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Grad ceremonies planned for Friday

By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall One phase of life comes to an end on Friday for 47 Railroaders at the same time another phase begins. Whitehall High School will host its 2018 graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. However, school officials did want to make it clear that […]

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Fifth-grader charged for ‘terroristic threat’

By Matthew Saari State Police arrested a Whitehall elementary student last week and charged him with making a “terroristic threat” against Whitehall High School. The charge stems from an investigation last Tuesday when Whitehall Elementary School administrators were made aware that the student, whose name was not released due to his age, was “going to […]

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Community, church work together to “resurrect Whitehall”

By Matthew Saari Several concerned citizens, in concert with local religious leaders, are working to raise Whitehall up and return it to its proud heritage. The group, which has adopted the moniker Resurrect Whitehall, is comprised of various dedicated residents, local officials and Rev. Rendell Torres, pastor of Our Lady of Hope Church, along with […]

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Granville summer concerts start next week

By Krystle S. Morey Granville will kick off its summer concert season next Thursday with a psychedelic performance by Mellow Yellow. The five-member band is the first to play in Granville’s annual Summer Concert Series this year. Band members Brad DaddyO (David Cooper), Dusty Love (Linda Bassick), Kenny Diggit (Ken French), Apollonius “Flip” Funk (Brad […]

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Lions’ ‘kids’ day’ returning July 4

The Granville Lions Club’s annual Kids Day returns on July 4 for another year, bringing with it the long jump, three-legged race, backward race and tug-of-war, among other fun activities. “We do all of the old-fashioned games … the sack rack, hurdles, balancing a spoon on a tennis ball,” said Lion Jay Niles, the event […]

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Woman, 74, surrenders for January hit-and-run

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By Krystle S. Morey More than five months after a man was hit by a vehicle and left seriously injured at the roadside, a driver has turned herself in to Granville police. Catherine Myers, 74, of Granville, was arraigned on a charge of felony leaving the scene of a serious personal injury accident by Judge […]

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Community argues against abolishing police to cut costs

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall village residents have spoken – they want their police department. More than 50 people turned out for a public hearing regarding the future of the Whitehall Police Department – so many that village officials moved the hearing to the Whitehall courtroom to accommodate everyone. Village and town residents were joined by […]

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Inaugural Sasquatch half-marathon Saturday

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By Matthew Saari Runners near and far will converge on Whitehall for the first-ever Sasquatch half-marathon and 5K race this Saturday, June 9. Both events are scheduled to step off in front of the Whitehall Armory on Poultney Street at 8 a.m. sharp. Prospective participants who have yet to register will have the opportunity to […]

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Whitehall wins first trap season

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By Matthew Saari Four thousand three hundred fifty targets, 87 participants, 12 schools and one champion. The fledgling Whitehall trap team defeated all comers at the regional Foothills Challenge on Sunday. Twelve teams competed against one another at the Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club, with only one team walking away champions. “Isn’t that crazy? […]

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Hartford reenactors appear in TV episode

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By Keith Harrington A pair of Hartford High School graduates parlayed their passion for Revolutionary War reenactment and acting into an opportunity to appear in the hit television show “Elementary.” Mary and Mike Skelly, who graduated from Hartford in 1987 and now reside in Salem, are members of the Second Continental Artillery reenactment group which […]

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Mary J Tanner School getting new driveway for kids’ safety

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Central School District will add a second roadway at Mary J. Tanner School this summer to alleviate dangerous parking conditions during drop-off and pick-up times at the Middle Granville campus. Refered to as a “nightmare waiting to happen” by a school official, parents and guardians descend on the Route […]

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Meet your Local Butcher Shop

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By Matthew Saari In addition to being the birthplace of the U.S. Navy, Whitehall can now proudly say it is home to the region’s only butcher shop. The Local Butcher Shop opened at its U.S. Route 4 location last Friday after much anticipation and in preparation for the Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start […]

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Couple converting home into wedding venue

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By Krystle S. Morey   “Where there is love, there is life.” Spoken by Mahatma Gandhi, these words are being taken to heart by a local couple breathing new life into their Middle Granville home. Karissa Starcevich and Ethan Jimenez are converting their Gillespie Road property into a wedding venue. “The area really needs a […]

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Dresden resident remembers World War II

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By Matthew Saari In preparation for Memorial Day, The Times sat down with 91-year-old Dresden resident and World War II veteran Stiling “Ty” Knight. In so doing, Knight provided an increasingly rare, first-hand account of his involvement in one of the most significant wars in America’s history. Knight was but 16 years old when the […]

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