Dared by friends, she write a novel

By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with some friends when they began discussing things they had always wanted to do, but had never gotten around to. The close-knit group of women, who had been friends for 40 years, had reached “that certain […]

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McEachron new school board VP

By Derek Liebig The Granville Board of Education chose Suzanne McEachron as its new vice president Monday. McEachron, nominated by John McDermott and approved unanimously, is in the first year of a three-year term and has served as a member of the board since 2010. She is the chair of the board’s strategic planning committee […]

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‘Historic Grounds’ for a new cafe

By Dan King Historic Grounds, a new coffee shop on Main Street, is exactly what it sounds like. The shop will combine great-tasting coffee and food with the grand historic value of the community of Whitehall; that’s how owners Nat and Nancy Huntington came up with the name. “We started with different names based on […]


Winter has returned to Granville

By Derek Liebig Winter has returned to Granville. Although the season’s solstice doesn’t occur until Sunday, last week’s nor’easter, which dropped more than a foot of wet, heavy snow on the area, was a sure sign Old Man Winter has settled in for the foreseeable future. With the cold, snowy weather unlikely to go anywhere […]

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Culligan, board meet privately

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education invited fired head football coach Justin Culligan to a closed-door meeting Monday. After a half hour of talk, a school official who asked for anonymity said Culligan was “told no to coaching in the future.” Board President Virginia Rivette refuted that claim, saying that the board “just […]

Recent News

Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven points to in the first half of a 71-22 loss to visiting Greenwich Alexis Case led all scorers with 23 points and Sabrina Whitehouse chipped in 16 more for Greenwich. Marissa Brown led Granville with […]

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Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say the Railroaders got off to a slow start might be an understatement, as the Cougars jumped out to a 20-2 lead to start the game. The lead would prove too much for the Railroaders to […]

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Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with a very competitive North Warren team for a good portion of last Friday’s game. The two teams traded punches early on, as neither team could pull away in the first half. The Railroaders continually pushed […]

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Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

Dog Salon

By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is turning things around. “You hear people talk about what Whitehall used to be and it’s nice to see it starting to come back around again,” she said. Shepherd’s salon, called Clean Paw Dog Grooming Salon, […]

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What are you drinking?

Whitehall water

By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the state Dept. of Health’s 2013 Drinking Water Quality Report shows. “Our water quality is above good, it’s excellent,” said Don Williams, public works supervisor. The village’s water supply was found in compliance with allowable levels […]

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Town to host hearing on fire protection

By Derek Liebig The town board will hold a public hearing later this month on proposed contracts for fire protection services. The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30. During the meeting, the public will have a chance to weigh in on proposed contracts for the Penrhyn Engine and Hose Company, […]

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School board discusses data, expenses

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education examined test data Monday and the analysis revealed the district still has work to do. Superintendent Liz Legault, High School Principal Kelly McHugh and Director of Special Education Gregg Chappell led a PowerPoint presentation analyzing the school districts data in regards to standardized tests. As Legault said, […]

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Village sewer fund gets $600,000 more

By Dan King The Village of Whitehall has received another $600,000 to work on sanitary and storm sewer separation in its sewer system. With this newest grant, from the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, money to support the village’s quest to fix its ongoing sewer issues rises to about $3.3 million. Shelter Planning and Development, […]

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All-star game for Milletts

Millett goes to Allstar game

By Dan King Whitehall-native Justin Millett, offensive lineman for the Glens Falls Green Jackets, represented his team at the Minor League All-Star Game in Las Vegas on Dec. 6, joined by teammates Kevin Caradonna, a fullback from Corinth, and Jake Wilde, a tight end from Queensbury. Millett’s grandfather, John, a longtime football coach at Whitehall […]

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Commercial farming being redefined

The Town of Granville is in the process of updating its Right-to-Farm Law so that is differentiates between commercial and non-commercial farming. “We’re trying to draw a line between hobby farming and commercial farming,” said Councilman Ken Quick. Members debated how to define commercial farming. In order to receive an agricultural exemption, a farm must […]

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Boys hoops fall in season opener

Greenwich’s ability to hit the outside shot sunk Granville in its season opener Friday night. The Witches hit 11 3-pointers on their way to a 78-57 win over the visiting Horde. Granville-native John Stewart did most of the damage, hitting seven 3-pointers on his way to a 23-point effort. He was one of four Greenwich […]

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School hires transportation coordinator

Tyler Kelly was hired as transportation supervisor for the Granville school district, replacing John Steves, who resigned last month. Kelly, a Granville resident, has worked as routing and scheduling supervisor at Saratoga Eagle since 2009, where he helped coordinate the truck routes. He will receive a pro-rated salary of $42,000 and will be paid an […]

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Town seeks to update ethics policy

By Derek Liebig The Town of Granville is in the midst of updating its ethics policy, which for the most […]

Bascue rallies for home-state crowd

Codie Bascue had a successful World Cup debut last weekend in Lake Placide. Bascue led his crew of Carlo Valdes, […]

Sprinters fare well in first meet

Granville’s sprinters fared well in the first indoor track meet of the season on Dec. 6. Grant Gallagher won the […]

Bowlers continue to improve

The Whitehall bowling team may not have a win yet, but they’ve gotten better each match. The Railroaders took on […]

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