]

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Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

Julian Barber

Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. Barber, at the start of the 2014-15 season came up with what he called the “Pin to Win Lymphoma Challenge,” in which fans of Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestling could pledge to donate a set amount of […]

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Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to mill around the village. There is a growing concern that until the weather finally warms up, that Sasquatches will continue to roam around the village, rummaging through trash cans and dumpsters in quest of food. […]

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Hampton to join county on savings plan

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By Derek Liebig The Town of Hampton will join Washington County on a regional government efficiency plan. Supervisor Dave O’Brien said the town approved a resolution last week that includes Hampton on the county’s plan. County Administrator Kevin Hayes has been visiting local towns and asking them to consider piggybacking on the county’s plan. Hayes […]

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County approves sale, use of sparklers

By Derek Liebig Local residents will now be able to buy sparklers and related novelties in Washington County. The county board of supervisors authorized the sale and use of the devices within the county at its monthly board meeting last week, but not without considerable debate. A few supervisors voiced opposition to the law, citing […]

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Medical Marijuana facility gains support

By Derek Liebig Support for a medical marijuana cultivation center in Washington County continues to grow. The Washington County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution last Friday in support of such a facility, which could generate thousands of dollars in tax revenue. Under the state’s Compassionate Care Act, a total of five organizations will receive […]

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Bigfoot not protected in Granville

By Derek Liebig Sasquatch may be protected by law in Whitehall, but don’t expect similar legislation to be approved in […]

Whitehall Rifle Club remains perfect

Over the past two weekends, the Whitehall Rifle Club has shot two impressive rounds. Two weekends ago Whitehall defeated Hartford […]

Granville Board of Education petitions available

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