Morrill resignation

Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to go before the judge. Some have since been dismissed and some have been decided by plea bargains, but for one man, it’s been nine months and he has no court date, no answers and no […]

Straw Poll

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a presidential straw poll. Results of the poll, conducted at the Washington County Tea Party Patriots’ table, were similar to most of the recent national polls and those being conducted in early caucus states such as […]

Naval Militia

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be recognized tomorrow by the New York State Naval Militia for their service. The Josephthal Award is given annually to one “unit” and one “individual” in the New York State Naval Militia as a way of […]

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Friendships formed at fair live on

By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring up dust. Their buckets repeatedly filled with sand, depositing it around newly formed paths. The machines were toys and the operators were boys, but unlike the dirt roads they were building, the friendships they were […]

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Townwide sale this weekend

By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall this Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The Chamber of Commerce will be putting on its annual townwide yard sales from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 5. Various individuals and businesses will be getting in on […]

Recent News

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling of a month-long shale art exhibit along with a unique display of large, wild animal paintings. Get the first look at Andrew Gioulis’ newest series Fissility: Symmetry in Shale brings shale harvested from a rock […]

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Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 teens from the area will be taking with them the experiences and education they’ve earned over the summer as part of the Summer Youth Employment Program. The program was funded primarily from Temporary Assistance to […]

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Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the Sept. 10 Republican primary. Town supervisor Dave O’Brien is being challenged by former supervisor Lenny Reed. If Reed loses, his campaign is done as he is not on any other lines assuring him a spot […]

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Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will join them for their first day Sept. 8. New faces in the faculty this year are Jody Hyatt, elementary special education; Edward Rodriguez, high school special education; Chelsea Hall, high school math; Deena Lazore, long-term […]

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Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is now working with the new backpack program at Whitehall Central School to help children in need. The We Care Project purchased 30 backpacks for the backpack program, which helps feed kids who may not have […]

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Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at the junior/senior high school or the elementary school, there are new administrators, a few new teachers and a few other changes from a year ago. At this time last school year students were welcomed by […]

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Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and fall. It’s a sign that school is just around the corner and in Granville, they’re ready. School Superintendent Mark Bessen said they are putting the final tweaks on the transportation schedule. “It’s more of an […]

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Earth science a challenge

By Christina Scanlon It takes a 65 on the Regents Exam to pass Earth Science, a course mandatory to get a high school diploma in New York. It’s been a challenge for some Granville High School students, and for about 20, meeting the requirements to even take the test has posed just as big an […]

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Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of Washington County’s agricultural heritage, the fair – the county’s premier event – offers entertainment for people of all ages. The final day is Sunday, Aug. 30. More than 120,000 people are expected to attend this […]

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Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have taken a monetary hit, largely because of traffic delays caused by the construction work on the Poultney Street Bridge. Julie Eagan, a member of the Skenesborough EMS, said that during the most recent coin drop […]

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Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]

County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, […]

Granville, Hartford low opt outs; Whitehall average

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Students at area school districts opted out of Common Core with less frequency than […]