Area schools confer with police

By Matthew Saari School administrators throughout Washington County met with local and county law enforcement officials last week in an ongoing effort to increase school security. Superintendents and police met in Fort Edward last Friday to discuss the feasibility and process of adding school resource officers as well as enrolling in a crisis management system […]

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‘School threat’ teen appears before judge

By Krystle S. Morey The 17-year-old Granville High School student who allegedly made “threatening and intimidating statements” to several of his school peers appeared in village court Tuesday. Facing child endangerment charges, he sat in the third row, wearing a light blue collared shirt, alternately staring at his phone and the fluorescent lights and rafters […]


Whitehall school’s infrastructure ‘aging’ engineers say

By Matthew Saari Some of the Whitehall Central School buildings dates to its original construction 50 years ago. That concern among others was the focus of a presentation delivered by Tetra Tech, an engineering and architectural firm planning Whitehall’s prospective infrastructure upgrade project, at a Board of Education meeting on Monday. “[The high school] was […]

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Hero firemen honored in Hampton

By Matthew Saari For their heroic actions during a February structure fire, two firemen were honored during the Hampton Town Board meeting last Thursday. State, county and local officials heaped laurels upon the shoulders of Hampton Volunteer Fire Company Chief Matthew Sears and Poultney Fire Department Chief Aaron Kerber, whose quick-thinking and response saved the […]

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School Board petitions available

By Matthew Saari and Krystle Morey School board elections will be held in May which means petitions are being made available at area schools now. Whitehall   Anyone interested in campaigning for the Whitehall Board of Education can pick up petitions in the office of Kim Manney, district clerk, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. […]

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On the road with the Railroaders


By Matthew Saari With the Whitehall boys’ basketball team facing a lengthy road trip to Plattsburgh, the Times was faced with the question – how is this reporter going to make the trek? This conundrum proved short-lived as coach Keith Redmond provided a ready answer: Why not take the bus up with the team? In […]

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Still no camping for ‘mudboggers’


By Krystle S. Morey As the mudboggers prepare their off-road extreme park for their annual Spring Fling, Granville town officials maintain upgrades still need to be done at the County Route 12 facility before overnight camping will be allowed. “We are working with the town and they are working with us,” said Dick Rousseau, park […]

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$34K solar PILOT negotiated


By Matthew Saari After nearly a year of negotiations, the final payment in lieu of taxes may be finalized. Assessor Bruce Caza informed the Whitehall Town Board during their February meeting that he had reached an agreement to the tune of $34,000 with Borrego Solar, the company developing the solar farms on Cemetery Lane and […]

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Granville school to review testing procedures

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By Krystle S. Morey To ensure its staff members are “all on the same page” when it comes to testing regulations and protocols, Granville Central School District will host a training session to avoid improprieties such as the one that was suspected last year. Students will be released early on March 26 so school staff […]

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A different kind of artist

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By Krystle S. Morey Tom Veilleux is a different kind of artist. He draws with his feet and his canvas, in a way, tells him what to create. The Webster, Massachusetts native plots the routes of his runs on a map to draw cartoon characters, animals, self-portraits and more. He uses the MapMyRun App to […]

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Police, school officials take threats ‘seriously’

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By Krystle S. Morey The misdemeanor charge against the Granville teen who made threatening remarks at school is punishable by up to one year in jail, but – depending on what words are said – the consequences could be much worse. “Depending on what’s said, you are talking ramifications that could … there are serious […]

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Whitehall school pursuing compact with village police


By Matthew Saari In the wake of the Florida school shooting, the Whitehall Central School District is eyeing an agreement which will allow village police jurisdiction on school grounds that are outside the village limits. Retired Whitehall police chief Matt Dickinson broached the topic last month at a Board of Education meeting, urging school officials […]

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Everdyke, band alumni to take stage

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville grads will take the stage at their Alma matter this weekend during Granville High School’s first Alumni Band Weekend. The alumni weekend is part of band director Crystal Everdyke’s final school year, as she plans to retire June 22 – ending a 30-year career. “It’s been quite a ride,” Everdyke […]

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Railroaders clinch Section II title


By Matthew Saari For the first time in nearly a half century, Whitehall is the proud home of the Section II Class D basketball champions. The game Saturday at Glens Falls’ Cool Insuring Arena was evenly matched, with Whitehall and St. Johnsville both hungry for a championship, but the Railroaders proved they were hungrier, beating […]

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