Hampton firehouse

Hampton Firehouse sale looms

By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board intends to sell the Hampton firehouse to the fire department. Supervisor Dave O’Brien said the sale would occur no later than July 31, unless the board and the fire department agree to a later date. […]

Winners of the citizenship awards

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall Elementary School Memorial Day ceremony. The 42nd annual program kicked off before a large audience at 10 a.m. with elementary principal Jane O’Shea introducing Whitehall’s gold star mother, Cathy Aiken. Following that, Jim Lafayette of […]

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched the annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony on Monday morning. Spectators packed the sidewalks along Williams Street, Main Street, Poultney Street and Broadway in anticipation of the parade and ceremony, despite Mother Nature threatening some […]

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Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the veterans who have served the country. Those who spoke at the Memorial Day service gave thanks as well. Veteran Jerry Austin, commander of American Legion Post 323, talked about losing soldiers and people he knew […]

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Hundreds join in Granville parade

By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost in service to the country. The parade featured members of the American Legion, the Granville Junior-Senior High School band and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, along with others. As the parade made its way toward […]

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Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. Patrick Loomis, the event chairman, said that all kinds of vehicles have come to the rally and there are no restrictions on what can be entered. “We’ll take whatever people want to show,” Loomis said. […]

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Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will be on the front deck of the Granville restaurant on June 6, beginning at 1 p.m., though contestants must be on hand an hour before. The event is being organized by Vinnie Covino, owner of […]

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Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with suggestions can submit them by calling the head of the judging committee, Margie O’Brien, at 518-642-0756. There are awards in three categories – residential, commercial, municipal and professionally assisted – along with individual awards for […]

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Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his uncle Doran Pratt questioned why the Granville Sentinel was present at the meeting. “You can’t tell the press where they can and can’t go,” responded town supervisor Dave O’Brien. “This is a public meeting and […]

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Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, May 30, from 4-7 p.m. The event features partnerships with local and regional wineries, breweries and distilleries, which will bring their crafted beverages, along with restaurants and food vendors, who will share their culinary creations. […]

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Granville FFA goes to convention

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By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA President at a recent FFA convention. The Granville FFA Chapter as well as 95 other New York State FFA Chapters and 1100 FFA members from across the state attended the 90th annual New York State […]

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Rail Trail 5K this weekend

By Joshua Bassett The sixth annual Rail Trail 5K race takes place this Saturday, May 30. The race/walk begins at 9 a.m., starting at Andrews Lane and ending at the footbridge near the Slate Valley Museum. Contestants travel the rail trail before completing the last mile of the race in the village of Granville, said […]

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Town, village join county efficiency plan

By Dan King Both the town and village of Whitehall have joined Washington County in a plan that aims to make local municipalities more efficient with taxpayer money. County administrator Kevin Hayes visited the Village Board last Wednesday and sent a letter to the Town Board earlier this month. Both municipalities passed formal resolutions to […]

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Huletts Park open for the year

The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation announced last week that Huletts Park and Lauderdale Park are officially open for the summer. The two parks will be open weekends only until Saturday, June 27, when both will begin operating on a seven day per week basis through Labor Day, Sept. 7. There is no […]

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Pet adoption part of store event

The Granville Tractor Supply Co. store is hosting “Purina Days” at the store until Saturday, culminating with an event to encourage people to adopt a pet. The event, which is open to the public and their pets, is held once a year to support the Purina brand, said store manager Travis Fisher. There will be […]

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Railroaders’ seasons comes to an end

By Dan King Despite regular-season domination over the past two years, the sectional tournament has not been friendly to the Whitehall baseball team. In last year’s tournament, the Railroaders came in as Adirondack League champs only to be downed by the Galway Eagles, 8-1. That trend continued last Thursday as the Railroaders were defeated, 8-7, […]

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Norton, Rocque, Scrimo elected

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By Dan King The results are in and the three new faces on the Whitehall Board of Education will be […]

Celani, Bartholomew, McDermott, Torres win seats

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By Joshua Bassett The Granville CSD Board of Education faced a lot of possible changes Tuesday night, as four seats […]

Whitehall pledges support for medical marijuana facility

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By Dan King The number of Washington County municipalities pledging support for a medical marijuana growing facility in the county […]

Communities prepare for Memorial Day

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Patriotism will be the epicenter of life in the greater Washington County and Lakes Region Area next week. Many towns […]

Roads in Hartford to change hands, names

By Dan King “Old-timers” in Hartford will soon have to adjust to some street name changes in the town. The […]

Smith leads Horde youth movement

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By Laura McCusker The Granville High School tennis team played to a 6-2 record this spring. To help it achieve […]

Armstrong, Bartholomew at odds on park vandalism

By Dan King The top elected official in the town of Whitehall and the top elected official in the village […]