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Schulz ends hunger strike, Haff pledges support

By Dan King A supervisor says he is growing frustrated with the “politics” of the Washington County Board of Supervisors. When the board decided last week not to hear discussion on two proposed resolution questioning the constitutionality of the Common Core education standards, Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff pledged to raise the resolution at next month’s […]

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Two Granville men recognized for helping in escapee hunt

By Dan King It’s not every day that a member of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department gets called on a manhunt for two escaped murders, but that’s exactly what happened last month when Richard Matt and David Sweat broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. A captain, five deputies and a canine from the […]

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Bigfoot film to offer ‘new angle’

By Dan King Filming of Bigfoot-related shows has been the topic du jour in Whitehall lately, and that continues. Seth Breedlove, a documentary filmmaker from Ohio, and his crew are producing a documentary on Whitehall, which he says takes a different angle to the Bigfoot history in town. It happened by coincidence that Breedlove and […]

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Concert Thursday a ‘special one’

By Christina Scanlon Thursday’s concert at Veterans Park will feature a return of Daryl Magill, formally of the Big Smoothies, along with The Cagney’s. This year marks 25 years since the Big Smoothies were formed, and this performance in particular is a special one. It’s the only time this year Magill and former member of […]


Bigfoot expert pleased with show

By Dan King When the cast from Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot” came to Whitehall to film an episode, the first person they went to was local Bigfoot expert Paul Bartholomew. The Whitehall-based season finale, titled “Bigfoot State of Mind,” aired Sunday at 10 p.m. and featured the cast investigating four new leads, as well as […]

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A perfect season, game by game

Granville Football 1930

By Jamie Norton The 1930 Granville High School football team had a lot to live up to. The year before, Granville won its first-ever Northeast New York Public High School League championship after outscoring the opposition 223-39 – so it was going to take quite a season to match that. Turns out, it was even […]

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Opera to return to Granville

By Christina Scanlon There was a time an impressive stone and brick building flanked the intersection at Main and North streets. Over the years it housed a millinery, an ice cream parlor, the Electric and Gas Co., Butter-Nut Bread, among many other services. Its original purpose, however, began in 1901, when the Pember Opera House […]

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School ‘tweaks’ behavior program

By Dan King Interim superintendent Bill Scott said when he started that Whitehall’s school district needed to continue its newly formed behavioral specialist program, with some changes. The first change was made official last week when the Board of Education voted to revise the title of “behavioral specialist” to “in-school suspension/support coordinator.” Scott said the […]

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Hey, kids, this slate’s for you!

By Christina Scanlon The Slate Valley Youth Chalk Art Week returns for a second year, bringing artwork to slate on sidewalks at the Slate Valley Museum. Children are invited to the museum to draw on the sidewalks throughout the week of Aug. 1 -7. A photo of their artwork will be taken and considered for […]

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Strict guidelines eyed for student-athletes

By Dan King Whitehall Central School District is considering a new policy that would establish more clear and strict guidelines for middle school athletes looking to move up to the JV or varsity. The proposed “Athletic Placement Process Policy” sets the criteria for an athlete in grade 7 or 8 who might be ready to […]

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Freewheelin’ up next in summer concert series

The four-part classic rock band, Freewheelin’ – formerly known as Airtight – will be next to perform for the Whitehall crowd at the summer concert series. Freewheelin’ is comprised of Art Schult, Bob Tressler, Paul Finch and Billi Jones. The group focuses predominately on classic rock but performs anything from the 19050s through the present, […]

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By Dan King Evander Russ, the defending belt-holder of mixed martial arts at the Whitehall Athletic Club, will look to defend his crown on Saturday. Russ, a popular fighter out of Clyde, N.Y., who just got back from a world tour of fighting, will be featured in the middleweight bout of the MMA event at […]

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Hearing set on vets tax exemption

By Dan King Whitehall officials are ready to give more of a tax break to the village’s veterans, after getting information from Washington County Real Property. Mayor Ken Bartholomew said the data provided by Real Property shows that the total exemption increase village-wide would amount to $10,912 for the 211 veterans who qualify for the […]

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Granville’s gridiron golden age

By Jamie Norton It’s rare that an athletic program will so decisively overwhelm the competition throughout an entire season. It’s even more rare that a program will develop two near-perfect and dominant teams within such a short span. It’s so rare, in fact, that it’s been more than 80 years since Granville High School’s varsity […]

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Museum to host Italian Opera

By Christina Scanlon The Slate Valley Museum will present an Italian Opera with Hubbard Hall at 7 p.m. July 31, bringing three talented musicians to Granville. “There’s something so powerful about seeing opera live,” said Krista Rupe, museum executive director. “It instantly moves you.” Singing at the museum will be award-winning American soprano Meghan Picerno, […]

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Village seeks $600,000 for sewer project

By Dan King After a brief, uneventful public hearing, the Whitehall Village Board gave Mayor Ken Bartholomew permission to pursue […]

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Putorti tabbed to lead school board

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By Dan King Whitehall’s Board of Education has a new president and he says he has a new vision. Nominated […]